Kingsbury County Genealogy Society
Kingsbury County Genealogy Society

Society Meeting Information

Meeting are held the second Tues on the month at various locations in the county. Email for locations.

Post Office Box 328
De Smet, South Dakota

Meetings: 5:00 PM
Dues: $10.00

If you want to become a member please fill out the membership form and send it in.

We are a small group just trying to find families. Many of our member are from the families that homesteaded in the county. Kingsbury has a small population so many of our members know who is related and often times can find a distant relative. With South Dakota starting keep records in 1905 we are trying to find sources of records before this time.


Projects of the Society and Individual Members

    1. Walking and locating all the Town, Church, family farm and orphan cemeteries and burial sites.
    2. We maintain an on going Obituary Index with over 5000 entries and growing. We welcome copies of any additional family ones you might have. Please make sure it has full dates of deaths mo/day/year.
    3. We maintain a book of pedigree charts of our members.We welcome any charts you might want to add to our collection. Please include the families location in the county, and nationality along with a current snail mail and email address where others can contact you. By sending this you give KCGS the right to release it to other researchers.
    4. Members have help write and index many area histories that have been written about Kingsbury county.
    5. We have members who will do research.
    6. Maintain the Genweb county page.
    7. In 2005 our group applied for a grant to purchase a computer and workstation to house the information we have gathered on the 49 known Kingsbury cemeteries. Funding for the "Preserving the History of Kingsbury County" was provided by MARY CHILTON CHAPTER of the National Society Daughters of the America Revolution through the Mary Chilton DAR Foundation, Sioux Falls, SD
    8. Our files and books are located at the archives at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Society in DeSmet.

Research requests should be directed to our snail mail address with a stamped return envelope. We ask a $5 donation per name for a search of cemetery and obituary index. Please include as much information as you have.

Brookings County Area Genealogical Society

The BAGS group also serves the Kingsbury county area. The Arlington city cemetery is in Brookings county.

BAGS Web page