Local History/Genealogy

By , November 28, 2007 4:01 pm

Our Genealogy/Local History Department has many resources for researchers. Here are just a few examples:

  • Parsons Sun (and its predecessors), newspaper from 1871 – present on microfilm
  • City and County Directories:
    • Parsons Directories, 1878-1949, on microfilm
    • Parsons Directories in print, from 1960s to present (some years missing)
    • Labette County Rural Directories, from late 1960s to late 1990s (some years missing)
  • County Plat Books from 1916, 1959, and 1998
  • Cemetery Books, including:
    • Cecil/Hackberry/Phillips Cemeteries
    • Mount Calvary Cemetery
    • State Hospital Cemetery
    • Lucas Cemetery
    • Mound Valley Cemetery
    • Oakwood Cemetery
    • St. Rose Cemetery
    • Also, some cemetery books for other counties
  • Early Vital Statistics
    • Marriage records, 1867-1878 and 1880-1881
    • County births, 1885-1894
    • County deaths, 1885-1889
  • School Yearbooks:
    • Parsons High School
    • Parsons Junior College (now Labette Community College)
    • Parsons Junior High School
    • Labette County High School
  • Local School Histories
  • Local Church Histories
  • Federal and State Censuses for Labette County
  • Family Histories
  • Obituary File
  • Indexes to the Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes

Our patrons may also use Heritage Quest, an online database which includes the entire U.S. Federal Census from 1790 – 1930, plus much more.

Other websites of interest:

Kansas State Historical Society Genealogy:  http://www.kshs.org/p/genealogy-indexes/18943

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