Genealogy

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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)

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

The America's Obituaries & Death Notices database has been upgraded and replaced by the new, expanded HeritageHub database from NewsBank.

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.

Note: Temporary access from home ended Dec. 31, 2021.

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 »

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.

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. Please note, many records are searchable, but access to view certain collections is limited.

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.

•    Genealogy Newbie Group
•    Family Tree Maker Software
•    Roots Magic Software
•    Legacy Software 
•    FamilySearch.com 
•    Irish Special Interest Group
•    DNA & Genetic Genealogy
•    Writing Group
•    Genealogy Scrapbooking

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

HeritageHub

New! 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.

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.