Topeka Genealogical Society

Open House, Sunday October 13th

Open House!
October is Family History Month, and we are celebrating with an open house. We invite you to stop by the Topeka Genealogical Society Library between 1:00 and 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 13th to look around, say hello, and learn about our library and services.  Hope to see you there!

Call for 2020 Conference Presentations!

REMINDER - Deadline is coming up soon!
Planning is underway for our 2020 Heartland Family History Conference (April 3-4, 2020), and we are currently seeking speaker proposals for breakout sessions.  If you are interested in being a presenter at this conference, click here for more detail and instructions on how to submit your proposal.  Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2020.

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
Wednesday, October 23rd
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
The National Archives is hosting their Seventh Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 23rd.  Watch the entire day on YouTube!   For more details, or to view presentations from previous Virtual Fairs, see their website.  
Thursday, October 24th
If the Building Could Talk, What Stories Might it Tell?
In this program, Nick Xidis will present his research on the downtown Topeka building currently occupied by Hazel Hill Chocolates, and its possible resident ghost.   Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.
Saturday, October 26th
Johnson County Genealogical Society 2019 Annual Seminar
The Johnson County Genealogical Society will be hosting their 2019 Annual Seminar on Saturday, October 26, featuring Kathleen Brandt as their keynote speaker.     For more detail and registration information, click here. 
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