Schedule a Genealogy Research Appointment below or call (785) 580-4400 to make the appointment.
The Baker Genealogy Center is where you will find our computer lab with resources for genealogists to discover their family connections and stories. Located in the Topeka Room Suite, our computers are equipped with databases to help you find your family. In addition, we have the Scan Pro 3000 microfilm machines to help you find obituaries and newspaper articles from our collection of Topeka newspapers.
A few of our more popular databases are Ancestry.com, America’s Obituaries, and Fold3. Other items in the Topeka Room Suite include: yearbooks from Topeka area high schools and Washburn University; Topeka city directories from 1870 to the present.
Our genealogy book collection, in the Genealogy Research Room, has over 3,000 books that cover anything from, how to get started and personal family histories, to books on Kansas and many states across the country and beyond.
The computer lab provides access to a host of other electronic databases as well as a copier and printer for both regular and large size prints. Library staff is always available to help you to use our resources and to aid you with your research needs.
Find your genealogy, upstairs in the Baker Genealogy Center.
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