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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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April 15, 2023 Program

Before Rosie: The Women
of the Great War

with Dannie Altman-Newell

When the men were called to war, what was a girl to do? Roll up her sleeves and show the world the power of women! The advent of war in Europe opened a doorway for women to step through and experience war as they had never experienced it before. They began entering into new areas of service on the home front, and overseas, because of the high demand for fighting forces in Europe. This presentation will explore areas of servicewomen who participated in during the war and the records that may provide information a genealogist might find helpful.

Were your women ancestors working on the war effort? Discover what it might have been like. See how you you might add this information to your family history.

Member Features

Native American Research

A two-part class held on June 24th and July 29th will examine the resources and techniques for research ancestors with Native American roots.  See the Class page for details.

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.

More News

2023 Conference Speaker

The WGS is happy to announce that Cheri Hudson Passey is the key speaker at the 2023 WGS Genealogy Conference Oct 7, 2023 — In Person!

Cheri is a professional genealogist, instructor, writer, speaker and the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC. She is the host of the YouTube genealogy chat show GenFriends and is a genealogical researcher, subcontracted by Eagle Investigative Services, Inc., for the US Army Past Conflict Repatriations Branch. She is treasurer of GeneaBloggers and National Genealogical Society Vice President of Society & Organization Management.

You can learn more about Cheri from her website

Library Big Read

The Wichita library kicks off this years Big Read March 12th with expanded events. See the exciting things for this year on the library's Big Read webpage.  The featured Big Read book is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by cartoonist Roz Chast.

Wow, Did You Know?

Twelve Years of AVC Stories Indexed

We recently 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.

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