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The Midwest Historical and Genealogical Library, located at 1203 North Main, Wichita, KS, is the largest Society owned library in the state. MHGS holdings include over 21,000 volumes and issues of books, magazines, manuscripts, collections and CD-ROMS. These are varied and include many items of genuine interest to the beginning genealogist as well as those farther along in their research.  WE DO NOT INTERLIBRARY LOAN.

Books are shelved by numbers for ease in locating particular areas of interest. You may find a number "R 210-6". States are given a specific number and "210" refers to the state of Kansas. The "6" is merely the 6th book accessed for Kansas. The state list appears below.

Areas include:

A - Atlases (U.S. and Foreign)

C - Census (Printed books)

CD-ROM - CD Roms

D - Directories (city, cross-references, college annuals)

F - Microfilm

G - Genealogies (filed by primary surname)

I - General Genealogical information (guide books, source books, etc.)

KC + Co. # - Kansas Cemeteries (filed alpabetical by county name)
Watch for tombstone inscriptions within the counties

Mic-fic - Micro Fiche

P-  Photo Collection

R - 600 - General U.S. (How-to books, etc.)

R - 605 - New England Area (without specific state designation)

R - 610 - Lineage Societies (DAR, SAR, Mayflower)

R - 620 - Foreign

R - 630 - Ethnic (African-American, Native American Indian)

R - 640 - Religion (Quakers, Mennonites)

R - 650 - Immigrants, Naturalization, Passenger Lists

R - 670 - Military

S - Scrapbooks of Obituaries

Sedgwick County marriage affidavits 1879-1922 (in file cabinets)

VB - Vertical Files

R - reference (State #)

R-10 ALABAMA

R-180 ILLINOIS

R-350 NEW JERSEY

R-20 ALASKA

R-190 INDIANA

R-360 NEW MEXICO

R-30 ARIZONIA

R-200 IOWA

R-370 NEW YORK

R-40 ARKANSAS

R-210 KANSAS

R-380 OHIO

R-50 CALIFORNIA

R-220 KENTUCKY

R-390 OKLAHOMA

R-60 CAROLINA, NORTH

R-230 LOUISIANA

R-400 OREGON

R-65 CAROLINA (N & S)

R-240 MAINE

R-410 PENNSYLVANIA

R-70 CAROLINA, SOUTH

R-250 MARYLAND

R-420 RHODE ISLAND

R-80 COLORADO

R-260 MASSACHUSETTS

R-430 TENNESSEE

R-90 CONNECTICUT

R-270 MICHIGAN

R-440 TEXAS

R-100 DAKOTA, NORTH

R-280 MINNESOTA

R-450 UTAH

R-110 DAKATO, SOUTH

R-290 MISSISSIPPI

R-460 VERMONT

R-120 DELAWARE

R-300 MISSOURI

R-470 VIRGINIA

R-130 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

R-310 MONTANA

R-480 WEST VIRGINIA

R-140 FLORIDA

R-320 NEBRASKA

R-490 WASHINGTON

R-150 GEORGIA

R-330 NEVADA

R-500 WISCONSIN

R-160 HAWAII

R-340 NEW HAMPSHIRE

R-510 WYOMING

R-170 IDAHO

The Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society Library, located at 1203 North Main, Wichita, KS , is open for research on Tuesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Call (316) 264-3611 for holiday closings.) We do not interlibrary loan.

Midwest Historical and Genealogical Library staff will do research for a fee of $ 5.00 per hour (US Dollars only) from our library holdings, including our MHGS publications. Contact us at Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1121, Wichita, KS 67201-1121. Please include a large SASE and your e-mail address.

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