Riley County Genealogical Society
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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.
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March 7
Genealogy Essentials: Offered by UFM Community Learning Center
Sources, Organization, Timelines, Cemetery Research and Preservation See UFM Catalog for complete description 6 weekly classes beginning 03/07/12/2016 ending 05/09/2016  
March 10
Writing Your Family Story
Writing Your Family Story workshop by Charley Kempthorne Thursday, March 10, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Registration fee of $35 will include a box lunch Registration deadline is Feb 25.   To register, call Riley County Genealogical Library 785-565-6495 or stop by 2005 Claflin Road   NOTE:  See the article about Charley ...
March 15
Tech Tuesday: Genealogy with
Genealogy with   Learn how to search for your ancestors using Experts from the Riley Co. Genealogical Society will walk you through the features of to help you locate your relatives. Registration Ends:  3/15/2016 at 12:00 am Call (785) 776-4741 ext. 300 or register online at the Manhattan ...
March 20
GIS Mapping of Sunset and Sunrise Cemeteries
Sunday, March 20, 2:00 pm - GIS Mapping of Sunset and Sunrise Cemeteries    This presentation will examine the process the City of Manhattan undertook in creating its online Cemetery & Grave Locator webmap.  All steps of the process will be discussed including; record types, data organization and layouts, software ...