Genealogy and Local History
Our local history collection includes Republic County newspapers, state and federal censuses, and land plats on microfilm. We also have cemetary and marriage records indexed by surname, along with many community, church, school and family histories pertaining to Republic County. Click here to see what's available in our collection:
Belleville Public Library Genealogy & Local History Collection
Historic Republic County Newspapers Online
We invite you to visit our library to spend as much time as you like using our collection. If you are unable to visit in person, we do genealogy research for a nominal fee of $8.00 per half hour of staff time and a fee of 20¢ per copy. We also ask for a self addressed, stamped envelope to be included. We will not mail research information out until fees are paid.
Charges will apply for work done, even if we are not able to find the requested information. Please do not send any payment until all research has been completed and you have been notified. We ask for your patience as our research is done as time permits. This could be a day or this could be two months, since serving our local library patrons has to be our first priority.
Requests may be mailed to:
Belleville Public Library
1327 19th Street
Belleville, Kansas 66935
Or e-mailed to:
Following are some links you may find helpful:
American Last Names Ancestry.com (Free Access for Kansas Residents Only) Ancestry HomeTown Belleville Public Library Historic Newspaper Archive Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet History of Republic County 1901 Index to 1964 "History of Republic County" Kansas Memory Kansas State Historical Society Roots Web SEKLS Genealogy Bibliography Treasure Maps US GenWeb Project