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. The phone is not in the office. It is with one of our members. Please leave a message.

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 12 pm to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, except certain holidays or if there is inclement weather. Please call ahead. There are times when we don’t have a person to volunteer. 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, one is coin-operated and also cost 25 cents per page.The other is the newest version and pages can be loaded onto a flash drive. 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 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.

4 thoughts on “Webster County Genealogy

  1. I was born in Keokuk, Iowa and grew up on a farm near Argyle in Lee County. I received a draft notice in 1965 and married a girl from Pensacola in 1969. I have not spent much time in Iowa since then but I miss Iowa very much. I received a Ph. D. in Texas in 1981 and have lived in the South most of my life.
    I have worked on my family genealogy all of my life, and will mail copy of my work to you someday — and hope to stop and visit you someday. I have a brother who lives in Thurman, Iowa now.

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