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Wednesday, April 26
Introduction to Family History & Genealogy- Session 1  (Classes & Workshops)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
This is a new, introductory-level  class for those who are interested in Genealogy and Family History and need help understanding the basics of how to conduct Family History research.   Class will consist of three sessions, on consecutive weeks, with "homework" assignments to be completed in between to enhance and reinforce the learning process.
 
Class will be led by Theresa Stahl and Cindy Cruz
 
Class is Free, but Pre-Registration is Required.   Register online here.


Friday, April 28
DNA for Beginners  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana, Topeka
Are you interested in DNA for Genealogy? Sign up for this class to find out if it is right for you. This class assumes you have had your DNA tested by the big 3 Companies, Ancestry, Family Tree DNA, 23 and Me DNA. Also, you have completed the Novice DNA class. This class will suggest who should test in your family. The class will deal with privacy concerns, contact with cousins, how to share information with your matches., and how to calm the concerns of family members. 
 
The class is led by Marty Flanagan
 
The cost for the class is $25 for TGS members, $30 for non-members. 
Register online here and download class flyer here.



Monday, May 1
Intermediate DNA 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.  Anyone is welcome, but this group has moved up to intermediate status.  Come if you have had your DNA tested, and are not sure what to do with the results.  This is not a class for beginners.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Tuesday, May 2
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 12:30 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.


Wednesday, May 3
Introduction to Family History & Genealogy- Session 2  (Classes & Workshops)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
This is a continuation of the three-part introductory class beginning on April 26th.
 
Class will be led by Theresa Stahl and Cindy Cruz
 
Class is Free, but Pre-Registration is Required.  See Session 1 above for how to register.


Saturday, May 6
Cemetery Research Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TGS Library (2717 SE Indiana), and the Topeka Cemetery
Join us for a fun afternoon exploring all the ways to make the most of your cemetery research trips.  We'll learn about the "dos" and "don'ts", what to bring, tips for taking better photographs, tombstone rubbings and grave-witching techniques.  Class will begin at the TGS Library, and will then adjourn to the historic Topeka Cemetery for some hands-on practice.  
 
Instructors: Barbara LaClair and others (to be determined)
 
Class is open to TGS members and the general public.
 
Pre-registration is required.  Registration fee:  $20 for TGS members, $25 for non-members.  Register online, or print a mailable registration form here
 
(In the event of inclement weather, class will be re-scheduled for May 13th)
 


Wednesday, May 10
Introduction to Family History & Genealogy- Session 3  (Classes & Workshops)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
This is a continuation of the three-part introductory class beginning on April 26th.
 
Class will be led by Theresa Stahl and Cindy Cruz
 
Class is Free, but Pre-Registration is Required.  See Session 1 above for how to register.


Thursday, May 11
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, May 11
Family History Writers' Group  (Family History Writers' Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library
Many genealogists spend a lifetime researching and gathering up the family history facts, but never get around to transforming those findings into a finished product that can be enjoyed by non-genealogist family members or published for sharing more broadly.  While compiling and publishing a family history book can seem like a daunting task, it is the best way to insure that our research findings are preserved.  The process can be made less intimidating and more fun by sharing the experience with others who are facing similar challenges.
 
This is an informal learning and support group where participants will share their ideas, progress, challenges and successes and learn from one another. 
 
Open to current TGS members; there is no charge for participation.
 


Thursday, May 11
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Thursday, May 18
Beginner DNA Genealogy Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library
This DIG group is for folks who completed the Basic three classes on DNA and took the Beginner DNA class.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Sunday, May 21
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 Rich Kleinschmidt and Eileen Davis.
 
Meetings are free, and open to the public.


Thursday, May 25
Using Maps for Family History Research  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Using Maps for Family History Research
 
Whether you are interested in history or your family's role in it, this program, hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society, is for you.  The public is invited.
 
Rich McReynolds will share a plethora of websites where genealogical and historical maps can be found that will shed light on the life and times of your ancestors.



Monday, June 5
Intermediate DNA 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.  Anyone is welcome, but this group has moved up to intermediate status.  Come if you have had your DNA tested, and are not sure what to do with the results.  This is not a class for beginners.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Tuesday, June 6
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 12:30 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, June 8
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, June 8
Family History Writers' Group  (Family History Writers' Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library
Many genealogists spend a lifetime researching and gathering up the family history facts, but never get around to transforming those findings into a finished product that can be enjoyed by non-genealogist family members or published for sharing more broadly.  While compiling and publishing a family history book can seem like a daunting task, it is the best way to insure that our research findings are preserved.  The process can be made less intimidating and more fun by sharing the experience with others who are facing similar challenges.
 
This is an informal learning and support group where participants will share their ideas, progress, challenges and successes and learn from one another. 
 
Open to current TGS members; there is no charge for participation.
 


