Topeka Genealogical Society

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, June 1st
Beginning Facebook Class
New Class Offering:  Beginning Facebook   Learn the basics of how to set up a Facebook account;  safety, security and privacy settings;  how to upload pictures, how to conduct searches, and how to use Facebook for genealogy.   Class fee $20 for TGS members, $25 for non-members.   Pre-registration is required.
Tuesday, June 7th
Visit the TGS table at Topeka Gives
Support your favorite non-profit organizations, including TGS, at the Annual Topeka Gives event.  This is a day to learn more about non-profits in the community and support your favorites. All donations made in person that day will be proportionally matched by the Topeka Community Foundation, resulting in additional funds to the organizations.  There is a minimum $25 donation, and a limit of 5 agencies designated per donor contribution.  Donations may be made by cash, check or credit card. Donor sheets will be available at the event.
Thursday, June 9th
Family Tree Maker, Computer Genealogy Interest Group
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.   
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