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
Tuesday, October 26th
Brick Wall Interest Group
NOTE THE DATE & TIME CHANGE!   Discussion Topic:  To be announced   Bring your brick wall  genealogy problems, and your knowledge and experience to help others solve their problems.  Most sessions include a short presentation, plus time to share and work together to break down those brick walls!   Facilitated by Marty Flanagan. Contact Marty at least 2 days in advance to be invited to attend. marty.flanagan3@gmail.com    
Tuesday, November 2nd
Foundations of Family History Interest Group
PRESENTATION TOPIC:  Marriage Records   Whether you are brand new to genealogy, or have been researching for quite a while, there's always something new to learn!  Having a better understanding of research methods and source materials can help you to avoid mistakes and improve your chances of research success.  In this group, we will take a brief look at a different method or source material each month, and then leave time for  questions, answers and discussion on any genealogy-related topic.   Facilitated by Barb LaClair   Participation in this group is free, and open to the public.  If  you would like to participate, contact Barb LaClair at  tgstopeka.president@gmail.com at least 2 days in advance to receive a link to the meeting.     
Thursday, November 4th
Adoptive Genealogy with Author KelLee Parr
Author KelLee Parr has been a popular presenter at our last two annual Heartland Family History Conferences, and is now returning to Topeka to provide a program for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.      For more details, or to Register to Attend, see the TSCPL website. 
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