Kansas Directories

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Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Kansas.

Resources for Kansas Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

The Kansas Historical Society research collections contain both published city directories and telephone books for the state of Kansas. Many of the directories have been microfilmed and can be borrowed through interlibrary loan.

Kansas Historical Society search form

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

Ancestry.com ($) has Kansas directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.

Kansas Memory has some Kansas State Gazetteer and Business Directories available for the years 1878-1912.

The Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of Kansas including:

Kansas City


Beginning on Family History Library film 1376961; fiche 6044015

1959, 1964, 1972, 1975,
1979, etc
Family History Library book 978.139/K1 E4p


1878, 1883, 1885 Family History Library book 978.186/W1 E4w
1918, 1942, 1910, etc. Family History Library book 978.186/W1 E4p
1942 also on Family History Library film 1689397

Suburban Wichita

1958, 1963, etc. Family History Library book 978.186/W1 E4p

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:


Websites[edit | edit source]

  • US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.