Services and Fees

WE ARE A NON-FOR-PROFIT, SO THERE ARE FEES TO USE OUR LIBRARY…

FEES:

At the library:

  • If you are a KGS member, our library is free to use.  Please click here to learn more about how to join.
  • Non-members are asked to  please donate $3.00 per day for the use of our wonderful facility and the support of our staff.
  • Photocopies are available.  There is a charge of 25¢ for a letter size copy and 35¢ for legal size.
  • You will be greeted by a librarian and asked to sign the register. The librarian can help you with any questions you might have.

Via mail or email:

The KGS Research Team will do research of KGS Library holdings for – 

  • An initial donation of $15.00 (US), in advance with a large (No. 10) stamped self-addresses envelope.
  • Up to 5 photocopies are included in the initial donation.
  • Additional Photocopies are 25¢ for a letter size copy and 35¢ for legal size.
  • The initial donation of $15.00 is not refundable, even though the search may be negative.
  • If the number of copies exceed 5 or, further research is possible, or requested, such as searching and/or obtaining copies of records located at the Kansas Heritage Center, Ford County Courthouse, the Dodge City Public Library or Fort Dodge will require an additional donation of $10.00, per location, plus the cost of photocopies. You will be notified, and your approval received, prior to undertaking of such research.
  • Please include your email address with your order.
  • All research is done by KGS volunteers whose time is limited.
  • No correspondence will be answered which does not include the $15.00 donation and a large (No.10) self-addressed stamped envelope. No more than two (2) questions per request, please.
  • No research is done in December

Other Services:

  • Copies of obituaries – $5.00 each.
  • Copies of Ford County, KS School records – $5.00 per name (may include duplicates)
  • Copies of Pedigree Charts –  It will be necessary to answer any request for a chart by counting the number of pages, calculating the cost and the usual instructions. The cost is calculated at $7.50 access, shipping and handling + $ .25 per page for copies.
  • Copies of publications or particular pages of most publications held at KGS –  Again, it will be necessary to answer any request by counting the number of pages, calculating the cost and the usual instructions. The cost is calculated at $7.50 access, shipping and handling + $ .25 per page for copies.
  • 5-generation blank forms are 30¢/10.

If you have any questions, please email us or fill out the form on our contact us page.