Recordings of Past Programs

The following programs have been recorded with the presenters' permission, and are being made available for on-demand viewing.   Note: Some additional program recordings are available only to current TGS members, and may be accessed by logging in and then looking under the "Members-Only Section" tab in the left menu. 
Monthly Programs
Our monthly programs cover a variety of local history and genealogy-related topics, usually presented by a local presenter. Programs are always free and open to the public.
May 2021 - The Oregon Trail in Northeast Kansas, presented by Doug Mauck
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June 2021 - The Ritchie Cemetery Project, presented by Jan Johnson and Jeff Hansen
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September 2021 - Hidden Treasures at the Topeka Genealogical Society Library, presented by Barbara LaClair
October 2021 - Creative Ways to Share Your Family History, presented by Barbara LaClair
View the program slides  (large file, please be patient when loading)
Foundations of Family History Group programs 
Our Foundations of Family History Special Interest Group meets on a monthly basis, focusing on a different record set or aspect of family history research each month. 
January 2021 - Getting Organized - Useful Forms and Worksheets
February 2021 - Searching for Clues at Home
March 2021 - Interviewing Family Members
April 2021 - U.S. Census: Population Schedules
May 2021 - Census Records: Beyond Population Schedules
(no meeting in June 2021)
July 2021 - Birth and Death Records
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(no meeting in August 2021)
September 2021 - Using Newspapers in Genealogy Research
October 2021 - Getting the Most from
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