Thursday, June 8
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Thursday, June 15
Beginner DNA Genealogy Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library
This DIG group is for folks who completed the Basic three classes on DNA and took the Beginner DNA class.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Saturday, June 17
Basics of Family History Research Class  (Classes & Workshops)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
Are you relatively new to family history and want to build your research skills?  Or, maybe you have been researching for a while, but feel like you may be missing something or want to brush up your skills?  In either case, this is the class for you.
 
We will start from the beginning with a few basic rules of family history research, and then dive a bit deeper to look at frequently-used sources and resources, both online and offline.
 
Class will be led by Barb LaClair and Terry Stahl.
 
Pre-registration is required. Registration fee $25 for TGS members, $30 for non-members.  Register online or print a mailable registration form here


Thursday, June 22
William Allen White: Famous Kansas Editor from Emporia  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
William Allen White: Famous Kansas Editor from Emporia
 
Whether you are interested in history or your family's role in it, this program, hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society, is for you.  The public is invited.
 
Christine Steinkuhler, from the Red Rocks State Historical Site, will present information about his contributions to the history of Emporia, Kansas and the nation.



Monday, July 10
Intermediate DNA 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.  Anyone is welcome, but this group has moved up to intermediate status.  Come if you have had your DNA tested, and are not sure what to do with the results.  This is not a class for beginners.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Tuesday, July 11
Brick Wall Help Session  (Brick Wall Problem Solving SIG)
9:30 am to 12:30 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, July 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, July 13
Family History Writers' Group  (Family History Writers' Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library
Many genealogists spend a lifetime researching and gathering up the family history facts, but never get around to transforming those findings into a finished product that can be enjoyed by non-genealogist family members or published for sharing more broadly.  While compiling and publishing a family history book can seem like a daunting task, it is the best way to insure that our research findings are preserved.  The process can be made less intimidating and more fun by sharing the experience with others who are facing similar challenges.
 
This is an informal learning and support group where participants will share their ideas, progress, challenges and successes and learn from one another. 
 
Open to current TGS members; there is no charge for participation.
 


Thursday, July 13
TGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
All Board meetings are open to TGS members.


Sunday, July 16
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 Rich Kleinschmidt and Eileen Davis.
 
Meetings are free, and open to the public.


Thursday, July 20
Beginner DNA Genealogy Interest Group  (DNA Genealogy Interest Group)
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Topeka Genealogical Society Library
This DIG group is for folks who completed the Basic three classes on DNA and took the Beginner DNA class.
 
Led by Marty Flanagan


Thursday, July 27
The History of Shawnee County Parks  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
The History of Shawnee County Parks
 
Whether you are interested in history or your family's role in it, this program, hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society, is for you.  The public is invited.
 
Bill Riphan, historian for the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department will share his love of Topeka's parks and their development using old photographs and stories.



Saturday, August 5
TGS Annual picnic and membership meeting  (Other)
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Thursday, August 24
Nicodemus: Children of the Promised Land  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Nicodemus: Children of the Promised Land
 
Whether you are interested in history or your family's role in it, this program, hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society, is for you.  The public is invited.
 
Angela Bates, Executive Director of the Nicodemus Historical Society, is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. She will present a pictorial history of Nicodemus, Kansas exploring the unique experiences of the children who were the first members of their families born free from the physical and psychological effects of slavery.



Saturday, September 23
Intermediate Genealogy   (Classes & Workshops)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
TGS Library, 2717 SE Indiana Ave.
 
Have you been researching for a while, and want to continue to build your research skills?  Or, are you stuck with a brick wall and need some ideas for how to move forward?  Maybe you need some help in evaluating the evidence, or proving a relationship with indirect evidence?  This class assumes basic knowledge of genealogical research methods, and will explore more unusual source materials and advanced research methods.
 
Class will be led by Barbara LaClair and Terry Stahl
 
Pre-registration required.  Registration fee $25 for TGS members, $30 for non-members.


Thursday, September 28
Researching Your Elusive Irish Ancestors  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Researching Your Elusive Irish Ancestors
 
Whether you are interested in history or your family's role in it, this program, hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society, is for you.  The public is invited.
 
Barbara Scanlon is the Genealogy Specialist at the Kansas City Irish Center and will provide valuable clues and strategies to help you find your connections to Ireland using her Irish family as examples.



Thursday, October 26
Orphan Train Riders in Northeast Kansas  (Monthly Programs)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Orphan Train Riders in Northeast Kansas
 
Whether you are interested in history or your family's role in it, this program, hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society, is for you.  The public is invited.
 
The Topeka Genealogical Society's Writers Group will honor the children who came west on "orphan trains" and the families who took them in by sharing some of their stories. The group began their research with the name of one orphan train rider placed near Holton, Kansas in 1885 and ended with the discovery of many more.