The Topeka Genealogical Society is proud to announce our 45th Annual Genealogy Conference, co-hosted by the Kansas Historical Society.
Friday afternoon begins our 2-day conference with local speakers sharing a variety of subjects at the breakout sessions.
On Saturday, Joshua Taylor, will be the featured speaker, with 4 presentations. Joshua is host of the popular series Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) and President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B), America’s second oldest genealogical organization, headquartered in New York City. Saturday also includes an optional Beginning Genealogy mini-session prior to the general session.
There will also be access to vendors, exhibits, and representatives from historical and lineage organizations.
FRIDAY SCHEDULE Space is limited. As each session is filled, enrollment will be closed.
Breakout Session 1: 1:10 - 2:00 PM
A) Individuals Who Took a Stand and Made a Great Impact - Kansas History Project
B) Homesteading and Its Impact on Kansas History - Susan Cook
Breakout Session 2: 2:10 - 3:00 PM
A) Tracing Children Who Came to Kansas on the Orphan Train - Terry Stahl
B) History of the Citizen Pottawatomi Nation - Jon Boursaw
Breakout Session 3: 3:10 - 4:00 PM
A) Finding You Family's Story in Deed Records - Barb LaClair
B) How to Replace a Tombstone Economically - Jill Frese & Joel Meyers
Breakout Session 4: 4:10 - 5:00 PM
A) Medicine During the Civil War - Rex Patty
B) World War I Research Center; Researching Your WW I Soldiers - Stacie Peterson
SATURDAY SCHEDULE - Registration 8 - 9:30 AM
8:15 - 9:30 AM Beginning Genealogy Mini-Session
9:15 Opening Remarks
Featured Speaker - Joshua Taylor - Beyond Belief, The Wealth of Genealogy
9:30 - 10:30 AM New Tools and Ideas in Research
10:45 - 11:45 Essential Technology for Genealogy
1:15 - 2:15 PM Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes
2:30 - 3:30 PM Putting It Together
3:30 - 4:00 PM Questions and Answers