The Heritage Education Commission is an independent, non-profit commission developed for the purpose of creating, initiating and conducting programs and projects which aid in the preservation or restoration of the cultural heritage of the Upper Midwest region.

• Annual Family History Workshop
• Oral History & Veteran’s Oral History Projects
• Family History Research Awards

44th Family History Workshop - September 28, 2019

Registration is now open, click here

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20 classes for all skill levels - novice to professional. Genealogical Exhibitors' Hall presenting extensive offerings of difficult to find history and genealogy books and materials.

Main Presenter: Alice Hoyt Veen

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We are pleased to announce our main presenter will be Alice Hoyt Veen, CG. Alice is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher and educator whose specialties include Midwestern and territorial reseach, land and military records. She serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, an independent non-profit charitable trust, advancing the educatonal aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She has spoken at national, regional and state conferences. Her website, includes a blog dedicated to Iowa and Midwestern genealogical and historical topics.