Samuel Reader: Civil War Veteran

This April marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. This post is the second of four which highlight ties between Topeka and Shawnee County and national movements during and after the Civil War. By the 1870’s over 20,000 Union Civil War veterans resided in Kansas. Locally, many veterans joined their regional Grand […]

HeritageQuest Online Gets a New Look!

On March 4th, 2015, one of genealogy’s favorite databases, HeritageQuest Online (HQO), got a new look! It is the most popular source of the U.S. Federal Census records available for free through the Library. Patrons have been able to access it from home with their library card. Now, it has a new interface run by It looks a lot […]

To Tell a Forgotten Story WW1 Book Discussion

On February 23 join Dave Murray from the Combat Air Museum and TSCPL staff members Dave Coleman and Terry Miller as they discuss three excellent books  at 7:00 Marvin Auditorium 101A.  2015 marks the centenary for the second year of the “Great War” and many people want to learn more about this forgotten war. The panel will be discussing three […]