Wilson County Historical Society

420 North 7th Street, Fredonia, KS 66736-1315                                  wilsohisoc@twinmouns.com

Wilson County, Kansas Resources

Information provided by Emma Crites

Fredonia

Fredonia City Library
807 Jefferson
Fredonia, KS 66736
Phone: (620) 378-2863
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8;00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Microfilm of census 1870 to 1925
Microfilm of Newspapers which contain all of obits indexed at the museum:
     Wilson County Citizen                    June 6, 1873 thru Dec. 28, 1978
     Times - Fredonia                         July 25, 1883 thru July 30, 1885
     Amicus Life Line                         Oct. 1891 thru June 1892
     Wilson County Teacher                    Dec. 1885 thru July 1886
     Fair Citizen - In August                       1898, 1899, 1900
     Altoon Advocate                          Aug. 27, 1886 thru Nov. 4, 1887
     Altoona Journal                          Dec. 23, 1887 thru July  1903
     Record Times                             May 9, 1963 thru Dec. 15, 1966
     Altoon Mirror                            July 27, 1905 thru March 31, 1908
     Buffalo Clipper                          July 1, 1887 thru Dec. 2, 1887
     Buffalo Express                          March 2, 1888 thru Nov. 16, 1888
     Buffalo Advocate                         April 3, 1889 thru July 28, 1916
     Buffalo Blade                            Sept. 28m 1916 thru May 14, 1937
     Buffalo Enterprise                       Dec. 1, 1938 thru Sept. 13, 1945
     LaFontaine Banner                        June 7, 1907 thru May 2, 1913
     LaFontaine Spy                           Feb. 10, 1887 thru May 25, 1887
     Fredonia Alliance Herald                 March 20, 1891 thru Dec. 6, 1901
     Fredonia Herald                          Dec. 13, 1903 thru Feb. 6, 1914
     Fredonia Weekly Herald                   March 20, 1891 thru Dec. 6, 1901
     Fredonia Chronicle                       Sept. 16, 1885 thru Nov. 14, 1888
     Fredonia Democrat                        May 25, 1882 thru Dec. 5, 1890
     Fredonia Tribune                         Jan. 31, 1878 thru Jan. 30, 1879
     Altoona Tribune                          Jan. 19, 1905 thru March 3, 1977
     Benedict Courier                         March 10, 1899 thru July 25, 1902
     Benedict Echo                            Nov. 11, 1886 thru Jan. 4, 1890
     Coyville Star                            May 21, 1897 thru May 13, 1898
     Coyville Press                           Oct. 7, 1887 thru Jan. 6, 1888
     New Albany Maple Grove School Vistor     Sept. 1897 thru May 1898
     New Albany County School Champion        Nov. 1890 thru Dec. 1901
     Neodesha Booster (Student)               Dec. 11, 1916 thru May 19, 1919
     Neodesha Booster                         Oct. 13, 1920 thru Oct. 15, 1921
     Neodesha News                            March 5, 1942 thru Apr. 26, 1951
     Neodesha Student                         Oct. 9, 1894 thru May 6, 1896
     Neodesha Real Estate Issue               Feb. 1884 
     Neodesha Prohibitionist                  July 22, 1882 thru Oct. 5, 1882
     Neodesha Gazette                         Apr. 28, 1881 thru July 6, 1882
     Neodesha Independent                     Nov. 18, 1887 thru Jan. 11, 1889
     Neodesha Register                        Jan. 2, 1975 thru Dec. 28, 1978
     New Albany X-Ray                         Dec. 11, 1897 thru Nov. 1, 1918
     Guilford Citizen                         Prior to 1873    


Wilson County Historical Society Museum
410 North 7th Street
Fredonia, KS 66736
Phone: (620) 378-3965
Hours: Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
       Open Saturday by appointment

Obituary index file                         1872 to present
Actual obituaries                           from 1960 to present and some earlier years
Federal Census Indexes                      1870 to 1920
Kansas State Census                         1875 to 1905
Index to files from the Probate Judge's office 1866 to 1912
People of the South Wind, Wilson County history published 1988
History of Neosho and Wilson Counties, published 1902-1903
1881 Atlas and index of maps of Wilson County
1910 Atlas of Wilson County
Cemetery indexes for all of county. Only larger cemeteries are updated.
Birth index beginning 1872. Partial early dates now updated.
Marriage indexes 1864-1993
Genealogy file of family names researched by request. Limited family histories on file.
Newspaper clippings in notebooks of all towns and townships dating from about 1960 to present.
Majority of Fredonia High School annuals from 1917 thru 1969.
Old Settlers Reunions. Indexed minutes dating from 1897 to 1910.
Little Bear Tracks, 1871 - 1971 Not Indexed
Cho O-Nee to High Iron, Neodesha, KS 1865-1886. Not indexed.
History of Wilson County to 1885 by Charles W. Lafferty
Index to obituaries, "Neodesha Register" 1883-1911
Index to Schloesser Funeral Records, Fredonia, 1923-1949
1860 Census for Wilson County, indexed
Neodesha City Directories 1896 to 1913
Wilson County Historical Society newsletters 1971 to present.
"Our Yesteryears" quarterlies 1969-1973
Large photo collection
Fredonia City Directories for 1881, 1915-16, 1920, 1925, 1929, 1933, 1944-present.


Neodesha

 

W. A. Rankin Memorial Library
502 Indiana
Neodesha, KS 
Phone: (620) 325-3275
Hours: Mon 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
       Tues through Fri 9:30 a.m. - 5:30  p.m.
       Sat 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Large collection of family histories and area genealogical indexes. 
Microfilm of Neodesha newspapers.
Compiled by former Heritage Genealogical Society

Norman #1 Oil Well Museum
106 South 1st
Neodesha, KS
Phone: (620) 325-5316
Hours: March through May Tues through Sat 10:00 - 12 noon and 
       1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
       June through Dec 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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