Riley County Genealogical Society
Welcome to the 
  RCGS Genealogy Website
 
The Riley County Genealogical Society Library is a valuable resource for family historians.  We can help you find information about your ancestors either online or in person.  Our volunteers specialize in genealogy and are always available to help.
  • Our research library contains a collection of over 6000 books and periodicals, microfilms, censuses, cemetery readings, and family histories. 
  • Our library catalog is available on this website. You can also search a list of over 700,000 area surnames found in obituaries, newspapers and periodicals.
  • We hold educational meetings on topics beneficial to family research. We also provide genealogy classes for beginners and intermediate researchers.
  • Use the menu on the left to learn about RCGS and resources available to you. 
We invite you to explore our website, and consider becoming a member of our society. 
 

Planning to Visit?

Come visit our library in Manhattan, KS
 
Be sure to use the library's online catalog to prepare for your trip.  It will help you find books and periodicals to aid in your research and to plan your research time at the library.
 
Check Visiting Hours before you come.
 
 
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July 28
From Chastity Belts to Bobby Pins -- How to locate those elusive women in our genealogy
JIll Frese, instructor.  Registration required. Call 785-565-6495 to enroll.
August 11
Land -- What it meant to our ancestors, how to research and what to do after you find it
JIll Frese, instructor.  Registration required. Call 785-565-6495 to enroll.
August 17
Using the Internet as a Basic Genealogy Tool
Instructors are Vickie Holverson and Marci Schuley.  Registration required. Call 785-565-6495 to enroll.
August 25
German Migration Clusters
How the Germans differ from other cultures and why they "stick" together.  Also information on other "Clusters" of people.   JIll Frese, instructor.  Registration required. Call 785-565-6495 to enroll.