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The Pottowatomie County site is ready to take its next step.  Your help is needed to provide research information for the visitors to this site. If you have access to any Pottawatomie County books, whether listed or not, and are willing to do look-ups, please let me know.  I will gladly add your name to the list of volunteers or establishments listed below.  As you can see, volunteers are needed.

Feel free to request a look-up from the following books, etc.  If submitting via e-mail, please limit your request to one name per request. Please put POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line of your request to insure the message is not overlooked or accidently deleted. In the first line of the message please put the name of the book you are requesting the lookup from.  If submitting via regular mail to one of the addresses below, please remember to enclose a self-addressed-stamped envelope and funds for your copies, etc.

Pottawatomie County Births, Deaths, Marriages and Newspapers,

Libraries, Historical Societies and Genealogical Societies, ETC

Havensville Historical Society - Havensville
Wamego Public Library - Wamego
Rock Creek Valley Historical Society - Westmoreland
Riley County Genealogical Society (RCGS) - Manhattan
Jackson County Historical Society
Reference and Available Sources

Havensville Historical Society
c/o Merrie Pinick
17230 Highway 63
Havensville, KS 66432

E-mail us at M. Pinick.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Opened Wednesday 1:00 - ? - However, if the temperature is 105+ they won't be in, also if it is 5 degrees or less they won't be in.  Remember, you can always make an appointment.

The Havensville Historical Society was established in 1994.  The local Methodist church has been converted into the Havensville Historical Museum.  The Havensville Historical Society is currently registered with the State of Kansas as a non-profit organization and with Pottowatomie County as a Historical Society.  We are prepared to receive donations (monetary, material, or time & effort).

 Yearly membership dues are $5.00 per person or $10.00 per Family.  The following is only some of the records that are available, please contact the Society for any further information.

Historical Records beginning with the year ending April 1, 1874
Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Class Records - Havensville Grade and High Schools
Books containing biographical sketches of residents, family history, etc.

Wamego Public Library
431 Lincoln Avenue
Wamego, KS 66547

The personnel at the Wamego Public Library have stated they will be glad to search the materials they have available. Cost - Minimum $5.00/hr.

See our home page at http://www.wamegopubliclibrary.com
or e-mail us at the Wamego Public Library

Reference Material Available for Research
Pottawatomie County Cemetary List-1880's - 1986
Pottawatomie Deaths & Marriages
(From Wamego KS Newspapers)
Microfilm for Wamego Newspapers - 1867 - 1994
Louisville Newspapers 1867-1871; 1876-1879;1904-1911
Births, Marriages & Deaths Indexed
Pottawatomie County 1860 Census-Kansas Territory
Pottawatomie County 1865 State Census
Pottawatomie County 1870 Federal Census
Pottawatomie County Marriages 1856-1886
Pottawatomie County 1880 Federal Census
Pottawatomie County 1900 Federal Census
Index of St. George News 1912-1942
Births, Deaths, and Marriages
Wabaunse County 1860 Census-Kansas Territory
Wabaunse County 1865 State Census
Wabaunse County 1870 Federal Census
Wabaunse County 1880 Federal Census
"Wabaunse County Truth" - Newspaper Indexed 1922-1936
Wabaunse Cemetery Records - compiled in 1987

Rock Creek Valley, Historical Society
Box 13
Westmoreland, KS 66549
(No Phone)

I received a very interesting letter from this Historical Society. It stated how they were, "approaching the ability to build an addition to our museum complex which will have space to house a genealogy section."  The Rock Creek Valley Historical Society will do research "as available - depending on volunteer help."

Reference Material Available for Research
County Marriage Index
Land Records in County Offices
Court Records in County Offices
Small Collection of Local History.

The Riley County Genealogical Society (RCGS)
2005 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502-3415

Phone:  785-565-6495
E-mail RCGS at RCGS.

Visit RCGS http://www.rileycgs.com at their homepage.

 The society has a large library used for reseach. Remember part of western Pottawatomie County was originally Riley County.  The volunteers at RCGS are most helpful and very knowledgeable and await your research question. Listed below are some of the articles RCGS have available - please verify the cost with RCGS.

Pottawatomie County Marriages1856-1886
Pottawatomie County Cemeteries Map
Pioneers of the Blue Stem Prairie
1860 Pottawatomie Co.., Census, KS Territory
1965 Pottawatomie Co. Census
1970 Pottawatomie Co. Census
1880 Pottawatomie Co. Cenus
Pottawatomie Co., 1900 Fed. Census Abstract


ReferenceAvailable SourcesE-mail
Pottawatomie County Marriages 1856 - 1886        JimClick Here
"Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie"
          RCGS, Manhattan, KS
Surname Index Click here
Portrait & Biographical Album
Jefferson, Jackson Pottawatomie Counties
Surname Index Click here
Pottawatomie Co. 1860 CensusRCGS rcgs2@flinthills.com
Pottawatomie Co. 1865 CensusRCGS rcgs2@flinthills.com
Pottawatomie Co. 1870 CensusRCGS rcgs2@flinthills.com
Pottawatomie Co. 1880 CensusRCGS rcgs2@flinthills.com
1880 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Ks by Earl Gilbert DaileyRCGSrcgs2@flinthills.com
Pottawatomie Co. 1890 CensusRCGS rcgs2@flinthills.com
Old Settler's Tales by Ferdinard Francis Crevecoeur Historical and biographical sketches of the early settlement of NE Pottawatomie and SW Nemaha counties; from earliest settlement to the year 1877 KSGenWeb Archives Web Site
James Wood Family Record, which includes some family information about James Edward SIPES and his descendants. They lived near St. Marys in the late 1800s.Charlotte Babickicbabicki@alum.mit.edu

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