Riley County Genealogical Society
Riley County Genealogical Society
Best Genealogy Place in Riley County
We have a wealth of information about Riley County, the surrounding counties, and the families who settled here.

RCGS July Meeting

Sunday Afternoon, July 28, 2:00pm,
Manhattan Public Library.
Preserving Your Family's Photography
Riley County Genealogical Society is offering a workshop by Tom Parish on scanning, sharing and archiving your family photos.  
Come learn how to scan your family’s photographic treasures and how to digitally archive and share them so that they’ll never be lost. Presentation will provide an overview of typical photographic processes as well as scanning and archiving essentials.  
Tom Parish is an artist, photographer, designer, public historian, educator and archivist.  His interest in the preservation of Kansas history shows through in his photography and research, which often focuses on the remnants left behind by previous generations.  Tom has taught Photography, Design and Digital Humanities courses at both Kansas State University and Emporia State.

History & Genealogy Fair

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10am - 3pm  
Pottorf Hall, CICO Park, Manhattan at Kimball & Wreath
Hosted by Riley County Genealogy Society,
Riley County Historical Society and Museum, &
Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance 
  • Classroom Presentations – Topics about genealogy, history, and preservation. 
  • Information Tables - Genealogy & Historical Societies, Museums, personal history projects, & more
  • Kansas History Book Corner – author interviews
Admission is free - Open to the public
For more information call RCGS Library at 785-565-6495.  
Check library open hours before calling.
We invite organizations to participate in the 2019 Manhattan Area Genealogy & History Fair.  Reserve a table to promote your group.  There is no charge for a displaly table.  
Register early to reserve a table.  All registrations must be returned by August 5, 2019.

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Friday, July 19
Round Table
Each third Friday of the month, an open group meets at Bluestem Bistro for one and a half hours of stimulating discussion ranging from historical backgrounds of our ancestors to methodology and software recommendations. If it has a relation to family history and genealogy (however, vague) we are open to ...
Sunday, July 28
Preserving Your Family's Photographic Legacy
Tom Parish-Preserving Your Family's Photographic Legacy
Saturday, August 24
Genealogy & History Fair
Presesnted by Riley County Genealogical Society, Riley County Historical Museum & Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance.........FREE Admission Classroom Presesntations Information Tables - genealogy societies, museums, history projects, family projects and more "Kansas History Book Corner" Meet authors throughout the day and books available for sale