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


    A Family History Holiday
     As you gather with your loved ones in the coming weeks, use the opportunity to reminisce about family members, and teach some family history. Peaking the interest of younger family members will help preserve your precious family stories.
Happy Holidays from the Riley County Genealogical Society!
(An RCGS Membership would make a wonderful gift!)

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.

RL Court House
Friday, December 15
Monthly Roundtable
  Please join us for an open discussion of family history or genealogy topics.  Come prepared to share, listen or meet others interested in this fascinating hobby.   We like to patronize our host by purchasing a drink and/or other items.  The cinnamon rolls are a particular favorite. ...
Friday, January 5
First Friday Program
Using the Research Wiki on Family Search Consider Surname Variations When Researching Your Ancestors Please RSVP to or 831 345-5460 if you plan to attend. 
Sunday, February 18
Kanza Home at Blue Earth
A century before Euro-American settlement of Kansas, the Kanza or Kaw Indians made their home in what is now northeastern and central Kansas. They settled towns near the Missouri and later the Kansas River where they planted and harvested gardens. From there, they trekked westward into the Plains to ...