Kansas Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936 .
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|Kansas, United States|
|Flag of Kansas|
|Location of Kansas|
|Record Type||Births and Christenings Index|
|Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City|
- 1 What Is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What Is in This Collection?
This is an electronic index for the years 1818 to 1936.
It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The index usually contains the following information:
- Name of child
- Birth date
- Christening date
- Parent's names
- Parents' ages
- Parents' birthplaces
The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.
|Locality||Births and Christenings, 1818-1936||Marriages, 1840-1935||Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930|
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date of birth or christening
- The place where the birth or christening occurred
Search the Index
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
- Whenever possible, look at the original record. If often has more information than the indexed record.
- Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
- In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use for this purpose.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the information to find other records such as marriage, census, church, land and death records. .
- Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
- Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of [Kansas, United States Genealogy]].
- Search in the Kansas Archives and Libraries.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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