Kansas Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935
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Kansas, United States
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Location of Kansas
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1840-1935
FamilySearch Resources
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Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City

What is in This Collection?

This is an electronic index for the years 1840 to 1935. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following is usually included in the index:

  • Name of the groom
  • Name of the bride, often including the maiden name
  • Date of the marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Residences of the bride and groom

Collection Content

Coverage Table and Map

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.

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Kansas marriages, click here.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1818-1936 Marriages, 1840-1935 Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930
Allen 0 5,988 0
Anderson 0 4,693 0
Atchison 1,386 0 1,574
Bourbon 0 13,259 0
Brown 0 7,500 416
Butler 143 0 0
Cherokee 1,114 31,516 994
Coffey 279 7,821 120
Crawford 5,551 21,970 3,542
Doniphan 0 6,867 0
Douglas 0 13,860 0
Ford 0 1,372 0
Franklin 0 9,260 0
Geary 0 3,758 0
Gray 0 323 131
Jackson 1,079 5,951 272
Jefferson 121 4,357 348
Johnson 0 13,693 0
Kansas 22,407 50,667 25,265
Labette 0 16,950 0
Leavenworth 0 27,937 0
Linn 979 6,535 113
Marshall 0 3,325 0
Miami 3,100 14,671 1,849
Montgomery 5,691 14,883 596
Nemaha 4,585 10,601 1,314
Neosho 1,316 12,438 812
Osage 0 449 0
Pottawatomie 495 8,122 0
Shawnee 142 405 161
Wabaunsee 0 5,565 0
Wilson 0 11,455 0
Woodson 0 3,684 0
Wyandotte 11,004 39,028 2,400
Total 59,392 378,903 39,907

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of marriage
  • The place where the marriage occurred

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find records such as birth, christening, land and death
  • Use the information to find additional family members in census records
  • Witnesses or bondsmen to marriages were often relatives
  • Search for church records

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
  • 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

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 Marriages, 1840-1935." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org :14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
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