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383 E. Central
El Dorado, KS 67042


Genealogical Society


The Butler County Genealogical Society is a group dedicated to supporting the citizens of Butler County in discovering, researching, and exploring their roots.  The Society's primary emphasis is on helping everyone to become more effective family historians, while also working to foster interest and involvement in local history.


The Genealogical Society meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, January-May and September-November, at the Kansas Oil Museum in El Dorado, usually from 6:00-8:00pm.  Most meetings will feature a guided discussion of a topic of interest to family history researchers, with plenty of opportunities to share tips, videos, internet links, and helpful stories from members' own research.  Occasional "field trips" to local cemeteries and other points of interest are also planned for the coming year.


The new year's events calendar is coming soon! Unless otherwise noted, all dates are the 3rd Thursday, and meeting times are 6:00-8:00pm.  If re-scheduling is necessary due to bad weather or other circumstances, the changes will be posted here and on the Butler County Genealogical Society Facebook Page.

September 20: Find A Grave and More.

Finding your ancestors through cemeteries, obituaries, funeral home records, etc.

October 18:  Organizing Your Genealogical Research.

Have you ever wanted to start researching your family tree but the idea of collecting and organizing your material seemed overwhelming? Never fear, we are here to help you get started taming your digital and/or printed paperwork.  Whether you organize your information digitally or manually, this class will give you the fundamentals of creating a framework for your family tree.

November 15:  Civil War Stories.

What have you learned about your civil war soldier? We will discuss ways to track his journey.

December: No Meeting.

Meetings will start back up on January 17, 2018.


To keep up with what's going on with the Butler County Genealogical Society and to connect with our group, please check out our Facebook page!  You can also sign up below to receive e-mail reminders for upcoming meetings of the Society.

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