Research Assistance

NCIGS volunteers do research in response to requests sent via postal delivery or by email. Sources for their research are the extensive NCIGS Library, Mason City and Cerro Gordo county cemeteries, the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse, and sometimes sources within the nine counties we serve. Please complete the form and also indicate sources already searched so we will not duplicate your work.

Our current charges are $10.00 ($15 non-members) per hour research and report time, plus
copy charges and postage.  Moneys received for research are used to
recover our costs and add to our library resources.  We need to
have $10.00
($15 non-members) before proceeding, and any additional charges need to be
paid before requested information is sent to you.  Please fill out
the form with what information you already have.


The North Central Iowa Genealogical Society is a non-profit (501 3c)
organization which allows you to deduct any donations to us from your
income tax if you itemize.

Donations may be used to obtain outside programs, buy resource
materials, or for operating expenses.

The Society voted to establish a Memorial Fund for members and friends
to use in remembering their loved ones, or to honor someone for
something special they have done.  Plans are to get guidelines set
up for the Memorial Fund and get legal matters in order for it in 2015.