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.

American Ancestors (Central Resource Library Only)

Genealogy research and resources provided by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Primary coverage of the Northeast through historical journals, birth and death records and more.

Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only)

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.

Kansas residents: The Kansas State Archives partners with 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 for Kansans »

Black Life in America

Collection of articles and multimedia focused on the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, including current and historical Black publications.


Historical records and images for genealogy research, maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Publicly searchable from anywhere. Some collections have access limitations.

Additional in-library use: Johnson County Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library! Visit any Library location for expanded access to FamilySearch records and images not available from home. User account required. Some collections are still restricted.

Fold3 Library Edition

Millions of military records, photos and personal documents spanning hundreds of years.

Genealogy Connect (Gale)

Informative genealogy research guides and online books about genealogy and history

Genealogy Special Interest Groups

To learn more about a specific genealogy topic or area of interest, consider joining one of these special interest groups which meet regularly via Zoom and are free to the public.

•    Family Tree Maker Software
•    Roots Magic Software
•    Legacy Family Tree Software 
•    DNA & Genetic Genealogy
•    Writing Your Family History
•    Digital Scrapbooking

For questions or more information on the Johnson County Genealogical Society and items listed above, or to sign up for notifications, email or visit their website.


A collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 to today.

This is NewsBank's upgraded obituary database that replaces America's Obituaries and Death Notices.

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.

Hispanic Life in America

Collection of articles and multimedia focused on the experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, including Spanish-language and bilingual publications.

JoCoHistory Collections

Historical photographs, newspapers, maps and more 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.

Memory Lab

Presented by Johnson County Genealogical Society, the Memory Lab provides equipment for the public to digitize photos, negatives, slides, movies, VHS,  and documents and to transfer them to digital formats. The Memory Lab is located in the Genealogy area of the Central Resource Library.