Category Archives: Library

New Books January 2021

A few new books this month:

Call Number Date Author Title
R-210 SG 114 2002 Wichita High School East Alumni Directory
R-210 RL 15 2005 2005 Kansas State University Alumni Directory
R-210 SG 254 2004 2004 Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School Alumni Directory
R-210 SG 255 2008 2008 St. Jude Catholic Church Parish Directory
R-210 SG 191 2007 2007 College Hill United Methodist Church Directory
R-430 194 1979 Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
R-140 011 1982 Castillo
R-150 046 1962 Church, Mary L. The Hills of Habersham
G-H 168 1973 Harms, Martha I. With Head Held High
G-H 167 Hill, Loretta Joseph Hill and Mary Emily Cannon Hill
VB Morrow V 01 – 10 Morrow, Laura Dolores Greer Laura Greer Morrow Collection
R-210 NS 05 Pearce, Don Beeler Broncos 1923-1966 Alumni
G-G 090 Terry, Judia Greer International Newsletter
G-Z 010 1983 Zook, Harry D. Zug/Zuck/Zouck/Zook genealogy

New Books December 2020

Just a few new books this month, but two of them are really cool!

Call Number Date Author Title
R-210 SG 244 2 2020 Wichita Memories II: A Photographic History of the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s
R-210 168 Morrison, John H. Morrison Petroleum Directory of Kansas
R-300 294 2018 Parr, KelLee Mansion on a hill: the story of The Willows Maternity Sanitarium and the adoption hub of America

New Books November 2020

Just one four-book set this month, but it’s a good one!  Robert Lawrence kept a daily diary for most of his life, including the years he was farming and engaging in business in the Wichita area.  The originals are held at First Presbyterian; the archivist, Gary Huffman has been transcribing and annotating them.  These are the first four volumes he’s finished.

Call Number Date Author Title
R-210 SG 253 V 1 P 1 2020 Lawrence, Robert Edwin Diaries of Robert Edwin Lawrence
R-210 SG 253 V 1 P 2 2020 Lawrence, Robert Edwin Diaries of Robert Edwin Lawrence
R-210 SG 253 V 2 P 1 2020 Lawrence, Robert Edwin Diaries of Robert Edwin Lawrence
R-210 SG 253 V 2 P 2 2020 Lawrence, Robert Edwin Diaries of Robert Edwin Lawrence

Library Closing 11-22 thru 1-1

We’ve decided to close the library again, except by appointment.  Our last open day this year will be Saturday, Nov 22.  If you need an appointment, email library@mhgswichita.org

We are stilling processing mail-in copy requests for obits, marriage records, etc.  It may take us an extra week, but if you send them in, we’ll get them out to you!

Stay safe and healthy!  We miss you!

New Books September 2020

Just a couple of new books this month, but I highly recommend the book on the meatpacking industry if your ancestors worked in the plants!

Call Number Date Author Title
I 202 10th 2002 The Handybook for Genealogists
R-631 072 2019 (01) 2002 The Journal of Chickasaw history and culture
R-600 100 2007 Warren, Wilson J. Tied to the great packing machine: the Midwest and meatpacking

New Books August 2020

Just a few books this month…

Call Number Date Author Title
G-B 173 1979 Fisher, Helen Brundage Brundage Genealogy
G-G 089 1989 Grierson, Alice Kirk The colonel’s lady on the western frontier: the correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson
G-L 052 1963 Karlin, Carol Lacock Lacock Genealogy
G-L 053 1986 Lacock, Marjorie Peet Lacock Genealogy
G-S 163 1995 Cook, Timothy D. The Sortore Family
R-210 WY 03 1994 Times Past … A Pictorial History of Wyandotte County
R-600 098 1982 Luchetti, Cathy Women of the west
R-600 099 1992 Cordier, Mary Hurlbut Schoolwomen of the prairies and plains
VF Rogers 01 – 19 Sara Anne Starry Rogers Collection

New Books July 2020

Another good batch of additions to our library!

