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Breaking Down Brick Walls
Thursday, September 26
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.



Sunday, October 6
Lineage Societies Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Learn about lineage societies, their membership eligibility criteria, and how to apply.
 
This workshop will include representatives of local chapters of various lineage societies, available to answer your questions.  So far, the following groups have agreed to participate:  Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of American Colonists, War of 1812 , and Sons of the American Revolution.  Additional groups are being invited.
 
There is no fee for this workshop, but pre-registration is requested.  Click here to register online.


Twilight Talk at Historic Topeka Cemetery
Tuesday, October 8
Twilight Talk at Historic Topeka Cemetery  (Other)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Topeka Cemetery Office
If you haven’t heard Superintendent, Lisa Sandmeyer, speak about the “buried treasure” hidden in the Historic Topeka Cemetery, you are in for a lovely treat! Lisa will provide instructions for using the 160 years of burial records located at the cemetery and offer search tips for using the website database and smartphone GPS grave locator. Her vast knowledge of interesting tidbits of Topeka history will bring the residents of the cemetery “to life.” The program will be held in the comfort of the cemetery office building which was the former home of the cemetery founder, Dr. Franklin Crane. The evening will include refreshments, social time, and an opportunity to enjoy a self-guided stroll on the grounds at sunset. The office is most easily accessed off of SE 10 th Street by turning south at the first gate into the cemetery, located immediately east of Lafayette Street. Please join us!


Thursday, October 10
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
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 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, October 10
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 Open House
Sunday, October 13
TGS Open House  (Other)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
October is National Family History Month , and we are celebrating with an Open House!  
 
Stop by any time between 1 and 4pm to look around in the Library, talk with TGS members and experienced genealogists, and learn more about what we have to offer.  
 
Bring your friends!  The more, the merrier!


Monday, October 14
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
The October program will be on using DNA clustering techniques. 
 
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
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.


If the Building Could Talk, What Stories Might it Tell?
Thursday, October 24
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.



Introduction to Genealogy Research
Saturday, November 9
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.
 


Monday, November 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, November 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, November 14
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
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 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, November 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.



Monday, December 9
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
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, December 12
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
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 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, December 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.