Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research, Inc.
Rapid City, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore - South Dakota
Serving the Rapid City, Black Hills and Western South Dakota Genealogical Community
Welcome to the Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research, Inc. (RCSGR)
Serving the Rapid City, Black Hills and Western South Dakota genealogical community by providing a learning and sharing environment and by providing genealogy materials and assistance to its members and the public.


These are short trips usually of one day duration that we take to surrounding areas for research or to enjoy something historical.

Fall Excursion
September 6 & 7, 2019
Trip to the South Dakota State Archives in Pierre!
On September 7, 2019 we will tour the South Dakota Archives in Pierre, SD.  After the tour we will have time to do some research there if you so wish.
Many of us will go to Pierre on Friday and stay overnight so that we can have a full day at the Archives and still get back home Saturday night before too late.  Some of us will be staying at the Super 8 motel in Pierre. Virginia Hanson will try to arrange her schedule so that she will be at the Archives to give us a tour.
If you wish to stay overnight, you will be responsible for making your own hotel reservations.  You can also come to Pierre early Saturday morning if you wish.  We will try to carpool so no one has to drive up alone if you don't want to.  For more information on that, contact Les Nelson at 605-490-9268 or aflo65@yahoo.com 
Watch here for more updates!

Winter Excursion
October, November or December
Keep watch here for an exciting day trip in the winter!

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Journey Museum
Old Rapid City Busineses and Museum
          Journey Museum Outing
    We enjoyed a morning at the Journey Museum on April 27th. 
There were 5 members that attended and 5 guests. 
After watching the short film together we began our journey through the museum. As we all found different interests, we slowly separated into our own small groups.  I had family from out of town that had never been through the Museum so we moved much slower than the rest. 

As always, every exhibit was wonderful and interesting. An enjoyable morning for all. 

 Saturday, June 8, 2019
15th Annual Galena Ghost Town Walk
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
BBQ starts at 11:00 a.m.
Five of us met in Galena for their 15th Annual Galena Ghost Town Walk.  The weather was not the greatest but Galena is a beautiful little town.  Although it is a bit hilly, there are some wonderful things to see there.  We met at the schoolhouse and walked to some of the other buildings and then came back for some wonderful pulled pork, hot dogs and brats with baked beans, chips and desserts.  Sarah Campbell, the cook who came out with Custer's expedition and then stayed, is buried at the Vinegar Hill Cemetery in Galena.  Although there weren't many of us, we had a wonderful time!  


October 17
Ireland & Genealogy Research There
Member June Beason will talk about her trip to Ireland and the research she did there.

November 21
Black Hills - Yesterday and Today
Photographer Paul Horsted will show us some of the old and new places around the Black Hills that he has photographed.

December 19
No Meeting
We do not meet in December.

January 16
Members Night
This is a night when we install new officeres and talk about what we have accomplished in the last year and what we would like ...