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Wednesday, August 17
NGS Classes  (Educational Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Riley County Genealogy Library
  • Researching Virginia Revolutionary War Soldiers
  • Midwestern States’ Family History Resources
Please RSVP to Marilyn Kirkelie when prompted by her reminder email.

Friday, August 19
Monthly Genealogy Roundtable  (Round Table)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Brothers Coffee (where Christian Bookstore was located) 1437 Anderson
Join us for a discussion of all things related to Genealogy.  Share your questions, successes, etc., and learn about new innovations and opportunities.

Monday, August 22
NGS Classes  (Educational Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Riley County Genealogy Library
  • Erin in the USA:  Irish Research on This Side of the Atlantic
  • Understanding Scottish Records: Navigating Through the Transition from Church Records to Civil Registration
Please RSVP to Marilyn Kirkelie when prompted by her reminder email.

Sunday, August 28
Becoming Your Own Archivist  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS
Becoming Your Own Archivist - Preserving Family Photos & Documents at Home   
The Chapman Center at Kansas State University is devoted to preserving the memories and stories of the Great Plains, but this mission requires teamwork! We believe that family photos and documents can be a lasting treasure over generations, but preserving these memories requires organization and a little bit of know-how. This talk will cover strategies to organize, store, and protect family photos and documents so that future generations will be able to learn from and enjoy these records. We will discuss how to identify and store key information related to archive materials, as well as methods for digitizing these items and protecting them from natural decay. We will also share an overview of the Chapman Center to show how student and community partnerships can help preserve the stories of Kansas that might otherwise be forgotten.   
                Mary Kohn is an Associate Professor in English and Director of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies at Kansas State University. Her work examines regional and social variation in language with a focus on the Great Plains. She also examines language change across the lifespan through the Frank Porter Graham Project, resulting in books published by Cambridge University Press and Duke University Press. Most recently, she was awarded the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award from the Linguistic Society of America.   

Sunday, September 25
A Pie Party  (Special Event)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
2005 Claflin Road
Enjoy an afternoon of music, pie, ice cream and visiting.  Come to the lawn of the Riley County Genealogy Library - bring a lawn chair if you can.  Music by "The Grateful Dudes" will start at 2:30.