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Friday, June 1
DNA - Testing with MyHeritage and LivingDNA  (Classes & Workshops)
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2017 SE Indiana
Marty Flanagan will lead a 1/2 day class looking at DNA testing with the two newest testing companies - MyHeritage and LivingDNA.
 
Pre-registration required.  Class registration fee is $20 for TGS members, and $25 for non-members. Register online, or print a mailable registration form below. 
 
Skill Level:  Basic.
 
Note:  If this class does not have a minimum of 3 students enrolled at least 5 calendar days prior to the class date, class will be cancelled.  In the event of cancellation, registered participants will be notified and paid registrations will be refunded.
 
 


Friday, June 1
Family History Writers' Group  (Family History Writers' Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Topeka Genealogical Society Library
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED, due to unavailability of  the group facilitators.  See you all next month.
 
Many genealogists spend a lifetime researching and gathering up the family history facts, but never get around to transforming those findings into a finished product that can be enjoyed by non-genealogist family members or published for sharing more broadly.  While compiling and publishing a family history book can seem like a daunting task, it is the best way to insure that our research findings are preserved.  The process can be made less intimidating and more fun by sharing the experience with others who are facing similar challenges.
 
This is an informal learning and support group where participants will share their ideas, progress, challenges and successes and learn from one another. 
 
Open to current TGS members; there is no charge for participation.
 


Saturday, June 9
Intermediate Genealogy  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
 
Instructor: Barb LaClair
 
Have you been researching for a while, and want to continue to build your research skills?  Or, are you stuck with a brick wall and need some ideas for how to move forward?  Maybe you need some help in evvaluating the evidence, or proving a relationship with indirect evidence?  This class assumes basic knowledge of genealogical research methods, and will explore more unusual source materials and advanced research methods.
 
Class content will cover often-overlooked sources, formulating a research plan, evaluating the evidence, resolving conflicts, using indirect evidence, the Genealogical Proof Standard, and overcoming brick walls.
 
We will break for lunch around noon.  Lunch on your own, or bring a sack lunch.
 
 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Registration fee $25 for TGS members, $30 for non-members.  Register online, or download and print a registration form below.
 
Note:  If this class does not have a minimum of 3 students enrolled at least 5 calendar days prior to the class date, class will be cancelled.  In the event of cancellation, registered participants will be notified and paid registrations will be refunded.
 
 


Monday, June 11
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, June 11
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, June 14
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, June 14
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.


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, June 16
Saturday Skillbuilder - Organize Your Genealogy: Building a Molehill Out of a Mountain  (Saturday Skillbuilders)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Jill Frese will share her method for organizing the genealogy paper clutter with the program, "How to build a mole hole out of a mountain."  It includes a system for getting rid of those "piles" of stuff' , a way to locate any piece of genealogical matter and a way to adapt it to any mess be it a beginner, midstream or an advance paperholic.
 
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.


Thursday, June 28
The Civil War and Genealogy  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Program rescheduled from February 2018.
 
Dr. Carl Graves, Civil War expert, will demonstrate how to integrate Civil War research into your family history narrative.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Saturday, July 7
Using Land Records in Genealogical Research  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Throughout history, the desire to own land has motivated our ancestors to uproot their families and move to new locations, often on rugged frontiers.  The land records they left behind can reveal much about our ancestors and their lives.
 
Learn where to find land records, and how to analyze and interpret them.
 
Instructor: Barbara LaClair
 
Class is open to TGS members, and the general public.
Suggested Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate.  Some research experience suggested.
 
Registration fee:  $20 for TGS members, $25 for non-members. 
 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Register Online, or download a print a registration form below.
 
Note:  If this class does not have a minimum of 3 students enrolled at least 5 calendar days prior to the class date, class will be cancelled.  In the event of cancellation, registered participants will be notified and paid registrations will be refunded.
 


Thursday, July 12
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.


Sunday, July 15
Computer User Group (was PAF users)  (Computer Genealogy)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
The former PAF user group has expanded its focus, and will now be discussing a variety of topics related to computer use in genealogy.
 
Group is led by Eileen Davis.
 
Meetings are free, and open to the public.


Saturday, July 21
Saturday Skillbuilder - Topic to be Announced when available  (Saturday Skillbuilders)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Watch for the topic and presenter information to be posted as it becomes available.
 
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.


