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).

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.


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.

Governing Body

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.

Rosetta Wiley


Rosetta Wiley
Wichita Genealogical Society

Daniel Williamson


Burlington, Kansas

Ruth Filbert

Vice President

Hutchinson, Kansas

Rosetta Wiley

Corresponding Secretary

Wichita, Kansas (Correspondence)

Jan Schmidt

Membership Secretary

Salina, Kansas (Membership Issues)

Diane Hulse

Recording Secretary

, Kansas
Auditing Bernard Strasser, Garden City, KS
Budget Daniel Williamson, Burlington, KS, Janeice Crosson, Wamego, KS
Bylaws/Standing Rules Janeice Crosson, Wamego, KS, Ruth Filbert, Hutchinson, KS
Certification Emma Crites, Fredonia,KS
Historian position open
Publications Ruth Filbert, Hutchinson, KS, Janeice Crosson, Wamego, KS, Emma Crites, Fredonia,KS
Newsletter Editor Janeice Crosson, Wamego, KS  (
Kansas Review Editor Ruth Filbert, Hutchinson, KS  (
Conference Coordinator Rosie Wiley, Viola, KS  (
Recognition Awards Ruth Filbert, Hutchinson, KS
Website & Social Media Darren McMannis, North Newton, KS (
Technology Coordinator Daniel L.Williamson, Burlington, KS


Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.
PO Box 47903
Wichita, Kansas 67201