Culture

Osage genealogic library open to the public

Osages searching for clans, bands or ancestral lines can search all of that information and more at the Annette Gore Library, located in the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center.

The library, thought by many to be an Osage genealogic treasure, has been revamped and made easier to access records by WCC staff.

“We categorized the library into different subjects such as genealogy and Osage for easier browsing and locating,” said Kathleen Auschwitz, who is a contracted librarian working with WCC staff to update the library. “The spines are labeled with the appropriate categories, authors’ names and brief descriptions of the contents in the books.”

Annette Gore, the founder of the library, provided marriage records, death records, Osage family trees and stories as well as more pertinent information.

“We are happy to help you learn how to research your family tree,” Auschwitz said.

The library is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.