Call Number Date Author Title
G-B 172 2010 Blake, Phillip W. The Warriors Among Us
G-H 166 V1 1976 Hobbs, Ralph L. Hobbs and related families
G-H 166 V2 1976 Hobbs, Ralph L. Hobbs and related families
G-R 073 1937 Ruede, Howard Sod-house days: letters from a Kansas homesteader, 1877-78
I 316 2003 Frisch, Karen Creating junior genealogists: tips and activities for family history fun
I 317 1999 Sweeney, Joan Me and my family tree
I 318 2019 Clark, Gary Cemetery and Gravestone Handbook for Genealogists & Family Historians
I 319 1982 Chorzempa, Rosemary A. My family tree workbook: genealogy for beginners
R-080 025 1969 Feitz, Leland Cripple Creek! A quick history of the world’s greatest gold camp
R-080 026 1980 Osterwald, Doris B. Cinders & smoke: a mile by mile guide for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
R-150 045 Whitfield County, Georgia Marriages 1854-1894
R-210 BU 025 1985 History of Latham, Kansas
R-210 SG 252 1976 Valley Center Kansas
R-240 046 1990 Adams, Jay A House of Hewen Timber: Fort Western on the Kennebec, An Introductory History
R-240 047 1990 Adams, Jay Military History at Old Fort Western 1754-1766
R-240 048 1976 Churchill, Edwin A. Maine communities and the War for Independence
R-240 049 1886 Goold, William Portland in the past
R-240 050 1911 The New Mount Kineo House on Moosehead Lake, Kineo, Maine
R-240 051 1967 Garniss, George W. Profiles of Yarmouth heritage
R-240 052 1941 Bradshaw, Marion J. The Maine land
R-260 066 1881 Elwell, Edward H. Portland and Vicinity
R-260 066 1986 Larkin, Jack The Four Seasons at Sturbridge Village: A Guidebook
R-260 067 Clark, David L. Pictorial History of Christ Church — Boston
R-260 067 1960 Ross, Marjorie Drake The book of Boston: the Colonial period, 1630-1775
R-300 293 1988 Nagel, Paul C. Missouri, a history
R-340 031 1966 Beck, Nancy R. Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
R-340 032 1939 Bisbee, Ernest Emerson The White mountain scrap book of stories and legends of the Crystal hills or White mountains of New Hampshire
R-370 111 1986 Shapiro, Mary J. Gateway to liberty: the story of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
R-440 082 1986 The Alamo: Long Barrack Museum
R-600 097 1986 Simmons, Marc Following the Santa Fe trail: a guide for modern travelers
R-605 022 1959 Widger, Thurlow Stanley The Birth of New England
R-631 073 2019 F Chokma Chickasaw Magazine
R-631 081 1956 Underwood, Thomas Bryan Cherokee Legends and the Trail of Tears
R-650 031 V 2 1983 Bangerter, Lawrence B. The Compass
R-670 281 1982 Bowman, John Stewart The Civil War almanac
R-670 282 1949 Manucy, Albert C. Artillery through the ages;
R-670 283 1980 Brophy, Patrick Bushwhackers of the border: the Civil War period in western Missouri
R-670 284 1999 Shively, Julie The Ideals guide to American Civil War places
R-670 285 1991 Gross, James A. The Souvenir Guide to the Gettysburg National Military Park
VB Lankford V 01 Judith Ann Douvielle Lankford Collection
VB Lankford V 02 Judith Ann Douvielle Lankford Collection
online — link in catalog 1962 Weight, Verl F. As a tree grows

New Books June 2020

Whew!  We got a huge donation last month, so the new book shelf is overflowing.  (Our shelf of duplicate books is also overflowing, so you should stop by and do a little shopping!)

