Christmas/New Year – closed Saturday, 23 December, until Tuesday, 2 Jan 2018, when the library will open at 10 am.
The IGS Spring Conference is Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Iowa Genealogical Society in the West Wing with speaker, Gail Blankenau.
Who is Hiding in Your Drawer? Date and Identify 19th-Century Photographs
Proof or Consequences: Change how you Approach Evidence
Probe Those Probates for Hidden Clues
Connect the Dots with a Migration Study
Watch for coming information.
The Grand Avenue bridge is now open for 2 lane vehicle traffic for those coming to IGS through downtown Des Moines.
The weekly eNews schedule has changed to biweekly with the 15 Aug eNews.
View this short presentation on Iowa Marriage Records at both the state and county level in Iowa by clicking on Iowa Marriage Records.
We are pleased to announce the entire Webster County Genealogical Society library catalog is now on line. Go to our webpage, www.wcgsiowa.org, select the Catalog tab, then click Library List_final and enjoy!
Susan M. Olson, secretary, for the Webster County Genealogical Society in Fort Dodge, IA.
Judy McClain, IGS Librarian, has compiled a wonderful history of the first 50 years of IGS. The book is available in PDF format or in four separate files as it is quite long. Click here to view this very special tribute to our first 50 years.
Once again Webster County Genealogical Society has added to their Ft Dodge Messenger Index series with the year 1925. It contains 181 pages and sells for $29.00. It may also be ordered by mail or phone from IGS. It includes adoption, birth, anniversaries, death, family events, guardianship, homestead, illness, land records, marriages, naturalizations, divorce, military, and many other categories that are coded for easy finding.
IGS has received a donation to add Ancestry Library Edition for patron use. It is now available on the patron computers.
Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. It brings the world’s most popular consumer online family history resource to the IGS Library.
A Genealogy Name Tag from IGS is a unique conversation starter. Your genealogy at a glance that can be worn with any clothing. Black letters on a white plastic badge (2 1/8 x 3 3/8) with a pin clasp on the back. Font size appropriate for space on badge.