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Dinner Gathering and Fundraiser
Thursday, May 23
Dinner Gathering and Fundraiser  (Dinner/Social Gatherings)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Red Robin, 6230 SW 6th Street, Topeka
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 23
Monthly Program - Researching Your Great War Ancestor  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, or online with Zoom

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 27
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA Special Interest Group)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Online, via Zoom
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 marty.flanagan3@gmail.com , giving your name and email address, at least 2 days prior to the meeting. 



Tuesday, June 11
Foundations of Family History Interest Group  (Foundations of Family History)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
PRESENTATION TOPIC:  To be announced 
 
Whether you are brand new to genealogy, or have been researching for quite a while, there's always something new to learn!  Having a better understanding of research methods and source materials can help you to avoid mistakes and improve your chances of research success.  In this group, we will take a brief look at a different method or source material each month, and then leave time for  questions, answers and discussion on any genealogy-related topic. Facilitated by Barb LaClair
 
Participation in this group is free, and open to the public. 
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING AND OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK, CLICK HERE.
 
 


Thursday, June 13
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Zoom meeting
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 soon
 
Facilitated by Rich McReynolds.
 
Free, open to the public. Email  Rich McReynolds at rlm4017@gmail.com, at least two days before the meeting to be sent the Zoom link.
 


Friday, June 14
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom meeting
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.  To attend or participate, please contact Barb LaClair at tgstopeka.president@gmail.com.


Brick Wall Interest Group
Tuesday, June 18
Brick Wall Interest Group  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Topeka Genealogical Society Library
In-Person Meeting
 
June Program - "Search Party” at the Topeka Genealogical Society Library - Participants can access TGS indexes, databases and finding aids, plus materials in the TGS Library collection.  (search our online Library catalog ahead of time to see what we have that pertains to your research).   Bring your research questions and a flash drive to save your documents!
 
Facilitated by Cindy Cruz. 


Monday, June 24
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA Special Interest Group)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Online, via Zoom
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 marty.flanagan3@gmail.com , giving your name and email address, at least 2 days prior to the meeting. 


Thursday, June 27
Monthly Program - Kansas First Lady, Sarah Robinson  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, or online with Zoom

 

“Kansas First Lady, Sarah Robinson” by Suzanne Germes 

Topekan Suzanne Germes will present a living history lecture about Sara Robinson's activities during the Civil War. She was the wife of Kansas Governor Charles Robinson. 
 
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. 



Tuesday, July 9
Foundations of Family History Interest Group  (Foundations of Family History)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
PRESENTATION TOPIC:  To be announced 
 
Whether you are brand new to genealogy, or have been researching for quite a while, there's always something new to learn!  Having a better understanding of research methods and source materials can help you to avoid mistakes and improve your chances of research success.  In this group, we will take a brief look at a different method or source material each month, and then leave time for  questions, answers and discussion on any genealogy-related topic. Facilitated by Barb LaClair
 
Participation in this group is free, and open to the public. 
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING AND OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK, CLICK HERE.
 
 


Thursday, July 11
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Zoom meeting
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 soon
 
Facilitated by Rich McReynolds.
 
Free, open to the public. Email  Rich McReynolds at rlm4017@gmail.com, at least two days before the meeting to be sent the Zoom link.
 


Friday, July 12
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom meeting
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.  To attend or participate, please contact Barb LaClair at tgstopeka.president@gmail.com.


Monday, July 22
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA Special Interest Group)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Online, via Zoom
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 marty.flanagan3@gmail.com , giving your name and email address, at least 2 days prior to the meeting. 


Thursday, July 25
Monthly Program - Richard L.S. and Marjorie J. Morse Special Collections at KSU  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, or online with Zoom

The Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at K-State” by Cliff Hight

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. 



Thursday, August 8
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Zoom meeting
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 soon
 
Facilitated by Rich McReynolds.
 
Free, open to the public. Email  Rich McReynolds at rlm4017@gmail.com, at least two days before the meeting to be sent the Zoom link.
 


Friday, August 9
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom meeting
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.  To attend or participate, please contact Barb LaClair at tgstopeka.president@gmail.com.


Tuesday, August 13
Foundations of Family History Interest Group  (Foundations of Family History)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
PRESENTATION TOPIC:  To be announced 
 
Whether you are brand new to genealogy, or have been researching for quite a while, there's always something new to learn!  Having a better understanding of research methods and source materials can help you to avoid mistakes and improve your chances of research success.  In this group, we will take a brief look at a different method or source material each month, and then leave time for  questions, answers and discussion on any genealogy-related topic. Facilitated by Barb LaClair
 
Participation in this group is free, and open to the public. 
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING AND OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK, CLICK HERE.
 
 


Thursday, August 22
Monthly Program - You've Got Mail- Letter-Writing Through Time  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, or online with Zoom

You’ve Got Mail: Exploring Letter-Writing Through Time” by Celia Daniels from Humanities Kansas Lecture Series

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, August 26
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA Special Interest Group)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Online, via Zoom
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 marty.flanagan3@gmail.com , giving your name and email address, at least 2 days prior to the meeting. 



