Wichita Genealogical Society - 1987
Wichita Genealogical Society GAR Memorial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita

Another Successful WGS Trip

Over 25 Wichita Genealogical Society members returned from their Salt Lake City research trip on Sunday, September 25. A full week of research and camaraderie was spent in the city and at the Family History. See this page for some fun pictures.  See the trip photos here.


Wichita Library Hosts Big Read

Wichita Big Read
The City of Wichita is proud to announce Big Read Wichita will return for its ninth consecutive year. Big Read Wichita is a program providing residents opportunities to experience quality literary and arts programming throughout the community that is focused around one book and its themes.
This year's Big Read Wichita selection is Ray Bradbury's classic Fahrenheit 451. The book explores themes of censorship, message control, and the efforts some will go to preserve literature and the freedom of public information. Read all about it here:  Big Read

Fast Approaching - Registration Still Open
5th Annual Conference
Saturday, October 8, 2016.
Kansans: Where Did They Come From
Learn from our distinguished lineup of historians when, how, and why your ancestors came to Kansas. We are proud to lead the conference with our Keynote speaker:  Dr. Jay Price, Director of Local and Community History Programs at Wichita State University. See the other speakers, topics, and agenda here.


NEW! Early Wichita Death Certificates

Wichita Death Certificates
The WGS has recently completed the index and transcription of death certificates issued by the city of Wichita from 1887 to 1911. This information is free to all visitors to this web site.  Click Here to see the wonderful new data available for your genealogy and family history research.

Wichita & Sedgwick County History Book

We have recently discovered a great history resource in our own Wichita Public Library. It is the Wichita and Sedgwick County History Book.  Now it was not lost, hidden, or is it new. Most of us just didn't know it existed. Michelle Enke, our Local History Librarian, brought this interesting book to our attention recently. Learn about area history from a two-volume collection of published articles from the 1880s to 1932.  The WGS has indexed the book and includes that index online for WGS Members. You may find your ancestors in it. Learn about it here – FOR WGS MEMBERS ONLY.

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October 3
Special Interest Group Meeting
Members Only
October 8
WGS 5th Annual Conference
For complete details about the conference, go to the "Annual Conference" page  
November 7
Special Interest Group Meeting
Members Only
November 19
"Deborah Samson - Revolutionary Soldier" - Portrayed by Anna Smith
Deborah Samson – Revolutionary Soldier. Samson disguises herself as a man to join General George Washington’s Continental Army to fight for American Independence from England’s King George III. Samson is the first know woman to receive a pension of land and money for her military experience.   ...
December 5
Special Interest Group Meeting - No Meeting for December