Kansas Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Kansas, United States
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Location of Kansas
Record Description
Record Type Births and Christenings Index
Collection years 1818-1936
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1818 to 1936.

It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936.

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1818-1936 Marriages, 1840-1935 Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930
Allen 0 5,988 0
Anderson 0 4,693 0
Atchison 1,386 0 1,574
Bourbon 0 13,259 0
Brown 0 7,500 416
Butler 143 0 0
Cherokee 1,114 31,516 994
Coffey 279 7,821 120
Crawford 5,551 21,970 3,542
Doniphan 0 6,867 0
Douglas 0 13,860 0
Ford 0 1,372 0
Franklin 0 9,260 0
Geary 0 3,758 0
Gray 0 323 131
Jackson 1,079 5,951 272
Jefferson 121 4,357 348
Johnson 0 13,693 0
Kansas 22,407 50,667 25,265
Labette 0 16,950 0
Leavenworth 0 27,937 0
Linn 979 6,535 113
Marshall 0 3,325 0
Miami 3,100 14,671 1,849
Montgomery 5,691 14,883 596
Nemaha 4,585 10,601 1,314
Neosho 1,316 12,438 812
Osage 0 449 0
Pottawatomie 495 8,122 0
Shawnee 142 405 161
Wabaunsee 0 5,565 0
Wilson 0 11,455 0
Woodson 0 3,684 0
Wyandotte 11,004 39,028 2,400
Total 59,392 378,903 39,907

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The index contains the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Parent's names
  • Film number
  • Digital folder number
  • Image number

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of birth or christening.
  • The place where the birth or christening occurred.
  • The names of the child's parents.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as:

  • Your ancestor’s given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence and age
  • Family relationships

Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details or lead to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
  • The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation

"Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936.

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