Welcome to the Wichita Genealogical Society website. This is an easy-to-use system that brings genealogy tools and information to the genealogists,. All the research data from our past website is available and simple to find and navigate. Plus, the member options for managing your information are improved, secure, and easy to use. We hope you take time to explore the new pages — be sure to login if you are a member to see extra content.
2022 Programs - Updated 4/16/22
A 2022 Calendar of WGS events is available to download (PDF).
Note: Some of 2022s meetings have switched to the second Saturday of the month. Download the 2022 Calendar for details.
Return to the Library
After two years we have returned to the library for our monthly meetings and presentations. We meet in the large conference rooms on the first floor, across from the snack bar.
July 16th Monthly Meeting
Using Maps in Genealogy
There are a vast number of map types that can assist us in our genealogical research and add context to our ancestral stories. This presentation examines both historical and contemporary maps (census, plat, topographic, insurance, military, railway, etc.) as well as where to find them online and offline. Presented by Katherine R. Willson
Free and Open to the public July 16th, 1:00 P.M. at the Advanced Learning Library.
2022 Annual Conference
On April 16th, the WGS announced their 10th Annual Genealogy Conference will be held October 8th, 2022 in the WSU Metroplex, the venue for most recent conferences.
This year we have the dynamic Gena Philibert-Ortega as our key speaker. She shares with us a unique array of topics that will surely expand the genealogists research scope and fine tune some old ones. Check out the full descriptions on the 2022 Conference page.
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New Special Interest Groups (SIG)
Introducing a DNA Special Interest Group and a Technology SIG to our members. Along with our Genealogy Talk SIG, these are great opportunities to learn about and participate in discussions on genealogy topics. See our SIG page for details.
August 20th Monthly Meeting The Amazon Army
When coal was discovered in southeast Kansas in the late 1860s, thousands came from all over the world to work the mines. The mix of nationalities created an ethnic geography unique to Kansas that came to be known as the Little Balkans. Miners faced hazardous working conditions, poor pay, and discrimination. In 1921, thousands of women marched on the coal mines in support of striking miners. The New York Times dubbed them the “Amazon Army.” Presented by Linda O'Nelio Knoll.