Genealogy & Family History

A meeting place and discover space…history, genealogy, oral history, cultural heritage, and traditions. Enjoy coffee, conversation, and community.

Ancestry.com Available for use in library only.

Classes, Programs, and Services  Family History Center offerings.


Community Information and Resources Helpful information for the community.


Historic Homes in Independence, KS; three books by Ken Brown.


Montgomery County Cemetery Records Part 1

Montgomery County Cemetery Records Part 2

Photo Galleries Photos from library archives and of library patrons.


Research Links Check out these helpful links to books and resources that will be useful if you’re doing genealogy or local history research, especially in Independence or the state of Kansas.


Resources What’s available in the Polly Merchant Family History Center?


Senior Information and Services If you are 50+, this page is for you.