Come on in! You can find us on the second floor of the library in Room 204. The Topeka Room suite houses our Local History and Genealogy collections and resources. The suite consists of four rooms including the Keith and Bette Bossler Foyer, the research room, the Dr. Phillip and Betty Baker Genealogy Center, and […]
Learn about genealogy research at the FREE 4th Annual Ancestor Fair Saturday October 19 at the Kansas Historical Society. Researchers of all experience levels will find something to pique their interest or move their research project along.
The library has the tools and the staff to assist you in your genealogical research, and one such “tool” that’s very popular is our obituary request service. The Topeka Room has more than 170,000 obituaries indexed from Topeka newspapers from 1906 to present and is available 24/7 online.
Visit us at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and use our Ancestry subscription database for free!
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is cosponsoring the third annual Kansas Ancestor Fair, 9:30am–3:30pm Saturday, October 20, at the Kansas Historical Society, 6425 S.W. 6th Ave. Doors open at 9am and classes start at 10am. This free event is held in celebration of Family History Month and features informational displays by local heritage, […]
On Tuesday, July 10, 7-8:30pm, join Topeka Author Debra Guiou Stufflebean for a discussion of her newest book A French Huguenot Legacy, a novel based upon the author’s own heritage as a descendant of protestants who fled France in the 17th century in hopes of finding religious freedom in America. There will be an opportunity […]
We have recently added a new Genealogy resource to our Web page. Take a look at the Mount Auburn Cemetery Files.
This holiday season when family from near and far are in town and sitting around talking, use this time to document – maybe even fact-check – those family stories. Let the library help separate family facts from fiction. Shari Schawo, our genealogy librarian, invites you and your gang to dig through the Baker Genealogy Center’s […]
Join us Saturday October 8th from 10am to 3pm at the Kansas State Historical Society 6425 SW 6th Ave for meet Christia Cowan from Ancestry.com and learn about genealogical research and resources.
Twin sisters Fiona and Zelda didn’t get along, but their earlier fights were nothing compared to this. Zelda wrote a family story that she gave to the Carlton County Historical Society, and in this story she revealed a family secret
The library is loaded with resources to help you discover your family history. Read an intriguing account of one woman’s journey back through family history and learn about the library resources that helped her on her way.