The Brown County Genealogical Society board of directors has decided to implement winter hours for the months of January, February and March. Due to the cold weather and rising costs of heating an old building we will only be open ONE day a week; Thursday from 10 to 3. IF you are wanting to come to the library a different day to do research PLEASE call and leave a message and we will gladly schedule a day for you to come in and do research.

Winter Meetings

The board of directors held a special meeting on October 31, 2018 at noon to discuss 2019. It was decided due to the unpredictability of the weather in Northeast Kansas in the winter that there would be NO meetings or programs in the months of January, February, or March. They want to keep everyone safe. We hope to see everyone in April.


I am looking for names to attach to this photo. I have several names in my tree who moved from Davenport, Iowa to Horton, Kansas; all employees of the Rock Island Railroad. HASSETT, HAUGH and one in particular, Martin CONWAY, 1866-1949. The first two were unmarried. Martin married Margaret Heatherly in Horton in 1892. The Conways were in the Horton 1900 U S census with three children, two girls age 3 and 7, one boy age 1. If the photo is them the guess would be it was taken before 1899. The Conways were in Kansas City, KS in 1905. Is there a chance someone there would recognize the family? Thank you very much.

John M Dooley

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