The Webster County Genealogical Society received its charter from the Iowa Genealogical Society in April 1977. This year marks 40 years the WCGS has been in existence.
Come celebrate with us from 10 a.m. to noon on April 29 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. We will have a program on Who Am I? Using DNA as an aid to genealogy research.
Refreshments will be served.
Please sign up at our event page on Facebook so we have an idea how many will be there.
Our open house will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave.
We will have refreshments and a giveaway. There’s an event page on Facebook, but you don’t have to RSVP, just come if you can.
At our October 3, 2016 meeting new officers were elected.
President – Susan M. Olson
Vice President – Sue Lieske
Secretary/Treasurer – Carol Foltz
The index was completed on July 19, 2016 and was done by Ruth Jesse. Also attached is the newspaper code index.
Newspaper Index Code
Gowrie News Index 1940-1944
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.
At this meeting we will be planning for next year and setting up for Family History Month. Please come and bring your ideas!
The meeting is a 1:00 pm on Monday, August 1, 2106 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Avenue, Room 134, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
This was posted in a group on Facebook. The person who posted said:
This mysterious picture was with my Grandmother’s photo collection.. There is no identifying information written on the back, but I am wondering whether it might have been some contest that was held at the Manson Fairground. I know they had foot races, horse races, and other contests in the early 1900s. It appears to be some kind of human-powered pulling contest. Or perhaps they are just horsing around, in the absence of horses! I am hoping that some of you might have seen it somewhere and can help put names with faces. I’m almost certain it was taken around Manson, since grandma had it in her collection.
So it may have been taken in Calhoun County. If you have any ideas on who the people are or where the photo was taken, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Race photo” in the subject line.
The Webster County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. At 1:30 p.m., following the meeting, Charlene Washington will present a program on black history in Fort Dodge.
Our January monthly meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Jan. 4 in Room 134 of the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. We will have a program at 1:30. Donna Larson will talk about her trip to Ellis Island. We expect the program to last about 30 minutes.
On Jan. 6 and 7, we will be closed because the library will be closed for staff training. We will be open regular hours on Jan. 5 and the rest of the month, unless we have really bad weather. Check our Facebook page for updates.