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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Kansas'''
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Guide to '''Kansas ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kansas]]''</center>[[Image:{{LeavenSH}}]]{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Kansas page,<br>the Sunflower State{{/p}} '''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: right">[[Image:{{LeavenSH}}]]{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Kansas page,<br>the Sunflower State{{/p}} '''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
 
*KS was often a staging area for the [[Santa Fe Trail|Santa Fe]], [[Oregon Trail|Oregon]], [[Mormon Trail|Mormon]], and [[California Trail|California]] trails.  
 
*KS was often a staging area for the [[Santa Fe Trail|Santa Fe]], [[Oregon Trail|Oregon]], [[Mormon Trail|Mormon]], and [[California Trail|California]] trails.  
 
*The [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway]] was the 2nd transcontinental railroad.
 
*The [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway]] was the 2nd transcontinental railroad.
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'''1. [[How to Find Kansas Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find Kansas Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find Kansas Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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*[[Allen County, Kansas|Allen]]  
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*[[Allen County, Kansas Genealogy|Allen]]  
*[[Anderson County, Kansas|Anderson]]  
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*[[Anderson County, Kansas Genealogy|Anderson]]  
*[[Atchison County, Kansas|Atchison]]  
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*[[Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy|Atchison]]  
*[[Barber County, Kansas|Barber]]  
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*[[Barber County, Kansas Genealogy|Barber]]  
*[[Barton County, Kansas|Barton]]  
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*[[Barton County, Kansas Genealogy|Barton]]  
*[[Bourbon County, Kansas|Bourbon]]  
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*[[Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy|Bourbon]]  
*[[Brown County, Kansas|Brown]]  
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*[[Brown County, Kansas Genealogy|Brown]]  
*[[Butler County, Kansas|Butler]]  
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*[[Butler County, Kansas Genealogy|Butler]]  
*[[Chase County, Kansas|Chase]]  
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*[[Chase County, Kansas Genealogy|Chase]]  
*[[Chautauqua County, Kansas|Chautauqua]]  
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*[[Chautauqua County, Kansas Genealogy|Chautauqua]]  
*[[Cherokee County, Kansas|Cherokee]]  
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*[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy|Cherokee]]  
*[[Cheyenne County, Kansas|Cheyenne]]  
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*[[Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy|Cheyenne]]  
*[[Clark County, Kansas|Clark]]  
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*[[Clark County, Kansas Genealogy|Clark]]  
*[[Clay County, Kansas|Clay]]  
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*[[Clay County, Kansas Genealogy|Clay]]  
*[[Cloud County, Kansas|Cloud]]  
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*[[Cloud County, Kansas Genealogy|Cloud]]  
*[[Coffey County, Kansas|Coffey]]  
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*[[Coffey County, Kansas Genealogy|Coffey]]  
*[[Comanche County, Kansas|Comanche]]  
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*[[Comanche County, Kansas Genealogy|Comanche]]  
*[[Cowley County, Kansas|Cowley]]  
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*[[Cowley County, Kansas Genealogy|Cowley]]  
*[[Crawford County, Kansas|Crawford]]  
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*[[Crawford County, Kansas Genealogy|Crawford]]  
*[[Decatur County, Kansas|Decatur]]  
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*[[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy|Decatur]]  
*[[Dickinson County, Kansas|Dickinson]]  
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*[[Dickinson County, Kansas Genealogy|Dickinson]]  
*[[Doniphan County, Kansas|Doniphan]]  
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*[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy|Doniphan]]  
*[[Douglas County, Kansas|Douglas]]  
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*[[Douglas County, Kansas Genealogy|Douglas]]  
*[[Edwards County, Kansas|Edwards]]  
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*[[Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy|Edwards]]  
*[[Elk County, Kansas|Elk]]  
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*[[Elk County, Kansas Genealogy|Elk]]  
*[[Ellis County, Kansas|Ellis]]  
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*[[Ellis County, Kansas Genealogy|Ellis]]  
*[[Ellsworth County, Kansas|Ellsworth]]  
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*[[Ellsworth County, Kansas Genealogy|Ellsworth]]  
*[[Finney County, Kansas|Finney]]
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*[[Finney County, Kansas Genealogy|Finney]]
  
