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Monthly Program - Layers of History in Germany are Stacked!
Thursday, May 26
Monthly Program - Layers of History in Germany are Stacked!  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hybrid Program - Attend in person (at TSCPL), or online with Zoom
 
Presenter and Program Topic:  TGS member Duane Hermann, an internationally published, award-winning poet and historian, will share his poems, anecdotes and photos describing the village in Bavaria where his great-grandfather was born.
 
 
Monthly Programs, featuring local speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest. Programs are free, and open to the Public. Pre-registration is needed - see below. 
 
NEW FOR 2022!  Hybrid Meeting Format.  Attend in person (at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library), or online with Zoom. In-person seating capacity will be limited to accomodate social distancing.  Pre-registration is needed - CLICK HERE to register on the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library website. Instructions for joining online will be distributed prior to the meeting to all who have registered for online participation.



Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group
Thursday, June 9
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  
 
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.
 


TGS Board Meeting
Friday, June 10
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.


Foundations of Family History Interest Group
Tuesday, June 14
Foundations of Family History Interest Group  (Foundations of Family History)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting - Online with Zoom
 
PRESENTATION TOPIC:  Using Periodicals in Genealogy Research (postponed from last month)
 
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.  If  you would like to participate, contact Barb LaClair at  tgstopeka.president@gmail.com at least 2 days in advance to receive a link to the meeting. 
 
 


Brick Wall Interest Group
Tuesday, June 21
Brick Wall Interest Group  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Hybrid Meeting ? - In person or Online with Zoom, or Both? To be determined
Discussion Topic:  To be announced
 
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 Cindy Cruz. Contact Cindy at least 2 days in advance to be invited to attend. clcruz32153@aol.com.
 
 


Monthly Program - Ellis Island Weddings
Thursday, June 23
Monthly Program - Ellis Island Weddings  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hybrid Program - Attend in person (at TSCPL), or online with Zoom
 
Presenter and Program TopicEllis Island Weddings: Love, Marriage and Citizenship in Early 20th Century America
 
Kathryn Viggalis will explore the history of arranged marriages to immigrant picture brides and the role marriage played as a cultural and legal institution in the United States between 1900 and 1950. In addition, she will share the stories of Greek immigrant picture brides in her own family. Ms. Viggalis’ program is sponsored by the Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau.
 
Monthly Programs, featuring local speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest. Programs are free, and open to the Public.
 
Attend in person (at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library), or online with Zoom. Pre-registration is needed - click here to register.



TGS Board Meeting
Friday, July 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.


Foundations of Family History Interest Group
Tuesday, July 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.  If  you would like to participate, contact Barb LaClair at  tgstopeka.president@gmail.com at least 2 days in advance to receive a link to the meeting. 
 
 


Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group
Thursday, July 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  
 
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.
 


Using Land Records in Genealogical Research
Saturday, July 16
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 & Cindy Cruz
 
Class is open to TGS members, and the general public.
Suggested Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate.  Some research experience suggested.
 
Registration fee:  $25 for TGS members, $30 for non-members. 
 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Register Online, or download a print a registration form below and mail it in.
 
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.
 


Brick Wall Interest Group
Tuesday, July 19
Brick Wall Interest Group  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Hybrid Meeting ? - In person or Online with Zoom, or Both? To be determined
Discussion Topic:  To be announced
 
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 Cindy Cruz. Contact Cindy at least 2 days in advance to be invited to attend. clcruz32153@aol.com.
 
 


Monthly Program - Flour Power!
Thursday, July 28
Monthly Program - Flour Power!  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hybrid Program - Attend in person (at TSCPL), or online with Zoom
 
Presenter and Program TopicFlour Power!
 
Gene Chavez, president of Chavez and Associates, will uncover the rich history of Mexican immigration to Kansas and the journey of the humble, but important, tortilla. Mr. Chavez’s program is sponsored by the Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau.
 
Monthly Programs, featuring local speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest. Programs are free, and open to the Public. 
 
Attend in person (at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library), or online with Zoom. Pre-registration is needed - click here to register. 



Foundations of Family History Interest Group
Tuesday, August 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.  If  you would like to participate, contact Barb LaClair at  tgstopeka.president@gmail.com at least 2 days in advance to receive a link to the meeting. 
 
 


Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group
Thursday, August 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  
 
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.
 


TGS Board Meeting
Friday, August 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.


Brick Wall Interest Group
Tuesday, August 16
Brick Wall Interest Group  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Hybrid Meeting ? - In person or Online with Zoom, or Both? To be determined
Discussion Topic:  To be announced
 
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 Cindy Cruz. Contact Cindy at least 2 days in advance to be invited to attend. clcruz32153@aol.com.
 
