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Thursday, December 13
Family Tree Maker, Computer Genealogy Interest Group  (FTM/ Computer Genealogy SIG)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
A special interest group focused on learning tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker software,and general use of computers in genealogical research.  
 
Co-facilitated by Jan Droge and Rich McReynolds.
 
Free, open to the public. 
 


Thursday, December 13
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Saturday, December 15
Saturday Skillbuilder - Thinking about DNA, But Haven't Tested Yet  (Saturday Skillbuilders)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
DNA Testing has become the new 'Hot Topic' in many genealogy circles.  Are you wondering whether you should test, and how DNA test results might be helpful to your genealogy research?   If so, this Skillbuilder will be of interest to you.  Presented by Marty Flanagan.
 
Saturday Skillbuilders are short presentations aimed at helping participants grow and expand their genealogy research skills.  
 
Target audience:  any experience level
 
Skillbuilders are free, no registration required, but a small donation is appreciated.



Monday, January 14, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
TOPIC:  Review of FamilyTree DNA and what is new
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, January 14, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
TOPIC: How to use FamilySearch
 
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.


Thursday, January 24, 2019
Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived in It  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Researching a property can build a human connection to the history and people who came before you.
 
Presented by Diana Staresinc-Deane, Executive Director of the Franklin County Historical Society and Old Depot Museum in Ottawa. This program is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Speakers' Bureau.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Monday, February 11, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
TOPIC: Review and update of new tools on GedMatch.com
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, February 11, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
TOPIC:  How to use FamilySearch (continued)
 
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.


Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Exodusters after the Civil War and Kansas, the "Land of Honey"  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Joel Meyers from Manhattan will present this program, focused on Exodusters who came to Topeka.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Saturday, March 2, 2019
Native American Genealogy  (Classes & Workshops)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Many people have family stories of Native American ancestry, but no supporting documentation or proof.  Learn how to search for  and identify Native Americans among your ancestral tree.  
 
Class will be led by Barbara LaClair.
 
Pre-registration required.  Registration fee $20 for TGS members, $25 for non-members.  Register online, or download and  print a mailable registration form from the link below.


Monday, March 11, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
TOPIC:  Review of AncestryDNA and how to use new tools
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, March 11, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
TOPIC: How to use FamilySearch (continued)
 
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.


Thursday, March 28, 2019
Railroads: The Industry that Shaped Kansas  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Kansas History and the railroads are intertwined.  To understand the lives of early settlers, you must know the part played by railroads. 
 
Presented by Leo E. Oliva, a Kansas Humanities Speakers' Bureau presenter.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Monday, April 8, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
TOPIC:  How to compile DNA results and write and summarize your conclusions. Will also cover privacy issues.
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, April 8, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
TOPIC:  Practice our skills at TSCPL using FamilySearch films
 
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.



Monday, May 13, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
TOPIC: Using chromosome browsers (like DNA painter), and how they apply to your research
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, May 13, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
TOPIC:  Newspaper research
 
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.


Thursday, May 23, 2019
Why DNA? Is it Right for You?  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Marty Flanagan, a local DNA expert, will discuss how DNA evidence can enrich your life and help to break down Kansas History brick walls in your family history research.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Monday, June 10, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
TOPIC:  Using the DNA X Factor
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, June 10, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
TOPIC:  Annual visit to Midwest Genealogy Center
 
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.


Thursday, June 27, 2019
Using the Kansas State Historical Society Library and Archives  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Sara Keckeisen, reference librarian at the Kansas State Historical Society, will share tips and tricks for using this awesome resource located here in Topeka.  
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Monday, July 8, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
TOPIC: Looking at other DNA possibilities
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, July 8, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
TOPIC:  Tour Kansas State Library
 
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.


Thursday, July 25, 2019
Fun Facts and Important Information about Kansas Counties  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Wendi Bevitt, from Buried Past Consulting, will provide information about the 105 Kansas Counties that may help with researching your ancestors. 
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Monday, August 12, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, August 12, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.


Thursday, August 22, 2019
Researching Your WWI Ancestors  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Once you have found your ancestor's draft card, where should you look next?  This presentation about the history of the Great War will discuss both military personnel and civilian resources. Danni Altman-Newell from the Kansas City area is an expert in this field and will be presenting the program.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Monday, September 9, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, September 9, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.


Thursday, September 26, 2019
Breaking Down Brick Walls  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
In this program, members of the Topeka Genealogical Society will share breakthroughs that they have experienced in their family history resarch, and provide tips to help you break through your Brick Walls.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Monday, October 14, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, October 14, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.


Thursday, October 24, 2019
If the Building Could Talk, What Stories Might it Tell?  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
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.



Monday, November 11, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, November 11, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.



Monday, December 9, 2019
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
 
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.
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, December 9, 2019
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
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!
 
Facilitated by Marty Flanagan
 
This group is a benefit of TGS membership, open to current TGS members only.