 
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*[[Ford County, Kansas|Ford]]  
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*[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy|Ford]]  
*[[Franklin County, Kansas|Franklin]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[Geary County, Kansas|Geary]]  
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*[[Geary County, Kansas Genealogy|Geary]]  
*[[Gove County, Kansas|Gove]]  
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*[[Gove County, Kansas Genealogy|Gove]]  
*[[Graham County, Kansas|Graham]]  
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*[[Graham County, Kansas Genealogy|Graham]]  
*[[Grant County, Kansas|Grant]]  
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*[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy|Grant]]  
*[[Gray County, Kansas|Gray]]  
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*[[Gray County, Kansas Genealogy|Gray]]  
*[[Greeley County, Kansas|Greeley]]  
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*[[Greeley County, Kansas Genealogy|Greeley]]  
*[[Greenwood County, Kansas|Greenwood]]  
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*[[Greenwood County, Kansas Genealogy|Greenwood]]  
*[[Hamilton County, Kansas|Hamilton]]  
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*[[Hamilton County, Kansas Genealogy|Hamilton]]  
*[[Harper County, Kansas|Harper]]  
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*[[Harper County, Kansas Genealogy|Harper]]  
*[[Harvey County, Kansas|Harvey]]  
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*[[Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy|Harvey]]  
*[[Haskell County, Kansas|Haskell]]  
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*[[Haskell County, Kansas Genealogy|Haskell]]  
*[[Hodgeman County, Kansas|Hodgeman]]  
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*[[Hodgeman County, Kansas Genealogy|Hodgeman]]  
*[[Jackson County, Kansas|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Kansas Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Kansas|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Kansas Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Jewell County, Kansas|Jewell]]  
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*[[Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy|Jewell]]  
*[[Johnson County, Kansas|Johnson]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Kansas Genealogy|Johnson]]  
*[[Kearny County, Kansas|Kearny]]  
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*[[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy|Kearny]]  
*[[Kingman County, Kansas|Kingman]]  
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*[[Kingman County, Kansas Genealogy|Kingman]]  
*[[Kiowa County, Kansas|Kiowa]]  
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*[[Kiowa County, Kansas Genealogy|Kiowa]]  
*[[Labette County, Kansas|Labette]]  
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*[[Labette County, Kansas Genealogy|Labette]]  
*[[Lane County, Kansas|Lane]]  
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*[[Lane County, Kansas Genealogy|Lane]]  
*[[Leavenworth County, Kansas|Leavenworth]]  
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*[[Leavenworth County, Kansas Genealogy|Leavenworth]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Kansas|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, Kansas Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Linn County, Kansas|Linn]]  
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*[[Linn County, Kansas Genealogy|Linn]]  
*[[Logan County, Kansas|Logan]]  
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*[[Logan County, Kansas Genealogy|Logan]]  
*[[Lyon County, Kansas|Lyon]]
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*[[Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy|Lyon]]
  
