The Kansas Room is once again offering drop-in genealogy help sessions on Tuesday mornings from 10-12. Are you new to genealogy, or have you hit a brick wall in your research? Our Kansas Collection librarian is here to assist. Drop-ins are welcome in the Kansas Room or email us to schedule a Zoom appointment.

Image: U.S. Census, 1870 – Quindaro, Kansas

Some of the things we can help you with are:

  • How to use Ancestry
  • How to use FamilySearch
  • Helpful resources at the library
  • Guidance on locating historical records
  • Using census data to trace ancestors
  • Searching for obituaries in local newspapers
  • How to preserve family photos
Family photo ca. 1900

View all of the library’s online genealogy resources here.  There are a number of great books for checkout as well; browse the collection for these titles to learn more.

Genealogy Online, Elizabeth Powell Crowe

Genealogy for Dummies, Matthew Helm

Long-Distance Genealogy, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer

And you can find the following eBooks on our Hoopla Digital Collection:

Genealogy Standards, Various Authors

Genetic Genealogy, Emily D. Aulicino