Call Number Date Author Title
G-B 170 1956 Burgess, Kenneth Farwell Colonists of New England and Nova Scotia: Burgess and Heckman families
G-B 171 1856 Ball, B. L. Three days on the White Mountains
G-C 142 1928 Chase, John Carroll Seven generations of the descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase
G-H 165 1999 Simpson, Ruth M. Rasey Heartbeat of history: a collection of tales from the saltbox house
G-L 051 1985 Dyba, Thomas J. Seventeen years at Eighth and Jackson: the story of life in the Lincoln Home
G-P 074 1966 Garland, Joseph E. That great Pattillo
R 210 SG 048 1962 1962 Cross Reference Directory Greater Wichita and Vicinity
R-010 041 1968 Thompson, Wesley S. The free state of Winston; a history of Winston County, Alabama
R-010 042 V 1 1958 Elliott, Carl Annals of northwest Alabama
R-010 042 V 2 1958 Elliott, Carl Annals of northwest Alabama
R-010 042 V 3 1958 Elliott, Carl Annals of northwest Alabama
R-010 042 V 4 1958 Elliott, Carl Annals of northwest Alabama
R-060 131 Fryar, Jack E. A History Lover’s Guide to Wilmington & the Lower Cape Fear
R-060 132 1998 Zepke, Terrance Lighthouses of the Carolinas
R-060 133 2001 McCullough, Gary L. North Carolina’s state historic sites
R-070 036 Peterson, Elizabeth McRae Boone Hall Plantation
R-080 023 1972 Brown, Robert L. Colorado ghost towns–past and present
R-080 024 1961 Bancroft, Caroline Unique ghost towns and mountain spots
R-090 039 1998 Domonell, William G. Newgate, from copper mine to state prison: A History
R-090 040 1996 Phelps, Richard H. Newgate of Connecticut
R-130 002 1942 Our Nation’s Capital: Washington D.C.
R-150 038 Whitfield County Georgia Cemeteries
R-150 039 1987 Murray County heritage
R-150 040 1999 An Official History of Whitfield County Georgia 1852-1999
R-150 040 Supp 1999 An Official History of Whitfield County Georgia 1852-1999
R-150 041 1991 Cogburn, Emily Murray County school days: Moravian to modern
R-150 042 2002 White, Marcelle Civil War Stories, Letters, and Miscellany of Murray and Whitfield Counties, Georgia
R-150 043 1977 Wilson, John Scenic, historic Lookout Mountain
R-150 044 1998 Coker, Louise Murray County Georgia Marriage Records Books I – VI 1835-1905
R-210 167 1915 Cordry, Almira Sheffield Peckham The story of the marking of the Santa Fe Trail by the Daughters of the American revolution in Kansas and the State of Kansas
R-210 MR 05 1921 Brigham, Lalla Maloy The Story of Council Grove on the Santa Fe Trail
R-210 RO 04 1988 Plainville Kansas 1888 – 1988 the Pioneer Spirit Continues
R-240 019 V 1 1998 Howland, Sharon Vital records of Calais, Maine prior to 1892
R-240 020 N 14 V 01-3 1993 Porter, Joseph W. The Maine historical magazine
R-240 020 N 15 1993 Long, Alice MacDonald Marriage returns of Washington County, Maine, prior to 1892
R-240 020 N 24 1996 Willey, Kenneth L. Vital records from the Eastport sentinal [i.e. sentinel] of Eastport, Maine, 1818-1900
R-240 020 N 28 1998 Beatty, John D. Vital records of Biddeford, Maine prior to 1856
R-240 020 N 29 1998 Kelley, Judith Holbrook Marriage returns of Cumberland County, Maine prior to 1892
R-240 020 N 31 1988 Gray, Ruth Maine families in 1790
R-240 020 N 36 1988 Gray, Ruth Maine families in 1790
R-240 020 N 37 2001 Groves, Marlene A. Vital records of Rockland, Maine
R-240 020 N 39 2002 Kelley, Judith Holbrook Marriage returns of Lincoln County, Maine, to 1866
R-240 020 N 42 1988 Gray, Ruth Maine families in 1790
R-240 020 N 43 2003 Groves, Marlene A. Vital records of St. George, Maine
R-240 020 N 48 1988 Gray, Ruth Maine families in 1790
R-240 021 2002 Brooks, Thelma Eye Calais, Maine families: they came and they went
R-240 022 1965 Roerden, Chris Collections from Cape Elizabeth, Maine
R-240 023 1996 Townsend, Patricia McCurdy Vital records of Lubec, Maine, prior to 1892
R-240 024 V 1 2002 Lamson, Darryl Byron Early Narraguagus River families of Washington County, Maine
R-240 024 V 2 2002 Lamson, Darryl Byron Early Narraguagus River families of Washington County, Maine
R-240 025 2004 Tibbetts, Leonard F. Early Jonesborough families of Washington County, Maine
R-240 026 1997 Tibbetts, Leonard F. Early Pleasant River families of Washington County, Maine
R-240 027 1888 Kilby, William Henry Eastport and Passamaquoddy; a collection of historical and biographical sketches,
