Kansas Research Guide Digital Download


Trace your Kansas ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide!

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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.

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