Topeka Genealogical Society

Register Now for the 2019 Conference!

Registration for the 2019 Conference is now open!   "Pitfalls, Brick Walls and Detours: Keeping Your Family Research on Track," April 5-6, 2019, with keynote speaker Michael J. Hall, Deputy Genealogical Officer at FamilySearch.  See details and registration information on the Annual Conference page.

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
Thursday, March 28th
Railroads: The Industry that Shaped Kansas
Kansas History and the railroads are intertwined.  To understand the lives of early settlers, you must know the part played by railroads.    Presented by Leo E. Oliva, a Kansas Humanities Speakers' Bureau presenter.   Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.
Friday, April 5th
2019 Annual Conference
  See our Annual Conference Page for more detail.   Dowload registration form below, or register online.   
Monday, April 8th
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group
TOPIC:  How to compile DNA results and write and summarize your conclusions. Will also cover privacy issues.   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. Come if you have had your DNA tested, and are not sure what to do with the results. This group includes the former Beginner and Intermediate DNA SIGs.   Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.   Led by Marty Flanagan
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