Genealogical society reviews projects

2013-11-17T13:30:00Z 2013-11-17T18:45:08Z Genealogical society reviews projects Mason City Globe Gazette
November 17, 2013 1:30 pm

MASON CITY | The North Central Iowa Genealogical Society held its annual meeting Nov. 9 with reports given on society work projects during 2013. The need for more members to become involved in the operation of the society was also stressed.

Projects this year included copying obituaries from the Mason City Globe Gazette and many smaller newspapers in North Central Iowa, and adding them to the society’s website at Indexing of the 2013 obituaries from the Globe Gazette is also ongoing. This index will be available at the genealogy room at the Mason City Public Library.

Work on the Map Collection has been completed. This included encapsulating single-page maps between acid free plastic to prevent them from deteriorating or being harmed by handling. Plat maps and atlases were cataloged and stored for easy access. Projects involving the historians’ notebooks, the periodicals and newsletters, and The Genie Bug have been completed. Work is also being done to combine the announcement clipping notebooks and to create a digital backup of them. 

Two new projects for the coming year include improvements to the website, and indexing of obituaries in the Globe Gazette, for years that have haven't been indexed before.

There will be no meeting in December. Future meetings will be held on the second Saturday of the month at the society's new meeting location, in the Wedgewood Room at the Manor, located at 4 Third St. N.W. in Mason City. All meetings are free and open to the public.

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