MUSEUM ARCHIVES AND HOLDINGS


Since its founding, the Frankfort Area Historical Society Museum has developed an extensive collection of documents, reference materials and photographs. We are pleased to make these available to individuals working on family histories and other non-commercial projects. Our holdings include:


  • Genealogies/family histories for many Frankfort residents, dating back to 1855
  • Frankfort and Green Garden census records for 1850, 1860 and 1870
  • Original village plat maps and other maps of Frankfort from the 1800's to present
  • On file:
    • School records dating from 1850 to 1906
    • Cemetery records for 9 area cemeteries
    • Zechlin Funeral records
    • Diverse photograph collection from 1850 to present
    • Assorted military service records/listings
    • Histories of homes and businesses in the historic district of Frankfort
  • Documentation of homes and buildings over 100 years old
  • Local and county reference books/histories
  • Minutes of village meetings dating back to incorporation (1879)
  • Original issues of Where the Trails Cross and Good Old Days
  • Original German language books
  • Collection of FAHS newsletters dating back to 1973
  • Old newspapers of Frankfort's history through the years
  • Frankfort lore
  • Exhibits with artifacts spanning decades of life in Frankfort
  • Collection of oral interviews with past/present residents of Frankfort
  • Frankfort Area Obituary Index in cooperation with the Frankfort Public Library, holding approximately 7,000 obituary index records


Frankfort Area Historical Society