Topeka Genealogical Society

Save the date!

Our 2017 Conference was a huge success!  Thanks to everyone who attended.  Mark your calendars now for our next Conference, April 20-21, 2018, with keynote speaker Tom Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL!


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, October 20th
You Have Your DNA Results Back - Now What?
This class will be led by Marty Flanagan and will cover the three major DNA testing companies - Ancestry, FTDNA and GedMatch. Autosomal, Y DNA, MtDNA and X Match testing will all be included. There will be an hour devoted to each of the companies plus time for questions. The cost of the class is $25 - register online here or download the attached brochure and registration form.    
Thursday, October 26th
Orphan Train Riders in Northeast Kansas
Orphan Train Riders in Northeast Kansas   Whether you are interested in history or your family's role in it, this program, hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society, is for you.  The public is invited.   The Topeka Genealogical Society's Writers Group will honor the children who came west on "orphan trains" and the families who took them in by sharing some of their stories. The group began their research with the name of one orphan train rider placed near Holton, Kansas in 1885 and ended with the discovery of many more.
Sunday, October 29th
DNA Testing by Other Companies.
This free class will be led by Marty Flanagan and will cover testing by 23 and Me, My Heritage and Living DNA. Register online here or download the attached brochure with registration form.    
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