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An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Miami County, Kansas; comp., drawn and pub. from personal examinations and surveys by Edwards Brothers. Philadelphia, the author, 1878. 58 p. illus., maps. History of Miami County, Kan. by E.W. Robinson, p. 9-12.
Copy at WSU (Wichita)


Census Records for Miami County, Kansas.

The Kansas State Historical Society has posted information about the Federal and State census records for the State of Kansas. You can get state census information (1855-1925) via interlibrary loan.


History of the Churches of Miami County, Kansas : a bicentennial project of the Paola Association for Church Action compiled by the churches of the county ; Sister M. Charles McGrath, editor with members of the churches who assembled the material. [Paola, Kan.? : s.n.], 1976. 142 p. : ill.
Copies at FHSU (Hays), Johnson County Public Library (Merriam), KSU (Manhattan)

Seven County Survey Report of Rural Churches, Kansas 1952. [Perpared by Alice Maloney. n. p., 1952] 71 Kansas Council of Churches. Town and Country Church Committee. Survey covers the following counties: Osage, Miami, Neosho, Rush, Jewell, Barber, Thomas.
Copy at WSU (Wichita)

Spring Ridge Bethel, Presbyterian Church, Paola, Kansas, 1865-1965. [Paola, Kan.? 1965?] [6] p. illus.
Copy at WSU (Wichita)


1880 Mortality Schedule of Some Kansas Counties compiled by Thelma Carpenter and Helen Franklin. [198-?] 1 v. (various pagings) ; including Miami County (Kan.) -- Genealogy.
Copy at Johnson County Public Library (Merriam)

Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas. Paola, Kansas, Miami County Genealogy Society, 1985- <1988, 1997 > v. <1-3 > : ill. Check the Every Name Index to over 33,000 names listed in Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Volumes I, II and III.
Copies at Johnson County Public Library (Merriam), KCK Public Library (Kansas City), Paola Public Library (Paola), Topeka Public Library (Topeka), Wichita Public Library (Wichita).


Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Paola, Kansas, Miami County Historical Society, 1987 (reprinted 1996). 472 p. : ill. Check the Every Name Index of over 24,700 names.
Copies at ESU (Emporia), Johnson Co CC:(Overland Park), KCK Public Library (Kansas City), KSU (Manhattan), KU Spencer:(Lawrence), LouisbrgHS (Louisburg), Neosho Co CC (Chanute), PSU (Pittsburg), State Library (Topeka), Topeka Public Library (Topeka), WSU (Wichita), Washburn U (Topeka), Wichita Public Library (Wichita), Winfield Public Library (Winfield)

The Hillsdale Story in Commemoration of 140 years of Marysville Township, Miami County, Kansas, 1854-1994 : including information from Our heritage, 1961, Our heritage, 1962, M,M, and me, 1969 : plus recently researched material compiled by Don Everhart. Olathe, Kan. : Everhart Enterprises, 1995. 669 p. : ill., maps, ports. Bibliography: p. 664-669.
Copies at KU Spencer (Lawrence), Olathe Public Library (Olathe)

The History of Our Cradle Land (Miami and Linn Counties) Kinsella,Thomas H Kansas City, Casey Printing Co., 1921. xix, 251 p. illus., ports. Check the Everyname Index of over 2,000 names linked to the online text.
Copies at BendictCol (Atchison), KU Med KC (Kansas City), WSU (Wichita)

History of Paola, Kansas compiled by Mrs. Berenice Boyd Wallace. [Paola, Kan. : s.n., 1956]
Copies at FHSU (Hays), KSU (Manhattan), State Library (Topeka), WSU (Wichita)

History of the State of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL -- Information relating to Miami County includes numerous biographical sketches of people in Miami County. A valuable online resource. You can check the every name index for the Miami County pages to see if the person you are researching was recorded.

Letters of John and Sarah Everett, 1854-1864, Miami County Pioneers published in the Kansas Historical Quarterly by the Kansas State Historical Society in four installments in 1939 (Vol. 8). The digitized transcription of these letters is part of the Kansas Collection of articles from the Kansas State Historical Society Quarterlies on the Kansas Hertiage Server. Check the index of names referenced in the 4 articles to see who was mentioned in the letters.

A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans by William E. Connelley published in 1918. This reference contains information about Miami County, including native American indians and notable persons who were from or lived in Miami County (see Miami County Family Links).

A Town Between Two Rivers an informal narrative of the settling, founding and growth of the city of Osawatomie, Kansas, by Charles A. Knouse, Osawatomie, Kansas, Osage Valley Centennial, 1954. 96 p. illus., ports.
Copy at FHSU (Hays).

The YES Heard Round the World : a History of the Ursuline Sisters of Paola, Kansas, 1895-1975 by Sister M. Charles McGrath, M.A., LL.D. [Paola, Kansas: Ursuline Sisters of Paola, Kansas, 1975.] 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Copies at Johnson County Public Library(Merriam), KCK Public Library (Kansas City), WSU (Wichita), Wichita Public Library (Wichita)

Local Records on Microfilm

Kansas Local Records on Microfilm A joint, ongoing microfilming project of the Utah Genealogical Society and the Kansas State Historical Society. Material is generally available on interlibrary loan. Miami County records


Miami County Marriages Record of Marriage Certificates Sept 1857-June 1867
Copy at Paola Public Library (Paola)


Military Pensions List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883 Miami County Pensioners List

Property Records

Kansas Plat and County Atlases The Kansas State Historical Society has posted information about the available plats and atlases for the State of Kansas. Useful in locating property ownership in Kansas counties. Those atlases appearing with an LM (number) call number are available on microfilm and probably on interlibrary loan.

Telepone Books

The Kansas State Historical Society has posted information about the available telephone books for the State of Kansas. Use click bar for alphabetical listing of city names. Some directories date back to the 1890's. Those appearing with LM (number) are available on microfilm and probably on interlibrary loan.

Search the Kansas State Library Blue Skyways Server to find names recorded in the KSGenWeb Project.

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