Webster County Genealogy

Contact the Webster County Genealogical Society for research assistance.

The fee is $15 per hour, plus copying costs. All research is done by volunteers. We will do research on items without our library, the Fort Dodge Public Library, Webster County Courthouse and other local and county resources. Our email address is webcoiagenies@gmail.com. Our phone number is 515-302-9854.

Checks should be made payable to the Webster County Genealogical Society and sent to:

Webster County Genealogical Society
424 Central Ave.
Room 134
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Doing research in person

The Webster County Genealogical Society is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, except certain holidays or if there is inclement weather. If the Fort Dodge Public Schools are closed or delayed due to weather, we will be closed.

We can open at other times by appointment. Email webcoiagenies@gmail.com ahead of time to make an appointment.

The genealogy society has a microfilm reader/printer. Copies are 25 cents each. You can count up your copies when you are done and pay at once. The Fort Dodge Public Library has two microfilm machines, which are coin-operated and also cost 25 cents per page. The microfilm holdings of the library and the society do not overlap, so you may wish to visit both places.

Wi-Fi is available within the Fort Dodge Public Library building. There are outlets in the library proper and in the genealogy society for laptops. The library restricts cell phone usage to the lobby.

The genealogy society has a copier and a printer/scanner/copier. Copies are 10 cents each. You can count your copies when you are done and pay at once. The library has a coin-operated copier. Copies are 10 cents each.

5 thoughts on “Webster County Genealogy

  1. I am wondering if your facility has access to birth, death and marriage information for residents of Webster County that can be viewed and copied. I am doing genealogy research on many family members who lived in Webster County during the 1800’s and 1900’s.
    Thank you in advance for your response.

    • We charge $15.00 an hour for research. Please send a check to:
      Webster County Genealogy Society
      424 Central Avenue, Room 134
      Fort Dodge, IA 50501
      Please provide as much information as you can for each individual.
      Thank You

  2. Wanting to know if during the years 1866-1867 were there any epidemics in Webster County, IA. Thank you for any help you may be able to provide. Carol

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