Lawrence Kansas Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Location Map


  • 3615 W. 10th St Lawrence KS 66044 United States
  • Family History Center entrance is located at the southeast door of the church building.
  • Patrons may need to ring bell for entrance to the Family History Center.
  • Language:English


  • 1-785-843-4460

Open Hours:

  • Monday:10:30am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday:7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Wednesday:7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday:7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday:9:30am-1:00pm

Holiday Schedule:


  • Valentine's Day
  • Memorial Day weekend
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day weekend
  • the first Saturday in April and October
  • October 31st
  • Week of Thanksgiving
  • Last two weeks of December

Call in case of inclement weather.

Center Resources


  • The Lawrence KS Family History Center has a collection of over 750 microfilm and 1200 microfiche on indefinite loan from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City that can be viewed in the center.

Databases and Software

  • Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Resources in the Local Area

Kansas Historical Society
6425 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615-1099
Phone: (785) 272-8681
Fax: (785) 272-8682

Spencer Research Library—Kansas Collections (includes Douglas County Records)
University of Kansas
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045-7616
Phone: (785) 864-4334

Watkins Community Museum of History
1047 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 841-4109

National Archives—Central Plains Region (Kansas City)
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 268-8000

Midwest Genealogy Center
3440 S. Lee's Summit Rd.
Independence, MO 64055-1923
Phone (816) 252-7228
Mon - Thurs 9-9; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5

The Midwest Genealogy Center is the largest free-standing public genealogy library in the United States with 52,000 square feet of resources for family history researchers, including over 5,000 periodicals and 82,600 reference books as well as 16,000 circulating books, 470,000 microfilm/fiche, and an abundance of maps and archival materials.[1]


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Douglas County, Kansas wiki
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Introduction to Family History Centers


  1. "Midwest Genealogy Center Building" and "Midwest Genealogy Center Grand Opening" in Midwest Genealogy Center [Internet site] at (accessed 12 April 2011).