Using local resources.
The Webster County Genealogical Society is just one of the societies in the area, and the other societies have much to offer, as well.
The Wright County, Iowa Genealogical Searchers has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wright-County-Iowa-Genealogical-Searchers/732456716849906. They have a class coming up on July 22.
(They also abbreviate to WCGS.) Here’s the post about the class: WCGS will be hosting a beginning genealogy class: Wednesday July 22, 2015 6:30-7:30pm @ Clarion Public Library. There is no fee, but please pre-register by calling 515-532-3673 or email email@example.com.
The Humboldt County Genealogical Society isn’t online, but they meet at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Humboldt Public Library.
More local resources to come.