History & Genealogy

“School house. Steven Martinek doing the painting.”

The Rossville Community Library is excited to begin a focus on digitizing and organizing our community’s history. We have included a few noteworthy items below that may be of interest, but we encourage you to visit our contributions to Recollections: KS for more information.

Listed below are some noteworthy, historical documents and resources:




Rossville and Surrounding Areas History

Rossville has a rich history, dating back to the mid-1800s. Many of the smaller communities around Rossville are also featured in our collection, such as Delia and Willard. Rossville also has close ties to communities such as Silver Lake, St. Marys, Maple Hill, and Emmett.

Through a joint project with other Northeast Kansas libraries and the […]

Genealogy, Obituaries, & Cemeteries

Local Resources from the Library
As part of our digitization project of our local, historical items, we have been working on increasing access to genealogy information, including family histories, obituaries, and local cemetery information. We have accomplished much, but also have much more to do, so bear with us as we continue to add items.
Rossville Genealogy […]

Kansas Memory Collaboration Pilot

Rossville Community Library receives
Kansas Humanities Council Grant
TOPEKA — The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) recently awarded the Rossville Community Library a $2,505 grant for the “Rossville Community Library and Kansas Memory Collaboration” photograph digitization project.  Adrienne Olejnik serves as the project director.
The project will allow the library to preserve, digitize, and make publicly available our local […]