Electronic Databases: Genealogy
Databases available from home and OPL Downtown.
Databases by Subject
Databases by Name
America's Obituaries and Death Notices
A collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices searchable by name of the deceased. In addition, the database is searchable by date range, or text contained in the obituary or death notice, such as residence, occupation, hobbies, family members or other personal information. Library and home use.
Powered by the Ancestry.com web site, Ancestry Library Edition provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. Library use only.
Gale Genealogy Connect includes the "how-to" of genealogy research in addition to the idiosyncrasies of genealogical research in specific subject areas. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data this is the place to start your research. Library and home use.
HeritageQuest Online provides a growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Included are images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, plus over 25,000 family and local histories, all full-text and searchable. Library and home use.
A collaborative effort to provide greater access to historical materials related to Johnson County, Kansas. A wealth of photos, biographical information, maps, teacher curriculum ideas, and much more.Library and home use.
Olathe News Historical Archive
Search the Olathe News online from 1959 to 2003 and 2006 to 2015. Library and home use.