19 March, 2013

Kansas Research

Kansas State Archives/Ancestry.com Partnership
Access to certain records at the Ancestry.com subscription site are available FREE to Kansans, thanks to a partnership with the Kansas State Historical Society. For more information, click the title above. Records available include
  • Kansas State Census Records (1865-1925—taken every 10 years for each year ending in "5")
  • Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Prior Service Records, 1859-1935
  • Civil War Enlistment Papers of Kansas Volunteer Regiments, 1862, 1863, 1868
  • Grand Army of the Republic, Bound Post Records, 1866-1931
  • Naturalization Abstracts, 1864-1972
  • Russell County Vital and Probate Records (J. C. Ruppenthal Collection)
  • Vital Records Abstracts
  • World War I, Kansas Veterans, Manuscript Collection no. 49
  • United Spanish-American War Veterans, Reports of Deaths, 1945-1970 (TAPS)


Kansas Memory
Primary sources online from the Kansas Historical Society. The home page is a great place to begin your search: a clickable map of the counties, access by a number of topics, or a search box, are just part of the paths to discovering some wonder of research jewels!

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