Barton P. Cohen Research Library & Archives

The Barton P. Cohen Research Library is an excellent source for doing Genealogy research in Wyandotte County. We have indexes that include county obituaries, wills, tax rolls, marriage licenses, and other biographical information. In addition, we have thousands of historical photographs that can be scanned for a fee. Our non-circulating library contains books, journals, newspapers, yearbooks, surnames files and many other resources that may be helpful in researching a slice of Wyandotte County history.

Our marriage licenses are dated 1867-1920, and our newspapers on microfilm go as far back as the 1860s. We also have many cemetery records that can be very useful when trying to find a date of death or an obituary. Other resources include city directories/telephone books from 1887-current, historic maps and state census records (microfilm).

If you are interested in researching a topic within Wyandotte County history, please complete a research request form and contact staff to set up an appointment to ensure that we can assist you at the time of your visit. Before your visit, please look over the rules and fees associated with our archives. You may also be able to locate valuable information in the indexes available below.

Research Request Form
Genealogy Research Request Form
Research Policy

Research Fees:
First 15 minutes of research assistance is free, $10 for each additional 15 minutes
$1 per copy, digital copies are free

Birth Index  (incomplete)
Indexed Newspaper Announcments 1871 - 1964

Marriage Licenses Index
Indexed 1859 - 1921

Obiturary Index
Indexed to 1993

Mount Hope
Oak Grove
Old Quindaro
Stoney Point

New Combined Cemetery Index!
Sorted by Last Name 
Sorted by Cemetery
Inculdes Griffin, Elm Park, Oak Grove, Old Quindaro, Pleasant Ridge-Douglas, Praire Township, Saylor, Shawnee Township, Westlawn, Woodlawn, and Wyandot. 

Addtional Cemtery Indexes
Grinter Chapel
Mt Hope A-D, D-P, P-Z
Stoney Point
White Church

Other Cemetery Resoures
Highland Park - 913-371-0667
Memorial Park - 913-321-5100
Maple Hill - 913-262-6610
Chapel Hill - 913-334-3366
Find a Grave