Doniphan has a genealogy collection with books, magazines and microfilm. We have a new microfilm reader with a 24" screen.

The microfilm collection includes the Prospect News 1874-2011 with current newspapers also available.  Other microfilmed newspapers are: Ripley County Democrat 1905-1918, The Republican 1915-1938, Ozark Graphic 1974-1986.

We have microfilm of county records: births, deaths, marriages, deeds, wills, probate records and court dockets.  We also have microfilm of the original federal census records (handwritten) from 1850-1920.  Census records are also available on HeritageQuest.

The Library also has access to HeritageQuest which is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Click below to enter HeritageQuest.

Out of town patrons wishing to have genealogy research emailed to them can email the information sought to