Riley County Genealogical Society
Riley County Genealogical Society
The Best Genealogy Place in Riley County
We have a wealth of information about Riley County, the surrounding counties, and the families who settled here.
We are open:
Tuesday 10 AM - 4 PM 
Wednesday 1-4 PM
Thursday 1-4 PM 
Saturday 1-4 PM
Masks are required. 

Virtual Lecture Series by Mayflower Society

The Mayflower Society is offering a FREE Virtual Lecture Series beginning in Spring 2021.  The lectures will cover a variety of Mayflower Pilgrim-related topics. 

Monthly webinar lecture events will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 EST.  (5:30 CST) Links to each lecture are posted on the Mayflower website as they become available.

JUNE 17 – 5:30 PM CST
Made in America: The Pilgrim Story and How it Grew with James W. Baker


JULY 15 – 5:30 PM CST
Made in America: The Life of Peregrine White


Riley County Women in History

  Riley County Genealogical Society and Riley County Historical Museum have collaborated on a project about the history of several local women.   View their stories here. 

This coloring book was published by the Riley County Genealogical Society and the Riley County Historical Society in 2020 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.  It features twenty women, each with a connection to Riley County, who made a notable contribution to our history.

Download our coloring book of  drawings and information about 20 women who impacted Riley County here.

Garden Walk
Friday, July 2
NGS Lecture Series: Irish Research
Online Lecture Series Description: Irish researhc has unique challenges and realistic expectations must be maintained when conducting research. Unique methodology must be learned to be successful for this challenging endeavor. Presented by: Michael Brophy
Friday, July 16
NGS Lecture Series: French Canadian Genealogy
Online Lecture Series Description: French-Canadian genealogy involves unique resources but also presents some thorny challenges. Learn the basics of how to research the reocrds in Quebec and the U.S. Presented by Margaret R. Fortier