Local Resources from the Library
Local Digital Resources:
I addition to the information and files below, we have created our own Genealogy Website. Access to genealogy information including family histories, obituaries, and local cemetery information. Bear with us as we continue to add items.
Family Files (sorted by last name)
Doniphan County Churches
Christian Lutheran Church
Highland Methodist Presbyterian Church
Saint Benedict Catholic Church
Doniphan County Schools
Doniphan County Educational Directory 1953 – 1954
Bendena High School:
Doniphan West High School:
Doniphan West High School Yearbooks
Elwood Grade And High School Yearbooks
Highland High School:
Highland High School Yearbooks
Midway High School:
Severance Grade and High School Yearbooks
Troy High School:
First Graduate Class of Troy High School
Wathena High School:
Jackson County, Kansas Schools
Whiting Rural High School Yearbooks
Jackson Heights High School Yearbooks
Doniphan County Cemetery Inventory – by Speedy and Gail Stewart
Elwood City Historical Documents
Severance Historical Documents
Troy City Historical Documents
Wathena City Historical Documents
- Newspaper clippings about the history of Doniphan County
- Many donated family files.
Local Physical (nondigital) Resources:
These are hard-copy resources available only at the Library branches. They are not available for check-out.
The bulk of our physical collection of newspapers, birth and death announcements, military service records, etc. are at the Troy Library. The other branches also have small local genealogy collections that may help you research your family history.
The Doniphan County Courthouse is just across the street from the Troy Branch, so it is very convenient to do research in Troy.
The Photograph Collection
Photos donated to the library. Contains photographs of Doniphan County people, businesses, and events.
Microfilm – The following are available at the Troy Branch:
Federal and State Census records for Doniphan County from 1854-
Name Of Newspaper
Other Helpful Resources
Access Genealogy (Ioway Tribe) – Free links to Ioway tribe history and census.
Family Search – Doniphan County – Links for Doniphan County information (Must have free account to login and use)
Ioway Cultural Institute – Free links to Ioway History and genealogy links.
A History of Doniphan County Schools (from a book written in 1893)
K. Roger Pyle’s Doniphan County 1882 Plat book
William G Cutler’s History of the State of Kansas
-Doniphan County section