Topeka Genealogical Society

Dine with Us, and Support TGS!

Please join us at 5:00pm on May 23rd for our monthly fundraiser at Red Robin for some good food and lively conversation. If you cannot join us then, you have the option of dining anytime between 11:00am-10:00pm, or ordering online or in person for carryout. Mention this fundraiser or show them the attached flyer at the checkout register for TGS to receive 20% of sales benefit.
Following dinner, join us at TSCPL at 7:00pm for our monthly program..
We look forward to seeing you!
What: May Social & Fundraising Event 
When: Thursday,  May 23, 2024, 5:00-7:00pm. 

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: 

Education: 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.   
Connection: 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!

Topeka Genealogical Society
Upcoming Events
Thursday, May 23rd
Dinner Gathering and Fundraiser
Join us for dinner and a little socializing at Red Robin prior to our upcoming Monthly Program on May 23rd.      For those who would like to dine with us in person, we will plan to gather at the restaurant starting at 5:00pm. If you are not able to join us then, but would still like to support our fundraising effort, you may dine in or place a carryout or online order any time between 11am and 10pm and it will still count toward our total purchases. Just download the attached flyer, and follow the instructions there for how to identify your purchase as part of our fundraising group.    TGS will receive 20% of the total food sales that are identified as part of our group.
Thursday, May 23rd
Monthly Program - Researching Your Great War Ancestor
“Researching Your Great War Ancestor” by Danni Altman-Newell Kansas City researcher, Danni Altman-Newell of Talking Box Genealogy, will offer tips and strategies for researching World War I ancestors. Monthly programs are free, and open to the public.  No registration needed to attend in person.  To get a link to attend virtually with Zoom, click here. 
Monday, May 27th
DNA Special Interest Group
Discussion in this group will focus on how to understand and use your DNA matches.  Participants will find this most helpful if they have done DNA testing and have received their results.      To obtain a link to the Zoom meeting, email Marty Flanagan at , giving your name and email address, at least 2 days prior to the meeting. 
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