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
Masks are required.
RCGS Sunday Meeting
Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 ●2 pm
Location: Manhattan Public Library Auditorium,
629 Poyntz Ave.
Colleen Anderson will give a presentation about the history of the Madonna of the Trail monuments.
Madonna of the Trail is a series of 12 monuments dedicated to the spirit of pioneer women in the United States. The monuments were commissioned by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). They were installed in each of the 12 states along the National Old Trails Road (Route 40), which extended from Maryland to California. One of those was installed in Council Grove, Kansas.
Enjoy learning new genealogy techniques?
Another interesting genealogy site is "Somewhere New to Research" at many-roads.com. Find articles on European Libraries and help resources.
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.