Genealogy, History, Homesteader's Index, Research & Much More


Our research area is named to honor our past dedicated staff, Philip K. Gardner Research Center and Mary Landkamer Genealogy Library. We have grown dramatically to accommodate the needs as more people become interested in tracing their roots through genealogy and studying the history of their community. 

We are proud of our outstanding information center used by researchers from across the nation and occasionally beyond. 

Researching today, we are working daily to scan our collections for preservation and better access of records. Or research center and the several online resources can be used together to thoroughly document history. We have lots of old papers that are being scanned with plenty of technology tools, we continue to provide more service to more people than ever.


William Thomas McCaslin Homestead

William Thomas McCaslin Homestead


These Custer County Homesteads & Timber Claims were taken from the U.S. General land Office Tract Books.  These books are on microfilm at the Custer County Historical Society and our county has been transcribed by local volunteers.  We would like to thank Tammy H., who has been especially helpful in providing these transcriptions. 

Custer County Museum Research Center

Custer County Museum Research Center

1919 History book index

View the Gaston and Humphrey, history book 1919, EVERYNAME index. This is large and sorted by letters. (Copyrighted index by CCHS) Done by Tammy H, Don D, Rosalie M.


Other Research Tools onsite here at CCHS

Family Surname Files, Obituary Index & Files, Newspapers on Microfilm, Population Census, Maps & Atlases, Books & Biographies, Pictures, Marriage Record indexes, Schools Histories & Photos, Military Notes, Early Citizenship, Funeral Records, Early Probate Records, & Poor Farm Record.


Visit us today to learn more.