Library volunteers provide support in the genealogy department of the Johnson County Central Resource Library at 87th
and Farley in Overland Park. Most volunteers are members of the Johnson County Genealogical Society.
Desk volunteers assist patrons with genealogy questions and help them use the computer programs and databases available for genealogy. They assist them in using the book collection at the library containing books belonging to both the Johnson County Genealogical Society and the Johnson County Library. Additional materials available include periodicals on genealogy in general and materials from many other states and localities, local newspapers on microfilm, and early materials on Johnson County. In addition to the desk volunteers, other volunteers help with library projects as needed.
There is an obituary index for Johnson County residents from 1977 to the present and a limited number from the 1880’s through 1976. Volunteers implemented and continue to maintain this index. The obituary index is available online
through the library website where requests can be made to obtain copies of the obituaries. They are scanned or photocopied by the volunteers and emailed or mailed to the requestors. Donations are greatly appreciated for this service and the proceeds go toward purchasing new materials for the library collection. You may donate here:
Volunteers are usually available:
- Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Calls can be made to the library's main phone number (913-826-4600) to verify if a volunteer will be available. Volunteers do not usually do research for people but assist with ideas for research and help in locating material.