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About KCGS

In August of 1971, six individuals gathered to work on family histories. In January 1972, they organized the first genealogical society in the State of Wisconsin. They were known as the Kenosha Genealogical Society. By April 1972, the group of 6 grew to 44 members.

From 1975-78, one of the first projects the group undertook was the Kenosha County Cemetery Project by publishing the tombstone transcriptions for each cemetery. They donated their work to the Wisconsin State Historical Society.

In 1981, the group name was changed to the Kenosha County Genealogy Society (KCGS).

In 2011, KCGS again undertook the digital cemetery project by naming it the Kenosha County Tombstone Project where we are updating the lists of tombstone transcriptions and adding digital photos of tombstones then uploading them to Find-A-Grave.

Our Purpose

Kenosha County Genealogy Society is organized for the purpose of gathering together any individual interested in genealogy and history.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help membership begin their documentary research, which involves examining and evaluating historical records for evidence about ancestors and other relatives, their kinship ties, and the events that occurred in their lives.