Tuesday, September 10
Foundations of Family History Interest Group  (Foundations of Family History)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
PRESENTATION TOPIC:  To be announced 
 
Whether you are brand new to genealogy, or have been researching for quite a while, there's always something new to learn!  Having a better understanding of research methods and source materials can help you to avoid mistakes and improve your chances of research success.  In this group, we will take a brief look at a different method or source material each month, and then leave time for  questions, answers and discussion on any genealogy-related topic. Facilitated by Barb LaClair
 
Participation in this group is free, and open to the public. 
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING AND OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK, CLICK HERE.
 
 


Thursday, September 12
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Zoom meeting
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 soon
 
Facilitated by Rich McReynolds.
 
Free, open to the public. Email  Rich McReynolds at rlm4017@gmail.com, at least two days before the meeting to be sent the Zoom link.
 


Friday, September 13
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom meeting
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.  To attend or participate, please contact Barb LaClair at tgstopeka.president@gmail.com.


Monday, September 23
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA Special Interest Group)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Online, via Zoom
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 marty.flanagan3@gmail.com , giving your name and email address, at least 2 days prior to the meeting. 


Thursday, September 26
Monthly Program  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, or online with Zoom

Program title and Presenter to be announced soon 

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. 



Tuesday, October 8
Foundations of Family History Interest Group  (Foundations of Family History)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
PRESENTATION TOPIC:  To be announced 
 
Whether you are brand new to genealogy, or have been researching for quite a while, there's always something new to learn!  Having a better understanding of research methods and source materials can help you to avoid mistakes and improve your chances of research success.  In this group, we will take a brief look at a different method or source material each month, and then leave time for  questions, answers and discussion on any genealogy-related topic. Facilitated by Barb LaClair
 
Participation in this group is free, and open to the public. 
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING AND OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK, CLICK HERE.
 
 


Thursday, October 10
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Zoom meeting
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 soon
 
Facilitated by Rich McReynolds.
 
Free, open to the public. Email  Rich McReynolds at rlm4017@gmail.com, at least two days before the meeting to be sent the Zoom link.
 


Friday, October 11
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom meeting
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.  To attend or participate, please contact Barb LaClair at tgstopeka.president@gmail.com.


Thursday, October 24
Monthly Program  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, or online with Zoom

Program title and Presenter to be announced soon 

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, October 28
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA Special Interest Group)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Online, via Zoom
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 marty.flanagan3@gmail.com , giving your name and email address, at least 2 days prior to the meeting. 



Friday, November 8
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom meeting
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.  To attend or participate, please contact Barb LaClair at tgstopeka.president@gmail.com.


Tuesday, November 12
Foundations of Family History Interest Group  (Foundations of Family History)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
PRESENTATION TOPIC:  To be announced 
 
Whether you are brand new to genealogy, or have been researching for quite a while, there's always something new to learn!  Having a better understanding of research methods and source materials can help you to avoid mistakes and improve your chances of research success.  In this group, we will take a brief look at a different method or source material each month, and then leave time for  questions, answers and discussion on any genealogy-related topic. Facilitated by Barb LaClair
 
Participation in this group is free, and open to the public. 
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING AND OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK, CLICK HERE.
 
 


Thursday, November 14
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Zoom meeting
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 soon
 
Facilitated by Rich McReynolds.
 
Free, open to the public. Email  Rich McReynolds at rlm4017@gmail.com, at least two days before the meeting to be sent the Zoom link.
 


Monday, November 25
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA Special Interest Group)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Online, via Zoom
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 marty.flanagan3@gmail.com , giving your name and email address, at least 2 days prior to the meeting. 



Tuesday, December 10
Foundations of Family History Interest Group  (Foundations of Family History)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
PRESENTATION TOPIC:  To be announced 
 
Whether you are brand new to genealogy, or have been researching for quite a while, there's always something new to learn!  Having a better understanding of research methods and source materials can help you to avoid mistakes and improve your chances of research success.  In this group, we will take a brief look at a different method or source material each month, and then leave time for  questions, answers and discussion on any genealogy-related topic. Facilitated by Barb LaClair
 
Participation in this group is free, and open to the public. 
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING AND OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK, CLICK HERE.
 
 


Thursday, December 12
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Zoom meeting
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 soon
 
Facilitated by Rich McReynolds.
 
Free, open to the public. Email  Rich McReynolds at rlm4017@gmail.com, at least two days before the meeting to be sent the Zoom link.
 


Friday, December 13
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom meeting
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.  To attend or participate, please contact Barb LaClair at tgstopeka.president@gmail.com.


Monday, December 23
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA Special Interest Group)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Online, via Zoom
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 marty.flanagan3@gmail.com , giving your name and email address, at least 2 days prior to the meeting.