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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October 5
Riley County Historical Museum 100th Birthday
You are invited to celebrate Riley County Historical Museum's 100th birthday and have some birthday cake!
October 9
Who do you think you are? If your genes could speak, Jay Nelson....
RCGS researchers have looked into the distant past of a Manhattanite's family.  Jay Nelson's genealogical past will be featured.  Come hear the fascinating story that can be traced back to the 1500's -- including a Dutch grain merchant, a foster family, and other colorful characters. ...
November 7
Riley Co. Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Dinner
Riley County Genealogical Society Annual Meeting Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6:00pm Brief business meeting  Followed by a dinner by the Zeandale Community Church The church is located on Tabor Valley Road, just north of KS-Hwy 18 (Zeandale Rd.) Map RCGS Annual meeting business meeting will start at 6:00pm and then at 6:30pm dinner provided by the Zeandale ...