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CANCELED: All 2020 Society Meetings

The Madison County Genealogical Society has made the difficult decision to hold no meetings for the rest of 2020.  Due to Covid-19, the group has been cancelling on a month-by-month basis, since our last meeting in March.  Now that more information is available about what may be ahead in the fall and early winter, it seems wise to cancel the remaining 2020 meetings and re-evaluate 2021 meetings at the end of the year.

But the MCGS wants to remind those interested in their family history that Madison County genealogy information is available at your fingertips.

  • The Winterset and Earlham libraries are both open and have informative genealogy sections of family histories, cemetery information, and obituaries.
  • Madison County’s official birth, marriage, and death records, 30,000+ obituaries, and much more is available at www.IAGenWeb.org/madison.
  • Madison County gravestones can be viewed at www.iowagravestones.org  – over 30,000 in our 60 cemeteries.
  • The Society’s quarterly newsletter is still being written and sent to members.  Expect yours the first week of November.
  • On Facebook, visit Madison County IA Family History for your genealogy fix.

Please visit our CONTACT US tab if you have questions.   Stay safe out there!

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CANCELED: September 1, 2020 Genealogy Society Meeting

Same story, sixth month. Due to the caution around the spread of Covid-19, the Genealogical Society will hold no meeting this month. Though the Winterset Public Library is now open 17 hours each week, the meeting room is not being used and the Madison County Historical Complex is closed for the season.

If you use Facebook, you can get your Madison County genealogy fix in the group Madison County IA Family History.   And spend some time with http://www.IAGenWeb.org/madison/, too.

Please visit our CONTACT US tab if you have questions.   Stay safe out there!

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CANCELED: August 4, 2020 Genealogy Society Meeting

Same story, fifth month. Due to the caution around the spread of Covid-19, the Genealogical Society will hold no meeting this month. Though the Winterset Public Library is now open 17 hours each week, the meeting room is not being used and the Madison County Historical Complex is closed until further notice..

If you use Facebook, you can get your Madison County genealogy fix in the group Madison County IA Family History.   And spend some time with http://www.IAGenWeb.org/madison/, too.

Please visit our CONTACT US tab if you have questions.   Stay safe out there!

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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.  

       

 

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