Next Meeting Date 

Our next meeting date is Thursday,
September 5th at 7 pm at the Old Courthouse Museum.

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We often post items of interest to other genealogists on our Facebook page at

You are also welcome to share ideas, ask questions or share in our discussion items! You do NOT need to be a SVGS member to participate in our Facebook page. 

State Fair Meeting

State Fair time. The theme of the booth this year is Farm Life. This is anything that relates to farm life. Homesteads, Century Farms, Farm Wives, Farm children, How farming has changed, how equipment has changed. Just anything to do with the farm and life on the farm. Photos are great, but having stories are even better.

Please send me Stories and photos on Farm Life. I will get them printed off and put them on Scrapbook pages for the wall. Those pages will then be put in a scrapbook after the Fair.

If anyone wants to volunteer at the booth this year, please contact me. Fair is August 28-September 2. Booth is open from 9am-8pm. Shifts vary but are usually 9-1, 12-4, 3-8. (we can work with the times.)

Thanks, Suzanne.

Benefits of our membership


Pathfinder Newsletter

This 3 times a year  publication comes to each member via email or postal mail. It is jam packed with updates, member info and national genealogy news.


9 Meetings a year

Most of these speakers provide handouts shared with members only. We provide a variety of topics for our meetings and the information is posted on our website for members only.


Resources galore

Our library, open to all, contains a vast array of research materials such as atlases, family history books, old city directories, obituaries and other society newsletters.


Collaboration with colleagues

Many of our members help one another for free when a brick wall seems impossible in research. You will meet up with folks who understand your genealogy research interest.


Sharing of resources

Our members often share notices of area meetings, state conferences, national conventions, interesting resources and research tips during our meetings.


Research Help

Research help is available. We have several people who can help you with your genealogical research, whether is is getting started or answering a specific question .You may post a question in our Facebook page OR email for personal assistance. 

Sioux Valley Genealogical Society
Serving southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota
and northwest Iowa
200 W. 6th St.
Old Courthouse Museum
Sioux Falls, SD, USA 57104

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit agency. 

Our research library is usually open in the afternoons.
Best to call ahead to make sure. It is staffed by volunteers. 
Research fees may apply – donations accepted. 

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