10/1/2012

Kansas Ancestor Fair encourages interest in family heritage

Kansas Historical Society News Release

Contact: Lin Fredericksen, Reference Archivist - State Archives Division (785) 272-8681 ext. 282

Kansas Historical Society
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka KS 66615-1099



Kansas Ancestor Fair encourages interest in family heritage

TOPEKA, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced it is a cosponsor of the third annual Kansas Ancestor Fair, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 20, at the Kansas Historical Society, 6425 S.W. 6th Avenue, Topeka. This free event is held in celebration of Family History Month and features informational displays by local heritage, historical, and lineage groups. Instructional seminars on a variety of family history topics will also be presented. No preregistration is required. A food vendor will be available on the grounds during the event.

The Kansas Ancestor Fair is designed to encourage interest in family heritage and to highlight resources available in northeast Kansas to assist those who are interested in learning more about their family history. This year’s event includes a representative from Ancestry.com who will present sessions on Beginning Genealogy, researching vital records on Ancestry.com, and researching military records using Fold3 with an emphasis on Civil War records. Representatives from the National Archives Central Plains Branch in Kansas City, Missouri, will present sessions on “Coming to America: Ship Passenger Arrival Lists” and “Township, Section, Range: Looking at Land Records.”

The event is cosponsored by the Kansas Historical Society, the Topeka Genealogical Society, the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and the Topeka Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. For more information, call (785) 272-8681 or visit www.ksancestorfair.org.

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