With more than 25,000 volumes, Wichita Public Library's genealogy collection is one of the largest in the region. It is located in the
Edward & Elizabeth Burns Historical Research Pavilion on the second floor of the
Advanced Learning Library.
Our collections include:
Kansas Reference Collection contains many books of interest to genealogists. The history and biography sections are the most likely to be helpful to genealogists.
A limited amount of research may be possible via email and mail queries.
Typical research requests include:
Library staff do not provide census research.
A fee of $5 per half-hour for research will be charged, with a one-hour limit of research time spent per inquiry. Photocopies are an additional $0.25 each. Customers will be billed regardless of results. Invoices will be sent out with any results found; timely payment is appreciated.
Customers are requested to be as thorough as possible when writing a request; exact dates, names, and other details are almost always necessary to find information. These requests will be filled as staff time is available.
Send email queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send mail queries to:
Wichita Public Library
Attn. Mail Research
711 W. 2nd
Wichita, KS 67203
The library prefers that you include a business-size self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request.