Next Meeting Date 

Our next meeting date is Thursday, November 3rd 2022 at  7 pm at the Old Courthouse Museum. Speaker is Bill Hoskins speaking on South Dakota Civil War Veterans. A short business meeting will follow the speaker. Guests are welcome!

Follow us on Facebook!

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. 

Speaker requests

Does your church or civic group need a speaker on genealogy? If so, contact the President of SVGS at and we can arrange a person. Let us know the general topic and when and where we need to be! One of our SVGS members will be glad to help you with your program at no charge.  

Benefits of our membership

Pathfinder Newsletter

This quarterly 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.


Access to special interest groups

The Norwegian General Interest Group is one such example of a group that many of our members attend. We are willing to help sponsor other groups as well.


Sharing of resources

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

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. 

Old Courthouse Museum