Riley County Genealogical Society
Riley County Genealogical Society
Our Library is:
* Located in the historic red brick house at 
  2005 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS
 
* Open to the public without charge
 
* Provides online databases 
 
* Provides research assistance to visitors

 
 
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
Masks are required. 
 

Wildcat
Wednesday, February 2
Beginning Genealogy Class #1
Beginning your research using personal knowledge, personal records, and Bible records.  How to interview relatives.   Text Joan Smith at 785-537-4778 to enroll.
Wednesday, February 9
Beginning Genealogy Class #2
Organizing your personal information and developing a research plan.  Sorting photographs.  Deciding what and where you need to research.   Text Joan Smith at 785-537-4778 to enroll.
Wednesday, February 16
Beginning Genealogy Class #3
Utilizing your computer for research.  Understanding GEDCOM.  What are the genealogy programs online.  Do you want to use personal genealogy programs such as Roots Magic, etc. analyzing cost, utility and interchange between online programs.   The 4th class in this series will be held on February 23 at 10:00 a.m. ...
Sunday, February 20
The Three Empires of Abilene: From Stagecoach to Interstate
A program on the 3 most impactful eras in Abilene:  Joseph McCoy's Cowtown, C.L. Brown's United Utility Empire, and the upbringing of a future president.  Presenter:  Michael Hook, President of the Seelye Mansion Foundation, Development Coordinator of Old Abilene Town, Educator with the Eisenhower Foundation, former director of Historical Society ...