On Saturday, October 6, 2018 we have a speaker who will tell us about Norwegian Genealogy. Her name is Linda Greethouse. Topics are the Name Game and the research tool Digital Archive.
Location is the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Time: 930 – 1130 am
Hope to see you there!
On April 20th, 2018 we held a 41st Anniversary Open House. The speaker, Dave Baker, spoke about Ghost Towns of past communities of today. A celebration of Iowa history, architecture, and scenery through photography. 31 people attended. Thank you to everyone!
On Sunday, March 18th, Carol Foltz and I went to the Algona to the Kossuth County Genealogical Society’s Open House. The Webster County Genealogical Society donated $100.00 to the renovation of their office at the library. Art Murray gave a speech on DNA, Who Am I. It was very informative. In the picture is Letty Henriksen, Carol Foltz, Pat Klemm, Manita Murphy, Me (Susan M. Olson) and Jean Kramer. In the next picture is Art Murray.
Please email us and let us know if you will be able to make the open house! Or you can message us on our facebook page. There will be cake!
Our library offers Zinio for Libraries. It allows you to check out digital magazines. There is no limit and you can keep them forever. All you need is a library card.
Family Tree Magazine is one of them. I have downloaded zinio app to my Kindle Fire and can now read those magazines. You can also download them to an android.
On Sunday, March 18th I will be going to Algona, Iowa to a meeting of the Kossuth County Gen. Society. It is a 2 pm at the Algona Public Library. The speaker is Art Murray from Webster City. He will be talking about DNA. Art is a member of the Webster County Gen. Society and President of the Hamilton County Gen. Society.
Our March business meeting will be held Monday, March 5th at 1 pm in our office at the Fort Dodge Public Library. There will be no program this time.
Our planned event for March 12, 2018, has been canceled. Eowyn Langholf, of Wikitree, was scheduled to talk about Wikitree and collaborative genealogy, but due to unforeseen circumstances, won’t be able to be in Fort Dodge that day. We will reschedule the event when she is able to come.
The Gowrie Public Library is hosting a program on Webster County Iowa: Communities of Today; Ghost Towns of Yesterday. The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 16 at the Gowrie Public Library, 1204 Market Street.
Webster County Iowa: Communities of Today; Ghost Towns of Yesterday event
We had a great meeting today. Janet Hubbell came to speak about recording your memories. She showed us this book she made about her parents and projects documenting her family history.