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Friday, March 1
1st Fridays Members Class  (Educational Program)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
RCGS Library
Marci Schuley will present "Making the most of Newspapers.com.  She will explain and display how to make the most of this resource.  Ways to access more recent newspapers as well as historical ones.  It will be very educational, interesting and helpful for your research.  Newspaper articles can flesh out our ancestors so much.  Hope you will be able to  attend.


Friday, March 15
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, March 31
The Willows  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas
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 100,000 pregnant, unwed young women traveled mostly by train to Kansas City in the early to mid-1900s. They would live in one of several maternity facilities before giving birth, signing their babies over for adoption and returning home empty handed and heartbroken.
 



Friday, April 5 through Saturday, April 6
47th Annual Genealogy Conference  (Special Event)
Kansas Historial Society, Topeka, KS
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


Friday, April 5
1st Firdays Members Class  (First Friday Membership Progra)
9:30 am
RCGS Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
To Be Announced


Friday, April 5
1st Fridays Members Class  (First Friday Membership Progra)
9:30 am
RCGS Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
To Be Announced


Friday, April 19
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, April 28
Klick Zero Swiss Kiss  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas

Jed Dunham, writer and historian for Kansas State University will present an explosive story about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.  

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 about the pandemic. The results of this pursuit produced an earthshattering discovery which upended the accepted source of the virus and fully exonerated the state of Kansas for its role in the pandemic’s origin.

This RCGS program is free and open to the public




Friday, May 3
1st Fridays Members Class  (First Friday Membership Progra)
9:30 am
RCGS Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
To Be Announced


Friday, May 17
Round Table  (Round Table)
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.  



Friday, June 21
Round Table  (Round Table)
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, June 23
Native Stone Scenic Byway  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas

Mary Mertz of River Creek Farms in Wabaunsee County will present a trip down a Native Stone Byway in this part of Kansas.  There are nine scenic byways that run through various regions of our state. This presentation highlights the Native Stone Scenic Byway (NSSB) that covers a 75 mile route from just east of Dover, Kansas, to the Konza Prairie south of Manhattan on Highway 177.




Sunday, July 28
Preserving Your Family's Photographic Legacy  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas
Tom Parish-Preserving Your Family's Photographic Legacy



Saturday, August 24
Genealogy & History Fair  (Special Event)
Pottorf Hall, CICO Park, Manhattan, KS
Presesnted by Riley County Genealogical Society, Riley County Historical Museum & Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance.........FREE Admission
  • Classroom Presesntations
  • Information Tables - genealogy societies, museums, history projects, family projects and more
  • "Kansas History Book Corner" Meet authors throughout the day and books available for sale