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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Kansas. As you read this outline, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these Kansas Wiki pages. Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

FamilySearch Catalog

The library's records are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a online or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS RECORDS
KANSAS - BIOGRAPHY
KANSAS, MONTGOMERY - VITAL RECORDS
KANSAS, SHAWNEE, TOPEKA - DIRECTORIES

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
KANSAS - BIOGRAPHY
KANSAS, MONTGOMERY - VITAL RECORDS
KANSAS, SHAWNEE, TOPEKA - DIRECTORIES

The page titles in this set of Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.


 

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