Riley County Genealogical Society
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Education is our game. 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.  
  • 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. 
  • Spring class covers, Genealogy Essentials, 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 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.
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June 12
The Early History of the Flush Community and the Early Settlers by Sy Ekart. Reception follows.
Sy Ekart grew up in the Flush community in 1931-1943.  He is the descendant of several early settlers: Michael Anton Repp a 1854 settler, John Joseph Umscheid an 1861 settler, John Ekart a 1866 settler -John’s brother George was an 1858 settler, and George Riat a 1860 settler.   Sy ...
July 10
History of Aggieville
"History of Aggieville" by Dan Walker
August 14
How to Use Roots Magic
"How to Use Roots Magic" by Dick Aikens
November 7
Riley Co. Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Dinner
Potluck dinner by Zeandale Church Program by Marla Day