Kansas Deaths and Burials (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 Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1885-1930
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 1885 to 1930. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. 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 Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930.

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 may include any of the following:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Parents’ names
  • Name of spouse
  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of death.
  • The place where your ancestor died.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

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 individuals 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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s death or burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
  • The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name.

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, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930" 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 Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930.

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