Jefferson County Genealogical Society Research Center/Library Resources

The Jefferson County Genealogical Society Research Center/Library is located in "Old Jefferson Town", Oskaloosa, Kansas.

Address: Jefferson County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 174, Oskaloosa, KS 66066-0174 (street address: 703 Walnut St. [view map])
Hours: Saturdays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m, year round, Sundays 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. May - September
Phone: (785) 863-2070, during open hours, for assistance and information
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MEETINGS: Held Monthly on 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m., normally at Research Center


  • Census: Microfilm of both state and federal 1855 through 1930, for Jefferson Co. & some other counties, 1880 U.S on C/D, other U. S. Census via Internet
  • Newspapers: Most newspapers for Jefferson Co., on microfilm
  • Atlas & Maps: Atlas of 1878, 1899 & 1916, landowner map of 1876 plus several cemetery maps
  • Death/Cemetery Records: Compiled records from 1850's to present
  • Marriage Records: 1850's to 1930 (alphabetized) and 1931 to 1941, w/ later years being added.
  • Obituaries: Approximately 60,000 on cards and many newspaper references, Jeff. Co. connections
  • School Records: High School graduates list, 1886-2002, Rural school lists and photos. "School census" records for years 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1897, 1898, 1928 & 1929.
  • Land Records: Original land owners ( Delaware Trust & Reserve lands), 1876 land ownership map
  • Town Histories: Published histories for: Grantville, McLouth, Meriden, Nortonville, "Annals of Oskaloosa", Ozawkie & Perry. Andrea's History of Kansas, 1883
  • Family History/Genealogy: Approximately 200 family books, most with Jefferson Co. connections
  • Kansas County Collection: Many reference books for adjoining counties as well as other KS counties
  • General Resource Books: "How to" books as well as many reference books for other states 


  1. Three computers, one with Internet connection
  2. Two microfilm readers (no printing capability from microfilm–digital camera may work w/ 1 reader)
  3. Two copy machines
  4. Microfische readers (3)


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