 
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*[[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]]  
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*[[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]]  
*[[Marshall County, Kansas|Marshall]]  
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*[[Marshall County, Kansas Genealogy|Marshall]]  
*[[McPherson County, Kansas|McPherson]]  
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*[[McPherson County, Kansas Genealogy|McPherson]]  
*[[Meade County, Kansas|Meade]]  
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*[[Meade County, Kansas Genealogy|Meade]]  
*[[Miami County, Kansas|Miami]]  
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*[[Miami County, Kansas Genealogy|Miami]]  
*[[Mitchell County, Kansas|Mitchell]]  
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*[[Mitchell County, Kansas Genealogy|Mitchell]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Kansas|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Kansas Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
*[[Morris County, Kansas|Morris]]  
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*[[Morris County, Kansas Genealogy|Morris]]  
*[[Morton County, Kansas|Morton]]  
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*[[Morton County, Kansas Genealogy|Morton]]  
*[[Nemaha County, Kansas|Nemaha]]  
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*[[Nemaha County, Kansas Genealogy|Nemaha]]  
*[[Neosho County, Kansas|Neosho]]  
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*[[Neosho County, Kansas Genealogy|Neosho]]  
*[[Ness County, Kansas|Ness]]  
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*[[Ness County, Kansas Genealogy|Ness]]  
*[[Norton County, Kansas|Norton]]  
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*[[Norton County, Kansas Genealogy|Norton]]  
*[[Osage County, Kansas|Osage]]  
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*[[Osage County, Kansas Genealogy|Osage]]  
*[[Osborne County, Kansas|Osborne]]  
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*[[Osborne County, Kansas Genealogy|Osborne]]  
*[[Ottawa County, Kansas|Ottawa]]  
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*[[Ottawa County, Kansas Genealogy|Ottawa]]  
*[[Pawnee County, Kansas|Pawnee]]  
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*[[Pawnee County, Kansas Genealogy|Pawnee]]  
*[[Phillips County, Kansas|Phillips]]  
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*[[Phillips County, Kansas Genealogy|Phillips]]  
*[[Pottawatomie County, Kansas|Pottawatomie]]  
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*[[Pottawatomie County, Kansas Genealogy|Pottawatomie]]  
*[[Pratt County, Kansas|Pratt]]  
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*[[Pratt County, Kansas Genealogy|Pratt]]  
*[[Rawlins County, Kansas|Rawlins]]  
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*[[Rawlins County, Kansas Genealogy|Rawlins]]  
*[[Reno County, Kansas|Reno]]  
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*[[Reno County, Kansas Genealogy|Reno]]  
*[[Republic County, Kansas|Republic]]  
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*[[Republic County, Kansas Genealogy|Republic]]  
*[[Rice County, Kansas|Rice]]  
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*[[Rice County, Kansas Genealogy|Rice]]  
*[[Riley County, Kansas|Riley]]  
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*[[Riley County, Kansas Genealogy|Riley]]  
*[[Rooks County, Kansas|Rooks]]  
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*[[Rooks County, Kansas Genealogy|Rooks]]  
*[[Rush County, Kansas|Rush]]  
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*[[Rush County, Kansas Genealogy|Rush]]  
*[[Russell County, Kansas|Russell]]
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*[[Saline County, Kansas|Saline]]  
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*[[Saline County, Kansas Genealogy|Saline]]  
*[[Scott County, Kansas|Scott]]  
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*[[Scott County, Kansas Genealogy|Scott]]  
*[[Sedgwick County, Kansas|Sedgwick]]  
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*[[Sedgwick County, Kansas Genealogy|Sedgwick]]  
*[[Seward County, Kansas|Seward]]  
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*[[Seward County, Kansas Genealogy|Seward]]  
*[[Shawnee County, Kansas|Shawnee]]  
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*[[Shawnee County, Kansas Genealogy|Shawnee]]  
*[[Sheridan County, Kansas|Sheridan]]  
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*[[Sheridan County, Kansas Genealogy|Sheridan]]  
*[[Sherman County, Kansas|Sherman]]  
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*[[Sherman County, Kansas Genealogy|Sherman]]  
*[[Smith County, Kansas|Smith]]  
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*[[Smith County, Kansas Genealogy|Smith]]  
*[[Stafford County, Kansas|Stafford]]  
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*[[Stafford County, Kansas Genealogy|Stafford]]  
*[[Stanton County, Kansas|Stanton]]  
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*[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy|Stanton]]  
*[[Stevens County, Kansas|Stevens]]  
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*[[Stevens County, Kansas Genealogy|Stevens]]  
*[[Sumner County, Kansas|Sumner]]  
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*[[Sumner County, Kansas Genealogy|Sumner]]  
*[[Thomas County, Kansas|Thomas]]  
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*[[Thomas County, Kansas Genealogy|Thomas]]  
*[[Trego County, Kansas|Trego]]  
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*[[Trego County, Kansas Genealogy|Trego]]  
*[[Wabaunsee County, Kansas|Wabaunsee]]  
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*[[Wabaunsee County, Kansas Genealogy|Wabaunsee]]  
*[[Wallace County, Kansas|Wallace]]  
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*[[Wallace County, Kansas Genealogy|Wallace]]  
*[[Washington County, Kansas|Washington]]  
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*[[Washington County, Kansas Genealogy|Washington]]  
*[[Wichita County, Kansas|Wichita]]  
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*[[Wichita County, Kansas Genealogy|Wichita]]  
*[[Wilson County, Kansas|Wilson]]  
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*[[Wilson County, Kansas Genealogy|Wilson]]  
*[[Woodson County, Kansas|Woodson]]  
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*[[Woodson County, Kansas Genealogy|Woodson]]  
*[[Wyandotte County, Kansas|Wyandotte]]
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Kansas Counties Map|click here]]. {{KSimagemap2}}  
 
