Gain insight into DNA testing that is helping people connect to their ethnicity and find lost family members.
Connect with your current family and your family’s history at a family reunion.
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.
Find out more about the Library’s genealogy resources!
Searching microfilm for local history and genealogy is easier and fun!
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.
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 Ancestry.com. It looks a lot […]
Come learn more about local and family history resources at the Educator’s Appreciation Night on Thurs, November 6.
The 5th Annual Kansas Ancestor Fair is Sat. October 18, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Kansas Historical Society.
Explore African American history, culture and experience from the 16th through 20th centuries. The new database includes 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience from more than 35 states.
Yes, it does! Genealogy Librarian presents unpublished manuscript at the 2014 Underground Railroad Conference in Detroit (July 16-20, 2014), along with the genealogy of a local resident. The genealogy includes Joseph Kennedy (J. K.) and Mary Worrell (Smith) Hudson. Each who has made their mark on Topeka history.
Searching for your family history? Make your first stop our second floor, where you’ll find a room just for researching Topeka and Topekans. Learn how Mark found relatives he never knew existed.