Greater   Sioux   County   Genealogical   Society


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Sioux  Center  Public  Library

102  So. Main Ave

Sioux  Center,  Iowa  51250


Volume 30  Issue 1  April  2019


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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 encouraged 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   

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 2019   (tentative schedule, some most likely will change) 

Books for sale: Sites -  

Price $28.00 plus $6.00 for postage mailed in USA.

Price $15 ea or 2 for $25.  Postage 6.00 for media mail USA and materials. 

Price  $50 plus $6.00 postage.

Price $7.50 plus $4.50 postage.

Price  $7.50 plus $4.50 postage.

Price $20.00 plus $6.00 postage

Current Projects:
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  then click on the ‘obit icon’ on the left side.
As of April 1, 2019 we have posted nearly 41,000 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.
Reminder – Pay the April 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.



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