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Kansas Counties Map|click here]]. {{KSimagemap2}}  
 
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'''Extinct, Renamed, or Ceeded Counties: '''[[Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado|Arapahoe (1855)]] | [[Arapahoe (1883) County, Kansas|Arapahoe (1883)]] | [[Billings County, Kansas|Billings]] | [[Breckenridge County, Kansas|Breckenridge]] | [[Broderick County, Kansas|Broderick]] | [[Buffalo County, Kansas|Buffalo]] | [[Calhoun County, Kansas|Calhoun]] | [[Davis County, Kansas|Davis]] | [[Dorn County, Kansas|Dorn]] | [[El Paso County, Kansas|El Paso]] | [[Foote County, Kansas|Foote]] | [[Fremont County, Kansas|Fremont]] | [[Garfield County, Kansas|Garfield]] | [[Godfrey County, Kansas|Godfrey]] | [[Howard County, Kansas|Howard]] | [[Hunter County, Kansas|Hunter]] | [[Kansas County, Kansas|Kansas]] | [[Lykins County, Kansas|Lykins]] | [[Madison County, Kansas|Madison]] | [[McGee County, Kansas|McGee]] | [[Montana County, Kansas|Montana]] | [[Oro County, Kansas|Oro]] | [[Otoe County, Kansas|Otoe]] | [[Peketon County, Kansas|Peketon]] | [[Richardson County, Kansas|Richardson]] | [[Sequoyah County, Kansas|Sequoyah]] | [[Seward (old) County, Kansas|Seward (old)]] | [[Shirley County, Kansas|Shirley]] | [[St. John County, Kansas|St. John]] | [[Washington (old) County, Kansas|Washington (old)]] | [[Weller County, Kansas|Weller]] | [[Wise County, Kansas|Wise]] [[Image:Kansas.png|right|200px|Kansas.png]]  
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'''Extinct, Renamed, or Ceded Counties: '''[[Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado Genealogy|Arapahoe (1855)]] | [[Arapahoe (1883) County, Kansas Genealogy|Arapahoe (1883)]] | [[Billings County, Kansas Genealogy|Billings]] | [[Breckenridge County, Kansas Genealogy|Breckenridge]] | [[Broderick County, Kansas Genealogy|Broderick]] | [[Buffalo County, Kansas Genealogy|Buffalo]] | [[Calhoun County, Kansas Genealogy|Calhoun]] | [[Davis County, Kansas Genealogy|Davis]] | [[Dorn County, Kansas Genealogy|Dorn]] | [[El Paso County, Kansas Genealogy|El Paso]] | [[Foote County, Kansas Genealogy|Foote]] | [[Fremont County, Kansas Genealogy|Fremont]] | [[Garfield County, Kansas Genealogy|Garfield]] | [[Godfrey County, Kansas Genealogy|Godfrey]] | [[Howard County, Kansas Genealogy|Howard]] | [[Hunter County, Kansas Genealogy|Hunter]] | [[Kansas County, Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]] | [[Lykins County, Kansas Genealogy|Lykins]] | [[Madison County, Kansas Genealogy|Madison]] | [[McGee County, Kansas Genealogy|McGee]] | [[Montana County, Kansas Genealogy|Montana]] | [[Oro County, Kansas Genealogy|Oro]] | [[Otoe County, Kansas Genealogy|Otoe]] | [[Peketon County, Kansas Genealogy|Peketon]] | [[Richardson County, Kansas Genealogy|Richardson]] | [[Sequoyah County, Kansas Genealogy|Sequoyah]] | [[Seward (old) County, Kansas Genealogy|Seward (old)]] | [[Shirley County, Kansas Genealogy|Shirley]] | [[St. John County, Kansas Genealogy|St. John]] | [[Washington (old) County, Kansas Genealogy|Washington (old)]] | [[Weller County, Kansas Genealogy|Weller]] | [[Wise County, Kansas Genealogy|Wise]] [[Image:Kansas.png|right|200px|Kansas.png]]  
  
