Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies
P. O. Box 3858
Topeka, KS 66604-6858


McPherson County, Kansas

Information provided by McPherson County Old Mill Museum
120 Mill Street, Lindsborg, KS


Linda Andersen
P. O. Box 2
Galva, KS 67443          (620) 654-3328
Empire Cemetery Records - Cemetery located 1 mi east & 2 1/8 mi south of Galva

Galva Museum
c/o Lind Andersen
P.O. Box 2
Galva, Ks 67443          (620) 654-3328
Township records for: Lonetree     1889-1945
                      Empire       1891-1954
Records from Galva Public Schools prior to condsolidation      1891-1957
One room school records for: Grasshopper     late 1880's to mid 1950's
                             North Diamond   late 1880's to mid 1950's
                             Good Hope       1924-1940
Galva City Records: Prior to 1950's


Cindy Baldwin
988 9th Avenue
McPherson, KS 67460     (620) 241-7997
Groveland Township records:
Treasurer's books     1878 to early 1900's
Assessor's books      1920's to 1940's


Adolf & Wanda ?Neufeld
Box 217
Inman, KS     (620) 585-6748
Computerized records for:Inman Municipal Cemetery
                         Superior Mennonite Cemetery Association
                         West Liberty Mennonite Church Cemetery
                         Grovelnad Township Cemetery
                         Amish Mennonite Cemetery

The following churches have their own cemeteries and keep their own records:
Hoffungsau Mennoniite Church      (620) 585-6733
Monitor Church of the Brethren    (620) 834-2278
Zion Mennonite Church             (620) 585-6449
Zoar Mennonite Church             (620) 585-6999

The Inman Heritage Association
c/o Adolf & Wanda Neufeld
Box 217
Inman, KS 67546     (620) 585-6748
Misc. Superior Township Assessor Records
Misc. City of Inman Records

Inman Public Library
100 North Main
Inman, KS 67546     (620) 585-2474
Church Histories: Andover Lutheran, Bethel Mennonite, Inman Mennonite, Groveland 
                  Christian, Hoffnunfsau Mennonite, St. Peter's Evangelical & 
                  Reformed, West Liberty, Zion Church of God in Christ and Zoar 
                  Mennonite Brethren
Family Histories and Genealogies of Inman area families
Inman Elementary and High School year books - not a complete set
North Inman Cemetery - record of burials
Misc. Books on the history of Inman and surrounding area


Bethany College
Wallerstedt Library
421 North First
Lindsborg, KS 67456     (620) 227-3311
Hours: When school is in session: Mon-Thu, 7:30 a,m,-10:30 p.m., Fri, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.,
       Sat 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sun 2:30-10:30 p.m.
       Summer/Holiday: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Newspapers on Microfilm:
Smokey Valley News          Sept. 21, 1881 to July 1887
Academica (in Swedish)      1884-1885
Budarare (in Swedish)       May 1895-June 1896
Bethany Messenger           Dec. 1892-1897, 1902-present
Lindsborgs Posten (in Swedish) 1898-1930
Lindsborg Record            1897-1912
Lindsborg News              1887-1912
Lindsborg News-Record       1912-present
Hemlandet Det Gamla och Det Nya     1855-1870
Gamla och Nya Hemlandet     1870-19214
Svenska Haralden            1878-1885
Framat                      1887-1891
Lindsburg Localist          1879-1883
Pedagogen                   1885-1887
Records on microfilm:
Freemount Church Records          1869-1990
Trinity United Methodist Church   1870-1996
1st Agrucultural Society of McPherson County 1868-1877
Hard copies of:
Bethania                    1959     College Year Book
Daisy                       1908-1958 College Year Book
Bethany Messenger           1908-present College Newspaper
Lindsborg News-Record       Current year only

Bethany Lutheran Church
320 North Main
Lindsborg, KS 67456     (785)227-2167
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.-12 noon, 1:00 p.m.-5 p.m.
Membership records from 1869 to present
Baptism & marriage records from 1869
Funerals from 1880

McPherson County Old Mill Museum
120 Mill Street/ P.O. Box 94
Lindsborg, KS 67456-0094     (785) 227-3595 
Fax: (785) 227-2810          E-mail: oldmillmuseum@hotmail.com
On line Research Library
Archive Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CALL AHEAD FOR APPOINTMENT
Tax records for McPherson County          1877 to 1938
Assessment records for McPherson County   1871-1921 (not complete)
List of residents and enumeration books   1923-1966
Land Transfer Records                     1877-1900
1870 census for McPherson County
Some probate records dating 1871-1938
Marriage Records: 1870-1915 (missing years of 1903,1905, 1906, 1907, 1908)
McPherson County Atlases  1884, 1903, 1921
Saline County Atlases     1903, 1920
McPherson County one-room school records for most school districts
Lindsborg News-Record Newspaper     1951 to 1989 (Missing 1956, 1958, 1960)
Cemetery Records for Elmwood (Lindsborg) & Freemount
Lindsborg telephone books 1912 to 1950 (not complete)
Bethany College Catalogs 1882 to 1984
Misc. Family histories and books of McPherson County history

