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Baker Genealogy Center


Baker Genealogy Center

The Dr. Phillip and Betty Baker Genealogy Center is located within the Topeka Room on the second floor of the library. The entire area is set aside as a space to focus on research.

The Baker Center houses, in print or electronic form, or on microfilm, the following materials:

  • Year books
  • Birth, marriage and death records
  • Family histories
  • Obituaries
  • Census records
  • Marriage indexes
  • Cemetery indexes
  • Military records
  • Property, tax and probate records
  • Plat and insurance maps
  • Passenger lists
  • Naturalization records
  • Topeka city directories

Supplemental local history materials of use to genealogists held in the Topeka Room collection include county and municipal histories, biographies, historic newspapers and migration histories.

Computers, microfilm reader-printers and a photocopier are all available in the Topeka Room. To ensure full access to the collection, librarians provide professional service 78 hours a week, all hours that the library is open.

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