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Genealogy & Local History

Genealogy Resources

  • Reference materials for use in the library
  • Genealogy resources to check out, including how-to guides for genealogy
  • Two computers dedicated for genealogy use, one of which is equipped to read microfilm and microfiche
  • Databases for genealogy research: ancestrylibrary.com, Fold3, newspapers.com, newsbank.com, AtoZ database
  • We can request microfilm free from Kansas State Historical Society
  • We can request microfilm from other sources at a nominal fee

Local History Resources

  • Derby High School yearbooks
  • Derby Middle School yearbooks
  • Kansas history reference section (in-library use only)
  • A small selection of items about Derby history and history of surrounding communities
  • Derby newspapers on microfilm
  • Kansas history resources available to check out
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