Brookings Area Genealogical Society
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Brookings Area Genealogical Society (BAGS)
The Brookings Area Genealogical Society (BAGS) was founded in 1977 and continues to serve the genealogical research and documentation needs of our members and community with ties to Brookings County, South Dakota  and the surrounding area.
The purpose of this Society is educational; namely to trace and preserve family history, carry out projects of a genealogical nature, and provide educational benefits for members and the general public.
  • To Promote and stimulate knowledge and interest in the study of genealogy
  • To provide for exchange of information among members and assist members in their genealogical research
  • To assist members and non-members in educational programs and workshops in genealogy and family history
  • To enhance and increase the indexing and collection of Brookings area genealogical material.
The society is an affiliate of the South Dakota Genealogical Society.
BAGS is a 501 (c)3 non-profit corporation and funded entirely by our membership.

Operating Year: January - December 2024

2019 Officers and Directors
Corresponding Secretary: Tammy Loban
Director: Lynda Mudder
Membership: Tammy Loban
Past President:
Recording Secretary: Susan Assmus
Research Secretary:
Treasurer: Martin Murphy
Vice President:
BAGS Committees
Newsletter: Susan Assmus
Nomination of Officers: Martin Murphy
Nomination of Officers:
Obituary and Cemetery Index:
Pioneer Cabin: BAGS Board
Pioneer Certificates: BAGS Board
Publicity: Tammy Loban
Research Coordinator:
School Census Records:


Meetings are generally held the third Monday of the month in the Brookings Public Library, 515 Third Street, Brookings, SD, at 7:00 p.m. General meetings are not held in August or December.  Programs are of a genealogical or historical nature and the public is invited to attend up to two meetings without joining.