Wichita Public Library Genealogy CenterEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

Wichita Public Library Genealogy Center

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  reference@wichita.lib.ks.us

Address:[1]

223 South Main
Wichita, KS 67202

Telephone[1]  316.261.8509 ; Fax 316-262-4540 

Hours:[2]

Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Sunday 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
The library is closed Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day

Holidays:[3]

Closed holidays, please check our calendar.


Directions, and public transportation:[2]

  • From US 400 / US 54 / Kellogg Avenue take the Central Business District exit. Turn north onto South Main Street. The library is located on the left next to Century II Convention Center.
  • Public transportation is available through Wichita Transit. All bus routes return to Downtown Transit Center. From Downtown Transit Center, head south on Topeka or Emporia to English (next street) and then walk west 3-4 blocks on English. NOTE: Requires walking and service is limited.
  • No entrance fee, but parking lots are metered. The short-term Library Parking Lot on the south side of the library is 25 cents for one hour maximum. The larger Public Parking Lot further south is 25 cents for two hours with ten hours maximum.


Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Wulfmeyer Genealogy Center contains over 23,000 genealogy books and magazines covering Kansas, the Great Plains, the Midwest, the South, and the Colonial States. There is a large Native American collection, mainly covering the Great Plains tribes, and a large military collection with over 1,600 volumes on the Civil War. Other major collections include: Dawes Rolls Applications, Draper Manuscripts, Germans to America, Italians to America, and the Barbour Collection. Over 15,000 rolls of microfilm cover the city's major newspapers, the Wichita Eagle and the Wichita Beacon, along with state and federal census.

Tips

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Wichita Public Library Genealogy Center, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections


Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

  • Wichita State University Library, Department of Special Collections, Wichita

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Contact Us at Wichita Public Library (accessed 14 April 2014).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Central Library at Wichita Public Library (accessed 14 April 2014).
  3. Holiday Closings at Wichita Public Library (accessed 14 April 2014).
  4. Catalog at Wichita Public Library (accessed 14 April 2014).

 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 20 April 2014, at 22:49.
  • This page has been accessed 424 times.