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Sunday, September 29
Find A Grave  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas
Jan Lange, RCGS Genealogist will present a program on using the Find A Grave website.  ”.   An excellent resource for genealogical researchers, Find A Grave can provide access to common descendants or geographical area contributors who may provide invaluable assistance.  This presentation will explore the basic elements of a Find A Grave memorials.



Friday, October 4
1st Fridays Members Class  (First Friday Membership Progra)
9:30 am
RCGS Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
To be announced


Friday, October 18
Round Table  (Round Table)
10:00 am
Bluestem Bistro
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 sharing insights and information as well as small victories. All levels of expertise are represented and members can contribute as little or as much (within polite limitations) as they wish. 
 
The group represents many backgrounds of professional expertise, and is fluid in its makeup. It is casual come-when –you –can for coffee and conversation (or Tea and Sympathy). Fascinating stories have emerged, friendship formed, insights shared, help available.  We never know in advance where the discussion will lead; it is determined by the wishes of the group. All are invited to a post discussion lunch at Bluestem. The Friday pizza special is a favorite.  


Sunday, October 27
The Exodites of 1879 and Other Early Black Pioneers of Riley County  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas
Margaret Parker and Marcia Schuley, RCGS volunteers, will present a program on the early arrival of the exodites and its impact on the City of Manhattan. The presentation will include slides of newspaper articles and pictures of early settlers and buildings. The narrative explains the catalyst for the journey, the exodites’ reception in Manhattan, and follows the original settlers into the 20thcentury



Friday, November 1
1st Fridays Members Class  (First Friday Membership Progra)
9:30 am
RCGS Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
Jan Wichman will discuss using DAR for genealogy research.


Monday, November 4
RCGS Annual Meeting  (Annual Meeting)
6:00 pm
Zeandale Community Church
Dinner and Program, "Growing up in Manhattan in the 40s and 50s" ....presented by Sy Ekart
After a short business meeting, a potluck dinner will be provided by the ladies of Zeandale Church.  Program by Sy Ekart will follow. Ekart grew up in Riley and Pottawatomie counties with a love for the people and the history of these counties. He has published countless books on these subjects. 
 
Cost for the dinner is $15.  Reservations with payment are required by October 29th .  Stop by RCGS to register.  
 
Checks and resistrations may be sent to RCGS, 2005 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Reservations may also be made and paid at the RCGS Website