Discover your Swedish roots

If you have Swedish roots, you may not need to dig very deep to find details about your ancestors. 

Planning family reunions

Connect with your current family and your family’s history at a family reunion.

Find out about Topekan John H. Fazel

Peek into Topeka history as we learn about John H. Fazel, who brought scouting to Topeka and became a respected figure in the Oakland community.

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The path

Those who remember the ’66 tornado have lived 50 years with a sense of the before and the after. Their memories are invaluable. The library holds the city’s history safely in our collections.

New Genealogy Resource – American Ancestors Online

Get ready, family researchers! Your library is offering another way for you to connect with your family roots. American Ancestors Online, by New England Historic and Genealogical Society, is a repository for more than 400 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and beyond. Read on for more info.

Make History with the Freedmen’s Bureau Project

Our library is proud to support the Freedmen’s Bureau Project. Families will be able to build their family trees and connect with their Civil War-era–for free! Read on to find out how you can help.

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Make history new

What happens when you go down the history rabbit-hole at the library’s Topeka Room

Connect to Your Family Roots

Learn how you can connect to your family roots with Denise Grau from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. Grau is the featured speaker for our library’s German Heritage Celebration on October 17, from 2-5pm.