Topeka Genealogical Society

1965-2015: We're Celebrating 50 Years!

     Join us for this special year, as we celebrate 50 years
     of promoting Family History in Northeast Kansas.

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.


Welcome to the Topeka Genealogical Society

Topeka Genealogical Society
Upcoming Events
Thursday, May 28th:
Monthly Program - My Most Interesting Ancestor
TGS Regular Monthly Program - My Most Interesting Ancestor, presented by members of the TGS Family History Writers' Group.
Participants in our writer's group have been hard at work, and have agreed to share some of their stories with us.  Join us to listen as they read excerpts from their work, and be inspired to get to work on your own family stories.
Program is free, and open to the public.
Saturday, June 6th:
Intermediate Genealogy
Instructor: Barb LaClair
Have you been researching for a while, and want to continue to build your research skills?  Or, are you stuck with a brick wall and need some ideas for how to move forward?  Maybe you need some help in evvaluating the evidence, or proving a relationship with indirect evidence?  This class assumes basic knowledge of genealogical research methods, and will explore more unusual source materials and advanced research methods.
Registration required.  Registration fee.
Thursday, June 11th:
Family Tree Maker, Computer Genealogy Interest Group
A special interest group focused on learning tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker software,and general use of computers in genealogical research.  
Co-facilitated by Jan Droge and Rich McReynolds.
Free, open to the public. 
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