Recording from August Monthly Program
We apologize to everyone who registered to view our August monthly program online via Zoom. Due to technical difficulties with the public library's equipment setup, we were unable to broadcast the program as planned. We did, however, manage to capture a recording of the program. We are making this recording publicly available for a period of 30 days (through September 28th, 2022). After that time, it will be available in the members-only section of our website.
August Monthly Program: The Civil War in Kansas, presented by Will Haynes (a Humanities Kansas program)
Get to Know Your Ancestors - We're Here to Help!
At the Topeka Genealogical Society, we believe that all families have important memories and stories that need to be preserved and handed down to future generations. And, we know just how quickly the precious memories of our ancestors and beloved family members can be lost if steps are not taken to preserve them. Our mission is to make sure that those memories and stories are not lost.
For more than 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 you are an experienced researcher, we offer resources and learning opportunities to assist you in the fascinating process of discovery that we call genealogy. Don't let you family's stories be lost!
What We Offer:
Because, sometimes, successful genealogy research involves more than just clicking on the shaky leaf or putting a name into a search box. We're here to help you learn about all
of the genealogy resources at your disposal, and how to use them effectively. Our diverse educational offerings include 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. No matter what your experience level or areas of interest, we are here to help.
Library & Resources:
Our library, located at 2717 SE Indiana Avenue, houses a large and growing collection of more than 11,000 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.
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 volunteer projects.
Welcome to the Topeka Genealogical Society!
Sunday, October 9th
TGS Members - Town Hall Meeting
TGS Members are invited and encouraged to join us for one of our upcoming Town Hall meetings where we will be discussing long-range plans and options for our Library and our Building. Learn what the TGS Leadership Team is currently thinking about our long-range plans, and why and how we have arrived at these conclusions. Get answers to your questions, and share your thoughts with us. TO REGISTER FOR THE OCTOBER 9th MEETING AND OBTAIN A ZOOM LINK, CLICK HERE
Tuesday, October 11th
Foundations of Family History Interest Group
PRESENTATION TOPIC: Free Online Resources You May Not Be Using Whether you are brand new to genealogy, or have been researching for quite a while, there's always something new to learn! Having a better understanding of research methods and source materials can help you to avoid mistakes and improve your chances of research success. In this group, we will take a brief look at a different method or source material each month, and then leave time for questions, answers and discussion on any genealogy-related topic. Facilitated by Barb LaClair Participation in this group is free, and open to the public. TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING AND OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK, CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, October 12th
TGS Members - Town Hall Meeting
TGS Members are invited and encouraged to join us for one of our upcoming Town Hall meetings where we will be discussing long-range plans and options for our Library and our Building. Learn what the TGS Leadership Team is currently thinking about our long-range plans, and why and how we have arrived at these conclusions. Get answers to your questions, and share your thoughts with us. TO REGISTER FOR THE OCTOBER 12th MEETING AND OBTAIN A ZOOM LINK, CLICK HERE