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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



    Various resources about the history of Montgomery County and the state of Kansas and its' people are available for research. Included are:

  1. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, 1883, which includes historical and biographical sketches of people who lived in Montgomery County.
  2. Duncan's History of Montgomery county, 1903, which includes organizations, events, cities, counties, and biographical sketches of pioneers.
  3. Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, 1912, which includes a history of prominent persons in Montgomery County.
  4. The 1881 and 1916 Plat Books of Montgomery County listing township landowners by name and property location.