1. Family Files
Information on over 1,000 Greenwood County families. The number continues to grow.
2. Obituary Files
Over 24,000 obituaries, taken from Greenwood County newspapers.
3. Cemetery Files
38 of 45 known cemeteries have been researched and filed. Others will be added as the work is completed.
4. Marriage Records
All Greenwood County marriages between 1856 and mid 1980's have been researched and compiled in one volume by members of the Historical Society.
5. School Files
Includes hundreds of pictures and assorted materials. The official records from the courthouse have been moved to the museum.
6. Mixed Files
Includes county towns, churches, historic buildings and many other topics of note.
7. Newspaper Files
In addition to our microfilmed files, we have a complete set of the Herald, incomplete set of the Democratic Messenger, the Severyite, and an assortment of other short-lived county papers.
8. Family Files
Over 100 families have donated histories written by members of the family.
9. Newspaper Indexes
Compiled by Historical Society member Bob Hodge, these indexes currently cover the following Greenwood County newspapers:
The Eureka Herald 1868 - 1962
The Madison News 1977 - 1940
The Gould Pioneer (Severy) 1883 - 1887
The Southern Kansas Journal 1883 - 1887
The Severy Record 1883 - 1887
The Severyite 1889 - 1903
Fall River Echo 1884 - 1886
Kansas Advocate 1894 - 1900
Fall River Advocate 1895 - 1900
Greenwood County Sunflower 1895 - 1900
Fall River Citizen 1895 - 1900
Virgil Leader 1894 - 1897
10. Map Files
Aerial photos, early county maps, plat books from 1903 - 1922 and 1887 maps of Kansas are available for use.
11. Birth Records
Some county births have been researched and compiled for years 1885 - 1889 by members of the Genealogical Society; also many births taken from Greenwood County newspaper are on file.
12. Phone and City Directories
Dating from 1905, these dirctorie are an excellent research source.
An effort has been made to compile records on all known cemeteries and single graves which are known to exist in Greenwood County. At this time the records are compiled on over 80% of the known burial sites. (We also have records on cemeteries in Lyon County, Carlisle, Bluff (Toronto Lake) and Toronto in Woodson County and Cresco in Elk County.
Revised list of cemeteries:
Andrew - Madison #3
Apostolic Christian - German
Blakely - Madison #1
Greenwood - Eureka
Flint Ridge - Grasselli
Janesville - Hamilton #1
Highland - Nixon - South Salem
Ladd - Barrier
Lamont - Koenig - Pioneer
Norwegian - Upper Fall River
Number 8 - Park
Ott - Hamilton #2
Pleasant Valley - Ludvickson
Rocky Ford - Means - Fame - Sears
South Lawn - Severy #1
Twin Groves - Severy #2
Worley - Homer Creek - Utopia
Woods - Madison #2
*Whitehall - the following cemeteries have been relocated in Whitehall Cemetery
Ecks - Donart
Note : We also have records on very small burial sites.