Sunday, December 16, 2007
Megan Smolenyak, author of Honoring Our Ancestors: Inspiring Stories of the Quest for Our Roots, In Search of Our Ancestors: 101 Inspiring Stories of Serendipity and Connection in Rediscovering Our Family History, and They Came to America: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors has been an avid genealogist since the 6th grade and is skilled in many aspects of family history research. Megan is co-founder of Roots Television, a pioneering and popular online channel of genealogy and history-oriented programming. Her latest book, Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree, is co-authored with Ann Turner, MD, has been featured in Newsweek, The New York Times, on NPR, and in the Book of the Month Club.
For registration information visit the TGS web site .
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
- To receive the Territorial Certificate an applicant must be a direct descendant of an ancestor who lived in Kansas prior to 29 January 1861.
- To receive the Pioneer Certificate an applicant must be a direct descendant of an ancestor who lived in Kansas between 29 January 1861 and 31 December 1880.
- To receive the Early Settler Certificate, an applicant must be a direct descendant of an ancestor who lived in Kansas between 1 January 1881 and 31 December 1900.
- Applicant must be able to prove descent with an official record of some type or some other acceptable source of proof (i.e.: census records; obituaries; county histories; birth, death or marriage records; school or church records; newspaper clippings and any other records showing proof.)
- Applicant does not have to live in Kansas or ever have lived in Kansas.
To apply for a certificate, each applicant will need to complete a the four-page application form. This form includes the certificate application (page 1), permission to publish (page 2), a line of descendant chart (page 3) and a pedigree chart (page 4). In addition, each application will need to submit documentation to substantiate the information included in the line of descent chart. Pages 1 and 4 will be printed in a Forgotten Settlers book at a later date.
The documentation sent to establish eligibility for a certificate is placed in the Library and Archives Division of the Kansas State Historical Society. It is available to researchers as part of The Forgotten Settlers of Kansas manuscript collection, no. 206. For information about doing research in person at the Center for Historical Research, please go to the KSHS website, http://www.kshs.org/places/chr/index.htm. Information on reference policies and requesting copies by mail is at http://www.kshs.org/contact/ask_question.htm. When requesting copies, the file number, either a letter-number combination such as G28 or a number such as 5922, should be included if possible. It appears at the bottom of each Form #1 in the published The Forgotten Settlers of Kansas volumes, available in many Kansas and some out-of-state libraries.
Apply for Your Certificate Today
Complete Forgotten Settlers Certificate Application in PDF Format
Please click on "Shrink to Fit" when printing
Return all four pages of the completed application with copies of documentation to
KANSAS COUNCIL OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES
PO BOX 3858
TOPEKA KS 66604-6858
Saturday, 12 April, 2:00-4:00 P.M.: Village Square Mall, Dodge City, No charge.
Sunday, 13 July, 2:00-4:00 P.M.: Village Square Mall, Dodge City, No charge.
Saturday, 11 Oct, 9:00 A.M.-2:45 P.M., USD 443 Learning Center, 308 Frontview, Dodge City,
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Respected Swedish Researcher Elisabeth Thorsell Presents Genealogy Workshop October 12th in Lindsborg
Well-known Swedish genealogist Elisabeth Thorsell comes to Lindsborg for Hyllningsfest 2007. Mrs. Thorsell’s significant knowledge of Swedish records and vast research experience make her one of the most sought-after speakers and researchers in the field of Swedish genealogy. On Friday, October 12, from 10 am to 12 noon, she will present a workshop for all those interested in finding their Swedish roots. The goal of the workshop is to teach the participants how to cross the Atlantic back to
The workshop will be held at the historic 1904 World’s Fair Swedish Pavilion, on the grounds of the
Many festival attendees are likely to know of Elisabeth Thorsell, one of
Don’t miss this chance to learn more about your Swedish ancestors with the help of one of
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Carol Burke Peterson
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
April 5 - Beginning on Thursday the MHGS Library will be open from 4 pm to 7 pm during Daylight Savings Time for researchers to use.
August 18 - Family History Detective Class, 10:00 a.m. - Bits and Pieces of Family History Research
August 25, Computer Support Group, 1:00 p.m. Using the Many Features of FamilyTree Maker Software
September 1 - 4 - Library Closed for Labor Day holiday.
September 8 - Westwood Presbyterian Church, 8007 West Maple. Wichita, KS. Speaker at 1 p.m. - Della Shafer and her husband will demonstrate grave finding by dowsing.
September 15 - Family History Detective Class, 10:00 a.m. - What Map did Grandpa Use in His Travels
September 22 - Computer Support Group 1:00 p.m. - Learn how to use libraries on the Internet
November 10 - Grace Methodist Church, 944 South Topeka. Lunch at noon, speaker at 1:00 p.m.. Sherry Kline, free lance writer of Family Tree in the Wichita Eagle magazine, Active Life.
Finney County Genealogical Society Monthly Meetings
(Except June and August)
August 21, 2007 - Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church Library, 1420 East 14th, Harper, KS 2:00 p.m. - Business meeting . Program: Bring your Genealogy Questions for Discussion.
September 18, 2007 - Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church Library, 1420 East 14th, Harper, KS 2:00 p.m. - Business meeting . Program: What's New at FamilySearch.com, presented by Sandy Trotter.
October 16, 2007 - Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church Library, 1420 East 14th, Harper, KS 2:00 p.m. - Business meeting . Program: By Virginia Downing.
November 13, 2007 - Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church Library, 1420 East 14th, Harper, KS 2:00 p.m. - Business meeting . Program: By Virginia Downing.
No Meeting in December
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON
The members of KCGS board are pleased to offer this service and hope that you will help make it a successful genealogical adventure.
Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies