Topeka Genealogical Society

Save the date!

Our 2017 Conference was a huge success!  Thanks to everyone who attended.  Mark your calendars now for our next Conference, April 20-21, 2018, with keynote speaker Tom Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL!

or fifty years, the Topeka Genealogical Society has been promoting and supporting family history interests in Shawnee County and northeast Kansas. Whether you are just wondering how to get started in learning about your ancestors, or are an experienced researcher, we offer resources and learning opportunities to assist you in the fascinating process of discovery that we call genealogy.  

Our library, located at 2717 SE Indiana Avenue, houses a large and growing collection of more than 12,000 books and 700 genealogical periodical titles. In addition to an outstanding collection of Shawnee County materials, the library offers resources pertaining to almost all U.S. states and many foreign nations. Whether your ancestors lived in Kansas or elsewhere, we are likely to have something useful to you in your research.   
Our educational offerings are equally diverse. We offer monthly programs featuring local speakers, an annual conference featuring a nationally recognized speaker, and an array of classes, workshops, interest groups and research trips offered throughout the year to meet the varied needs and interests of our members and the community. 

Membership in the Topeka Genealogical Society also offers fun opportunities to get to know other genealogists, to learn from and share with other members, or to get involved in one or more of our many activities and projects.    

We invite you to explore our website and learn about TGS and the many resources and opportunities that we offer.


Welcome to the Topeka Genealogical Society!

Topeka Genealogical Society
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 26th
Introduction to Family History & Genealogy- Session 1
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 28th
DNA for Beginners
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 1st
Intermediate DNA Genealogy Special Interest Group
  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
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