2019 Annual Conference Soon
Our 8th Annual Genalogy Conference is approaching fast. The Early Bird Registration actually ends September 8. Don't Delay!
The Wichita Genealogical Society is known for informative and professional conferences which have included Ancestry.com, Family Search, and Cyndi Ingle in the past. Our speaker this year is Judy Russell, nationally known and respected genealogy speaker. She is funny, entertaining, and certainly knows her subject. If you haven't been to any of our annual conferences you are missing a first clast event.
It is held at the The Eugene M. Hughes Metroplex (5015 East 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220), part of the WSU extended campus, is a great venue for conferences.
– Large Conference Room with Wall-size Projection.
– Comfortable and Spacious Seating - Everyone has a Table.
– Buffet Continental Breakfast and Lunch.- FREE with Registration.
– Close Free Parking
– Visit with the Kansas State Historical Society from Topeka, KS
– Visit with Midwest Genealogy Center from Independence, MO.
– Visit with the Midwest Genealogical and Historical Society ofWichita
Interview With Judy Russell
We recently had the opportunity to visit with Judy Russell, "The Legal Genealogist", who is our key speaker at the 8th Annual Wichita Genealogical Society Conference on Oct 5th, 2019. Virgina Downing, one of our long-time members interviewed her and discussed the program she will bring to us.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to spend a day with such a well-respected genealogy speaker. Click here for details
Ark Valley Crossroads Newsletter Sent
Check your email and/or posted mail for the April 2019 issue of the Ark Valley Crossroads. Electronic versions were emailed on April 16th and print versions were posted on April 18th. Margaret Kline, email@example.com.
Current members can view this and past issues after they logon by clicking on AVC Newsletter under Members or clicking here
Now Open for Registration
8th Annual Conference – "Judy Russell"
October 5, 2019
Join us Saturday, October 5th for another great annual conference. Registration, including online and by mail is available NOW. See the schedule and registration details
2019 Presentation Schedule Announced
The 2019 Monthly Meeting Schedule includes a variety of research and historical presentations. All monthly meetings are held in the new Advanced Learning Library in the spacious conference center. Come early and stay late to conduct your genealogy research in the Edward and Elizabeth Burns Historical Research Pavilion where all the genealogy resources are located.
Open House Tour
||Bessie Coleman 1st Person Presentation
||Dowsing for Historical Clues
||Adventures in Writing Famly History
||Finding Your Patriot
||Railroaded - Industry that Saved Kansas
||Supplemental Census Records
||Jesse Chisolm 1st Person Presenation
||No Monthly Meeting - Happy Holidays
- The February 9th meeting is the second Saturday of the month.
- The annual conference is October 5th.
- February, May, August, and November are Quarterly meetings where beverages and snacks are provided by WGS.
Please note that the February meeting is on the second Saturday of the month, all others are the third Saturday as is our normal Schedule
Wichita "Who's Who" Indexed
We continue adding more records and indexes to our collection of online historical data from the Wichita. The 1929 and 1980 Who's Who in Wichita
index have been posted in the Area Research
section. CLICK HERE
to see over 2,000 names in the 1929 volume and more than 1,000 in the 1980 book. These books with the named biographies can then be viewed in the Wulfmeyer Genealogy Center in the downtown library.
NEW! Obituary Indexes 1939, 1941-45 & 1954
The Wichta Genealogical team led by Rosie Wiley has completed indexing all obituaries that appeared in the 1939, 1941 through 1945 & 1954 Wichita Morning Eagle
. The index gives a date and page number in the paper where an obituary is found. Members, login and Click Here
to see the indexes and discover how you can get a copy of the obituary. More years are being indexed and will be available soon.
NEW! Early 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.
13,000 Names Indexed for You
The WGS has completed a massive project of indexing over 60 books of Wichita history listing more than 13,000 name entries. The complete index is available to WGS members to help them find ancestors and family members that may have appeared in one of these books.
The index gives the book title, the page number of the entry, and the library call number to help find the book. It is sorted by surname and available in nine volumes as PDFs. Members, log in and CLICK
here to see this fabulous resource.
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.
Monthly Activity Updates
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