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''[[United_States|United States]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''[[Kansas, United States Genealogy|Kansas]]'''{{KS-sidebar}}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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== Kansas Information ==
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Kansas became the thirty-fourth state admitted to the United States on January 29, 1861. Kansas was created form Kansas Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Kansas" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref>  The Capital city of Kansas is Topeka.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
  
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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:'''''
 
*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.
 
 
 
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=== Counties  ===
 
 
 
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*[[Allen County, Kansas|Allen]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Kansas Research</h3>
*[[Anderson County, Kansas|Anderson]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Kansas research.
*[[Atchison County, Kansas|Atchison]]
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*[[How to Find Kansas Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Barber County, Kansas|Barber]]
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*[[How to Find Kansas Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Barton County, Kansas|Barton]]
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*[[How to Find Kansas Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Bourbon County, Kansas|Bourbon]]
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*[[Kansas Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Brown County, Kansas|Brown]]
 
*[[Butler County, Kansas|Butler]]
 
*[[Chase County, Kansas|Chase]]
 
*[[Chautauqua County, Kansas|Chautauqua]]
 
*[[Cherokee County, Kansas|Cherokee]]
 
*[[Cheyenne County, Kansas|Cheyenne]]
 
*[[Clark County, Kansas|Clark]]
 
*[[Clay County, Kansas|Clay]]
 
*[[Cloud County, Kansas|Cloud]]
 
*[[Coffey County, Kansas|Coffey]]
 
*[[Comanche County, Kansas|Comanche]]
 
*[[Cowley County, Kansas|Cowley]]
 
*[[Crawford County, Kansas|Crawford]]
 
*[[Decatur County, Kansas|Decatur]]
 
*[[Dickinson County, Kansas|Dickinson]]
 
*[[Doniphan County, Kansas|Doniphan]]
 
*[[Douglas County, Kansas|Douglas]]
 
*[[Edwards County, Kansas|Edwards]]
 
*[[Elk County, Kansas|Elk]]
 
*[[Ellis County, Kansas|Ellis]]
 
*[[Ellsworth County, Kansas|Ellsworth]]
 
*[[Finney County, Kansas|Finney]]
 
 
 
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*[[Ford County, Kansas|Ford]]
 
*[[Franklin County, Kansas|Franklin]]
 
*[[Geary County, Kansas|Geary]]
 
*[[Gove County, Kansas|Gove]]
 
*[[Graham County, Kansas|Graham]]
 
*[[Grant County, Kansas|Grant]]
 
*[[Gray County, Kansas|Gray]]
 
*[[Greeley County, Kansas|Greeley]]
 
*[[Greenwood County, Kansas|Greenwood]]
 
*[[Hamilton County, Kansas|Hamilton]]
 
*[[Harper County, Kansas|Harper]]
 
*[[Harvey County, Kansas|Harvey]]
 
*[[Haskell County, Kansas|Haskell]]
 
*[[Hodgeman County, Kansas|Hodgeman]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Kansas|Jackson]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Kansas|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Jewell County, Kansas|Jewell]]
 
*[[Johnson County, Kansas|Johnson]]
 
*[[Kearny County, Kansas|Kearny]]
 
*[[Kingman County, Kansas|Kingman]]
 
*[[Kiowa County, Kansas|Kiowa]]
 
*[[Labette County, Kansas|Labette]]
 
*[[Lane County, Kansas|Lane]]
 
*[[Leavenworth County, Kansas|Leavenworth]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Kansas|Lincoln]]  
 
*[[Linn County, Kansas|Linn]]  
 
*[[Logan County, Kansas|Logan]]  
 
*[[Lyon County, Kansas|Lyon]]
 
  
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*[[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]]
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<h3>Kansas Research Tools</h3>
*[[Marshall County, Kansas|Marshall]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Kansas research.
*[[McPherson County, Kansas|McPherson]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kansas/ Boundary Changes for Kansas Counties]  
*[[Meade County, Kansas|Meade]]
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*[[Kansas Archives and Libraries|Kansas Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Miami County, Kansas|Miami]]
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/ KSGenWeb]  
*[[Mitchell County, Kansas|Mitchell]]  
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Kansas.
*[[Montgomery County, Kansas|Montgomery]]
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|}{{Click|Image:KS_ORP.png|Kansas Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
*[[Morris County, Kansas|Morris]]  
 
*[[Morton County, Kansas|Morton]]  
 
*[[Nemaha County, Kansas|Nemaha]]  
 
*[[Neosho County, Kansas|Neosho]]
 
*[[Ness County, Kansas|Ness]]
 
*[[Norton County, Kansas|Norton]]
 
*[[Osage County, Kansas|Osage]]
 
*[[Osborne County, Kansas|Osborne]]
 
*[[Ottawa County, Kansas|Ottawa]]
 
*[[Pawnee County, Kansas|Pawnee]]
 
