Iowa Genealogical Society

ByMelissa Mootz

Iowa Genealogical Society

The Christkindlmarket Silent Auction has twelve Iowa non-profit organizations thrilled to present festive tree creations to our market patrons. We have a wonderful mix of returning cheer spreaders and new go-getters to bring all the charm market goers have come to expect from the CDM Silent Tree Auction in the Weihnachtswald.

Returning for a third year, the Iowa Genealogical Society will be “Dashing through the years of Iowa” with their tree. Expect a show-stopper representing everything Iowa including persons, places, and things from all eras of Iowa History.

The Iowa Genealogical Society was founded in 1965 with a mission to foster an interest in genealogy and aid others in researching their family history. Family and community is at the very heart of what the Genealogical Society promotes.

Creating a tree complete with theme, decorations, and creativity has become a fun tradition for all members of IGS. They have also celebrated the holidays as an organization by decorating wreaths and created holiday traditions within their specialized groups.

Join us at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2022 December 1st – 4th. Bidding is available via text and online at starting December 1st at 5pm.

For more information the Iowa Genealogical Society and upcoming events, please visit
their website.

Iowa Genealogical Society Upcoming Events:

  • November 5 th  at 10:30am. The Final Salute by Cris Nagla and Dennis Allen
  • November 10 th  6:30pm Mennonite Class by Renee Cue
  • December 3 rd    at 10:30 am   IGS Welcomes Linda McCann

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