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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



Another source of valuable historical information can be found in the records from the Montgomery County Public Schools, including the 113 rural school districts going back as far as 1903. There is information about the schools, the teachers, and the students, including teacher term reports, district reports, and programs for commencement, normal school institutes, and teachers' associations back to the late 1880's. Various school yearbooks and reunion books are also available. All information is not all inclusive.