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
Masks are required. 

RCGS Sunday Meeting

Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 ‚óŹ2 pm 

Location: Manhattan Public Library Auditorium,
629 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS

Colleen Anderson will give a presentation about the history of the Madonna of the Trail monuments.

Madonna of the Trail is a series of 12 monuments dedicated to the spirit of pioneer women in the United States. The monuments were commissioned by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). They were installed in each of the 12 states along the National Old Trails Road (Route 40), which extended from Maryland to California. One of those was installed in Council Grove, Kansas.  



Genealogy Education

Enjoy learning new genealogy techniques?  
Visit LEGACY FAMILY TREE WEBINAIRS for interesting topics and ideas. Click on Upcoming Live Webinars to find the September lessons.  
Another interesting genealogy site is "Somewhere New to Research" at  Find articles on European Libraries and help resources.

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, July 16
NGS On-going Series
Join us for the NGS lecture series every other Friday. These lectures offer you the opportunity to enhance your genealogy skills with a highly comprehensive set of webinars given by conference experts from NGS.  Bring a friend.  Let us know you are coming to help with seating arrangements. View listing for schedule. ...
Sunday, October 24
Memories of his mother's book, "140 Years of Soul" by Karl Rivers
Karl Rivers talks about his mother's book, "140 Years of Soul, A History of African-Americans in Manhattan, Kansas 1865-2005."  The book, by Geraldine Baker Walton, is about the Black settlements in Manhattan Kansas.  
Monday, November 8
RCGS Annual Meeting
Election of Officers. Box dinner available. Registration required for attendance.  Call the genealogical library at 785-565-6495.