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
Saturday, August 23rd:
Summer Picnic/ Potluck
Join us for some summer fun and great food at our TGS Summer Picnic.  Meet other TGS members, or visit with old friends.  
We'll gather at Snyder's Cabin in Gage Park  (in the southwest corner of the Park).   Bring yourself, and a dish of food to share.  TGS will provide table service and beverages.
This event is for TGS membership.  Spouses or sigificant others are also welcome.
Thursday, August 28th:
Stump the Genealogy Chumps!
We're hosting our own version of the Genealogy Roadshow! Join us for a fun-filled evening as we line up a panel of our best local genealogy experts, and challenge them with your genealogy questions. 
We are now accepting submissions of questions to be considered for presentation during the program.  To submit your question, please complete the attached form and return to TGS no later than August 15, 2014.  Selected questions and our expert's answers will be presented at this program.  Answers to questions not presented during the program may be published in future issues of the TGS Quarterly.
We're also taking volunteers to serve on the panel of Chumps for the evening! Let us know if you would like to volunteer.
Program is free, and open to the public.
Thursday, September 11th:
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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