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[Kansas Historical Society|Kansas Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Kansas Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [http://www.kdheks.gov/ Kansas Department of Health and Environment]{{·}} [http://www.tgstopeka.org/ Topeka Genealogical Society]{{·}} [http://iola.mykansaslibrary.org/?page_id=40 Iola Public Library]{{·}} [http://www.ahsgr.org/ American Historical Society of Germans from Russia]{{·}} [[National Orphan Train Complex]]{{·}} [[Wichita State University Library]]{{·}} [http://www.lib.ku.edu/ University of Kansas Library]{{·}} [http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/ National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City)]{{·}} [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]
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[[Kansas Historical Society|Kansas Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Kansas Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [http://www.kdheks.gov/ Kansas Department of Health and Environment]{{·}} [http://www.tgstopeka.org/ Topeka Genealogical Society]{{·}} [http://iola.mykansaslibrary.org/?page_id=40 Iola Public Library]{{·}} [http://www.ahsgr.org/ American Historical Society of Germans from Russia]{{·}} [[National Orphan Train Complex]]{{·}} [[Wichita State University Library]]{{·}} [[Wichita Public Library Genealogy Center]] {{·}} [http://www.lib.ku.edu/ University of Kansas Library]{{·}} [http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/ National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City)]{{·}} [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]  
  
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
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=== Featured Content  ===
 
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The [http://www.kshs.org/ Kansas Historical Society] holds one of the largest newspaper collections in the United States. They have almost every newspaper that was printed in [[Kansas]] (well over 61,000 volumes) and more than 12,000 out-of-state-volumes. These papers are in the Newspaper and Census Division, and many are on microfilm.  
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The [http://www.kshs.org/ Kansas Historical Society] holds one of the largest newspaper collections in the United States. They have almost every newspaper that was printed in [[Kansas_Genealogy|Kansas]] (well over 61,000 volumes) and more than 12,000 out-of-state-volumes. These papers are in the Newspaper and Census Division, and many are on microfilm.  
  
=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
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*The [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/index.html The Kansas GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.  
 
*The [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/index.html The Kansas GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.  
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*The [http://www.kansasmemory.org/ Kansas Historical Society] announced the launch of Kansas Memory, an ongoing digital project. This online site will feature the largest collection of photographs and manuscripts from Kansas history.  
 
*The [http://www.kansasmemory.org/ Kansas Historical Society] announced the launch of Kansas Memory, an ongoing digital project. This online site will feature the largest collection of photographs and manuscripts from Kansas history.  
 
*Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Kansas were the Methodist-Episcopal, Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Disciples of Christ. Read more about the availability of church records in the [[Kansas Church Records]] article.[[Image:Kansas flag.png|right|180px|Kansas flag.png]]
 
*Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Kansas were the Methodist-Episcopal, Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Disciples of Christ. Read more about the availability of church records in the [[Kansas Church Records]] article.[[Image:Kansas flag.png|right|180px|Kansas flag.png]]
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National Soldiers' Home Western Branch at Leavenworth, Kansas about 1909.

