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 & Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM 
Wednesday & Saturday 1-4 PM
2005 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS  66502

History & Genealogy Fair

Saturday, August 19, 2023, 10am - 4pm
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
  • Children's Corner 
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 2023 Manhattan Area Genealogy & History Fair.  Reserve a table to promote your group.  There is no charge for a display table.  
All registrations must be returned by August 5, 2023.

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.

Friday, June 16
Genealogy Roundtable
Join others interested in Genealogy for an open discussion - share questions, discoveries, family heirlooms, etc.  All are Welcome!
Sunday, June 25
One Kansas Family: Stitched Together with Memories
  This compelling history by Terry Hubbard Stahl is a unique take on a typical family story in the 20th Century. This 208-page book remains true to traditional genealogy research and documentation while bringing history alive. At this presentation, you will learn some tricks and tips from the author that ...
Friday, July 7
First Friday Series
  Cemeteries Are Not Just For Ghosts Killing Off Your Ancestors: Or at Least Finding Out About Their Demise Please rsvp to or 831 345-5460 if you plan to attend.    
Sunday, July 23
Yuma Historic District
  With over 40 properties currently listed on the National, State, and Local Register of Historic Places, Manhattan's architectural beauty provides a tangible link to the past. In early 2023, the Yuma Street District became the newest addition to the National Register of Historic Places. This presentation will delve ...