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 March Meeting

Please join us on Sunday Afternoon, March 31st, 2:00pm, at the Manhattan Public Library.
 
The Willows
Riley County Genealogical Society is honored to have KelLee Parr, author of the book,Mansion on a Hill share the story of the search for his biological grandmother.  It is also the story of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium in Kansas City known as Adoption Hub" ofAmerica.  
 
Although not well documented in American history, over 100,000 pregnant, unwed young women traveled mostly by train to Kansas City in the early to mid-1900s.


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


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.


Wildcat
Sunday, March 31
The Willows
Author, KelLee Parr, will talk about how he got started searching for his biological grandmother's information at the Kansas State Historical Society   For the readers of Orphan Train comes the true story of a second wave of humanity that traveled to the Midwest by train. Not well documented in American history, over ...
Friday, April 5
47th Annual Genealogy Conference
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 ‚ÄčRegistrater early to assure your spot
Friday, April 5
1st Fridays Members Class
Tricks to writing a family history book
Friday, April 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 ...