Get to know your Ancestors - We're here to help!
At the Topeka Genealogical Society, we believe that all families have important memories and stories that need to be preserved and handed down to future generations. And, we know that if efforts are not undertaken to preserve family memories and stories, they can be lost within just three generations.
Research has shown that knowledge and awareness of one's family history helps to build a sense of connection and leads to increased self esteem, resilience, empathy and compassion. We believe that family history helps to build stronger individuals and families, and stronger families help to build stronger communities.
Our mission is to promote, encourage and support interest in family history. We carry out that mission by offering a wide array of educational programming, working to preserve and provide access to records of historical or genealogical importance, and maintaining and operating an independent genealogical research library. Although the advent of the Internet has made family history research much easier than before, there are still many important records that are not online and there is a need for sound research skills and knowledge. We're here to help provide access to records and to build those skills that will increase our patrons' chances of success in their family history endeavors. All of our programs and services are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about their family history.
We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, funded entirely through memberships and donations. We operate on a modest budget and we're pretty good at stretching a dollar, but it costs money to maintain a building, operate a library, and to stay current with technology. Your donation will help to ensure that we can continue to provide our services and extend our reach to help more members of our community.
If you share our belief that what we do is important and of value to our community, we invite you to support us by making a donation today.
For more information about us, and the services that we provide, please see our website.
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