Beginning 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.
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.
First Saturday Workshops
The Union County Genealogical Society is adding new educational First Saturday workshops in addition to their monthly meetings in 2018. Continue reading
View this short presentation on Iowa Marriage Records at both the state and county level in Iowa by clicking on Iowa Marriage Records.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
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.
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.
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.