Topeka Genealogical Society

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Our 2017 Conference was a huge success!  Thanks to everyone who attended.  Mark your calendars now for our next Conference, "Finding Unfindable Ancestors," April 20-21, 2018. Our keynote speaker will be Tom JonesPh.D, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, Board-certified genealogist, editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, award winning writer and author.!
 


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
Monday, December 11th
DNA/ Genetic 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. 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. This month's topic - Understanding Y and MTDNA.   Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.   Led by Marty Flanagan
Monday, December 11th
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! This month's topic - Using the censuses from 1850 - 1900.   Facilitated by Marty Flanagan   This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.
Thursday, December 14th
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.  At the December meeting they will discuss tools available to locate and correct errors and duplication in our FTM 2017 data files.  Also will also discuss media file naming recommendations and answer other FTM and CG questions as time allows.   Co-facilitated by Jan Droge and Rich McReynolds.   Free, open to the public.   
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