Greater Sioux County Genealogical Society
N E W S L E T T E R
Sioux Center Public Library
102 So. Main Ave
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250
Volume 29 Issue 1 April 2018
Visit us at: www.iagenweb.org/sioux www.iagenweb.org/sioux/GSCGS
Sioux County newspaper sites at: http://siouxcounty.advantage-preservation.com ( no log in – free)
http://siouxcounty.newspaperarchive.com (log in necessary- free)
Books for Sale Sites: http://sxcobooks.wixsite.com/history https://facebook.com/siouxcountyhistory
What is GSCGS? A group of dedicated individuals who record and preserve Sioux County Iowa area family and local history. The society meets on the 3rd Monday of the 6 months of April, June, ,July, September, October and November at 7:00 p.m. at the Sioux Center Public Library. A program on a related topic is usually presented. The public is welcome to attend, coffee and snack provided.
GSCGS Genealogy Department Located in the Sioux Center Library just to the right of the circulation desk. The facility has a spacious section allotted to Sioux County genealogy and local history books and archives which includes:
GSCGS Officers: Marje Brunsting– president; Barb Top - vice president; Gerald Wissink – Treasurer; Chuck Brunsting- recording secretary and Wilma J. Vande Berg- Correspondence Secretary, researcher and archivist.
Volunteer Research Family history research will be done by volunteers. A donation is requested for services and supplies rendered. Any amount is deeply appreciated and will be used to enhance our archives. Contact Wilma J. Vande Berg e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Join: Yearly membership dues are $7.50 per person or $10.00 per couple. You will receive our newsletter and are entitled to one hour of free research.
Programs for 2017-2018: (tentative schedule, some most likely will change)
Price $15 ea or 2 for $25. Postage 6.00 for media mail USA and materials.
Price $7.50 plus $4.50 postage.
Price $7.50 plus $4.50 postage.
Price $20.00 plus $6.00 postage
Wednesday workshops. A group of members meet from 1-3:00 in the afternoon to work on various on going genealogy projects. The last half hour is coffee and social time with each other. Volunteers are
welcome to participate.
Obituaries – This has become a very involved project over the years. Our goal is to gather and post on line, all the death notices and obituaries that have been published in the local newspapers and are listed in the Sioux County headstone index of burials. A group of volunteers post them on line.
To see the obits on line go to www.iagenweb.org/sioux then click on the ‘obit icon’ on the left side.
As of April 1, 2018 we have posted nearly 38,000 Sioux county related obits on our web site.
File current data - Weekly there is always a lot of current data to be filed in seven four drawer vertical files called our ‘surname files’ which number well over 8,000 files.
Clean files – We are constantly cleaning and organizing the surname files.
Memoriam ‘pictorial tree’ plaque - installed in the Genealogy dept. honoring volunteers who have passed on.
Reminder – Pay the April 2018-2019 dues. 7.50 single and 10.00 for couple. You may mail your membership check to the GSCGS at the Sioux Center Library's address in the header of this newsletter.
You are welcome to attend our meetings and workshops as a guest any time.