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The Wyandotte County Historical Museum has various archival research materials. If you want to research a topic within Wyandotte County, please complete a research request form to get started. You may also be able to locate valuable information, including cemetery records, in the indexes available below.

Research Fees

  • First 15 minutes of research assistance is free.
  • $10 for each additional 15 minutes.
  • 8x11 photocopies - $.25 each.
  • 11x17 photocopies - $.50 each.
  • Digital Photographs:
    • Personal Use - $2 each.
    • Non-Profit Use - $5 each.
    • For Profit Use - $10 each.

Research Request Form

Research Policy

  1. The Research Library is open by appointment Monday through Saturday.
  2. The holdings of the library are non-circulating; researchers wishing to make use of materials are required to do so in the Archives.
  3. Food and drink are prohibited in the Archives collections or research areas at any time.
  4. Coats, bags, and other personal property not essential to research projects are prohibited at the researcher’s work area.
  5. Researchers may only take notes with pencil and paper or a laptop computer.
  6. Materials will be used only in the reading room under staff supervision. The quantity of materials provided for examination at any time may be limited.
  7. The existing order of documents within each folder should be maintained. If there is any doubt about the order or apparent damage, the staff must be notified.
  8. Researchers must wear gloves upon staff request when handling artifacts.
  9. Permission to publish from any unpublished documents beyond the bounds of "fair use" must be obtained from the copyright holder. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure that permission.
  10. Parts of collections may be scanned or photocopied for the researcher's personal use; however,  staff will make the photocopies of the requested items. Staff also reserves the right to refuse to make copies due to the physical condition of the item(s).
  11. Due to the sensitive nature of the information in some of the Archives’ record groups, access may be restricted to specified persons only. Researchers requesting access to these collections will be advised by staff of the limitations and the extent to which the collections may be used.

Need help getting started with research? Check out these finding aids.

Cemetery Maps & Indexes

The Museum holds the records for multiple non-active cemeteries in Wyandotte County. Many of these records are included in the finding aids below. To search these records, knowing the cemetery name, the deceased full name, and birth and/or death date is helpful. Numerous graves in these cemeteries are unmarked. If you are looking for a loved one's unmarked grave, looking at the index organized by section to find a marked grave nearby is useful. The plot maps provided are intended to help navigate the cemeteries. If you are unable to locate your ancestor in our records, please contact us at (913) 573-5002. If you are not sure what cemetery your ancestor was buried in, we recommend starting with Find a Grave.

Combined Cemetery Index

Includes Elm Park, Griffin, Oak Grove, Old Quindaro, Pleasant Ridge-Douglas, Prairie Township, Saylor, Shawnee Township, Wyandotte National Burial Grounds:

Additional Cemetery Indexes

Other Cemetery Resources

Highland Park - (913) 371-0667
Memorial Park - (913) 321-5100
Maple Hill - (913) 262-6610
Chapel Hill - (913) 334-3366
Mt. Calvary - (913) 371-4040
Find a Grave

Historical Indexes

The museum has a range of research files categorized by topic. Listed below are a few of these indexes.

Photograph Finding Aids

Each of these finding aids is filtered by keyword. As a result, some searches may include more than one topic. Please complete a research request form to view any of these photographs or for more information. Please include the corresponding catalog numbers with your request. If you do not find what you are looking for in these finding aids, please complete a research request. We have many additional photographs in our archives.