The Kinsley Library has excellent resources for research in Edwards County genealogy and local history. Many resources are digitized and available on-line linked to the pages below. A most valuable resource is librarian Rosetta Graff who draws from over 30 years of experience helping people discover their ancestors or explore the area’s fascinating history. If you cannot find what you want on-line, email Rosetta and she will help you as her schedule permits firstname.lastname@example.org . (If this link does not work, copy and paste address into an email.)
Microfilm searches are $1.00 each whether emailed or mailed USPO. Photocopied print documents are 25 cents per page plus postage with a minimum fee of $1.
Many of the local history resources could not have been possible without dedicated volunteers. Our sincere appreciation goes out to the following people in alphabetical order: Julie Ackerman, Don Benish, Sally Bidleman, Ed Carlson, Wilma Couchman, Beverly Craft, Virginia Gleason, Rosetta Graff, Mary Graff, Lucy Herrmann, Sandra Jasper, Carol Mathews, Bette Ryan, Maxine Shaffer, Nancy Weidenheimer, Joan Weaver, Eula Westphal, and Ray Wetzel.