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Friday, March 2
First Friday Members' Class  (First Friday Membership Progra)
9:30 am
Riley County Genealogical Society, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, Kansas
Uncovering Military Mysteries for Loved Ones
Jan Wichman found documents for her WWII ancestors, despite the disastrous fire at the St. Louis Archives.  There are other avenues to travel for these service records . Jan is also knowledgeable in Civil War research.


Sunday, March 25
Are You a Mayflower Descendant?  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas
          In September 1620, a merchant ship called the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, a port on the southern coast of England. Typically, the Mayflower’s cargo was wine and dry goods, but on this trip the ship carried passengers: 102 of them, all hoping to start a new life on the other side of the Atlantic. Nearly 40 of these passengers were Protestant Separatists (they called themselves “Saints”) who hoped to establish a new church in the New World. Today, we often refer to the colonists who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower as “Pilgrims.”
         This program will be on the History of the Mayflower Voyage and Membership Information on the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas.  Also, information about researching a Mayflower Ancestor, how to compile lineage documentation, and the process for submitting an application for membership with be presented.
Three officers will be present to participate in the presentation and questions and answers - Della Regenold, Governor, Lou Ann Youngblood, Deputy Governor and Past Historian, and Walter Murphy, Historian.
          This program is free and open to the public.



Friday, April 6
First Friday Members' Class  (First Friday Membership Progra)
9:30 am
Riley County Genealogical Society, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, Kansas
Finding Swedish Record Resources online and in the United States
Margo Dudewicz has had success researching her Swedish ancestors.  She will give examples of her work, along with guidance for research. She hopes to involve us in questions and discussion. Many of our patrons in the region have Swedish ancestors and all should benefit from her program!


Sunday, April 22
A Route 66 Road Trip  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas
Long before the “interstate” was born, road trippers looked to Route 66 to venture across America. This 2,448-mile stretch is among America’s most famous roads, connecting a number of states from Chicago to California. In this presentation, you will learn about the historic Route 66 highway. Doug Meloan and his wife first traveled part of Route 66 in 2001. They had so much fun during that first trip that for the next 10 years they traveled stretches of Route 66 each summer re-discovering the magic of that historic highway. They have driven the entire route from Chicago to Los Angeles. During these travels they documented through hundreds of photos and video footage what they found.
 
Doug Meloan was born and raised in Manhattan.  He is a graduate of Manhattan High School and attended Kansas State University prior to earning his mortuary science degree in Kansas City. He has been a licensed funeral director for over 35 years with the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. Since early childhood Doug has had a love for classic cars and the roads they traveled on. 
 
This program is free and open to the public.



Monday, May 7
First Friday Members' Class  (First Friday Membership Progra)
9:30 am
Riley County Genealogical Society, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, Kansas
A Visit to Rock Creek Valley Historical Museum in Westmoreland
Meet at RCGS to take a field trip to the museum. We will learn of their newspaper holdings and genealogical records, walk to the grave of a pioneer, and view the wagon swales of Oregon Trail travelers. We will end with a presentation on the Oregon Trail and lunch at the Ranch.