Genealogy Lock-in

Join us for a genealogy lock-in and spend four hours of uninterrupted time devoted to genealogy. This is a great opportunity to use the library's subscription to Ancestry.com, which can only be accessed from library computers, or the resources in the Kansas Room. The library will be closed, so there will be no time limits or distractions and a librarian will be at your disposal. The lock-in is open to all levels of expertise, but you should know how to use a mouse and have basic keyboarding skills. The lock-in is free, but any printed materials will cost fifteen cents a page. 

Saturday, July 19 from 5 pm to 9 pm at Olathe Main 

Call 913-971-6888 or register online. Happy hunting! 

Can't make it? Research from home.

Your library card grants you home access to popular databases HeritageQuest and America's Obituaries and Death Notices for free. 

HeritageQuest Online provides a growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Included are images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, plus over 25,000 family and local histories, all full-text and searchable. HeritageQuest can be accessed in the library or at home with your library card number and PIN.  

America's Obituaries and Death Notices is a collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices searchable by name of the deceased. In addition, the database is searchable by date range, or text contained in the obituary or death notice, such as residence, occupation, hobbies, family members or other personal information. America's Obituaries and Death Notices can be accessed in the library or at home with your library card number and PIN.    

Search our catalog for more genealogy resources