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
Thursday, August 24th
Nicodemus: Children of the Promised Land
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.
Friday, September 1st
Family History Writers' Group
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.  
Tuesday, September 5th
Brick Wall Help Session
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.
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