John and Mary Ann “Mollie” Lytle were both former slaves who had moved from Tennessee to Topeka with their young family in 1882. Their children would leave a legacy of success in the fields of law and law enforcement.
Get inspired to find your family’s story with Barbara McTygue Scanlon, Genealogy Specialist for the Kansas City Irish Center, as part of our library’s Celtic Celebration on March 29 from 2-5. Her presentation contains Irish history, how-to genealogy help and—in the Irish fashion—a few good laughs.
The pipes are callin’! Join us in a celebration of Celtic culture through music, dance, poetry, displays of genealogy and more, 2-5 pm March 29.
On March 4th, 2015, one of genealogy’s favorite databases, HeritageQuest Online (HQO), got a new look! It is the most popular source of the U.S. Federal Census records available for free through the Library. Patrons have been able to access it from home with their library card. Now, it has a new interface run by Ancestry.com. It looks a lot […]
Come learn more about local and family history resources at the Educator’s Appreciation Night on Thurs, November 6.
The 5th Annual Kansas Ancestor Fair is Sat. October 18, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Kansas Historical Society.