Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies
PO Box 3858
Topeka, KS 66604-6858
The Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies was organized in February 1974 by six Kansas genealogical societies. The Council is conducted as a non-profit educational organization under Internal Revenue Code, Section 501 (c) (3).
Objectives of the Organization
- Provide an instrument for communication within the Kansas genealogical community
- Coordinate and disseminate information concerning genealogical societies in Kansas
- Encourage preservation and safeguarding of manuscripts, books, memoranda, and memorabilia relating to the people of Kansas and to deposit it in suitable libraries.
- Encourage and work with any organization that promotes improvement in genealogical facilities and holdings of Kansas Libraries, Archives and Repositories.
Benefits of Membership
- KANSAS genealogical and/or historical societies will receive a newsletter which will inform societies of the latest genealogical related happenings in the state.
- Each society is entitled to one(1) vote at the annual meeting held each year in June hosted by one of the member societies
- Individuals may become members and have voting privileges.
- All members receive the quarterly publication, KANSAS REVIEW, each August, November, February and May.
- KCGS is a member of the Kansas State Historical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society thus representing member societies at the state and national levels.
- KCGS subscribes to the Genealogists' Code of Ethics and promotes membership participation in the National Archives Gift Fund.
- KCGS sponsors a certificate program to recognize Forgotten Settlers of Kansas
- KCGS provides assistance to member societies in setting up a web site.
- KCGS sponsors funding for program assistance to member societies through the
Lockman Plotner Program Resources Grant .
National Archives Gift Fund
Members are invited to join with others from societies throughout the nation in support of the National Archives Gift fund. The Council supports this fund and solicits an annual voluntary gift of $1.00 from members.
Monies collected are used to microfilm specific records and produce finding aids for researchers, and for other projects beneficial to genealogical researchers for which no government funds are available. These microforms, finding aids, and other projects will then be available to the general public.
The Board of Directors of the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies consist of all elected officers, Committee Chairmen, District Representatives, Historian, Editor of the Kansas Council Newsletter and Web Master.
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