Thursday, July 26
Homesteading, Settling the West  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Ken Leonard from the Johnson County Genealogical Society will present the history of the homestead movement and discuss information found in homestead application files. Program is free, and open to the Public.  No reqistration required.



Thursday, August 9
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, August 18
Saturday Skillbuilder - Topic to be Announced when available  (Saturday Skillbuilders)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Watch for the topic and presenter information to be posted as it becomes available.
 
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, August 27
The Topeka Genealogical Society Library: A Little-Known Gem  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Cindy Cruz, Topeka Genealogical Society secretary, will give an audio-visual presentation on the society’s reorganized library that contains a vast collection of priceless documents, books, etc. Program is free and the public is welcome.  No registration required.
 



Thursday, September 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, September 15
Saturday Skillbuilder - Topic to be Announced when available  (Saturday Skillbuilders)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Watch for the topic and presenter information to be posted as it becomes available.
 
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.


Sunday, September 16
Computer User Group (was PAF users)  (Computer Genealogy)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
The former PAF user group has expanded its focus, and will now be discussing a variety of topics related to computer use in genealogy.
 
Group is led by Eileen Davis.
 
Meetings are free, and open to the public.


Thursday, September 27
Josiah McAfee: A Colorful Character!  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Wendi Bevitt, from Buried Past Consulting, will explain the role of this former Topeka mayor in bringing the gospel, education, and equality for African Americans to early day Kansas. Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Sunday, October 7
TGS OPEN HOUSE  (Other)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library
Join us at the TGS Library as we celebrate National Family History Month, and invite members of the public to learn more about TGS and what we have to offer.
 
Help us spread the word, and invite your friends to stop by!   
 
Light refreshments will be served.


Thursday, October 11
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, October 20
Saturday Skillbuilder - Topic to be Announced when available  (Saturday Skillbuilders)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Watch for the topic and presenter information to be posted as it becomes available.
 
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.


Thursday, October 25
Victorian Mourning: A Complicated Business  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Jill Frese and Joel Meyers, from Manhattan, will enthrall you with 19th century traditions surrounding death, funerals, and burial and share their implications for your family history.  Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Saturday, November 3
Getting the Most from the Major Online Genealogy Databases  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
 
NEW CLASS OFFERING FOR 2018!
 
There's a wealth of genealogy information available online but, sometimes, finding it can be a bit tricker than just 'clicking on that shaky leaf.'  Learn the tricks for going beyond the global search options to uncover hidden gems and treasures.  Databases covered will include Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Fold3.com, American Ancestors and more.
 
Suggested skill level: Any
 
Class will be led by Barb LaClair, and others to be announced.
 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Registration fee $20 for current TGS members, $30 for non-members.  Register online HERE, or dowload a brochure and registration form below.
 
Note:  If this class does not have a minimum of 3 students enrolled at least 5 calendar days prior to the class date, class will be cancelled.  In the event of cancellation, registered participants will be notified and paid registrations will be refunded.
 


Thursday, November 8
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, November 10
Introduction to Genealogy Research  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Would you like to know more about your family history, but don't know where to start?  Maybe you have a little information from your family, or have done a few searches on Ancestry, but don't know where to go next?
 
This introductory-level class is for those who are thinking about researching family history, or just getting started.  We will cover basic tools and methods, organizing your information, knowing which sources are credible, and basic sources such as censuses, vital records and courthouse records.
 
Class will be led by Barb LaClair.
 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration fee $10 for TGS members, $20 for non-members.  Register online, or download and print a brochure/registration form below.
 
Note:  If this class does not have a minimum of 3 students enrolled at least 5 calendar days prior to the class date, class will be cancelled.  In the event of cancellation, registered participants will be notified and paid registrations will be refunded.
 


Saturday, November 17
Saturday Skillbuilder - Topic to be Announced when available  (Saturday Skillbuilders)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Watch for the topic and presenter information to be posted as it becomes available.
 
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.


Sunday, November 18
Computer User Group (was PAF users)  (Computer Genealogy)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
The former PAF user group has expanded its focus, and will now be discussing a variety of topics related to computer use in genealogy.
 
Group is led by Eileen Davis.
 
Meetings are free, and 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 - Topic to be Announced when available  (Saturday Skillbuilders)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Watch for the topic and presenter information to be posted as it becomes available.
 
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.