Wamego Public Library offers help with research on local history! We have a collection of local history resources on microfilm and online.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Heritage Quest (provided by Kanasas State Library)
Ancestry.com (provided by Kansas Historical Society – requires a valid Kansas Driver’s License for free access)
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