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For each type of record, see links below:

District and Probate Court Records

Townships and Cities in Montgomery County

Local Research Collection

Cemetery Records, Burials and Funeral Records and Obituaries

Marriage Records

Montgomery County Public Schools

Montgomery County and Kansas Historical Information

Other States' Information

Daughters of the American Revolution

Area Resources for Genealogical Research

Links to other resources in the State of Kansas

Links to other resources on the Web

Independence Historical Museum & Art Center 8th and Myrtle
PO Box 294
Independence, KS 67301


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
--Tues - Sat
Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission Fee
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Ages 6-18
Free - Ages 5 & Under
Free Active Military

Holiday Hours

Closed on major holidays



  1. Montgomery County Clerk's Office (620-330-1200) has many birth and death records from 1886 to 1911 before the state required the recording of these events.
  2. Montgomery County Register of Deeds (620-330-1340) has information pertaining to property deeds from 1870 to the present. Contact them to find out what information they need to do a search.
  3. District Clerk's office (620-330-1070) has marriage licenses from 1870 to the present, probate records from 1870 to the present, and civil and criminal cases from 1870 to the present.
  4. Independence Public library (620-331-3030) has Independence and some area newspapers on microfilm dating back to 1871, city directories from 1923 to 1991 (not all inclusive), and school yearbooks. Many other resources are also available.