Kansas is the “Sunflower State”. Do you have ancestors who lived in Kansas? If so, then you can take advantage of this list of Kansas genealogy resources. This is where to get started in your search for records, documents, cemeteries, genealogical Societies, and more!
Ancestry.com has a page filled with links to their collections of records from Kansas. To access the majority of these collections, you must have an Ancestry.com membership. Sometimes, there will be a collection or two that is offered for free, for a limited time. Return to this page often! Ancestry.com will make it clear when a collection is new, has been updated, or is being offered for free.
The Kansas Historical Society has links to their genealogy resources. They have the largest collection of newspapers on microfilm in Kansas. You can also find information about were to search for vital records.
Cyndi’s List is the most comprehensive collection of links to online genealogy resources. If it is on the internet, Cyndi’s List probably has a link to it! They have a page called “United States – Kansas”. It has many different categories. Choose from: “Birth, Marriage, Death”, “Census”, “Counties”, “Military”, “Newspapers”, and more. This is a great resource to get started with.
RootsWeb has a list of all the Genealogical Archives, Libraries, and Societies in Kansas. It has links to their websites (if there is one to link to). You can also find the street address of the archives, libraries, and societies. This is a good resource for genealogists who want to do some “off-line” genealogy research, or to connect with a Kansas Genealogical Society.
KSGenWeb is part of the USGenWeb project. It has a list of Kansas genealogy resources in the side bar of the website. Some links include: “Kansans in the Civil War”, “Swedish or Scottish Connections in Kansas”, and “Kansas Native American Genealogy”. The main blog part of the website has not been updated in a while.
Interment.net has cemetery records online. There is a list of all the counties in Kansas. Many have links, but some do not. Those with links will take you to resources for records from specific cemeteries within that county. Or, you can use the search engine at the top of the page, and put in the first and last name of your ancestor.
FamilySearch has a Wiki page that has information about the state of Kansas. You can find a link to every county in Kansas. Each link will take you to another FamilySearch Wiki page that is specifically about that county.
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