Madison County Genealogical Society

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Welcome to Our Website

Here you will find updatLogo - straight from Kented information about our meetings and projects, as well as how we can assist you with your own family research.  You will find a vast amount of Madison County, Iowa genealogical information available online at iagenweb.org/madison/ 

 

CANCELED: July 7, 2020 Genealogy Meeting

Same story, fourth month.  Due to the caution around the spread of Covid-19, the Genealogical Society will hold no meeting in July.  Our haunts, the Winterset Public Library is currently closed until further notice and the Madison County Historical Museum is closed at least through July. 

We had announced that there would be no Genealogy Exhibit at the 2020 Madison County Fair., July 15-19.  Subsequently, the County Fair Board decided to limit fair participation to 4H and FFA, which would have eliminated our exhibit.  

If you use Facebook, you can get your Madison County genealogy fix in the group Madison County IA Family History.   

Please visit our CONTACT US tab if you have questions.  Please take the necessary precautions to stay well. 

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No Madison County Fair Genealogy Exhibit in 2020

The Madison County Genealogical Society will not be hosting their annual Genealogy Exhibit at the 2020 Madison County Fair this July.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we feel this is best for the safety of those who enter exhibits, volunteer their time, and visit our displays.  We plan to see you at the 2021 Fair.

For general information about the 2020 Madison County Fair, please visit: madisoncountyfair.net.

 

 

 

CANCELED: June 2, 2020 Genealogy Meeting

Same story, third month.  Due to the caution around the spread of Covid-19, the Genealogical Society will hold no meeting in June.  The Winterset Public Library is currently closed until further notice.  Everyone please take the necessary precautions to stay well.

If you have questions, email us at madisoncountyiagenealogy@gmail.com.

 

CANCELED: May 5, 2020 Genealogy Meeting

Same story, second month.  Due to the caution around the spread of Covid-19, the Genealogical Society will hold no meeting in May.  The Winterset Public Library is currently closed until further notice.  Everyone please take the necessary precautions to stay well.

If you have questions, email us at madisoncountyiagenealogy@gmail.com.

 

More Madison County Resources Digitized

In a continuous effort to make more historic resources available online for all the world to access, more Madison County newspaper issues and printed histories are being digitized.  To see the current status of what has been done and what is coming soon, read this update.

Two Free Forms Added to Resource Page

To assist you with your ancestor hunt, two handy forms have been added to our Resource page, a Family Group Sheet and a 5-Generation Chart for you to download, print, and fill in.  Both can be extremely handy whether you are a beginner or if you are a seasoned searcher. 

As you gather information about your ancestors, the Family Group Sheet can be extremely helpful as a “cover sheet” in a file folder or 3-ring notebook that holds all the notes, census pages, photos, etc. for one family. 

The 5-Generation Chart is a great way to note the surnames and important dates of your closest 30 ancestors.  

       

 

March 3, 2020 Genealogy Meeting

The March 2020 business meeting of the Madison County Genealogical Society will take place Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm at the Winterset Public Library.  After a short business meeting, we always have a round table discussion  so you can tell us your latest genealogical triumph or how you are handling your current “brick wall.”  Maybe we’ll have just the suggestion you need.

If you have questions, email us at madisoncountyiagenealogy@gmail.com.

 

February 4, 2020 – Treasures in the Madison County Recorders Office

Madison County Recorder, Lisa Smith, will present the Madison County Genealogical Society program at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2020.  She will give us a tour around the wonderfully-organized vital records that are accessible to the public. Here you can access birth, marriage, death, and land records to further your family research.

This is a change from our usual location – Lisa is hosting the program and meeting at the MADISON COUNTY ANNEX, at the corner of Court Avenue and 2nd Avenue (old Union State Bank building).  Please come to the north door.

The Society’s monthly programs are always free and open to the public.  A short business meeting will follow for those who are interested.

 

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