Contact the Webster County Genealogical Society for research assistance.

Obituary only requests are $5.00. All other requests are $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

Do not request research on this site. Please email your requests to our email,

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

Please include details on the specific people you are researching and what you want to find out.

Doing research in person

The Webster County Genealogical Society is open from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We are closed certain holidays or if there is inclement weather. Please call ahead. There are some days that we don’t have a volunteer available. Our number is 515-302-9854. This phone is not in the office. It is with a member. Please leave a message or you may also use our email: 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, you are able to save pages to your 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.

2 thoughts on “Research

  1. I have looking for information on Thomas Thompson and his wife Christiana Thompson who are buried in the Hovey Cemetery near Badger, Iowa. I know he fought in the civil war. At the battle of stone ridge in Tennessee and was wound in the neck. He was discharged in Columbus, Ohio.
    I would like to know from what country, and where in that country did he come from.
    I know where his wife came from and where she came from in Norway.
    My email is
    Any help would be appreciated. Thank You!
    He is my great, great grandfather . My name is Terry G. Thompson

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