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Fort Hays State University Forsyth Library

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Fort Hays State University Forsyth Library
Forsyth Library

Contact Information[edit | edit source]



502 South Campus Drive
Hays KS 67601

Telephone:[1]  785-628-5283

Hours:[1]  Sun 1pm-12am, Mon-Thu 7:30am-12am, Fri 7:30am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm.

Google map:  FHSU Forsyth Library

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Their Western Collection includes western Kansas history, oral histories, a great genealogical collection from local genealogical and historical societies, and many denominational sources for Hutterites, Mennonites, Catholics, and Lutherans.[2]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Fort Hays State University Forsyth Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library, Lawrence, manuscripts, photographs, maps, histories, newspapers, periodicals, film and videotapes that document the "Kansas Experience" of pioneers, railroads, and American Indians.</ref> A depository for publications of Kansas and Douglas County.

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Forsyth Library in Fort Hays State Universty (accessed 18 February 2016).
  2. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 47. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  3. Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.
  4. Dollarhide and Bremer, 67.
  5. Research Library in American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (accessed 3 February 2016).
  6. Amanda Wahlmeier, Orphan Train Research Center curator,, 28 September 2012, e-mail to David Dilts,
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 144. WorldCat 812163213; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Alice Eichholz, ed., Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 235. Ancestry digital copy ($); WorldCat 55947869; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  9. Dollarhide and Bremer, 47.
  10. Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Shawnee County (accessed 8 February 2016).
  11. Topeka Genealogical Society Library in Topeka Genealogical Society (accessed 4 February 2016).
  12. KDHE Office of Vital Statistics in Kansas Department of Health and Environment (accessed 4 February 2016).
  13. Midwest Genealogy Center in Mid-Continent Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  14. Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.
  15. Special Collections in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).