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Round Table Discussion

Back by popular demand, the May meeting will be a “round table type” session. Topics will be wide ranging, such as: what items or projects initiated interest in your family history? What clues allowed your discovery of the who, the what, the where and the how come of your detective story. Join us for a fun time of discussion and learning. We will be sharing our knowledge on some great topics. May 11th @ 1:30 pm.
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Round Table Discussion

Back by popular demand, the May meeting will be a “round table type” session. Topics will be wide ranging, such as: what items or projects initiated interest in your family history? What clues allowed your discovery of the who, the what, the where and the how come of your detective story. Join us for a fun time of discussion and learning. We will be sharing our knowledge on some great topics. May 11th @ 1:30 pm.
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Tour of the former St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Complex
The Complex is located a short distance east of downtown Dougherty on B65; also known as E. Pat-rick Street. There will be someone to greet you at the south double doors. After entering the double doors you will be able to hang up your coat and gather in the hallway for our tour. The St. Patrick’s Catholic Church complex includes the 124-year-old church, the cemetery, the rectory, the former parochial school and other buildings. The local non-profit organiza-tion S.T.P.A.T.S. acquired the property when the church was closed by the Archdiocese of Dubuque in July 2012. The site is currently used as a community center, for weddings & other festivities and as a museum to display photos, town information and artifacts. Nuns from the Blessed Sacrament Convent will offer information on the history of the facility, the town of Dougherty and the local area as well as a tour of the complex. Refreshments will be served with a donation basket provided. Why was it called “St. Patrick’s Church”? The best reason is the first pioneers, Daniel Dougherty and his wife, came from Ireland. They named their church after the patron saint of the Emerald Isle. It was in 1856 when Daniel and Mary entered their land claim. As the years passed, other Irish settled in the area and as this small community grew, the need for a church and a priest increased. From 1863 to 1868 the newly-formed parish was attended by priests from 46 miles distant in Waverly. The first church building was built in 1870. That structure was destroyed by fire in 1895. That same year a new church building was under construction and that same building stands today. Through the years this tiny village and church survived many hardships, enjoyed countless blessings and continued to hold fast a friendship...a sense of family. April 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
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North Central Iowa Genealogical Society

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GPS technology is the theme of Saturday's program. Mark Suby will be giving the program ...

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North Central Iowa Genealogical Society

NCIGS Genealogy Library ...

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Open House scheduled for Saturday, February 23 is rescheduled for Saturday, March 2 due to the approaching winter storm. ...

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SIX MASON CITY WOMEN AT AFTERNOON TEA

Rod Hungerford will discuss how local Iowa women of the late 19th & early 20th centuries changed themselves and the world around them. They gained financial, legal and personal independence. These changes, usually due to changing individual circumstances, required them to move out of the home to become landowners, business women, entrepreneurs, etc. Women began to take charge of their own destinies. Does that sound familiar in today’s world? Learn how they did it—way back then.
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North Central Iowa Genealogical Society

NCIGS Genealogy Library ...

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