Genealogy

American Ancestors (Central Resource Library Only)

From the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Genealogy research of the Northeast through historical journals, birth and death records and more. Formerly called: New England Ancestors.

America's Obituaries & Death Notices

A collection of obituaries and death notices from hundreds of U.S. newspapers and the Social Security Death Index (dates vary) through NewsBank.

Ancestry Library Edition

Billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, photos and more.

Available from home, now extended through September 30, 2020! Normally only available for in-library use, Ancestry has expanded access during the COVID-19 response. Login with your Library card number and PIN/password to get started.

Kansas residents: The Kansas State Archives partners with Ancestry.com to make some records available online, free for Kansas residents with a verified Kansas driver's license. Research at the Library or from home. Learn more about Ancestry.com for Kansans »

FamilySearch

Developed by the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, search their full library catalog, collection of databases and more. Create personal FamilySearch account free of charge for expanded access to the site.

From our Genealogy Experts: Johnson County, Kansas

Explore Johnson County marriage records, cemetery information, a local obituary index, collections of digitized photos and newspapers and links to much more.

From our Genealogy Experts: Online Genealogy Resources

A selection of our favorite resources focusing on Kansas and Missouri records, cemeteries and death indexes, immigration records and more.

Genealogy Connect (Gale)

Informative genealogy research guides and online books about genealogy and history

HeritageQuest Online

Search through this database rich in American history including U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War records and more.

JoCoHistory Collections

Explore more than 40,000 historical photographs and maps documenting the people, places and organizations of Johnson County, Kansas, from the 19th century to the present.

JoCoHistory Obituary Index

Citations for obituaries from local newspapers dating from the late 19th century to the present.