The index was completed on July 19, 2016 and was done by Ruth Jesse. Also attached is the newspaper code index.
Our entire library catalog is now on line. Find the tab above that says catalog and click and enjoy.
We are indexing “Your Letters from Home”. These are newsletters from WWII and the Korean War that were sent to service members from Ed Breen at the radio station.
We are planning on photographing Oakland Cemetery. Volunteers are needed.
The holiday open house will be held Saturday, Dec 12, at the Fort Dodge Public Library from 1030-1230. I hope you can attend!
We will not continue being open on Saturdays due to shortage of staff.
We will still be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 11:00 to 4:00.
If you would like to visit our office during other hours, please call us at 515-302-9854 for an appointment. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also on facebook.
We are now open, on a trial basis, on Saturdays from 11-1245. The library building closes at 1.
Please feel free to stop by and see us.
We’re very busy at the Webster County Genealogical Society today with three people doing research. One request was for links to Norway resources.
The next meeting of the Webster County Genealogical Society will be at 1 p.m. on July 7 in Room 134 of the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. The public is welcome to attend.
We will have some news about a project that will make some research easier.
We had a gentleman stop by the society’s room today looking for information on how to research Czech genealogy.
I’m no expert.
We looked up some names in the Czech obits 1937-1980 book. The index lists the deceased, as well as others listed in the obits, such as survivors and pall bearers.
I also found a couple of sites that can help you get started researching Czech family history.
Last year, I attended the Czech picnic in Fort Dodge. It was a happy accident. I was delivering Messenger bound books to Marion Pliner for indexing. She insisted that I stay and attend the picnic. It was a nice event.
I haven’t heard when the next Czech picnic will be, but if you have Czech ancestry and want to find out more, it could be helpful to connect with others with similar interests.
This table was full of family history items brought in for people to look at.
This is a view of the library of the Webster County Genealogical Society. On the right are Webster County resources. There are family trees on the far back wall. On that same wall, to the left are state and county resources. The boxes along the top shelves contain probate records.
There is a wide variety of resources available. I’ll be working on getting a list online for people to see what we’ve got.
We have Fort Dodge city directories going back to the late 1800s.
Oh, and don’t forget microfilm (newspapers,church records and more):