If you have visited this website before you will find
we have made some changes. Our website began
in 2006 and since then, many other resources have
come online, thus we are trying to simplify.
We organized to promote interest in genealogical
and historical study and research and to conduct
such projects that contribute to that end. We are a
subsidiary of the Franklin County Historical Society.
In 2015, we will meet Sunday afternoons; January
18th, March 15th, May 17th, July 19th and Sep-
tember 20th at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room
at the Visitor Center,
2011 East Logan, Ottawa, KS.
Our meetings are open to the public.
meeting consists of a business meeting and a
speaker on a topic of interest to genealogists.
also will meet November 15
for a holiday party at
a member home, time & place to be announced.
Membership is open to anyone interested in pro-
moting the goals of the society. Individual dues are
$10.00 a year.
If you are coming to Ottawa, we could meet you at
the Ottawa Library to help you get acquainted with
the genealogical resources.
If you are not visiting Ottawa, we could conduct
genealogical research for you in Franklin County.
Please contact us by email or postal mail.
$10.00 an hour for our time, checks or money or-
ders made payable to Franklin County Genealogical
Society and mailed to P.O. Box 353, Ottawa, KS
The best way to contact us is by email.
this link to send us an email:
Our mailing address is: Franklin County Genealogi-
cal Society, P.O. Box 353, Ottawa, KS 66067.
A founding member,
, assembled a
number of helpful aids, click to see them:
Franklin Co. Marriages
Franklin Co. Divorces, 1858 ? 1917
Federal & State Census, 1860 to 1900
Other Franklin Co. Cemeteries
Township Histories, 1877
Franklin Co. Landowners Atlas, 1878
1907 School Census
Franklin Co. Biographies
Ottawa Univ., It?s History & It?s Spirit, 1957
Reflections of Franklin County, 1961
Wellsville Centennial History, 1976
Ottawa High School Graduates, 1876-2004
FIND A GRAVE
Find A Grave
is a website with an online database
of cemetery records.
Click on this link to go to
Franklin County?s cemeteries on
Find A Grave
OTTAWA CITY LIBRARY
has many genealogical research
For location, hours and collection, click
on this link to go to the
Franklin County was one of the original Kansas
counties. For some of the history of Franklin Coun-
ty, the location and hours of the museum and rec-
ord center, click on the link to the
The Kansas Historical Society has a comprehensive
website with many genealogical research sources.
Click on the link to go to the