We will do look-ups and limited research in the materials listed on this site for $10 per hour with a one-hour minimum. Most of the research we can do here doesn't go over an hour and we won't go over an hour without instructions to do so. Photocopies are 25 cents each, plus postage. There is no charge for an unsuccessful search.

We can do obituary lookups for $5 each (this includes research and copy fee), if we have at least a MONTH and YEAR of death. There is no charge for an unsuccessful search. Due to time constraints, we cannot do extensive research in the newspapers but they are available for public use Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (It's a good idea to call ahead.)

Most Stafford County newspapers are available either on microfilm or hard copy at four locations: Stafford County Museum in Stafford; Goodman Library in St. John; Larabee Library in Stafford and Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka. For a listing of these newspapers and where they are located, send self-addressed, stamped envelope to Stafford Co. Museum, 100 N. Main, Stafford, KS 67578.

Photocopies from the ledger records are 50 cents ea.

For information on how to research land records in the Register of Deeds Office, send self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) to Register of Deeds, Stafford Co. Courthouse, 209 N. Broadway, St. John, KS 67576 or call 620-549-3505.

Many of the newspapers at the Goodman Library are also available in hard copy at the museum. Museum staff can do obit look-ups for $5 per obit, if date [at least month and year] is provided. No charge for unsuccessful search.

For information regarding obtaining obituaries from newspapers on microfilm back to 1877, from Stafford, Larabee Library, 108 N. Union, Stafford, KS 67578. Phone: 620-234-5762, between 2-5 p.m. ($2.50 per obit if found.)