Ancestry & Genealogy

Ottawa Library patrons have free access to Ancestry Library Edition, made possible by a grant from the local Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) in honor of Ottawa Library’s former Director, Barbara Dew. It is not possible to create an online account on the Library Edition of, but you are able to use its full resources and download your discoveries and research to your email, print it out or save it on a flash drive.

Ancestry Library Edition

Our collection houses books and research materials that have been compiled by the Franklin County Historical Society. Cemetery Records, Census Books, First Families of Franklin County, and more can be found in our Barbara Dew Genealogy section. We have a Kansas section and an American Indian section as well.