The Central Resource Library Genealogy collection includes census indexes, passenger lists, family histories, civil war records and much more. Staff and genealogy volunteers are available to assist at the Genealogy/Regional Reference Desk on weekdays.
The Johnson County Genealogical Society is dedicated to fostering genealogical activities focused on Johnson County, Kansas and environs. It is a non-profit organization open to all who are interested in genealogy. Meetings are held monthly (except December) at Central Resource Library.
- America's Obituaries & Death Notices
- American Ancestors
- Ancestry Library Edition
- Genealogy Connect
- HeritageQuest Online
- Johnson County Cemetery Transcriptions
Transcriptions from most of the cemeteries in Johnson County and photos of gravestones. Searchable by surname, the site also features detailed information about each cemetery, selected family trees, and a list of veterans buried throughout the county. From the Cotton Hills Genie Web site.
- Johnson County KSGenWeb
Tools for genealogical research such as marriage records, naturalization records, obituary index, etc.
- Johnson County Kan. Genealogical Society
A non-profit organization open to all who are interested in genealogy and who share the Society's objectives. Meetings are held monthly (except December) at the Johnson County Central Resource Library.
The Midwest Afro-American Genealogical Interest Coalition, located in K.C., MO, promotes the study of African-American genealogy and family history.
- Marriage Records, Jackson County, Mo.
Marriage records (applications and licenses) issued by Jackson County are available and searchable at this site.
- Marriage Records, Johnson County, Kan.
This index to marriage records for Johnson County is browseable by groom or bride name for the years 1857-1907. Additional information about later marriage records is available at the Johnson County, Kan. District Court Public Records.
- Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1962
Searchable index of many certificates available online and more that can be easily requested.
- State of Kansas Office of Vital Statistics
Find birth, death, marriage and divorce records for the state of Kansas.
- Access Genealogy
Access Genealogy provides links to resources in all states, with strong content on Native Americans.
- Africana Heritage Project
This database includes valuable records documenting the names and lives of slaves, freedpersons, and their descendants, assisting African Americans who are researching their family histories.
- Association of Professional Genealogists
Use the "Membership Directory" to locate a professional genealogy researcher.
Offers free access to a database of information on 10 million immigrants who entered this New York port from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
- Cemetery Records Online
The leading genealogical resource for burial records and tombstone inscriptions.
- Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
More than 220,000 categorized and cross-referenced links.
- Death Indexes - USA, by State
Online searchable death indexes, alphabetical by state, including some obituary and cemetery indexes. Some databases that require a fee can be searched at no cost on Ancestry Library Edition at any Johnson County Library.
- Ellis Island Records Online
A database of 22 million records of immigrant arrivals through New York Harbor from 1892 to 1924.
- Family Search
At this site, developed by the Family History Department of the LDS (Mormon) Church, search the LDS library catalog, collection of databases, and more.
- Genforum at Genealogy.com
Find genealogy forums by surname and contact others who are researching those names. Answer questions and get answers.
- Land Patents, Bureau of Land Management
Search for information on the initial transfer of land titles from the federal government to individuals.
- National Archives & Records Administration Genealogy Page
The gateway into federal records for genealogy research including census records, military records, immigration records (ship passenger lists), naturalization records and land records.
- National Orphan Train Complex
The Museum and Research Center in Concordia, Kan. is dedicated to the preservation of the stories and artifacts of those who were part of the Orphan Train Movement from 1854-1929.
- Online Searchable Naturalization Indexes & Records
These online naturalization indexes are available for most states and Canada.
The oldest and largest free online community for genealogists. Numerous research tools, surname lists, mailing lists, message boards and more.
- USGenWeb Project
This project is a collaborative resource by a group of volunteers who provide electronic data useful for genealogical research in every state and county in the U.S. Volunteers adopt individual counties and add new information and maintain the site for the individual county.
- U.S. Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957
Find passenger lists for U.S. ports, plus Canadian and Mexican border crossing records.
- Vital Records Information
Information about where to obtain vital records (birth, death, marriage, divorce, etc.) in the U.S., U.S. Territories, and foreign countries.
- WorldGenWeb Project
An international volunteer project for genealogists researching ancestors outside the United States.
Some favorite journals:
- American Ancestors
- American Genealogist
- Family Chronicle
- Family Tree Magazine
- Internet Genealogy
- Johnson County Genealogist
- Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal
- National Genealogical Society Quarterly
- NGS Newsmagazine
- New England Historical and Genealogical Register
- JoCoHistory Obituary Index
Find citations for obituaries from Kansas City and Johnson County newspapers dating from the late 19th century to the present. Additional obituaries are currently being added.
Need an obituary for a specific name we have not included in our online index? Email us using this form.
- America's Obituaries & Death Notices
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