Story County Genealogy Society event is Jan. 16
The January Genealogy Plus! guest speaker, Dr. Paul Lasley, will present “Changing Demographics in Your Ancestors’ Time” on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Lasley returns to discuss change and shifts in social strata: how our ancestors’ lives changed due to influences and pressures of advertising, urbanism, consumerism, emerging professions and technology. Lasley is professor of sociology at ISU. His research focuses on the organization of U.S. agriculture and how changes in agriculture affect rural communities. A major focus of his research examines trends in rural culture and what these trends suggest about the future of rural communities, families and social organizations. Genealogy Plus! is co-sponsored by Story County Genealogy Society and the Ames Public Library. SCGS created this monthly education series to promote genealogical skill building for successful research.