This society is organized for the purpose of gathering together any individual(s) interested in genealogy and local history, by helping its membership in tracing their lineage through monthly meetings with speakers providing a wide array of lectures on diverse genealogical topics.
History of Kenosha County Genealogy Society
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.
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 cemetery project by renaming it the Kenosha County Tombstone Project where they are updating the lists of tombstone transcriptions and adding digital photos of the tombstone and uploading it to Findagrave.com.