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SVGS Meeting dates:

SVGS regular  meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Old Courthouse Museum on 200 W. 6th St. We meet in the meeting room on the 2nd floor. There is an elevator in the building and a handicap accessible ramp outside on the north end of the building. Guests are welcome at our meetings.

2019-2020 SVGS Meeting Dates & Programs
September 5, 2019 Julie Risty – Minnehaha County Register of Deeds  – “Using Land Records for Genealogy Research”
October 3, 2019 Phil Schmitz – George Boom Funeral Home – “Everything  That You Wanted to Know About Planning a Funeral, But Were Afraid to Ask”
November 7, 2019 Bill Hoskins – Museum Director of the Siouxland Heritage Museums  – “347 Civil War Veterans of Minnehaha County”
December 5, 2019 Amy Ellsworth – Talented Musician  – “Christmas Music with Amy Ellsworth”
January 2, 2020 Adam Nyhaug – Registrar of the Siouxland Heritage Museums  – “How to Research Your Historical House”
February 6, 2020 Lynette Trainer – SVGS Member  – “How to use the USGenWeb”
March 5, 2020 Bring Your Toughest Puzzle To The Group. “I’ve Got a Problem – Genealogy Discussion 
April 2, 2020 Banquet Speaker – To Be Announced 
May 7, 2020 Bob Black – SVGS Member  – “Organizing Your Genealogy”

Genealogy Classes to begin

SVGS will be starting Genealogy classes on Saturdays at the downtown SF library from 9:30 to noon.  Or when we get done if they finish early.

July 13 Genealogy for Kids by Mary Auterman.  Meeting room B

The Genealogy Library

Usually the Genealogical Society library is open from 12 to 4:00  M – F but it is a good idea to call the Old Courthouse Museum at 367-4210 and ask just to be sure. Volunteers staff the library and can answer questions or help researchers.