Sunday, January 3, 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy: Week 1

Amy Coffin, over at the WeTree Blog, has challenged genealogy bloggers everywhere to a new series of posts for 2010. Each week, a new suggestion will be explored, prompting us all to better genealogy throughout the year. This week, Challenge #1: Go to your local public library and check out the genealogy collection.

In Topeka and the northeast Kansas area, we are blessed with many impressive library collections of genealogical materials. In addition to the Topeka Genealogical Society Library (my favorite, of course), we have the genealogical collections at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and the Kansas State Historical Society, the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri and the Central Plains Regional Branch of the National Archives in downtown Kansas City.

Pick a repository that you haven't visited for a while, and check it out!


  1. Thank you for doing the 52-Week Genealogy Challenge!

  2. I like the picture of your library. Up here in the Montreal area most of the genealogical collections are housed in local librairies, cultural centres or churches.
    It's amazing that you can afford a whole building for yourselves.
    Evelyn in Montreal