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Upcoming Genealogical Events in the South Dakota Area

  • Date: April 15-16th, 2016
    Place: Community Life Center, 625 5th Street, Brookings, SD
    Event: Brookings Area Genealogical Society, (BAGS) Genealogy Conference
    Description: Ruth Ellen Maness, a nationally known lecturer and consultant with 40 years’ research experience in Scandinavian and Germanic records, will be the guest speaker. The price of the conference is $35. A box lunch will be available for $7 for the Saturday event.
    The SDGS Board meeting will be held at 4pm on the 15th and the SDGS Annual meeting will be at 12:30 on the 16th.
  • Date: April 23, 2016
    Place: Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
    Event: "Genealogy in the Digital Age"
    Information: PDF Flyer
  • Date: April 29-30, 2016
    Place: Ramkota RiverCentre, 920 W. Sioux Ave., Pierre
    Event:South Dakota State Historical Society 2016 History Conference: "Everyone Eats: South Dakota's Food Heritage"
    Description:Sitting down to a family dinner, slicing into fruit kuchen or grilling fresh-caught walleye by the river - everyone eats!
    Come and learn about South Dakota's food traditions and practices.
  • Date: September 1-5, 2016
    Place: South Dakota State Fair Grounds, Huron, SD
    Event: SDGS Booth & Genealogy Breaks at the SD State Fair
    Description: The theme this year will be "Military"
  • Date: October 15, 2016
    Place: Faith Lutheran Church, 17 Indiana Street, Rapid City, SD
    Event: Seminar presented by the Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research
    Description: Nationally known speaker, Paula Stuart-Warren will give four presentations.
    Information:     PDF Flyer     PDF Registration Flyer