PBS Genealogy Roadshow

Bring the Genealogy Roadshow to Topeka

Wouldn’t it be a great idea to showcase our local genealogy and history on the Genealogy Roadshow? Well we think so! Find out what you can do.

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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.

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Family Tree Magazine on Flipster

Family Tree Magazine is the premiere publication about genealogy and is a must-read for those who are passionate about their family history. You can read it for free, every month, with your library card!

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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.

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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

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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.

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Win Sweet Prizes in the Youth Indexing Competition

Topeka teens ages 14-18 can become historians and win awesome prizes by competing in our Youth Indexing Competition. The grand prize winner receives a Surface Tablet. Read on for the details.

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Juneteenth Watch Party

Juneteenth is the African American celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation and the actual freeing of the last slaves in South. The Library will hold a Watch Party to celebrate the 150th Anniversary.