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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
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Thursday, August 19
"THOSE OLD STONE MEMORIES"  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 17 Indiana St., Rapid City, SD
Learn about using cemeteries and related records for genealogy research.  Virginia Hanson, Archivist from the South Dakota State Archives, will show uncommon records connected to an ancestor's death and the life they created.  We will learn about coroners' records, wills and probate records, memorial cards, clues in photos, death notices and/or obituaries.  We will discuss finding the cause of death, transportation records, understanding the artwork on stones, and especially, how to find those stones.


RESEARCH TRIP to Salt Lake City (exact departure times to be determined
Sunday, August 29 through Sunday, September 5
RESEARCH TRIP to Salt Lake City (exact departure times to be determined  (Monthly Meetings)
6:00 am to 8:00 pm
To be determined
Join us for a research trip to the Salt Lake City Family History Library.  What better way to learn more about genealogy research and immerse yourself in the records that are at your fingertips and with a group of individuals who make this trek on a regular basis.  For further information, please e-mail us at:  askus@rcgenealogy.com



Thursday, September 16
"WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT SAY?" - Deciphering Handwriting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 17 Indiana St., Rapid City, SD
They do not teach cursive writing in school anymore, but here is your opportunity (or ours) to learn more about old-time handwriting.  Cathy Druckrey & John Rankin will try and share what they have learned about deciphering handwriting.



RCSGR Used Book Sale (postponed to October - exact day and time to be determined)
Saturday, October 2 through Saturday, October 2
RCSGR Used Book Sale (postponed to October - exact day and time to be determined)  (Special Events)
9:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Central States Fairgrounds - Fine Arts Building
Do not miss this opportunity!  We are selling some of our used books from our genealogy collection.  This is in conjunction with the AAUW book sale.  


MAKING SENSE OF CENSUS RECORDS
Thursday, October 21
MAKING SENSE OF CENSUS RECORDS  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 17 Indiana St., Rapid City, SD
We are celebrating Family History month!  Join us in making sense of census records.  The 1950 Federal census is due for release in 2022!  Cathy Druckery will help us make more sense of previous census records and what we can expect about information we will see from the 1950 census.



Thursday, November 18
"HOW DID I GET HERE?" - Immigration, Emigration, and Foreign Historical Records  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 17 Indiana St., Rapid City, SD
Speaker:  To be determined