Wamego Public Library offers help with research on local history! We have a collection of local history resources on microfilm and online.

Microfilm Collection

Digital Archive

Wamego Public Library now offers access to the Digital Archive which enables anyone with internet access to digitally search newspapers from Wamego and the surrounding areas. Before getting started, visit the Help Page for instructions on searching and using tools.

Keep an eye on this site because the archive will grow substantially as additional papers are added. Our goal is to digitize our entire microfilm collection so that it will be available to digital researchers around the world!

Research and Fees

Our staff performs limited research using available indexed sources. Please send your name and mailing address, (e-mail if available) with your specific request including as many details as possible to info@wamegopubliclibrary.com.

There is a $25.00 research fee (including copy costs and postage) for research requests taking up to 2 hours. Each additional hour costs $15.00. In the case of very extensive research projects, you may be contacted to confirm total project cost prior to printing and billing. The library will conduct a thorough search, however there is no refund if the information requested is not found.

Online resources to help you in your search:

Kansas Digital Newspaper Program (provided by Kansas Historical Society) (for Kansas Residents, you will need your DL number)

        Kansas Digital Newspaper Open Accesses

Heritage Quest (provided by Kanasas State Library)

Ancestry.com (provided by Kansas Historical Society – requires a valid Kansas Driver’s License for free access)

KSGenWeb Project

Flint Hills Genealogical Society

Riley County Genealogical Society

Chronicling America (Search America’s newspapers by state – a joint project of the NEH and Library of Congress)

Below you will find a list of the newspapers, platt books, and census records that we have available on microfilm at the library.

Newspapers on Microfilm

Wamego Reporter 1924-1958

Wamego Times 1923-May 24, 2012

Kansas Reporter 1882, May 19-December 29

Kansas Reporter (Louisville) 1871-1882

Kansas Valley 1869-1870

Kansas Agriculturalist 1879-1909

Wamego Tribune 1877-1887

Louisville Lyre 1904-1911

Pottawatomie Gazette (Louisville) 1867-1871

Pottawatomie Co. Times 1893-1895

St. George News 1916-1942

Kansas Plat Books on Microfilm

Neosho County 1906

Ness County 1906

Norton County 1917

Osage County 1879, 1899, 1918

Osborne County 1900, 1917

Ottawa County 1902, 1918

Pawnee County 1902, 1916

Sumner County 1902, 1918, 1930

Thomas County 1907, 1928

Trego County 1906

Wabaunsee County 1885, 1902, 1919

Wallace County 1908

Washington County 1906

Wichita County 1920

Kansas State Census Records on Microfilm

Kansas State Census 1875: Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips and Pottawatomie Counties

Kansas State Census 1885: Pottawatomie County Township S.W., Pratt Co., Pratt Township, Iuka