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

2023 Programs

2023 Programs

We have put together a summary calendar of the 2023  monthly programs. The programs are conducted in the large conference rooms at the Advanced Learning Library on our normal 3rd Saturday of the month. The calendar also lists the schedule of SIG meetings.


Click HERE for a 2023 calendar in PDF format. You can print it or save it to your computer.


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February 18, 2023 Program


Don't this this opportunity to hear about

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICIANS IN KANSAS

1860 - 1920




Lemuel Sheppard’s presentation will introduce you to African American musicians from 1860-1920 and the songs they performed in Kansas. Click here to discover the details.



Lem Sheppard

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 8.5 x 11 PDF

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Wow, Did You Know?


Twelve Years of AVC Stories Indexed


Each Ark Valley Crossroads, the society's quarterly newsletter, is available to read and even download on this website. WGS Members can reach them via the Members Only Records under the RESEARCH tab, you must be logged in to see them.


However, we just completed an online index of all the articles since 2010—over 350 of them.  Everyone can browse the list of articles from the AVC Newsletter Index under RESEARCH Tab and a few are free examples for non-members.  All the articles can only be reached by logged-in members. Click here for AVC Index.


The articles are grouped by type of genealogy topic, including Records, History, Family History, Methods (of research), and Abstracts (reprints).


There is a wealth of knowledge in the newsletters that are worthwhile browsing and reading. 

Member Features

Special Interest Groups (SIG)


One of the benefits of belonging to the Wichita Genealogical Society is the ability to take advantage of expert discussions on a variety of genealogy topics. 


Special Interest Groups (SIG) are meetings of people that are interested in specific and general areas of genealogy.  WGS offers three SIGS:

  • DNA Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Technology SIG 
  • Genealogy Talk SIG

See our SIG page for details and how to join in.

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