Kenosha County Genealogy Society

Genealogy is the History of YOU!


Our Mission Statement

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.

Our History as Kenosha County's 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


John Leonidas Cabe, Great, Great Grandfather of Kathy Nuernberg


  • Born in Macon County, North Carolina
  • Served in the Civil War: Sargent, 4th Tennessee Cavalry, Company K
  • Carpenter, Expressman, 1868 Colorado Pioneer; Prospector in Black Hawk, Colorado Territory
  • Farmer in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

If you are interested in researching your heritage, please join us. 

Come and share your experiences with those who range from beginners to professional genealogists.  Discover that family history is an interesting, rewarding hobby that will enable you to discover your past and preserve your heritage for future generations.

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Society Memberships

Federation of Genealogical Societies

Affiliate Member

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society