Queries for Genealogy and Local History information may be submitted via email (please click on this link) or by post at 214 W. Marlin, McPherson, KS  67460.  The library charges a research fee of $5.00 plus copying and postage charges if successful. An additional fee may be charged depending on the complexity of the research.

 




The McPherson Public Library maintains an
unequalled collection of resources which tells the story of our city and county and the many people who settled it, developed it, and appeared as its citizens.

Online Resources

MPL Obituary Index -- Contains over 30,000 entries, indexed by name and death date, of persons who died in McPherson and McPherson County.

The McPherson Photo Album -- A fully-searchable compilation of over 1,500 historic images and portraits from McPherson and McPherson County.

MPL Historical Business Database -- Provides information about over 3,500 business and professional entities in McPherson, starting in 1872.

Edwards' Atlas of McPherson County (1884)

Plat Book of McPherson County (1903)

Standard Atlas of McPherson County (1921)

Property Map (including oil and gas wells) of McPherson County (1937)

Atlas of McPherson County (1969)

Register of Pioneer Families of McPherson County -- Including over 1,000 names and some 2,000 pages of documents and genealogy information, this covers families settling in the county from the early days into the 1900's.

McPherson Daily Republican Diamond Jubilee Edition (May 10, 1947) -- Contains a rich history of the early days of the city and county as written by local historians of the time.

HeritageQuest

ancestry.com World Deluxe Edition (in-library only)

McPherson County Old Mill Museum Archives

City of McPherson Cemetery Database

The McPherson Public Library strives to enrich, inspire, and enlighten our communtiy through exceptional collections, services, and programs.