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Monday, November 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.
 
November Topic:  How MyHeritage uses DNA Results with their Records Search, by Rich McReynolds
 
Open to the members of the public, if they have completed DNA testing.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Monday, November 12
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.


Friday, November 16
Using DNA Painter  (Classes & Workshops)
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Learn what DNA Painter is, and how and why to use it analyze your DNA test results and matches. Class will be led by Marty Flanagan.
 
There will be a break for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00pm. Bring a sack lunch, or lunch on your own.
 
Pre-registration is required. Registration fee $30 for TGS members, $35 for non-members.  Register online or download a registration form (below) and mail with payment. 
 
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 - HeritageQuest  (Saturday Skillbuilders)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Learn how to get Free access to the HeritageQuest databases, and what types of resources can be found there.  Presented by Barb LaClair.
 
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.



Monday, December 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, December 10
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 13
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, 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 - Thinking about DNA, But Haven't Tested Yet  (Saturday Skillbuilders)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
DNA Testing has become the new 'Hot Topic' in many genealogy circles.  Are you wondering whether you should test, and how DNA test results might be helpful to your genealogy research?   If so, this Skillbuilder will be of interest to you.  Presented by Marty Flanagan.
 
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, January 24, 2019
Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived in It  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Researching a property can build a human connection to the history and people who came before you.
 
Presented by Diana Staresinc-Deane, Executive Director of the Franklin County Historical Society and Old Depot Museum in Ottawa. This program is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Speakers' Bureau.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Saturday, February 23, 2019
Native American Genealogy  (Classes & Workshops)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Many people have family stories of Native American ancestry, but no supporting documentation or proof.  Learn how to search for  and identify Native Americans among your ancestral tree.  
 
Class will be led by Barbara LaClair.
 
Pre-registration required.  Registration fee $20 for TGS members, $25 for non-members.  Register online, or download and  print a mailable registration form from the link below.


Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Exodusters after the Civil War and Kansas, the "Land of Honey"  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Joel Meyers from Manhattan will present this program, focused on Exodusters who came to Topeka.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Thursday, March 28, 2019
Railroads: The Industry that Shaped Kansas  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Kansas History and the railroads are intertwined.  To understand the lives of early settlers, you must know the part played by railroads. 
 
Presented by Leo E. Oliva, a Kansas Humanities Speakers' Bureau presenter.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Thursday, May 23, 2019
Why DNA? Is it Right for You?  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Marty Flanagan, a local DNA expert, will discuss how DNA evidence can enrich your life and help to break down Kansas History brick walls in your family history research.
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Thursday, June 27, 2019
Using the Kansas State Historical Society Library and Archives  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Sara Keckeisen, reference librarian at the Kansas State Historical Society, will share tips and tricks for using this awesome resource located here in Topeka.  
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Thursday, July 25, 2019
Fun Facts and Important Information about Kansas Counties  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Wendi Bevitt, from Buried Past Consulting, will provide information about the 105 Kansas Counties that may help with researching your ancestors. 
 
Program is free, and open to the Public.  No registration required.



Thursday, August 22, 2019
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.



Thursday, September 26, 2019
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.



Thursday, October 24, 2019
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.