Major John M. Brown is one of the extraordinary people who shaped Topeka’s early development, but you may not know about him.
If you have Swedish roots, you may not need to dig very deep to find details about your ancestors.
Learn about the man who started the What Would Jesus Do movement, spent time doing others’ jobs and advocated for world peace.
Connect with your current family and your family’s history at a family reunion.
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.
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.
Find out more about the Library’s genealogy resources!
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.
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.
What happens when you go down the history rabbit-hole at the library’s Topeka Room
Searching microfilm for local history and genealogy is easier and fun!
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.