Topeka Genealogical Society

or fifty years, the Topeka Genealogical Society has been promoting and supporting family history interests in Shawnee County and northeast Kansas. Whether you are just wondering how to get started in learning about your ancestors, or are an experienced researcher, we offer resources and learning opportunities to assist you in the fascinating process of discovery that we call genealogy.  

Our library, located at 2717 SE Indiana Avenue, houses a large and growing collection of more than 12,000 books and 700 genealogical periodical titles. In addition to an outstanding collection of Shawnee County materials, the library offers resources pertaining to almost all U.S. states and many foreign nations. Whether your ancestors lived in Kansas or elsewhere, we are likely to have something useful to you in your research.   
 
Our educational offerings are equally diverse. We offer monthly programs featuring local speakers, an annual conference featuring a nationally recognized speaker, and an array of classes, workshops, interest groups and research trips offered throughout the year to meet the varied needs and interests of our members and the community. 

Membership in the Topeka Genealogical Society also offers fun opportunities to get to know other genealogists, to learn from and share with other members, or to get involved in one or more of our many activities and projects.    

We invite you to explore our website and learn about TGS and the many resources and opportunities that we offer.

 

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Topeka Genealogical Society
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, June 28th
Basics of Family History Research Class
  Instructor:  Jill Freese   Are you interested in researching your family history, but not sure to start?  Or, maybe you have been researching for a while, but feel like you may be missing something or want to brush up your skills?  In either case, this is the class for you.   We will start from the beginning with basic rules of family history research, and then dive in a bit deeper to look at frequently-used sources and resources, both online and offline.   There will be a break for lunch from noon to 1pm.  Lunch on your own, or bring a sack lunch.REgsi   Registration Fee:  $25 for TGS members, $30 for non-members.    Pre-registration is required.
Tuesday, July 5th
Brick Wall Help Session
Bring your brick wall  genealogy problems, and your knowledge and experience to help others solve their problems.  We'll share and work together to break down those brick walls!   Facilitated by Marty Flanagan   This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.
Monday, July 11th
DNA Genealogy Special Interest Group
  Learn how to utilize DNA testing as part of your genealogy research toolkit.   Come to learn, get your questions answered, and share your DNA testing experiences with others.  Anyone is welcome, but this group has moved up to intermediate status.  Come if you have had your DNA tested, and are not sure what to do with the results.  This is not a class for beginners.   Led by Marty Flanagan
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