Webster County Historical Society & Genealogical Society

The Fort Dodge Public Library is home to both the Historical and Genealogical Society offices. These are both volunteer run programs and at this time are not always staffed during regular library hours. Please see below for contact information.

Due to budget cuts, the Fort Dodge Public Library is currently short staffed. As a result, reference staff members have been unable to process requests for genealogical/historical research and information in a timely matter. Reference staff members can only search for an obituary, marriage, birth announcement or other event if a specific date (month and year) is supplied. Please be aware that staff members will research all requests in the order they were received and as time permits. If you do not have a specific date or would like to receive this information more quickly, please contact the appropriate service listed below.


Genealogical Research

 If you do not have a specific date, or would like to receive this information more quickly, we recommend that you contact the Webster County Genealogical Society with your genealogical questions or requests. They do genealogical research for individuals for a fee.

 The Webster County Iowa Genealogical Society's room is located in the Fort Dodge Public Library. Currently they are open:

 

Tuesdays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursdays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Or by appointment by phone

 

 Events

 

 

Contact Information:

 Webster County Genealogical Society

424 Central Avenue, Room 134

 Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

 

Cell Phone: 515-302-9854 (Not located in the office)

 Email: webcoiagenies@gmail.com

 Website: http://www.wcgsiowa.org

 Facebook: facebook.com/wcgsiowa

 

If you know the approximate date of the item you are looking for, you might consider borrowing a microfilm copy of the local newspaper through your local library. Microfilm may be borrowed from the State Historical Society of Iowa's library. Your local library should be able to contact them for you.

 Thank you,

 The Reference Staff

 Fort Dodge Public Library

 

Historical Society

 If you do not have a specific date or would like to receive historical information more quickly, we recommend that you contact the Webster County Historical Society with your historical questions or requests. At this time the Webster County Historical Society is unable to maintain regular hours. Contact information for the Historical Society is:

 

Webster County Historical Society

 Box 543

 Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

 

 Telephone Contacts:

 Roger Natte (515)576-2785

 Bill Hansen (515) 570-9308

 Email: rjnatte@frontiernet.net

 

 Currently there is a volunteer who has been coming in on Tuesday nights from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm. There is no phone in the Historical Society room but you may stop in between these times on Tuesday nights to see if they are available.