Riley County Genealogical Society
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  RCGS Genealogy Website

Volunteers Compile Obituary Books......Long time member, Imogene Farley began clipping obituaries from area newspapers in 1933 and compiled them into an annual book for the RCGS Library.  We have 22 years of local obituaries available for researchers both as books and a searchable database on this website.

Under Surname Search RCGS members may enter a SURNAME and retrieve the book and read articles online. Non-members may requst and pay for a copy online by clicking the add to cart button.  Anyone may visit the RCGS library to use the books. Volunteer staff are happy to help and answer questions. 

Coming Soon......Through a gracious donation from member Sue Smith, RCGS has digitalized 22 microfilm reels containing Riley county marriage, naturalization and probate records. Volunteers are in the process of indexing and matching names and images.  Soon these databases will be online and members will be able to search and view these records.  So much easier than reading microfilms.
RCGS Librarians Help Researchers......
Candace Pannbacker and Wann Towers are ready to help. 

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August 30
The Many Faces of the Kansas Civil War
"The Many Faces of the Kansas Civil War" by Roy Bird   Roy Bird has presented many popular programs for the Riley County Genealogical Society in the past – with great success.  Roy Bird has been adjunct professor at four universities, a professional librarian at a university and at the ...
September 26
Photography from My Grandparent and Me For Our Genealogy Tree
Saturday, 2-3:30pm, Sept. 26 Location:       UFM, 1221 Thurston Street, Manhattan, Kansas 66502 Fee: $9 for adult & child -- enroll at or call 785-539-8763   This class is sponsored by UFM Community Learning Center and Riley County Genealogical Society.
September 27
Family Search Indexing
Family Search Volunteer Indexing Training   If you are interested in volunteering for a project to index documents that will be displayed on the Family Search website, Vickie Hiebert will present a program to teach you how to do this INDEXING.   Hiebert will use the Manhattan Public Library Computer Room.  This is ...
October 24
Stories from My Grandparent and Me - For Our Genealogy Tree
Stories from My Grandparent and Me - For Our Genealogy Tree      10-11:30am, Saturday, October 24  Riley County Genealogical Society Library               2005 Claflin Road, Manhattan, Kansas 66502               Class fee $9 (adult & child) -- enroll at ...