Trace your Kansas ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide!
You’ll love this if:
- You’re getting started tracing your ancestors in Kansas
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Kansas brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Kansas
Trace your Kansas ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
- a how-to article detailing Kansas’ history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Kansas research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- timeline of key events in the state’s history
- full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here’s a sampling of the helpful tips you’ll get in the Kansas guide:
- The federal government enumerated Kansas Territory in 1860, then began recording the state’s citizens every 10 years starting in 1870.
- Kansas began recording births and deaths on the state level in 1911. Earlier records are incomplete and housed variably in the town, city or county clerk’s office.
- After the Homestead Act of 1862, Kansas’ population skyrocketed: from less than 9,000 in 1860 to 100,000-plus by 1865.
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.