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Monday, February 10
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
TOPIC:  New DNA Genealogy Standards and DNA Beneficiary and Consent Forms
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 10
Brick Wall Interest Group  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library, 2717 SE Indiana Avenue
TOPIC: Germans to Pennsylvania
 
Bring your brick wall  genealogy problems, and your knowledge and experience to help others solve their problems.  Most sessions include a short presentation, plus time to 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 13
Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group  (Computer Genealogy & Software)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
TOPIC:  Demo of Randy Majors Mapping and Ancestor Search tools
 
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, February 13
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
NOTE THE TIME CHANGE - 2:00-4:00 PM
 
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Thursday, February 27
Civil War Veterans Buried at Rochester Cemetery  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Students from Mr. Nathan McAlister’s Seaman High School history class wil report on their project to research and document every veteran of the Civil War buried in Rochester Cemetery. They will share their methods and findings.
 
Program is free,and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Monday, March 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, March 9
Brick Wall Interest Group  (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.  Most sessions include a short presentation, plus time to 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 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, March 12
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Sunday, March 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.


Thursday, March 26
Cemetery Records at Mount Hope Cemetery  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Mr. Fred Holroyd, a volunteer at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka, has recently organized and digitized the cemetery’s records. As the former Vice-President of Penwell Mortuary, he is knowledgeable about funeral and burial customs in this area and has a wealth of information to share. Currently, Mr. Holyroyd is working to identify veterans buried at the cemetery without headstones and then is applying to the government for headstones.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public. No registration required. 
 



2020 Heartland Family History Conference
Friday, April 3 through Saturday, April 4
2020 Heartland Family History Conference  (Annual Conference)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maner Conference Center, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka
Our 2020 Conference will be a landmark event!  We have nearly 50 years' experience hosting successful annual conferences, and this year we are expanding to offer an even bigger and better Conference.  Two full days, packed with programming.  Keynote Speaker John P. Colletta, plus 30 breakout sessions to choose from.   New vendors and exhibitors, and socializing opportunities.  DON'T MISS IT!
 
 
See our Annual Conference Page for more detail.
 
Dowload registration form below, or register online
 


Thursday, April 9
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, April 9
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Monday, April 13
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, April 13
Brick Wall Interest Group  (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.  Most sessions include a short presentation, plus time to 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 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, May 11
Brick Wall Interest Group  (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.  Most sessions include a short presentation, plus time to 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 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, May 14
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Sunday, May 17
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, May 28
Finding Military Records and the Kansas National Guard Museum  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Master Sergeant Jeremy Byers, Command Historian for the Kansas Army and Air National Guard, will present information on how to access both public records and specific records for veterans of the U. S. military. He will also share resources available at the National Guard museum located here in Topeka at Forbes Field.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public. No registration required. 
 



Monday, June 8
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 8
Brick Wall Interest Group  (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.  Most sessions include a short presentation, plus time to 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 11
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, June 11
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Thursday, June 25
Martha Farnsworth, Kansas Womens' Suffragette  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Megan Rohleder, senior archivist at the Kansas Historical Society will introduce you to Martha Farnsworth who worked tirelessly to earn Kansas women the right to vote in 1912. Martha kept diaries throughout her life that shed light on Topeka and times in which she lived. You can follow Martha on Twitter at #MarthaMakesHistory
 
Program is free, and open to the Public. No registration required. 
 



Thursday, July 9
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, July 9
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Monday, July 13
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, July 13
Brick Wall Interest Group  (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.  Most sessions include a short presentation, plus time to 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.


Sunday, July 19
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, July 23
Program Details to be Announced  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
SAVE THE DATE!  Details will be announced as they become avilable.
 
Monthly Programs, featuring local speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest. Programs are free, and open to the Public. No registration required. 
 



Annual Meeting and Member Picnic
Saturday, August 1
Annual Meeting and Member Picnic  (Other)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location to be announced
Watch for more detail as the date draws closer!


Monday, August 10
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 10
Brick Wall Interest Group  (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.  Most sessions include a short presentation, plus time to 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 13
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, August 13
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Thursday, August 27
Program Details to be Announced  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
SAVE THE DATE!  Details will be announced as they become avilable.
 
Monthly Programs, featuring local speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest. Programs are free, and open to the Public. No registration required. 
 



Thursday, September 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, September 10
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Monday, September 14
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 14
Brick Wall Interest Group  (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.  Most sessions include a short presentation, plus time to 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.


Sunday, September 20
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 24
Program Details to be Announced  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
SAVE THE DATE!  Details will be announced as they become avilable.
 
Monthly Programs, featuring local speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest. Programs are free, and open to the Public. No registration required. 
 



Thursday, October 8
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 8
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Monday, October 12
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 12
Brick Wall Interest Group  (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.  Most sessions include a short presentation, plus time to 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 22
Program Details to be Announced  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
SAVE THE DATE!  Details will be announced as they become avilable.
 
Monthly Programs, featuring local speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest. Programs are free, and open to the Public. No registration required.