New items as of Aug. 28, 2013

New items at the Webster County Genealogical Society:

  • Gowrie News index 1930-1939 (compiled by the Webster County Genealogical Society and published by Iowa Genealogical Society)
  • Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly — Volume 53, No. 2, 2013
  • Western New York Genealogicial Society Journal Index — Volume
    XXXIX June 2012 to March 2013
  • Western New York Genealogicial Society Journal — Volume XL No. 1, June 2013
  • Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal — Volume XXXIII, No. 1, 2013
  • Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly — Volume 45: Number 2, Summer 2013
  • Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter — Volume 59, No. 3, July 2013
  • Iowa Genealogical Society newsletter — July 2013
  • Linn County (Iowa) Heritage Hunters newsletter — Volume 28, Number 3, August 2013
  • Goss/Koon family letters (and family group sheets; other names include Hollingsworth, Hamann and Geis) in a binder
  • Memories/Ada Hollingsworth Hamann Geis (bound book)
  • Family Tree Magazine — May/June 2013, July/August 2013 and September 2013
  • Tama County (Iowa) Museum news — Volume 28, Issue 2, April 2013 and Volume 28, Issue 3, July 2013
  • Military Images — Volume XXXI, Number 5, March/April 2012 and Volume XXXI, Number 6, May/June 2012
  • An article from The Fort Dodge Messenger dated 4 Jan 1964 entitled “History Recorded in Cemeteries” by Maxine Peet.
  • Tree Talks, a quarterly publication from the Central New York Genealogical Society — Volume 53, No. 2, June 2013
  • Ohio Genealogy News — Volume 44, Number 2, Summer 2013
  • “Show Me” State Genealogical News (Missouri State Genealogical Association) — Volume XXXIV, No. 2, Summer 2013

As you can see, the Webster County Genealogical Society has a variety of materials from all over the country.

Location, location, location

That is what real estate agents say is so important.

We added a Google calendar to this site so that people can see when we have a volunteer signed up or need a volunteer, and also know when the meetings are. That is not difficult – it’s the first Monday each month unless it’s a holiday, and then it’s the second Monday. Usually that’s only Labor Day, but sometimes it’s New Year’s Day.

But .. while working on this, I clicked on a link to Google maps and made a discovery.

Apparently Google thinks the Webster County Genealogical Society is at the Dayton Public Library.


I sent a message to Google Maps about the error. I expect they will fix it within a couple of weeks. They were pretty good about it when I submitted a correction about the spelling of Meriwether Drive in Fort Dodge in July.

So, to clarify, the Webster County Genealogical Society is located inside the Fort Dodge Public Library in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The exact address is Room 134, 424 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.

I have changed the entry to have the address instead of the name of the society, and it comes up properly on Google Maps.

~Carol Foltz, WCGS president~

September meeting

The September meeting of the Webster County Genealogical Society will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Fort Dodge Public Library. The reason for the meeting being on the second Monday of the month is because the library will be closed for Labor Day.

We are working on setting up a program sometime in the fall. Details will follow.

Membership dues for 2013-2014 are due in September. We will be electing officers soon.

Volunteers are needed. Please let us know if you are willing to help out at the society. We can be reached by email at