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

About Us

Mission:  Contributing to the preservation of genealogical and historical records in the Black Hills area including Rapid City, the Black Hills, and Western South Dakota.
History:  The Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research, Inc. began in 1966 with a small group of people interested in finding out about all their ancestors.  
  • Providing a learning and sharing environment to its members and the public;
  • Giving our members help and encouragement in researching their family trees;
  • Purchasing genealogy books and microfilm to be placed in the Rapid City Public Library; and
  • Preserving and publishing as much history and genealogy of the Black Hills area as possible.
Membership benefits:
  • At our monthly meetings, we have speakers that present topics on different aspects of genealogy.
  • Our society publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Black Hills Nuggets, to which members and friends contribute articles of interest. 
  • Our society sponsors genealogy seminars from time to time.
  • We are planning field trips to various historical sites in our area and other educational opportunities relating to genealogy.
Annual membership dues are $20 per calendar year and are due January 31 of each year.  To join, download our Membership Application fill out and send with a check payable to RCSGR. 

Operating Year: January - December 2019

President: Lester Nelson
Vice President: Jo Kimery
Treasurer: Jeff Willett
Recording Secretary: Dawn Smart
Past President: June Beason
Committee Heads
Correspondence: Cindy Horning
Editor: Glenda Neal
Historian: Eva Woolley
Librarians: Eva Woolley
Membership: Christal Hexem
Multi-Media: Vacant
Photographer: Janet Bradbury
Programs: Jeff Willett
Refreshments: Craig Weber
Research Coordinator: Glenda Neal
Webmaster: Cherie Hilton

Meeting Info

You are welcome to join us for our meetings on the third (3rd) Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. We no not meet in the month of December.  Our meetings are held at the:
     Faith Lutheran Church
     17 Indiana Street
     Rapid City, South Dakota
The church is located across from South Middle School.    Visitors are welcome to attend.  Check our meetings on the Home page for any changes in times or places.
A genealogical educational program is the highlight of the meeting followed by beverages and snacks and a brief business meeting is held.  We are usually finished between 8:30 and 9:00 pm.

New members are always welcome. For more information, contact us at askus@rcgenealogy.com

The RCSGR is an affiliate of the South Dakota Genealogical Society.