Riley County Genealogical Society
Welcome to the 
  RCGS Genealogy Website
New Books in the Library
Three historical ledgers, used to record vital statistics In Riley County and the City of Manhattan, are now available in print and digital format at Riley County Genealogical Society Library:
  • Marriage, birth and death records, 1885-1886
  • Vital statistics records, 1892-1909, No. 1, Riley County
  • Heath officer’s record of births, deaths, and contagious diseases, 1909-1911

These ledgers provide much more than just dates. Details of births, deaths, nativity of parents and maiden names offer clues to the genealogist. All Surnames have been added to the RCGS website and the records may be read by members.

The sister of the “large baby” in the White family record was Dr. Mary Frances White, long time member of the English Department at Kansas State University. 

How to find newspapers online
(valuable research tool)
Many Kansas newspapers are now online. To access them, click on this link: newspaper-program/16126
Scroll down and click on:
Verify your Kansas Driver’s License.
Enter your name, driver’s license number and date and press the Enter key.
On the next page, click on:
On the Side Bar of the following page, you will see “Narrow by.”
Under “Newspaper Title,” enter the name of the newspaper you want.  Example:  Junction City Union 
In the “Date” field, enter the date, e.g.:  April 22, 1865
The results will show you “Papers in this Collection.”  Click on the visible page and you will view page one. Click on the arrow to advance and scroll through the pages.
Clean-up Day at the Library
Our Website........was made possible by assistance from Sue Smith.  We are truly grateful.

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May 31
Black Settlements in America: Nicodemus preserve its heritage
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2:00 pm Location: Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS Presenter: LaBarbara Wigfall Title of Program: Black Settlements in America: Nicodemus preserve its heritage   LaBarbara Wigfall, Associate professor of landscape architecture and regional and community planning. She helped the small Kansas town of Nicodemus preserve ...
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Czech Immigration to Cuba Kansas
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July 26
Pawnee Indians
"Pawnee Sacred Places" by Pat O'Brian
August 23
The Many Faces of the Kansas Civil War
"The Many Faces of the Kansas Civil War" by Roy Bird