Riley County Genealogical Society
Riley County Genealogical Society
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

History & Genealogy Fair

Saturday, August 19, 2023, 10am - 4pm
Pottorf Hall, CICO Park, Manhattan at Kimball & Wreath
Hosted by Riley County Genealogy Society,
Riley County Historical Society and Museum, &
Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance 
  • Classroom Presentations – Topics about genealogy, history, and preservation. 
  • Information Tables - Genealogy & Historical Societies, Museums, personal history projects, & more
  • Children's Corner 
Admission is free - Open to the public
For more information call RCGS Library at 785-565-6495.  
                    Check library open hours before calling.
We invite organizations to participate in the 2023 Manhattan Area Genealogy & History Fair.  Reserve a table to promote your group.  There is no charge for a display table.  
All registrations must be returned by August 5, 2023.

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.

Sunday, March 26
Ft. Riley Museums
  Dr. Robert Smith, Director of Fort Riley Museums will talk about U.S. Cavalry and First Infantry Division Museums. The Main Museum has been closed for renovation which started in the spring of 2018. The renovation project includes updating lighting and technology and redesigning the display spaces. A third ...
Sunday, April 23
Kansas Without the Kanza
    Kansas Without the Kanza: Understanding How the Kanza Homeland Became K-State  Dr. Mary Kohn, Director of Chapman Center for Rural Studies, and Dr. Lisa Tatonetti, K-State Professor Dept. of English will present this program. “Kansas Land Treaties Project” “Kansas Without the Kanza: Understanding How the Kanza Homeland Became K-State” ...
Saturday, August 19
2023 Genealogy & History Fair
  Save The Date: 2023 Genealogy & History Fair – Saturday, August 19, 2023; 10am – 4pm at Pottorf Hall