Research & Learning

Library Databases And Resources

For research databases that can be accessed remotely you will need a current Library District 1 card.  Go to Search The Catalog and click log in to your account with the 13 digit number on the back of your Library District #1 card and password.  Once you are logged in go to the home page.  Links to the databases will appear at the bottom of the page.    


A popular genealogy resource. Provides access to census data, vital records, directories, photos, and other key genealogical research tools. 
Available at your local library.



Doniphan County Genealogy Website

This site is dedicated to providing genealogical information on residents of Doniphan County, Kansas, and its surrounding areas.

You do not need a user account to search this site.

 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint’s online research website.  Library District 1 is an affiliated library that allows you access to some records that are not accessible at home.  

You must register for a free personal account to use this database.

Offers access to past editions of newspapers from the United States and abroad. Search or browse the collection of 4,200+ titles .

Home access available for a limited time with your local library card

Databases Accessible With A Kansas State Library Card

You can apply at your local library for the Kansas State Library card which gives you access to many educational and genealogical resources.  Some Ebook and Audiobook resources are also available with the use of this card.  See Digital Resources page for more information on those resources.  You will log in with your 6 digit Kansas State Library card number and birthdate to access this resource. For a complete listing of all databases available go to Kansas State Library Online Databases.

Auto Repair

Auto Repair Source is a comprehensive collection of auto repair reference resources, with repair, maintenance, service, recall, and diagnostic information on most major domestic and imported vehicles. The content is created by ASE certified technicians and includes drawings, photos, videos, and step-by-step guides

Ferguson Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a career exploration and planning resource. It includes 3,000 articles, a graduate and undergraduate school finder database, as well as databases for internships and apprenticeships, financial aid, education to career planning timelines, a career assessment, career profiles, a sample resume and cover letter database, and an industry associations and resources directory.


Provides access to original military records, including registration cards, pension files, and other records of service. Part of’s collection of online resources.

Genealogy Connect

Genealogy Connect is a collection of eBooks covering topics in genealogy best practices, Native American ancestry, colonial and revolutionary ancestry resources, immigration, royal and noble ancestry resources and more.  These resources can be easily searched and emailed, printed, downloaded, and saved. 

Heritage Quest

A genealogical tool offering primary resources, family histories, and finding aids. Includes 6 core data sets – US Federal Censuses, genealogical and local history books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, and the US Congressional Serial Set.

Learning Express

Offers students and adult learners resources for achieving their educational and career goals. Content includes tutorials and practice tests, resume and cover letter writing guides, and workplace skill-building tools.

Mango Languages

A resource for learning new languages. It offers 60+ languages with lessons in an interactive visual/auditory format.

Universal Class

Universal Class offers over 500 online courses in more than 30 areas of study. Universal Class offers everything from Microsoft Excel to parenting skills, you’ll be sure to find something of interest to learn.

Note: Universal Class is one of the few resources that requires the patron to register for a personal account to save their progress and interact with.

Free Genealogy Databases

The following databases are free.  No login is required to use them.

Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records:  The Bureau of Land Management has original land patents which can be searched online by state and name. You can view or order a copy of a patent online.

Cyndi’s List of genealogical sites on the internet:  The largest and best known list of Genealogy websites

Chronicling America  Offers access to past editions of historical newspapers from 1777 – 1963 in the United States.

Doniphan County GenWeb

Family Search:  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint’s online research website. Their three big resources – International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File and Family History Library Catalog are all available here.  You must register for a free personal account to use this database.

Find a Grave:  Search over 70 million grave records, some of which include pictures of headstones and cemeteries and other information on your ancestors.

A History of Doniphan County Schools (from a book written in 1893)

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

Kansas Memory: Accessible anywhere. This database offers a broad, statewide selection of digitized Kansas maps, photographs, and other primary documents from the collections of the Kansas State Historical Society.

Roger Pyle’s Doniphan County 1882 Plat book

Sanborn Maps (Doniphan County) : Search U.S. fire insurance maps through the Library Of Congress.

Soldiers and Sailors Database:  Accessible anywhere. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records.

The USGenWeb Project:  An outstanding volunteer effort to provide information on all the states and counties in the US. The sites vary but at a minimum have query pages and volunteer lookups. Also worth a visit is the USGenWeb Project Archives.

William G Cutler’s History of the State of Kansas
-Doniphan County section