Hutchinson Public Library Resources
Hutchinson Public Library
901 North Main
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
The library has an excellent collection of genealogical material available in the Kansas Room and Resource area of the 2nd floor.
This list is not all of the resources available Books and Reference Material
The Kansas Room houses a collection of books and reference material pertaining to Kansas and other US States. These include:
1) County, Community and Church Histories
2) Atlases for Kansas and other states.
3) Plat & misc. maps for Reno County
Microfilm ~ Plat Maps for 1902, 1912, 1918
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1884-1950
Book ~ City of Hutchinson Plat Map 1907, 1957
Insurance Map of Hutchinson, 1915
Real Property Inventory of Hutchinson, 1935
Landowner’s Directory, 1914
Plat Book for Reno County, 1902, 1918
4) Biographical and family histories
5) High School & College yearbooks for Reno County, KS. This is not a complete collection.
6) The Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS) has a list of Reno County resource books.
The Reno County Genealogical Society collection of books and material were incorporated into the holdings of the Hutchinson Public Library in 2006 and can be found in the online catalog.
Census Records & Indexes
State of Kansas ~ Indexes only
1855, 1856, 1857 and 1859 Kansas territorial census index
1860 index for the territorial census
Reno County State Census ~ Microfilm available, no Index
1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925
Reno County Federal Census ~ Microfilm
1880 (Index and CD available)
1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 (no index)
City and County directories are available in both microfilm and books. There are fourteen (14) rolls of microfilm for the years 1887 to 1953. In book form, the directories start at 1912 to the current year. There are some years missing.
Microfilm for the years 1902-1907. Alphabetically grouped and indexed by years.
Foreign Wills, Book “B”, 1909-1918, on microfilm. Includes an index.
Microfilm is available for the marriage index (1872-1957), that lists the volume and page number on which the marriage is located on the courthouse record books.
Marriage licenses for the years1890 to 1919 is available on microfilm.
Probate Court, Affidavit for marriage licenses, Book “E”, 1902-1903. Includes index at the end of microfilm roll. The Reno County Genealogical Society has published “Reno County Early Marriage Records, 1872-1913”.
Nurses Registry, 1913-1949 ~ Reno County Clerk (microfilm, one roll, not indexed)
Post Office Department Reports of Site Locations; 1837 - 1950 - National Archives M1126 *NEW in 2007*
Roll 201 - Kansas: Phillips to Reno
Roll 202 - Kansas: Republic to Russell
Newspaper microfilm from Arlington to Turon in Reno County.
The obituary file, maintained by the Reno County Genealogical Society, begins in 1978 to present day. There are also some funeral/memorial cards available. Index online. The obits are located in the tall black card file. Please do not remove the originals.;A partial file of Pre 1978 obit index cards are located in the brown card file.
Surname File & Ancestor Charts
The surname file and ancestor chart collection has been discontinued. What was collected remains in the Kansas Room. Surnames of Reno County and Member Surname Research Profiles are posted on the RCGS website by request. Anyone can submit surnames for Reno County ancestors. You must be a member of RCGS to post your Surname Research Profile.