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Our Officers



Lori Halfhide


Anita Cyphers


Sharon Larson


Sharon Rhea

Our Research Staff
Eudora Petersen
Rick Larson
Lori Halfhide



          Membership is open to anyone interested in family history.  Memberships run for the calendar year renewing January 1.  Dues are as follows.

  • Individual:  $5.00 per year

  • Family:  $6.00 per year

  • Life Member:  $100.00

Joining CCGS is easy.  Pay dues at any meeting, or send a check or money order payable to Cloud County Genealogical Society and mail to:

Cloud County Genealogical Society

PO Box 202

Concordia, KS . 66901

Please do not send cash



The purpose of the CCGS is to further the education, understanding and research of genealogical history for members and friends of the Society by:

  • Through regular meetings

  • Through the publishing of books on genealogical history of Cloud County and it's towns and cities both existent and non-existent.

  • Through regular distribution of a newsletter

  • Through research material available at the Cloud County Genealogical Library located in the Frank Carlson Library in downtown Concordia, Kansas.

  • Through the fulfilling of paid research requests sent to the Society.


The Society finances it's activities from the following:​

  • Annual membership dues

  • Research by request

  • Sales of Society books

  • Redemption of Universal Product Code (UPC) from Best Choice Products.


The Cloud County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month except December.  Meetings are held at the National Orphan Train Complex in the Meeting Room, located at 300 Washington St. in Concordia.  Meetings are occasionally held elsewhere and those times/places are advertised in the Concordia Blade-Empire as well as on our Facebook Group.  See the Meeting Schedule below.

Meetings feature programs on genealogical research techniques, area history, family history stories, and sharing genealogical finds and highlights.  Visitors are always welcome.

Our archives collection is located at the Frank Carlson Library, 702 Broadway, Concordia, KS.  You are invited to look through our collection at your leisure anytime the library is open.  The Resources Available page provides more details. 

For research assistance please go to our Research Assistance page.  We are always glad to do what we can to help in family research. If you need and want our help with your family search, please go to the Contact Us page and provide the requested information in the form. 



Due to the continually climbing number of COVID cases, the Cloud County Genealogical Society has decided to cancel meetings for the rest of this year.  We will try to meet in January of 2021, depending on the viral situation at that time.  Though we are not meeting, keep climbing those family trees and bring in great stories of all you've found when we are able to meet again!

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