Welcome to the Kansas page,
the Sunflower State

Most unique genealogical features:
   How to Find Information about Kansas Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information


Counties

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Cheyenne CountyRawlins CountyDecatur CountyNorton CountyPhillips CountySmith CountyJewell CountyRepublic CountyWashington CountyMarshall CountyNemaha CountyBrown CountyDoniphan CountyAtchison CountyJackson CountyPottawatomie CountyRiley CountyClay CountyCloud CountyMitchell CountyOsborne CountyRooks CountyGraham CountySheridan CountyThomas CountySherman CountyWallace CountyLogan CountyGove CountyTrego CountyEllis CountyRussell CountyLincoln CountyOttawa CountyEllsworth CountySaline CountyDickinson CountyGeary CountyMorris CountyWabaunsee CountyShawnee CountyJefferson CountyLeavenworth CountyWyandotte CountyJohnson CountyDouglas CountyMiami CountyFranklin CountyOsage CountyLyon CountyCoffey CountyAnderson CountyLinn CountyChase CountyMarion CountyMcPherson CountyRice CountyBarton CountyRush CountyNess CountyLane CountyScott CountyWichita CountyGreeley CountyHamilton CountyKearny CountyFinney CountyHodgeman CountyPawnee CountyStafford CountyReno CountyHarvey CountyButler CountyGreenwood CountyWoodson CountyAllen CountyBourbon CountyCrawford CountyCherokee CountyLabette CountyNeosho CountyWilson CountyMontgomery CountyElk CountyChautauqua CountyCowley CountySumner CountySedgwick CountyKingman CountyHarper CountyBarber CountyPratt CountyEdwards CountyKiowa CountyComanche CountyClark CountyFord CountyGray CountyMeade CountyHaskell CountySeward CountyGrant CountyStevens CountyMorton CountyStanton CountyKansas-county-map.gif


Extinct, Renamed, or Ceded Counties: Arapahoe (1855) | Arapahoe (1883) | Billings | Breckenridge | Broderick | Buffalo | Calhoun | Davis | Dorn | El Paso | Foote | Fremont | Garfield | Godfrey | Howard | Hunter | Kansas | Lykins | Madison | McGee | Montana | Oro | Otoe | Peketon | Richardson | Sequoyah | Seward (old) | Shirley | St. John | Washington (old) | Weller | Wise
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Major Repositories

Kansas Historical Society · Kansas Genealogical Society · Kansas Department of Health and Environment · Topeka Genealogical Society · Iola Public Library · American Historical Society of Germans from Russia · National Orphan Train Complex · Wichita State University Library · Wichita Public Library Genealogy Center  · University of Kansas Library · National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City) · National Archives I · Family History Library

Migration Routes

Abilene Trail · California Trail · Cherokee Trail · Chisholm Trail · Great Western Cattle Trail · Jones and Plummer Trail · Leavenworth Pike's Peak Express · Mormon Trail · Oregon Trail · Santa Fe Trail · Smoky Hill Trail · Texas Road or Shawnee Trail · Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway

Featured Content

The Kansas Historical Society holds one of the largest newspaper collections in the United States. They have almost every newspaper that was printed in Kansas (well over 61,000 volumes) and more than 12,000 out-of-state-volumes. These papers are in the Newspaper and Census Division, and many are on microfilm.

Research Tools


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Did You Know?

  • The Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/ has several important facilities for genealogists. The Reference Library houses printed materials and the Department of Archives maintains original records of Kansas government jurisdictions, newspapers, and other historical documents. The Manuscript Department has unpublished papers, maps, and photographs.
  • The Kansas Historical Society announced the launch of Kansas Memory, an ongoing digital project. This online site will feature the largest collection of photographs and manuscripts from Kansas history.
  • Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Kansas were the Methodist-Episcopal, Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Disciples of Christ. Read more about the availability of church records in the Kansas Church Records article.
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