Topeka Genealogical Society


Due to the current COVID-19/ Coronavirus pandemic and concern for the health and well-being of our members, volunteers, friends and community, we are operating in compliance with the Shawnee County "Safer at Home" order, and are cancelling all public programs and closing our Library through at least April 26th.   We will re-evaluate the situation at that time. 
During this time, the Topeka Genealogical Society Library will be closed,  and all  scheduled classes, special interest groups and programs are cancelled.  The 2020 Heartland Family History Conference scheduled for April 3-4 has been cancelled, and plans are under development for re-scheduling in October of 2020.  .
We apologize for any incovenience that these decisions create, but feel as though this is the only responsbile choice at this time.  We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support.

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
Friday, April 3rd
2020 Heartland Family History Conference
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC.   We are currently exploring options to re-schedule for later in the year.  
Thursday, April 9th
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group
CANCELLED   A special interest group focused on learning tips and tricks for using computers and software in genealogical research.  (Formerly called the Family TreeMaker/ Computer Genealogy group)   Topic:  To be announced as they become available.     Co-facilitated by Jan Droge and Rich McReynolds.   Free, open to the public.   
Thursday, April 9th
TGS Board Meeting
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.
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