Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The meeting will be at 1203 N. Main, Wichita , 67201, on Saturday, December 15 and January 19th at 1:00 pm.
The purpose is to encourage historical and genealogical study of families of any ethnic group with
special emphasis on Afro- Americans. This informal group will seek to learn more of the history
and factors within the family stories we have been told.
We will demonstrate how to research your family tree with the goal of discovering and
understanding your family history. The discussions will include a variety of methods, including
exploring public records, interviewing older relatives and preserving information.
Join us and you may become your family historian.
Jozel Smith Eckels, Chairperson
Monday, November 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Cost: 15 cents for 300 dpi; 25 cents for 600 dpi for MHGS members; 20 cents 300 dpi; 30 cents for 600 dpi for non-members. Limited to 15 minutes per person; approx. 250 4x6 picts at 300 dpi can be made in this time. Allow more time for larger photos.
For appointment or more information: 316-264-3611 or visit the website at
Pictures/Polaroids only (no negatives, slides, tin-types or other media); remove from albums/envelopes; copyrighted photos not allowed; present in order you wish scanned on your media.Sizes: 3x3 - 8x12 accepted.
The Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Center will be closed after October 16, 2012 due to ongoing renovations at the Memorial Auditorium. And to also prepare for moving to our new rooms. We hope to reopen by December 1, 2012. We will still accept research requests via email and postal mail, but it may be some time before you will receive a reply.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
The London Times April thru June 1854; July thru Aug 1855; April and June 1868; Jan thru March 1873; July thru Sept 1875; Oct thru Dec 1882; Oct 1883; Sept thru Oct 1913; March, Sept thru Nov 1919; April 1933
The Scotsman (not sure where that's from) Jan thru June 1870
The New York Ledger Jan thru Dec 1861
The New York Times July thru Aug 1868
The Dallas Morning News Nov 1 thru Nov 30 1925
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thank you to every society and every individual member who helped. If you enjoyed working on the project, any of the other states would appreciate your indexing some of their images. We all know the benefits of helping other researchers!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
June 23, 2012
2012 KCGS Annual Meeting and Conference will be June 23, 2012, in the Kanza Room of the Memorial Union at Emporia State University, co-hosted by Flint Hills Genealogical Society.
Our Speaker will be Julie Miller of Colorado. She will present the following lectures:
The 5 Steps of Genealogical Proof
Make the Census Work for You
When Grandpa Went Off to War: U.S. Military Records
An Ounce of Prevention: Making a Genealogical Disaster Plan
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Indexing is quit simple and can be done in the comfort of your own home, day or night. You can do as much or as little as you desire and no one will say anything regarding your choices. The index you submit will be proof read by a second individual and even a third if necessary. If you can't read the hand writing you simply send that image back stating it is unreadable.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Applications are also available on line and KCGS would welcome your submission.
Stan Reed is a retired Army Major and Vietnam Veteran with 2 Purple Hearts. Former Superintendent of the Kansas Old Soldiers Home at Ft. Dodge, Stan has 42 years experience speaking and teaching genealogy and American History. His primary focus has been on U.S. Civil War history and the U.S. westward expansion.
The public is invited to attend this program. There will be time for questions and answers and refreshments will be served. For more information contact KGS at 620-225-1951, Tuesday through Friday, 1:30 to 5 PM.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
How many times in your research have you used "Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness" or ask that a photo be taken by a "Find-A-Grave" volunteer? Now is your chance to help out other researchers. Although the images are not yet available you can sign up to help by visiting https://www.familysearch.org/1940census and entering your name and e-mail and by placing Kansas in the box that says "Favorite State to Index".
Sign up now and be ready to start on the first day the Kansas images appear.
More information will be released in the following weeks by our state coordinator, Helen E. Bortz.