Libraries and Research Centers

  • Admire City Office - 620-528-3666, 505 Main St, Admire, KS 66830
  • Allen Library - 620-528-3451, 421 Main St, Allen, KS 66833
         Allen Centennial Church Book
         Allen Centennial Town Book
         District 72 Butler School Book, limited information on Miller & Bushong schools
         One Room School Memory Album
         Reading Centennial Book
  • Americus Township Library - 620-443-5503, 710 Main St, Americus, KS 66835, Email
         Americus Funeral Book
  • Emporia Public Library
         Atlas and plat books
         City Directories 1870 - 1970 (microfilm)
         Extensive selection of genealogy and local history books
         Lyon county census for 1860, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1895, 1900, 1910, and 1920, 1930
         Marriage licenses (microfilm)
         Newspaper indexes for birth, marriage, death and more by Robert & Lois Hodge
         Newspapers (microfilm)
         Probate Court and Marriage Records 1856 - 1976
         Sanborn Maps (microfilm)
  • Bushong City Clerk - Dianne R. Smith, 219 E. 3rd, Bushong, KS 66833, 620-343-6610
  • Emporia State University Libraries & Archives
         Alumni lists and directories
         Athletic programs, schedules, newspaper clippings, photos
         Campus Directories 1930 - current
         Campus Newspapers since 1882
         Commencement programs beginning 1882
         Newspaper indexes for birth, marriage, death and more by Robert & Lois Hodge
         Photographs of graduating classes, students, faculty, staff, alumni, sororities, fraternities, campus views
         Walter M. Anderson photograph collection, 1880-2000, emphasis on local businesses & railroad
         William Allen White collection of personal papers, photographs, manuscripts and artifacts
         Yearbooks 1889 - current
  • Hartford - Elmendaro Township Public Library, 620-392-5518, PO Box 38, 229 Commercial, Hartford, KS 66854, Email
         Booklets on cemeteries, weddings & births
         Booklet: The First 100 Years of Hartford 1857-1957
         Church history
         Early libraries in Hartford 1879-1936
         Information on local businesses
         Information on Elmendaro Township
  • Libraries & Other Resources
  • Genealogy and Local History Branch of Mid Continent Public Library
  • Interlibrary Loan Services Kansas State Historical Society
  • Lyon County Clerk of the Court      Estates, wills, civil cases, marriage records, naturalization records
  • Lyon County Historical Society & Museum
         Birth and Death Records 1885 - 1911 (microfilm)
         College of Emporia yearbooks and other material
         Family Heritage Collection and Index
         Gibson Collection - Microfilmed newspaper clippings 1900-1983
         Mexican life and culture
         Oral Histories
         Photographs indexed by subject
         Senator Preston Plumb Collection
  • Lyon County Register of Deeds
         Land records, old school records
  • Lyon County Rootsweb Listserves
  • Lyon County GenWeb
  • Kansas Genealogy Trails - Lyon County
  • Kansas Archives free at Ancestry.com with KS driver's license
  • KS GenWeb - Coffee Co., KS
  • KS GenWeb - Chase Co., KS
  • KS GenWeb - Greenwood Co., KS
  • KS GenWeb - Morris Co., KS
  • KS GenWeb - Osage Co., KS
  • KS GenWeb - Wabaunsee Co., KS
  • Neosho Rapids City Clerk, 620-342-8232, PO Box 7, Neosho Rapids, KS 66864
  • Olpe City Clerk, 620-475-3780, 101 Westphalia, Olpe, KS 66865
         Centennial book Olpe Hertiage 1877-1977 available at the Emporia Public Library, Index
  • Reading City Clerk, 620-699-3870, 413 First St, Box 7, Reading, KS 66868
         Centennial book Through the Years with Reading Kansas 1857-1976 available at the Emporia Public Library