Topeka Genealogical Society


Welcome to the website of the Topeka Genealogical Society.   We invite you to come in, look around, and check out all that we offer to genealogists and family historians.

or nearly 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 10,000 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, September 18th:
Genealogical Records: Adding Photographs and Documents
A picture is truly worth a thousand words!  Photos and images of documents can make your family history much more interesting, especially to those non-genealogist family members.   In this class, students will leand about scanning photos and documents, repairing and refreshing the scanned images, and adding images to the family story.
Registration fee:  $20 for TGS members, $25 for non-members   Download Registration Form by clicking the link below.
Thursday, September 25th:
Simple Gifts - Turning Family History into Gifts the Family Will Love
Holidays are approaching, and gifts are often a part of the season's festivities. This year, why not consider simple ways to use what you have found in your family history research, and turn your findings into simple gifts that will have special meaning? 
We'll start the evening off with a short program of ideas and examples and then open it up for sharing from the audience.
Bring your ideas, and examples if you have them, and plan on doing some old-fashioned "show-and-tell."
Program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 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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