What a great IGS Fall Conference! D. Josh Taylor was a wonderful, knowledgeable speaker. There were opportunities to shop our book sale and network. A special thanks to Toad Valley for accommodating us and providing wonderful service with a wonderful view. A special thanks to Mike Vogt, from the Camp Dodge Gold Star Museum, and Alice Hoyt Veen CGSM for her presentation on Land Records.
The Grand Avenue bridge has closed for bridge replacement for at least a year. View the city of Des Moines IA website for more info and a downloadable map.
Use Locust or Walnut Streets if coming from the west to get to IGS.
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.
IGS is taking a road trip around the state of Iowa this Spring and Summer. We are offering Free Beginning Genealogy Classes at libraries around the state. Check below to see if we are coming to your town. Days and times are subject to change so check with your local library.
|am and pm||James Kennedy Public Library||Theresa Liewer|
|2 pm - 4 pm||Belle Plaine||Kevin Spire|
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.
Think you might have an ancestor that was an Orphan Train Rider? These websites were shared at IGS’s Orphan Train Presentation Continue reading
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.