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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Vital.Records@kdheks.gov

Address:[1]

Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment
Office of Vital Statistics
1000 SW Jackson
Topeka, Kansas 66612

Telephone:[1]  785-296-1400

Hours and holidays:[2]  Walk-in customer service hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Closed holidays.

Map and public transportation:

  • Google map:  KDHE Office of Vital Statistics
  • Public transportation:  The Topeka Metro main-hub Quincy Street Station is two and a half blocks northeast of KDHE Office of Vital Statistics. Bus routes 5, 21, and 29 stop even closer at 10th and Kansas Ave.

Internet site:

Collection Description

The KDHE Office of Vital Statistics has births, stillbirths, and deaths since 1911; marriages since 1913; and divorce records since 1951.[3]

For a fee they will issue copies only to immediate family members or their legal representatives. Currently, the Office of Vital Statistics does allow requests for genealogical research. Pre-1940 records may be requested by an individual related as at least a cousin. Post 1940 records must be requested by an immediate family member.[3]

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, clearly the best place to start researching Kansas ancestors including newspapers, county records, biographies, genealogies, land records, and railroads.[4] Kansas births and deaths before 1894; Topeka births and deaths 1885-1912.[5]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

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  2. About the Office of Vital Statistics in Kansas Department of Health and Environment (accessed 11 February 2016).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Requests in Kansas Department of Health and Environment (accessed 11 February 2016).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 47. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Shawnee County (accessed 8 February 2016).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 149. WorldCat 812163213; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Alice Eichholz, ed., Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 237. Ancestry digital copy ($); WorldCat 24372922; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  8. Topeka Genealogical Society Library in Topeka Genealogical Society (accessed 9 February 2016).
  9. Amanda Wahlmeier, Orphan Train Research Center curator, orphantraindepot@gmail.com, 28 September 2012, e-mail to David Dilts, DiltsGD@familysearch.org.
  10. Research Library in American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (accessed 3 February 2016).
  11. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1 and 109.
  12. Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.
  13. Special Collections in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  14. 14.0 14.1 Dollarhide and Bremer, 67.
  15. Midwest Genealogy Center in Mid-Continent Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  16. Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.

 

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