Jane Brunsell
223 South Second
Lindsborg, KS 67456     (785) 227-3207
Elmwood & Kentucky Creek Cemetery records


McPherson County Historical Society, Inc.
c/o Linn Peterson
540 East Hill Street
McPherson, KS 67460     (620) 241-2699
Original Pioneer family registers 1971-1999: vol. -625 McPherson Co. pioneers 
     who settled 1866-97 
McPherson County Directories: 1895, 1902, 1970, 1915
Misc. bound copies of McPherson Republican: 1880's, 1900-1930, 1960's and 1970's
McPherson City telephone books, 1918, 1926, 1930's thru 1980's
Listings of all school districts: teachers names and board members 1870's up to
McPherson County School Superintendents Educational Reports: 1923- 1969
City of McPherson annual reports: pictures and finance reports 1914-1966
Obituary collections: McPherson community - misc. 1970's to 1999
Misc. family histories and books of McPherson County history, community histories 
     & county woide clipping file

McPherson County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 483
McPherson, KS 67460-0483
Materials of the McPherson Genealogical Society are housed with the Brethren Collection 
at Miller Library of the McPherson College
Members of the McPherson Genealogical Society will do research for a fee of $5.00 per hour.
     Call Norma Snell (evenings and weekends only) (620) 241-3299

McPherson County Courthouse
117 North Maple
McPherson, KS 67460
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.
Register of Deeds Office: P.O. Box 86     (620) 241-5050
Deeds, Mortgages and misc. records for McPherson County starting in 1870
Files for all old school districts 1875 to around 1955
Census for McPherson County - 1870, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915
McPherson County atlas 1884, 1903, 1921, 1969
Old Soldiers registration record for McPherson Co. 1883
Cemetery book for township cemeteries compiled by James Cassler
Plot listings for the following cemeteries:
Meridian Township: French Cemetery, Meridian Cemetery
Gypsum Creek Township: Eureka Cemetery, Zion/Crazy Ridge Cemetery, Roxbury
Turkey Creek Tonship: Eden Mennonite Cemetery
McPherson Ttownship: McPherson City Cemetery
Superior Township: Bethel Mennonite Cemetery, Esau Cemetery
Mound Township: Moundridge Cemetery, 1st Mennonite Church of Christian
Union Township: Freemount Lutheran Cemetery, Stephrns Family Cemetery
Groveland Township: Monitor Church of Brethren, Groveland Cemetery
Smoky Hill Township: Elmwood Cemetery, Kentuck Creek Cemetery
New Gottland Township: Koons Cemetery
Hayes Township: Amish Cemetery, West Liberty Mennoinite Cemetery
Battle Hill Township: Oakes Cemetery
Empire Township: Diamond Cemetery
Castle Township: Windom Cemetery
Lone Tree Township: Empire Cemetery
Spring Valley Township: German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery

County Clerk's Office: P.O. Box 425     (620) 241-3656
Birth, death and some marriage records before 1911
Population figures 1932-1995

District Court office: P.O. Box 1106     (620) 241-3422
Probate records 1870 - present
Marriage recods 1870 - present
Naturalization and immigration records - some
Divorce records 1873 - present
Civil court records 1873 - present

City of McPherson
Clerk's Office
400 East Kansas, P.O. Box 1008
McPherson, KS 67460     (620) 245-2535
McPherson County birth and death records 1911-April 29, 1989
McPherson County Cemetery Records

McPherson Public Library
214 West Marlin
McPherson, KS 67460          (620) 245-2570
Hours: Mon.-Wed. 9:00 a.m., Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Fri. 
     & Sat.9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Sun. 2:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Newspapers on microfilm:
McPherson Freeman 1878-1919
McPherson Republican 1879-1930
Democrat/Opinion     1886-1945
Daily Republican     1887-1959
McPherson  Sentinel     1959-present
Also, limited newspapers for: Canton, Marquette, Inman,Lindsborg and Moundridge
Census records for McPherson County, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1895, 1900, 1905, 
          1915, 1920, 1925
Family Histories, general genealogical research books

McPherson College Library
1600 East Euclid, P.O. Box 1402
McPherson, KS 67460-1402     (620) 241-0731 ext. 1216     Fax: (316) 241-1469
     e-mail: taylors@mcpherson.edu
Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., 
     Sat 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sun 2:00.m.-10 p.m.
The Brethren Collection: Historical and current materials relating to the Church 
     of the Brethren and McPherson College.

Briner Library - Central Christian College
1200 South Main, P.O. Box 1403
McPherson, KS 67460-1403     (620) 241-07232     Fax: (620) 241-3529
     e-mail:   e-mail: Nancy@centralchristian.edu
2664 27th Avenue
Gypsum, KS 67448     (785) 254-7347
Eureka Cemetery Records
Valley View(formerly Roxbury) Cemetery Records

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