Riley County Genealogical Society
Riley County Genealogical Society
Welcome to the
Best Genealogy Place 
in Riley County
We have a wealth of information about Riley County and surrounding counties and the families who settled here.
‚ÄčOur Library is:
* Located in the historic red brick house at 
  2005 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS
* Open to the public without charge
* Provides online databases 
* Provides research assistance to visitors

RL Court House
Sunday, March 25
Are You a Mayflower Descendant?
          In September 1620, a merchant ship called the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, a port on the southern coast of England. Typically, the Mayflower’s cargo was wine and dry goods, but on this trip the ship carried passengers: 102 of them, all hoping to ...
Friday, April 6
First Friday Members' Class
Finding Swedish Record Resources online and in the United States Margo Dudewicz has had success researching her Swedish ancestors.  She will give examples of her work, along with guidance for research. She hopes to involve us in questions and discussion. Many of our patrons in the region have Swedish ...
Sunday, April 22
A Route 66 Road Trip
Long before the “interstate” was born, road trippers looked to Route 66 to venture across America. This 2,448-mile stretch is among America’s most famous roads, connecting a number of states from Chicago to California. In this presentation, you will learn about the historic Route 66 highway. Doug Meloan and his wife ...
Monday, May 7
First Friday Members' Class
A Visit to Rock Creek Valley Historical Museum in Westmoreland Meet at RCGS to take a field trip to the museum. We will learn of their newspaper holdings and genealogical records, walk to the grave of a pioneer, and view the wagon swales of Oregon Trail travelers. We will ...