Genealogy & History

Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources

Dozens of historical archives covering hundreds of years of history.

HeritageQuest Online


Search census data, books, periodicals, Freedman's Bank records, and more.

International Historical Statistics

International Historical Statistics

Provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years.

KC History

Non-circulating local history and genealogy resources of the Kansas City Public Library.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Primary source collections of the 19th century.

Pendergast Years: Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

The Pendergast Years

Digitized documents from Kansas City's interwar period.

Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

Historical fire insurance maps for towns in Missouri and Kansas.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery

Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Historical documents on the transatlantic slave trade.

Through the Camera Lens: The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927

  Through the Camera Lens: The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927

Weekly film trade publication between 1907 and 1928. 

Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City

Large collection of manuscripts and artifacts of the African American experience in the Midwest.

Census Bureau Data

Instant access to census statistics about any location in the United States

Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections

Covers presidential, U.S. senatorial, and gubernatorial elections, polls, and predictions.

Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America

Digital format of America's libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions.

Jackson County, MO Historical Society

Promotes the study, appreciation, and interpretation of Jackson County's heritage.

Jackson County, MO Marriage Records

Find marriage licenses issued in Jackson County, Missouri.

Johnson County Kansas Genealogical Society

Information about the organization; includes roster of members and member surname index.

Kansas City MO Vital Records Office

Birth and death certificates for Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas Office of Vital Statistics

Birth, death, marriage, and divorce records for the state of Kansas.

Kansas State Historical Society

Information about Kansas history.

Kansas State Historical Society - Genealogists

Research your Kansas roots.