Family History Research Starts in the Topeka Room

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.

Kansas Ancestor Fair Oct. 20

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, […]

Kansas Author Debra Guiou Stufflebean

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 […]

Start a Holiday Tradition: Light Up Your Family Tree

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 […]