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Wilson County Kansas


W. A. Rankin Memorial Library


502 Indiana Street
Neodesha, KS 66757
620-325-3275

Hours: Monday through Wednesday - 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday through Friday - 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. until noon


The W. A. Rankin Memorial Library has all of
the holdings and correspondence from the
Heritage Genealogy Society that disbanded in 1991.

The library staff will do research of our resources
for a donation plus reimbursement for any copies sent.
If writing, please enclose a SASE.

Some of the Library Holdings Include:

  • Index - 1875 Kansas State Census for Wilson County
  • Index - 1880 Wilson County Kansas Federal Census
  • Index - 1885 Kansas State Census for Wilson County
  • Index - 1895 Kansas State Census for Wilson County
  • Index - 1900 Wilson County Kansas, Federal Census
  • Index - Kansas State Census for Wilson County
  • Index - 1890 Wilson Co. Kan. Personal Property Tax List
  • Index - 1890 Wilson Co. Kan. Real Estate Tax List
  • Index - Obituaries - Neodesha Register, Wilson Co. - 1883/1911
  • Wilson Co. Estate Records from Probate Judge's Files 1866-1912
  • Directory - City and Township of Neodesha 1896 - 1897
  • Directory - City of Neodesha - 1904, 1909, 1913, 1916
  • Wilson County Kan. Marriages - 1864-1900
  • Wilson County Kan. Marriages - 1901-1910
  • Wilson County Kan. Marriages - 1911-1993
  • Wilson County History - "People of the South Wind," Tindle; 1930
  • History of Wilson County Kansas - Duncan; 1902
  • Wilson County Atlas - 1881
  • Index - City of Neodesha Cemetery
  • Index - City of Altoona Cemetery
  • Microfilm - Neodesha Newspaper - 1876 to present
  • Microfilm - State and Federal Census - Wilson Co. Kansas
    1860, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920
  • Indexing in process for birth and death notices

Publications For Sale

Index to Obituaries in the Neodesha Register 1882-1911 2.00
Wilson Co. Estate Records from Probate Judges Files 1866-1912 13.50
City Directory Index - 1904, 1909, 1913, 1916 1.50 each or
four for 4.25
The Heritage Genealogy Society Quarterly 1972-1990
    4 issues per year, price per issue
    Not all issues available
1.50

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