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Thursday, August 22
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.



The DNA Companies to Answer Questions about your Brick Walls
Saturday, September 7
The DNA Companies to Answer Questions about your Brick Walls  (Classes & Workshops)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
You have tested your autosomal DNA with FamilyTree DNA, MyHeritage or LivingDNA. You've looked at your results, maybe contacted new cousins, and you still have more questions than answers. This class will help you learn more about analyzing your results, and what you may not have considered.
 
This class will look at how to interpret and analyze results on each company site, review unique information and  advantages available with some of the testing companies, and more. There will be an question and answer session during the lunch break (box lunches will be provided).  
 
Register online by clicking here, or download the attached brochure to register by mail.  (Note: if you register online, be sure to also select a lunch option - they are listed as separate items) 
 
Registration fee:  $50 for TGS members, $55 for non-members  (box lunch included)
 
Registrations must be received before August 26, 2019.
 
A minimum of 5 registrants will be required for this class to be presented.
 
 
 


Monday, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 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.


Using Probate Records in Genealogical Research
Saturday, September 14
Using Probate Records in Genealogical Research  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
 
NEW CLASS OFFERING FOR 2019!
 
Probate records can be a goldmine of family information and insights.  Most genealogists understand that a Will naming heirs can help to establish family relationships, but there are many more clues buried in probate records.  This class with cover how probate records can be useful in genealogy research, types of records commonly found in probate proceedings, basic terminology, where to look for probate records (both online and off-line) and more.  Class will include hands-on practice researching a probate case using records available at the TGS Library.
 
Suggested skill level: Some basic genealogy research experience is suggested. 
 
Class will be led by Barb LaClair.
 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Registration fee $20 for current TGS members, $25 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, 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.


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.
 
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.


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.



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.