Resource Topic: local history

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.

Guide from our Librarians: Research Johnson County

Research Johnson County with these helpful resources including info about local properties and homes, local news and statistics about Kansas and Johnson County.

JoCoHistory Collections

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

JoCoHistory Digital Cemetery

Transcriptions and photos of gravestones from most cemeteries in Johnson County and some in Douglas and Franklin County. Searchable by surname, the site also features detailed information about each cemetery, selected family trees and a list of veterans buried throughout the county.

JoCoHistory Obituary Index

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

Kansas City and Regional Newspapers

Full articles from many Kansas City and regional newspapers.

Kansas City Star

Flip through full-page images of The Kansas City Star.

Kansas History, Territorial through Civil War Years, 1854-1865

Primary source documents from Kansas history from 1854 - 1865.

Olathe Historical Newspaper Archive

Search and browse full-page images of The Olathe News, 1959 - 2003. Find historical coverage of events, places, organizations and people, including birth, marriage and death notices through NewsBank.