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Friday, July 16 through Friday, December 17
NGS On-going Series  (Educational Program)
10:00 am to 11:45 am
RCGS Library
Join us for the NGS lecture series every other Friday. These lectures offer you the opportunity to enhance your genealogy skills with a highly comprehensive set of webinars given by conference experts from NGS.  Bring a friend.  Let us know you are coming to help with seating arrangements. View listing for schedule.
  1. It’s all about location: putting your ancestors on a map.
  2. European immigrant ancestors: Why they left and how they got here. 1865-1920
  1. Irish Research
  2. French Canadian Genealogy
  1. Exhausted deeds? Use other land records to uncover more valuable information
  2. Homestead records: A goldmine for genealogy.
  1. Don’t ignore the Sisters: The key to unlocking genealogical mysteries.
  2. Fraternal Organizations:  The original social network.
  1. Becoming American: Research with naturalization records.
  2. Before Virginia: Finding the origin of Colonial Immigrants
  1. Rare Revolutionary Bounty Land Scrip Act applications
  1. Researching at the Tennessee  State Library at home.
  2. Mississippi Roots: Finding your Magnolia State ancestors.
  1. Creating  a research plan for DNA testing
  2. The Power of the “other”  DNA tests:  YDNA, mtDNA, XDNA.
  1. Extending DNA evidence: More is better
  1. Building a case with scant evidence.
  2. Strategies for resolving conflicting evidence
  1. Grains of salt: Analyzing sources, information and evidence.
  1. Writing to preserve family history

Sunday, September 26 through Sunday, September 26
The 1951 Flood  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, Manhattan, Kansas
Roy Bird talks about the 1951 Flood

Sunday, October 24
Memories of his mother's book, "140 Years of Soul" by Karl Rivers  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, Manhattan, Kansas
Karl Rivers talks about his mother's book, "140 Years of Soul, A History of African-Americans in Manhattan, Kansas 1865-2005." 
The book, by Geraldine Baker Walton, is about the Black settlements in Manhattan Kansas.  

Monday, November 8
RCGS Annual Meeting  (Annual Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, Manhattan, Kansas
  • Election of Officers.
  • Box dinner available.
  • Registration required for attendance.  Call the genealogical library at 785-565-6495.