Best Genealogy Place in Riley County
We have a wealth of information about Riley County, the surrounding counties, and the families who settled here.
47th Annual Genealogy Conference
Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6.
Pitfalls, Brick Walls and Detours: Keeping Your Family Research on Track
Presented by the Topeka Genealogical Society at the Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, KS.
- Saturday event featuring keynote speaker Michael J Hall, Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer at Family Search (familysearch.org)
- Friday morning - personal research option
- Friday afternoon - breakout sessions
RCGS April Meeting
Please join us on Sunday Afternoon, April 28th, 2:00pm, at the Manhattan Public Library.
“Klick Zero Swiss Kiss”
The Riley County Genealogical Society is pleased to have Jed Dunham, writer and historian for Kansas State University, present an explosive story about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic for its April meeting. This exceptionally devastating pandemic was rumored to have originated in Kansas before it spread across the globe to kill more people in the twelve weeks between September and November 1918 than the First World War did in four years.
Dunham will share the story of the 2018 Kansas State University Pandemic Team which conducted a centennial study of the pandemic and merged modern scientific understanding of the influenza virus with historical evidence which upended the accepted source of the virus and fully exonerated the state of Kansas for its role in the pandemic’s origin. Read More
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.