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
2005 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS  66502


Photo Scanning Opportunity

Do you have photos you'd like to scan for use in your Genealogy work?  RCGS will have copy stands and lighting available for you to use in copying pictures on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Genealogy Library - 2005 Claflin Road.
 Please bring your own pictures and your phone or camera to make the copies.
Other dates will be offered in the future.
We look forward to seeing you.


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.

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Friday, March 15
Genealogy Round Table
Join us for a open ended discussion of all things related to family history and genealogy.  We meet in the side room at Vista, and try to patronize our host with a beverage purchase - and/or a cinnamon roll, etc.
Sunday, March 17
Forming a Free State Manhattan in Kansas Territory
  During the first few years of Riley County’s existence, a number of towns developed as pioneers moved into the vicinity. This included the townsites of Polistra, Canton, New Boston, and ultimately, the city we know as Manhattan today. In this program, learn about the events and individuals around the ...
Sunday, April 21
The Grass is Near Readiness and So...We Set Forth
  They survived almost daily prairie fires, lightening, heat, blizzards, snakes, grasshoppers, and boredom with tenacity, faith, and fortitude and usually with a sense of humor. They lost half their children to disease and accidents and still they carried on. Hear their words and their stories. Our pioneer mothers.   ...