February meeting

Our monthly meetings are usually on the first Monday each month, at 1 p.m. in the society’s room at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave.

This weekend we are expecting several inches of snow. It will probably be fine by Monday, but just in case, here’s the rule: If the Fort Dodge schools are out because of weather, the Webster County Genealogical Society will be closed. If that is the case on Monday, the meeting would be moved to Feb. 9. We will post a notice on our website and on Facebook if that happens.

Annals of Iowa now online

You can access the Annals of Iowa online now. The publication is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of history published by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Issues published from 1863-1969 and 2006-2013 are online at: http://ir.uiowa.edu/annals-of-iowa/.

This article was published in the Fort Dodge Republican in September 1863. It was posted in the Annals of Iowa in January 1905.


I did a couple of searches, using the “in this journal” option. You can download a PDF of the whole article, with a cover page and end page. It’s another resource for Iowa history.

Weather closings

The Webster County Genealogical Society was closed due to weather yesterday and today. We generally follow the Fort Dodge Community Schools and close if they have a late start, early release or closing due to weather. Tomorrow, however, we do have a volunteer planning to come in). Please check our Facebook page to see if that changes.