Riley County Genealogical Society
Welcome to the 
  RCGS Genealogy Website
Education is our game. As a genealogical society education plays a key role in the purpose of the society. 
  • Our society holds monthly meetings with expert speakers in various fields.  
  • Several RCGS volunteers give classes at Manhattan Public Library, UFM and the Genealogy Library. 
  • Classes range from Beginning Genealogy to Building a Family Tree with Grandparents. 
  • Spring class covers, Genealogy Essentials, Sources, Timelines, Organization, Cemetery Research and Preservation.
  • We participate in Manhattan Public Library Tech Tuesday series.  Participants learn latest Internet Research techniques and resources. 
  • We teach and help with genealogy software. 
A visit to our library will introduce you to our librarians and computer assistants.  They are there to help you with your research using Internet and library resources.  We have a wealth of information about Riley County and it’s surrounding counties and the families who settled here.
If there is a class that you would like to suggest, contact us at 

Find Us On Facebook
Find us on Facebook      Member of Federation of Genealogical Societies

October 5
Riley County Historical Museum 100th Birthday
You are invited to celebrate Riley County Historical Museum's 100th birthday and have some birthday cake!
October 7
First Friday's Members Class
Vickie Holverson will present "How to do Genealogy Research on Google".  This class is a continuation of the first class on Google and will show additional research tools to use.  We will learn about search "Operators" and search methods to enhance our genealogy research on google. ...
October 9
Who do you think you are? If your genes could speak, Jay Nelson....
RCGS researchers have looked into the distant past of a Manhattanite's family.  Jay Nelson's genealogical past will be featured.  Come hear the fascinating story that can be traced back to the 1500's -- including a Dutch grain merchant, a foster family, and other colorful characters. ...
November 7
Riley Co. Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Dinner
Riley County Genealogical Society Annual Meeting Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6:00pm Brief business meeting  Followed by a dinner by the Zeandale Community Church The church is located on Tabor Valley Road, just north of KS-Hwy 18 (Zeandale Rd.) Map RCGS Annual meeting business meeting will start at 6:00pm and then at 6:30pm dinner provided by the Zeandale ...