Finding Family: 5 Free Genealogy sites for Harvey County

The recently shared list of 50 Free Genealogy Sites (see Saturday’s Facebook post) inspired us to compile our own list specific for Harvey County.

1. HCHM Archives

The Archives at HCHM is an excellent place to start. Did your ancestor get married in Harvey County? Click on the buttons to search by Groom or Bride for marriage licenses. Were they a Civil War Veteran? The Civil War Pension Collection is also searchable on line. We are also happy to answer questions.

2. Harvey County Genealogical Society

The site includes a data base of south central Kansas obituaries.

3. Mennonite Library & Archives, Bethel College, N. Newton.

Index to obituaries with local history information that goes beyond Mennonite circles.

4. Kansas Digital Newspapers

Many of the early Harvey County newspapers are available on-line through the Kansas Historical Society to Kansas residents for free. From the link below, click on KS Resident Access and enter your driver’s license.

5. Newton Public Library 

The Digital Newton, Kansas site features a searchable obituary index for Newton, Kansas newspapers beginning 22 August 1872.