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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.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.