Kansas Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  



Project 9: U.S.—Kansas

Explore research in Kansas.


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Goal 1: Learn about Kansas research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Kansas ancestors.

  1. Learn about basic Kansas research strategies.
    FS—Basic Kansas Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Kansas research on Ancestry.
    AC—Kansas Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Kansas research.
    AC—Kansas State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Kansas Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Kansas Record Selection Table


Goal 2: Learn about Kansas archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kansas archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Kansas archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Kansas Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Kansas state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Kansas.
  4. Explore Kansas State Archives genealogy collection.
  5. Explore the Books We Own site for Kansas genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.

B. Learn about Kansas city directories.

  1. Learn about Kansas city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Directories
  2. Explore Kansas city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Kansas city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Kansas historical directories by county.


Goal 3: Learn about Kansas vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kansas vital records.

  1. Learn about Kansas vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Kansas Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Kansas Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Kansas vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Kansas birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Kansas birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.

B. Explore Kansas marriage and death records.

  1. Explore links for Kansas marriage records.
  2. Learn about Kansas obituaries in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Obituaries
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Kansas death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Kansas obituaries.
  5. Explore Kansas death records, indexes, and obituaries.

C. Explore Kansas census and voter records.

  1. Get an overview of Kansas censuses in this article.
    FS—Kansas Census
  2. Learn about Kansas census records.
    Census Records for Kansas
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Kansas state and county census records.
  4. Explore Kansas census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Learn about Kansas voting registers in this article.
    FS—Kansas Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Kansas church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kansas church records.

  1. Get an overview of Kansas church records in this article.
    FS—Kansas Church Records
  2. Learn about Kansas church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Kansas Church Records

B. Explore Kansas cemetery records.

  1. Explore Kansas cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Kansas Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Kansas cemetery records.
  3. Search for Kansas cemetery records online.
  4. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  5. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  6. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Kansas emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kansas emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Kansas emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Kansas migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Migration


Goal 6: Learn about Kansas military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kansas military records.

  1. Get an introduction to Kansas military records.
    Kansas Military Records
  2. Learn about Kansas military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Military Records
  3. Explore Kansas military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Kansas probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kansas probate, land and court records.

  1. Learn about Kansas probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Kansas Probate Records
  2. Learn about Kansas land and property records. v FS—Kansas Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Kansas land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Kansas Land Records

B. Learn about Kansas court records.

  1. Learn about Kansas court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Court Records
  2. Learn about Kansas court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Kansas Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Kansas maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kansas maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Kansas maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Maps
  2. Learn about Kansas maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Kansas Maps
  3. Learn about Kansas newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Kansas Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts
  4. Learn about Kansas gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Gazetteers

B. Explore Kansas maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Kansas maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Kansas.
  3. Explore historical Kansas maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Kansas maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Kansas newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kansas newspapers.

  1. Learn about Kansas newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Kansas newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Kansas Newspapers—8:52
  3. Learn about Kansas newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Kansas Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Kansas newspapers.

  1. Search for Kansas historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Kansas newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Kansas newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Kansas newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Kansas newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Kansas research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 11: Search records from Kansas.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Kansas County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Kansas.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Kansas Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Kansas research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Kansas Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Kansas Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Kansas.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Kansas research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Kansas research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Kansas research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Kansas research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Kansas research.

C. Learn about Kansas genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Kansas in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kansas Societies
  2. Explore the Kansas State Historical Society site.
  3. Explore Kansas genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Kansas Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Allen    A    L Anderson    A    L Atchison    A    L Barber    L Barton    A    L Bourbon    A    L
Brown    A    L Butler    A    L Chase    A    L Chautauqua    L Cherokee    A    L Cheyenne    L
Clark    L Clay    L Cloud    A    L Coffey    A    L Comanche    L Cowley    L
Crawford    A    L Decatur    L Dickinson    L Doniphan    A    L Douglas    A    L Edwards    A    L
Elk    L Ellis    L Ellsworth    L Finney    L Ford    A    L Franklin    A    L
Geary    L Gove    A    L Graham    L Grant    L Gray    L Greeley    L
Greenwood    L Hamilton    L Harper    A    L Harvey    L Haskell    L Hodgeman    L
Jackson    A    L Jefferson    A    L Jewell    L Johnson    A    L Kearny    L Kingman    L
Kiowa    L Labette    A    L Lane    L Leavenworth  A    L Lincoln    A    L Linn    A    L
Logan    L Lyon    A    L Marion    L Marshall    A    L McPherson  A    L Meade    A    L
Miami    L Mitchell    L Montgomery    A    L Morris    L Morton    L Nemaha    A    L
Neosho    A    L Ness    L Norton    A    L Osage    L Osborne    L Ottawa    L
Pawnee    L Phillips    L Pottawat.    A    L Pratt    L Rollins    L Reno    L
Republic    A    L Rice    A    L Riley    A    L Rooks    L Rush    L Russell    A    L
Saline    A    L Scott    L Sedgwick    A    L Seward    L Shawnee    A    L Sheridan    L
Sherman    L Smith    L Stafford    L Stanton    L Stevens    L Sumner    L
Thomas    L Trego    L Wabaunsee    L Wallace    L Washington    L Wichita    L
Wilson    A    L Woodson    A    L Wyandotte    A    L