Welcome to the Topeka Room suite!

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 […]

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 […]