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


RECORDS AVAILABLE INCLUDE:

  • 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 


RESEARCH FACILITIES INCLUDE:

  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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