Leavenworth 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:  The Leavenworth Kansas Family History Center is contained within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is located at 1020 Limit Street, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048-4205.   Click here to view a map to the Center.

The Center is open to all members of the public for family history and geneological research.  Parking for the Center is directly outside the Holman Street door. There is no charge for use of the Center except for incidental printing and supplies. 

Phone: 913-682-7729

E-mail:  KS_Leavenworth@LDSmail.net

Open Hours: By appointment and on the following days:

                     Tuesday 9am ~ Noon and 6~9 pm

                     Wednesday 4 pm ~ 8 pm

                     Thursday 6 pm ~ 9 pm

                     Sunday - Center is open for class use by appointment 

Holiday Schedule:  The Center is manned by volunteers and is often closed on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and during the Christmas and New Year Weeks.  Please call 9137022179 in advance if you wish to visit on one of these days.  The Center is also often closed during during winter storm warnings, watches, snowy or severe storm days.  Please call ahead if the weather is bad.  


Calendar and Events

The Leavenworth Family History Center is promoting and participating in the March 22~23 2013 Geneology KC Family History and Technology Conference.  For more information, see http://genealogykc.org/

Class Schedule: 

If your organization desires special family history training please contact us to discuss options.  Our Family History Consultants are available for instruction in the Leavenworth area.    

Center Resources


Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal: The 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. 

Hardware and Equipment

  • The Center has two microfish/microfilm readers and six computers available for Family History research.  Patrons may also bring their own laptop or tablet computers for their personal family history or research.  To protect our computer systems and patrons and to maintain a family-friendly environment, Internet access is limited by filtering software and Internet activity may be monitored.  Users should have no expectation of privacy when accessing the Internet from the Family History Center.  Anyone engaging in any activity deemed inappropriate by family history center staff will be asked to leave. 

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

-- Leavenworth and east Kansas history

-- North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia land and probate records

Resources in the Local Area

(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)


County Records [1]

Digital Library of the KSGenWeb        KS Genweb Internet Genealogy Society site[2]

Leavenworth County Biographies        KS Genweb Internet Genealogy Society site

Leavenworth County Obituaries          KS Genweb Internet Genealogy Society site
Leavenworth County Cemeteries        KS Genweb Internet Genealogy Society site
Leavenworth County Census records 1860, 1870, 1875, 1885 -S Genweb Internet Genealogy Society site

Leavenworth County, Kansas: Family History & Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records & More (Linkpendium site)

Leavenworth County, Kansas: Cemetaries (Linkpendium site)

Volunteer at the Center

The Center trains volunteers, and welcomes those interested in volunteering.