As a genealogical society education plays a key role in the purpose of the society. Our society holds monthly meetings with expert speakers in various fields. This past year meetings covered topics of Civil War, Czech Immigration, Pawnee Indians, Black Settlements, German Russian Mennonites to Kansas, and The Orphan Train 1854-1929. Each month our Education Chairwoman strives to bring programs of local history and people. There are some great topics planned for the coming year. Check our Events listing often.
Several RCGS volunteers give classes at Manhattan Public Library, UFM and the Genealogy Library. Classes range from Beginning Genealogy to Building a Family Tree with Grandparents. An upcoming class, Genealogy Essentials covers Sources, Timelines, Organization, Cemetery Research and Preservation.
We participate in Manhattan Public Library Tech Tuesday series. Participants learn latest Internet Research techniques and resources. We can teach and help with genealogy software.
A visit to our library will introduce you to our librarians and computer assistants. They are there to help you with your research using Internet and library resources. We have a wealth of information about Riley County and it’s surrounding counties and the families who settled here.