*[[Phillips County, Kansas|Phillips]]
 
*[[Pottawatomie County, Kansas|Pottawatomie]]
 
*[[Pratt County, Kansas|Pratt]]
 
*[[Rawlins County, Kansas|Rawlins]]
 
*[[Reno County, Kansas|Reno]]
 
*[[Republic County, Kansas|Republic]]
 
*[[Rice County, Kansas|Rice]]
 
*[[Riley County, Kansas|Riley]]
 
*[[Rooks County, Kansas|Rooks]]
 
*[[Rush County, Kansas|Rush]]
 
*[[Russell County, Kansas|Russell]]
 
  
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== Kansas Clickable Map ==
*[[Saline County, Kansas|Saline]]
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
*[[Scott County, Kansas|Scott]]
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*[[Sedgwick County, Kansas|Sedgwick]]
 
*[[Seward County, Kansas|Seward]]
 
*[[Shawnee County, Kansas|Shawnee]]
 
*[[Sheridan County, Kansas|Sheridan]]
 
*[[Sherman County, Kansas|Sherman]]
 
*[[Smith County, Kansas|Smith]]
 
*[[Stafford County, Kansas|Stafford]]
 
*[[Stanton County, Kansas|Stanton]]
 
*[[Stevens County, Kansas|Stevens]]
 
*[[Sumner County, Kansas|Sumner]]
 
*[[Thomas County, Kansas|Thomas]]
 
*[[Trego County, Kansas|Trego]]
 
*[[Wabaunsee County, Kansas|Wabaunsee]]
 
*[[Wallace County, Kansas|Wallace]]
 
*[[Washington County, Kansas|Washington]]
 
*[[Wichita County, Kansas|Wichita]]
 
*[[Wilson County, Kansas|Wilson]]
 
*[[Woodson County, Kansas|Woodson]]
 
*[[Wyandotte County, Kansas|Wyandotte]]
 
