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NEWS: Obituaries: Genealogy
Searching For Your Past?

Given the nature of our business, The Ottawa Herald is often contacted for genealogical information. We do not offer a research service, however, other local services are available.

The Genealogical Society and the Franklin Co. Historical Society can perform research under the following fee system:

  • Research - $10.00 hour.
  • Copies - 25 cents per page.

Click here to e-mail the Franklin County Genealogical Society for assistance, or write them at P.O. Box 353, Ottawa, KS 66067. Find the Franklin County Genealogical Society online at http://www.franklincountykansas.net.

Click here to e-mail the Franklin Co. Historical Society for assistance, or write them at P.O. Box 145, Ottawa, KS 66067. Find the Franklin Co. Historical Society online at http://www.old.depot.museum/.


Archives of Printed Pages

You can look up old obituaries on microfilm online at: http://ottawaherald.newspaperarchive.com/

This contains most issues of The Herald back to 1941. It is both date and word searchable.

Some issues also are on microfilm at the Ottawa Library, 105 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067; 785-242-3080.

Click here to e-mail the Ottawa Library for assistance.