Upcoming classes

Clipart of classroomBeginning Czech Research

We will talk about your Bohemian and Moravian ancestors, including discussion of how to find out what city or village your ancestors were from, and some perhaps little-known resources that can help you in your search


We will talk about how your ancestors became naturalized US citizen, the changes in the requirements to be naturalized over time, and resources that can help you in your search

Call 515 276-0287 to register for these 2 hour Saturday, 21 July, classes: Czech at 10:30 and Naturalization’s at 1:30.

Slumber Party September 2018

Join us for the 2018 Slumber Party on 8th & 9th, September, at the IGS Library.

Research from 4 pm Saturday until 6 am on Sunday in the library where help will be available. Pizza is provided and you bring the snacks to share for those lulls between great research finds!

We will even let you nap if you need it.


50th Anniversary Book

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.

Webster Co 1925 Ft Dodge Messenger Index

Webster Co Gen Soc adds 1925 Ft Dodge Messenger Index


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.

Ancestry Library Edition

IGS has received a donation to add Ancestry Library Edition for patron use. It is now available on the patron computers.

Ancestry Library Edition iconAncestry 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.