Open Sundays for members only

Misc booksOn Sunday, November 20th and December 18th, the IGS Library will be open for IGS members only who can not get to the library during normal hours. If you are not a member you may join that day!

The library will be open from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for you to do research. In case of bad weather call 515 276-0287 to make sure the day isn’t cancelled.


Pay Mortage

Help us pay off our mortgage! If we can pay off our mortgage, we will be able to offer additional programs and expand our mission.  Make your donation by Dec. 30th to take advantage of the tax deduction.

Holiday Closures

We will reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 25.

IGS will be closed, Saturday, December 24, 2016, and Monday, December 26, 2016, so that our staff and volunteers may enjoy the holiday.  We will remain closed until Tuesday, January 3, when we reopen at 10 a.m.

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.