- 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.
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.