Topeka Genealogical Society Library

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Topeka Genealogical Society Library

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  Contact Emailer form

Address:[1] [2]

Mail:  P.O. Box 4048
Street:  2717 SE Indiana Ave
Topeka, KS 66604-0048

Telephone:[2]  785-233-5762

Hours and holidays:[2]  Mon, Wed, Thu: 1-4pm and Sat: 10am-3pm.  Closed holidays and holiday weekends.

Map and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

12,000 books, 700 periodical titles strong on Shawnee County and northeastern Kansas. Includes almost every U.S. state, and many foreign nations. Shawnee county resources: probate, naturalization, and tax records. Computers and high-speed wireless Internet access are available. Most material can be checked-out to TGS members. Staffed by experienced volunteers. Non-member visitors are encouraged to support the library with a donation.[2]

Guide[edit | edit source]

Guide to Genealogical Research in Shawnee County well done list of record types and repositories.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Topeka Genealogical Society Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, bounty land, homesteads, ethnic sources, prisons, fed employees.[3]
  • National Archives at Kansas City federal censuses 1790–1930; military service indexes, pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, photos, vital records, land, and Indian records.[4]

Similar Collections

  • Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, clearly the best place to start researching Kansas ancestors including newspapers, county records, biographies, genealogies, land records, and railroads.[5]
  • Riley County Genealogical Society Library, Manhattan, pre-Civil War records are excellent for Kansas. Early settlers are documented by obituaries, family folders, and some good indexes.[5]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Contact Us in Topeka Genealogical Society (accessed 9 February 2016).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Topeka Genealogical Society Library in Topeka Genealogical Society (accessed 9 February 2016).
  3. Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.
  4. Dollarhide and Bremer, 67.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Dollarhide and Bremer, 47.
  6. KDHE Office of Vital Statistics in Kansas Department of Health and Environment (accessed 4 February 2016).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Shawnee County (accessed 8 February 2016).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 149. WorldCat 812163213; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Alice Eichholz, ed., Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 237. Ancestry digital copy ($); WorldCat 24372922; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  10. Amanda Wahlmeier, Orphan Train Research Center curator,, 28 September 2012, e-mail to David Dilts,
  11. Research Library in American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (accessed 3 February 2016).
  12. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1 and 109.
  13. Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.
  14. Special Collections in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  15. Midwest Genealogy Center in Mid-Continent Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).