R-240 028 1998 Whitaker, Wilford W. Broad Bay pioneers: 18th century German-speaking settlers of present-day Waldoboro, Maine
R-240 029 V 07-12 1980 The Maine seine
R-240 030 1980 Rowe, William Hutchinson Ancient North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Maine, 1636-1936
R-240 031 2000 Paine, Lincoln P. Down East: a maritime history of Maine
R-240 032 1902 Mitchell, H. E. New Portland register, 1902
R-240 033 1966 Ahlin, John Howard Maine Rubicon: downeast settlers during the American Revolution
R-240 034 V 01-3 1884 Watson, S. M. Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder
R-240 034 V 04-6 1884 Watson, S. M. Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder
R-240 034 V 07-9 1884 Watson, S. M. Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder
R-240 035 V 1 2005 Foster, Angela M. Vital records of Portland, Maine: births, marriages, and deaths, 1786-1814
R-240 036 1996 Ketover, Karen Sherman Westbrook, Maine cemeteries
R-240 037 V 1 1886 Small, Abner Ralph The Sixteenth Maine regiment in the war of the rebellion
R-240 037 V 2 1886 Small, Abner Ralph The Sixteenth Maine regiment in the war of the rebellion
R-240 038 1967 Camp, Helen Pemaquid Lost and Found
R-240 039 1953 Collier, Sargent F. Down East: Maine, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and the Gaspe
R-240 040 1976 Nelson, Bruce D. Portland: A Collection of 19th Century Engravings
R-240 041 1940 Counties, Cities, Towns and Plantations of Maine: A Handbook of Inorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes
R-240 042 1972 Portland
R-240 043 1967 Flagg, Charles Allcott An alphabetical index of Revolutionary pensioners living in Maine
R-240 044 1985 Welch, Wally The lighthouses of Maine
R-240 045 1905 Hosmer, George Lawrence An historical sketch of the town of Deer Isle, Maine;
R-270 022 1987 Williams, Meade C. Early Mackinac: a sketch, historical and descriptive
R-340 028 1997 Robertson, Edwin Early Mt Washington Cog Railway Picture Book
R-340 029 1999 Jones, William H. North Hampton, N.H. vital statistics, 1742-1942
R-340 030 1999 Crawford, Lucy History of the White Mountains
R-440 080 V 2 1981 The History of Grayson County Texas
R-440 081 1979 Ingmire, Mrs. Frances Terry Marriage Records of Grayson County, Texas 1846 – 1877
R-460 019 2002 Bennington
R-600 094 1979 Somerville, Mollie D. Historic and memorial buildings of the Daughters of the American Revolution
R-600 095 2001 Thomson, William M. Coastal Ghosts & Lighthouse Lore
R-600 096 1986 Manns, William Painted ponies: American carousel art
R-605 003 2nd 1991 Sanborn, Melinde Lutz Supplement to Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700
R-605 021 1944 Chamberlain, Samuel Ever New England
R-620 283 1996 St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, N.B.
R-620 284 1990 Gallant, Peter From Scotland to Prince Edward Island
R-631 078 Francis, Alberta Maine Indians “The People of the Early Dawn”
R-631 079 1951 Wright, Muriel H. A guide to the Indian tribes of Oklahoma
R-631 080 1998 Henry, Lorraine (Rainwaters) Native American directory of (Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Wisconsin)
R-632 09 2000 Slavery, secession, and southern history
R-650 089 1931 Bolton, Ethel Stanwood Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775
R-650 090 1992 Holmes, Theodore C. Loyalists to Canada: the 1783 settlement of Quakers and others at Passamaquoddy
R-670 272 V 1 1887 Battles and leaders of the Civil War
R-670 272 V 2 1887 Battles and leaders of the Civil War
R-670 272 V 3 1887 Battles and leaders of the Civil War
R-670 272 V 4 1887 Battles and leaders of the Civil War
R-670 273 Rifenburg, Lori Sanderlin Fort Fisher: Gateway of the South
R-670 274 1961 Price, William H. Civil War Handbook
R-670 275 Vaught, Elsa The Diary of an Unknown Soldier
R-670 276 1969 Fischer, LeRoy H. The Honey Springs National Battlefield Park Movement
R-670 277 1977 Buresh, Lumir F. October 25th and the Battle of Mine Creek
R-670 278 1960 Davis, Burke The Civil War, strange & fascinating facts
R-670 279 1985 Lancaster, Bruce The American Revolution
R-670 280 Historic Fort Gibson

Hours for June

Our hours for June will be Tuesday and Saturday, 10am to noon, for research and volunteer tasks.  No appointment necessary.  Masks requested.  If these hours don’t work for you, email library@mhgswichita.org and we’ll set something up.