Are you doing genealogical research in the Kansas City area?
If the answer is yes, there are 2 places you should visit.
The Johnson County Library
The Central Resource Library Genealogy collection includes census indexes, passenger lists, family histories, civil war records and much more. Staff and genealogy volunteers are available to assist at the Genealogy/Regional Reference Desk on weekdays.
The National Archives
National Archives at Kansas City
The Kansas City facility has extensive microfilm holdings of value for genealogy research, including Federal population censuses, military service records, and pension and bounty-land warrant applications. The National Archives at Kansas City also has more than 35,000 cubic feet of archival holdings, including textual documents, photographs, maps, and architectural drawings, dating from about 1821 to the 1980s. Among subjects of local interest are: frontier and territorial history, American Indians native to the Northern Great Plains, the development of natural resources, and court cases relating to civil rights.