The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is cosponsoring the 5th Annual Kansas Ancestor Fair, Saturday, October 18, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue. Doors open at 9am. Presentations will begin at 9:30am.
The 2014 Genealogy and Local History Presentations include:
- DNA for Genealogists: Who? What? When? Where? Kathleen Brandt, of A3 Genealogy.
- Where Immigration Hits the Historical Highway. Antonio Delgado, from the Kansas Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau.
- I’ve Been Working On The Railroad: Kansas State Historical Society Sources on Mexican Labor and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. Lin Fredericksen, from the Kansas Historical Society.
- Young History Detectives and the Case of the Interesting Ancestor. Anne Hawkins, founder of History Hooray!
- Searching For Those Elusive Irish Ancestors. Barbara Scanlon, from Genealogy Specialist at the Kansas City Irish Center.
Door Prizes include Ancestry.com memberships, a family tree computer software program, a DNA kit, genealogy books, and more!
This FREE event is held in celebration of Family History Month and features informational displays by local heritage, historical, and lineage groups. Instructional seminars focus on family history topics will also be presented. No preregistration is required. PT’s Coffee and Buddy Dogs will be on site for those who wish to purchase lunch.
The Kansas Ancestor Fair is designed to encourage interest in family heritage and to highlight resources available in northeast Kansas to assist those who are interested in learning more about their family history.
The event is cosponsored by the local genealogy partnership of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, the Kansas Historical Society, the Topeka Genealogical Society, and the Topeka Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
For a complete schedule of events, visit www.ksancestorfair.org.