Genealogy and Local History

Genealogy Services

The Genealogy collection is located on the second floor of the library. Patron assistance is provided by the Reference staff during regular library hours.

Simple requests for information, such as obituaries, directory assistance, and specific searches in local records, should be addressed to the Reference staff.  We accept requests by mail, telephone (620-663-5441 x. 137), fax (620-663-1583), or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please include as much information as possible in each request, such as surnames, first names, middle names (if possible), and dates of birth or death. You may also search the library catalog for abstracts of newspaper articles, births, marriages, and obituaries.

The library subscribes to NewspaperArchive and Ancestry Library Edition. Both databases must be used only in the library.  Heritage Quest is available within the library, or it may be accessed from other locations using a current Kansas Library Card.

Requests for in-depth research should be referred to the Reno County Genealogical Society at the following address:

Reno County Genealogical Society
PO Box 5
Hutchinson, KS 67504-0005  

Genealogy Information

We also recommend the following sites for additional genealogy information:

Local History Links

Local History Documents

Library History

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