Finding Online Genealogy Aids

Need help finding genealogy databases like, Heritage Quest Online, or America’s Obituaries? There are several ways to find them. The most direct way is to go to our website and click Research It.

A drop down window opens and you can access Genealogy databases by clicking Use the Library Research It tab to find Genealogy Resources.on “Databases.” In that same drop down window is a list of the top 10 databases. Ancestry Library Edition is number 10 on the list.
Genealogy Webpage When you click Genealogy on the Research It tab, you will find useful information that will help you with genealogy research. To find genealogy-focused databases and other resources, choose Popular Tools.

On the right side of the screen you will find links to search for and request obituaries. You will also find links for our blog and Genealogy books.

Need help finding genealogy books in the catalog? Click the Genealogy Books link. A keyword search will help you find genealogy books. You will get many results. To narrow your search, look to the  right side of the screen.Genealogy Books by Subject

You will find a column titled “Narrow your search.” There you can narrow your search by subject, author, material type, and publishing date.

To learn more download our info sheet here.

Finding Topeka Room Genealogy Aids

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 readers, a printer and copy machine are all available in the Topeka Room.

As a veteran genealogist, I love teaching and sharing digital family history and genealogy techniques and helping people solve genealogy problems. Being the Genealogy Librarian at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is so much fun! I work to promote a greater knowledge of family, history, and heritage.