 


Monthly Program - The Civil War in Kansas
Thursday, August 25
Monthly Program - The Civil War in Kansas  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hybrid Program - Attend in person (at TSCPL), or online with Zoom
 
Presenter and Program TopicThe Civil War in Kansas 
 
Will Haynes, the Director of Engagement and Learning for Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence, will present the story of Kansas during the Civil War and how it helped shape the state’s image for years afterward.  Mr. Haynes’ program is sponsored by the Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau.
 
Monthly Programs, featuring local speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest. Programs are free, and open to the Public. 
 
  Attend in person (at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library), or online with Zoom.   Pre-registration is needed - click here to register



Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group
Thursday, September 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  
 
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.
 


TGS Board Meeting
Friday, September 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.


Foundations of Family History Interest Group
Tuesday, September 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.  If  you would like to participate, contact Barb LaClair at  tgstopeka.president@gmail.com at least 2 days in advance to receive a link to the meeting. 
 
 


Brick Wall Interest Group
Tuesday, September 20
Brick Wall Interest Group  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Hybrid Meeting ? - In person or Online with Zoom, or Both? To be determined
Discussion Topic:  To be announced
 
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 Cindy Cruz. Contact Cindy at least 2 days in advance to be invited to attend. clcruz32153@aol.com.
 
 


Monthly Program - African American Topeka
Thursday, September 22
Monthly Program - African American Topeka  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hybrid Program - Attend in person (at TSCPL), or online with Zoom
 
Presenter and Program TopicAfrican American Topeka
 
Sherri Camp, TSCPL Genealogy Librarian, will speak about the roles of notable African American leaders and citizens in the history of Topeka, Kansas. Sherri Camp, TSCPL Genealogy Librarian, will speak about the roles of notable African American leaders and citizens in the history of Topeka, Kansas.
 
Monthly Programs, featuring local speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest. Programs are free, and open to the Public. 
 
Attend in person (at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library), or online with Zoom.  Pre-registration is needed - click here to register.  



Foundations of Family History Interest Group
Tuesday, October 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.  If  you would like to participate, contact Barb LaClair at  tgstopeka.president@gmail.com at least 2 days in advance to receive a link to the meeting. 
 
 


Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group
Thursday, October 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  
 
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.
 


TGS Board Meeting
Friday, October 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, October 18
Brick Wall Interest Group  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Hybrid Meeting ? - In person or Online with Zoom, or Both? To be determined
Discussion Topic:  To be announced
 
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 Cindy Cruz. Contact Cindy at least 2 days in advance to be invited to attend. clcruz32153@aol.com.
 
 


Monthly Program - Adoption & Genealogy: HELP!
Thursday, October 27
Monthly Program - Adoption & Genealogy: HELP!  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hybrid Program - Attend in person (at TSCPL), or online with Zoom
 
Presenter and Program TopicAdoption and Genealogy: HELP!
 
Marilyn Mendenhall Waugh, Past President of the American Adoption Congress, will share the touching story of the search for the birth parents of one of her clients, Sue.
 
Monthly Programs, featuring local speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest. Programs are free, and open to the Public. 
 
Attend in person (at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library), or online with Zoom.   Pre-registration is needed - click here to register. 



Foundations of Family History Interest Group
Tuesday, November 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.  If  you would like to participate, contact Barb LaClair at  tgstopeka.president@gmail.com at least 2 days in advance to receive a link to the meeting. 
 
 


Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group
Thursday, November 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  
 
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.
 


TGS Board Meeting
Friday, November 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.


Brick Wall Interest Group
Tuesday, November 15
Brick Wall Interest Group  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 10:00 am
Hybrid Meeting ? - In person or Online with Zoom, or Both? To be determined
Discussion Topic:  To be announced
 
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 Cindy Cruz. Contact Cindy at least 2 days in advance to be invited to attend. clcruz32153@aol.com.
 
 



Computer Genealogy & Software Interest Group
Thursday, December 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  
 
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.
 


TGS Board Meeting
Friday, December 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.


Foundations of Family History Interest Group
Tuesday, December 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.  If  you would like to participate, contact Barb LaClair at  tgstopeka.president@gmail.com at least 2 days in advance to receive a link to the meeting. 
 
 


Brick Wall Interest Group
Tuesday, December 20
Brick Wall Interest Group  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Hybrid Meeting ? - In person or Online with Zoom, or Both? To be determined
Discussion Topic:  To be announced
 
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 Cindy Cruz. Contact Cindy at least 2 days in advance to be invited to attend. clcruz32153@aol.com.