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May 7, 2019 – It Started with a Pathetic Obit

Program given by Linda Greethurst, an instructor for the Iowa Genealogical Society.

Noticing that her husband’s grandmother’s obit was “pathetic,” in that it told very little of her life, Linda decided to find out more about her and the time she lived in.  Born in 1854 and dying in 1921, this grandmother saw many inventions, wars, fashions, and household appliances for the first time.  Linda is writing her story (and 63 others!) to include much more than just when they were “hatched, matched and dispatched. ”  Let her inspire you to do the same..

This program is free and open to the public starting at 7:00 pm in the Winterset Public Library.  After a short break, the MCGS business meeting will be conducted for those who would like to participate.

 

 

April 2, 2019 – John Wayne Trivia

Program by Frances May, John Wayne Museum Tour Guide

Francis, after retiring from forestry work in the eastern United States, choose Winterset as her home for one reason only – John Wayne.  To say that she is an enthusiast, is an understatement.  She will delight us with her knowledge of all-things-John-Wayne in her fun and fast-paced program.

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 pm, Winterset Public Library meeting room. Business meeting for those who would like to participate after the program.

 

 

 

 

 

March 5, 2019 – Uncovering Covered Bridge History

Program by Walt Libby and David Hargrove,
authors of “Covered Bridge News in the Winterset Madisonian

Walt and Dave will tell us about their process for revisiting and discovering Covered Bridge history through old newspapers and original County Supervisor minutes.  Some interesting twists and turns have come to light.  Photo courtesy of the Madison County Historical Society.

Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 pm, Winterset Public Library meeting room. Business meeting for those who would like to participate after the program.

 

 

 

 

 

February 5, 2019 – Kellogg Family History

Program by Skip Greenwood, Madison County Genealogical Society Member

Skip will walk us back through his maternal Kellogg Family History in Madison County, to the east coast, and beyond.  Miles Kellogg, Skip’s g-g-grandfather was an early Madison County pioneer, arriving here in 1855.  Hearing how he put his family history together may inspire you to do the same.

Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 pm, Winterset Public Library meeting room. Business meeting for those who care to stay after the program.

 

 

 

 

January 8, 2019 – Farris Cemetery Update

Program by Molly Clause, Madison County Historic Preservation Commissioner

Molly, and a group known as the Farris Cemetery Advocacy Group, are giving this cemetery some much needed love and respect.  Stones plowed to one side 50 years ago are finding their way back to the graves they belong to.  The Office of the State Archeologist  used Ground Penetrating Radar to discover many more graves than are documented.  They group has engaged several community groups and used various fund-raising techniques.  Come hear how far they have come and what is still planned.

Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 pm, Winterset Public Library meeting room. Business meeting for those who care to stay after the program.

 

 

December 4 – Annual Christmas Party

We invite you to attend the December meeting where we share treats, swap stories, and have a very short meeting to elect our 2019 officers.  Hot cider will be provided.  Bring a snack to share, if you like, and your best family history story from 2018.
    Tuesday, December 4
     7:00 pm
     Winterset Public Library Meeting Room

 

 

 

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/ 

 

September 4 – The Sankeys are Here!

Paul Rambow, family historian, describes his presentation as “a mix of imagery, family information, and storytelling.  This project has been a thousand years in the making and is now ready to cross 3700 miles and a millennium in time to tell of families, places, and memories from Madison County’s past.”  Paul will provide plenty of humor and information about his Madison County roots.

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