  
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*[[Allen County, Kansas Genealogy|Allen]]
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*[[Anderson County, Kansas Genealogy|Anderson]]
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*[[Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy|Atchison]]
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*[[Barber County, Kansas Genealogy|Barber]]
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*[[Barton County, Kansas Genealogy|Barton]]
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*[[Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy|Bourbon]]
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*[[Brown County, Kansas Genealogy|Brown]]
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*[[Butler County, Kansas Genealogy|Butler]]
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*[[Chase County, Kansas Genealogy|Chase]]
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*[[Chautauqua County, Kansas Genealogy|Chautauqua]]
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*[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy|Cherokee]]
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*[[Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy|Cheyenne]]
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*[[Clark County, Kansas Genealogy|Clark]]
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*[[Clay County, Kansas Genealogy|Clay]]
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*[[Cloud County, Kansas Genealogy|Cloud]]
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*[[Coffey County, Kansas Genealogy|Coffey]]
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*[[Comanche County, Kansas Genealogy|Comanche]]
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*[[Cowley County, Kansas Genealogy|Cowley]]
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*[[Crawford County, Kansas Genealogy|Crawford]]
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*[[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy|Decatur]]
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*[[Dickinson County, Kansas Genealogy|Dickinson]]
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*[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy|Doniphan]]
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*[[Douglas County, Kansas Genealogy|Douglas]]
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*[[Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy|Edwards]]
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*[[Elk County, Kansas Genealogy|Elk]]
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*[[Ellis County, Kansas Genealogy|Ellis]]
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*[[Ellsworth County, Kansas Genealogy|Ellsworth]]
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*[[Finney County, Kansas Genealogy|Finney]]
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*[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy|Ford]]
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*[[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[Geary County, Kansas Genealogy|Geary]]
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*[[Gove County, Kansas Genealogy|Gove]]
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*[[Graham County, Kansas Genealogy|Graham]]
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*[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy|Grant]]
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*[[Gray County, Kansas Genealogy|Gray]]
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*[[Greeley County, Kansas Genealogy|Greeley]]
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*[[Greenwood County, Kansas Genealogy|Greenwood]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Kansas Genealogy|Hamilton]]
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*[[Harper County, Kansas Genealogy|Harper]]
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*[[Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy|Harvey]]
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*[[Haskell County, Kansas Genealogy|Haskell]]
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*[[Hodgeman County, Kansas Genealogy|Hodgeman]]
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*[[Jackson County, Kansas Genealogy|Jackson]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Kansas Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy|Jewell]]
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*[[Johnson County, Kansas Genealogy|Johnson]]
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*[[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy|Kearny]]
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*[[Kingman County, Kansas Genealogy|Kingman]]
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*[[Kiowa County, Kansas Genealogy|Kiowa]]
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*[[Labette County, Kansas Genealogy|Labette]]
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*[[Lane County, Kansas Genealogy|Lane]]
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*[[Leavenworth County, Kansas Genealogy|Leavenworth]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Kansas Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Linn County, Kansas Genealogy|Linn]]
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*[[Logan County, Kansas Genealogy|Logan]]
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*[[Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy|Lyon]]
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*[[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]]
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*[[Marshall County, Kansas Genealogy|Marshall]]
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*[[McPherson County, Kansas Genealogy|McPherson]]
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*[[Meade County, Kansas Genealogy|Meade]]
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*[[Miami County, Kansas Genealogy|Miami]]
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*[[Mitchell County, Kansas Genealogy|Mitchell]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Kansas Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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*[[Morris County, Kansas Genealogy|Morris]]
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*[[Morton County, Kansas Genealogy|Morton]]
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*[[Nemaha County, Kansas Genealogy|Nemaha]]
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*[[Neosho County, Kansas Genealogy|Neosho]]
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*[[Ness County, Kansas Genealogy|Ness]]
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*[[Norton County, Kansas Genealogy|Norton]]
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*[[Osage County, Kansas Genealogy|Osage]]
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*[[Osborne County, Kansas Genealogy|Osborne]]
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*[[Ottawa County, Kansas Genealogy|Ottawa]]
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*[[Pawnee County, Kansas Genealogy|Pawnee]]
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*[[Phillips County, Kansas Genealogy|Phillips]]
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*[[Pottawatomie County, Kansas Genealogy|Pottawatomie]]
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*[[Pratt County, Kansas Genealogy|Pratt]]
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*[[Rawlins County, Kansas Genealogy|Rawlins]]
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*[[Reno County, Kansas Genealogy|Reno]]
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*[[Republic County, Kansas Genealogy|Republic]]
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*[[Rice County, Kansas Genealogy|Rice]]
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*[[Riley County, Kansas Genealogy|Riley]]
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*[[Rooks County, Kansas Genealogy|Rooks]]
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*[[Rush County, Kansas Genealogy|Rush]]
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*[[Russell County, Kansas Genealogy|Russell]]
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*[[Saline County, Kansas Genealogy|Saline]]
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*[[Scott County, Kansas Genealogy|Scott]]
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*[[Sedgwick County, Kansas Genealogy|Sedgwick]]
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*[[Seward County, Kansas Genealogy|Seward]]
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*[[Shawnee County, Kansas Genealogy|Shawnee]]
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*[[Sheridan County, Kansas Genealogy|Sheridan]]
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*[[Sherman County, Kansas Genealogy|Sherman]]
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*[[Smith County, Kansas Genealogy|Smith]]
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*[[Stafford County, Kansas Genealogy|Stafford]]
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*[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy|Stanton]]
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*[[Stevens County, Kansas Genealogy|Stevens]]
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*[[Sumner County, Kansas Genealogy|Sumner]]
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*[[Thomas County, Kansas Genealogy|Thomas]]
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*[[Trego County, Kansas Genealogy|Trego]]
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*[[Wabaunsee County, Kansas Genealogy|Wabaunsee]]
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*[[Wallace County, Kansas Genealogy|Wallace]]
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*[[Washington County, Kansas Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Wichita County, Kansas Genealogy|Wichita]]
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*[[Wilson County, Kansas Genealogy|Wilson]]
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*[[Woodson County, Kansas Genealogy|Woodson]]
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*[[Wyandotte County, Kansas Genealogy|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}}
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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]]  
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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]]  
 
  
=== Major Repositories ===
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== Kansas Migration Routes ==
  
[[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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*[[Abilene Trail]]
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*[[California Trail]]
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*[[Cherokee Trail]]
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*[[Chisholm Trail]]
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*[[Great Western Cattle Trail]]
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*[[Jones and Plummer Trail]]
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*[[Leavenworth Pike's Peak Express]]
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*[[Mormon Trail]]
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*[[Oregon Trail]]
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*[[Santa Fe Trail]]
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*[[Smoky Hill Trail]]
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*[[Texas Road]] or Shawnee Trail
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*[[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway]]  
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[[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]]  
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== FamilySearch Resources ==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/35?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Kansas Family History Center locator map]
  
=== Featured Content  ===
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== Additional Resources ==
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ks/ Cyndi's List] - Kansas genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/kan/ Kansas Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Kansas
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/kansas-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Kansas
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kansas-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Kansas genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/kansas-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Kansas
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Kansas.pdf Kansas Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
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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== References ==
  
=== &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.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/kansasgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Kansas]
 
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*[[Kansas Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kansas Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Kansas Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kansas Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Kansas Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kansas Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Kansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
=== 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 [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]]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 15:54, 18 September 2016

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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.

Kansas Information

Kansas became the thirty-fourth state admitted to the United States on January 29, 1861. Kansas was created form Kansas Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.[1] The Capital city of Kansas is Topeka.[2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Kansas Research

Links to articles on getting started with Kansas research.

Kansas Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Kansas research.

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Kansas Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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


Counties

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

Kansas Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Kansas" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.