Webster County Historical Society & Genealogical Society
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.
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
Webster County Genealogical Society
424 Central Avenue, Room 134
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
Cell Phone: 515-302-9854 (Not located in the office)
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.
The Reference Staff
Fort Dodge Public Library
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
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
Roger Natte (515)576-2785
Bill Hansen (515) 570-9308
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.