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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kansas]]''</center>[[Image:{{LeavenSH}}]]{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Kansas page,<br>the Sunflower State{{/p}} '''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kansas]]''</center>[[Image:{{LeavenSH}}]]{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Kansas page,<br>the Sunflower State{{/p}} '''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
 
*KS was often a staging area for the [[Santa Fe Trail|Santa Fe]], [[Oregon Trail|Oregon]], [[Mormon Trail|Mormon]], and [[California Trail|California]] trails.  
 
*KS was often a staging area for the [[Santa Fe Trail|Santa Fe]], [[Oregon Trail|Oregon]], [[Mormon Trail|Mormon]], and [[California Trail|California]] trails.  
 
*The [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway]] was the 2nd transcontinental railroad.
 
*The [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway]] was the 2nd transcontinental railroad.
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=== Counties  ===
 
=== Counties  ===
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Kansas Counties Map|click here]]. {{KSimagemap2}}  
 
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Kansas Counties Map|click here]]. {{KSimagemap2}}  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;'''[[Arapahoe, Kansas|Arapahoe]] | [[Billings County, Kansas|Billings]] | [[Breckenridge County, Kansas|Breckenridge]] | [[Buffalo County, Kansas|Buffalo]] | [[Calhoun County, Kansas|Calhoun]] | [[Davis County, Kansas|Davis]] | [[Dorn County, Kansas|Dorn]] | [[Foote County, Kansas|Foote]] | [[Garfield County, Kansas|Garfield]] | [[Godfrey County, Kansas|Godfrey]] | [[Howard County, Kansas|Howard]] | [[Hunter County, Kansas|Hunter]] | [[Kansas County, Kansas|Kansas]] | [[Lykins County, Kansas|Lykins]] | [[Madison County, Kansas|Madison]] | [[McGee County, Kansas|McGee]] | [[Oro County, Kansas|Oro]] | [[Otoe County, Kansas|Otoe]] | [[Richardson County, Kansas|Richardson]] | [[Sequoyah County, Kansas|Sequoyah]] | [[Shirley County, Kansas|Shirley]] | [[St. John County, Kansas|St. John]] | [[Weller County, Kansas|Weller]] | [[Wise County, Kansas|Wise]] [[Image:Kansas.png|right|200px]]  
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'''Extinct, Renamed, or Ceeded Counties: '''[[Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado|Arapahoe (1855)]] | [[Arapahoe (1883) County, Kansas|Arapahoe (1883)]] | [[Billings County, Kansas|Billings]] | [[Breckenridge County, Kansas|Breckenridge]] | [[Broderick County, Kansas|Broderick]] | [[Buffalo County, Kansas|Buffalo]] | [[Calhoun County, Kansas|Calhoun]] | [[Davis County, Kansas|Davis]] | [[Dorn County, Kansas|Dorn]] | [[El Paso County, Kansas|El Paso]] | [[Foote County, Kansas|Foote]] | [[Fremont County, Kansas|Fremont]] | [[Garfield County, Kansas|Garfield]] | [[Godfrey County, Kansas|Godfrey]] | [[Howard County, Kansas|Howard]] | [[Hunter County, Kansas|Hunter]] | [[Kansas County, Kansas|Kansas]] | [[Lykins County, Kansas|Lykins]] | [[Madison County, Kansas|Madison]] | [[McGee County, Kansas|McGee]] | [[Montana County, Kansas|Montana]] | [[Oro County, Kansas|Oro]] | [[Otoe County, Kansas|Otoe]] | [[Peketon County, Kansas|Peketon]] | [[Richardson County, Kansas|Richardson]] | [[Sequoyah County, Kansas|Sequoyah]] | [[Seward (old) County, Kansas|Seward (old)]] | [[Shirley County, Kansas|Shirley]] | [[St. John County, Kansas|St. John]] | [[Washington (old) County, Kansas|Washington (old)]] | [[Weller County, Kansas|Weller]] | [[Wise County, Kansas|Wise]] [[Image:Kansas.png|right|200px|Kansas.png]]  
  
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[Kansas State Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Wichita State University Library]]{{·}} [[University of Kansas Library]]{{·}} [[National Orphan Train Complex]]{{·}} [[National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City)]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]  
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[[Kansas Historical Society|Kansas Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Kansas Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [http://www.kdheks.gov/ Kansas Department of Health and Environment]{{·}} [http://www.tgstopeka.org/ Topeka Genealogical Society]{{·}} [http://iola.mykansaslibrary.org/?page_id=40 Iola Public Library]{{·}} [http://www.ahsgr.org/ American Historical Society of Germans from Russia]{{·}} [[National Orphan Train Complex]]{{·}} [[Wichita State University Library]]{{·}} [http://www.lib.ku.edu/ University of Kansas Library]{{·}} [http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/ National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City)]{{·}} [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]  
  
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
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The [http://www.kshs.org/ Kansas Historical Society] holds one of the largest newspaper collections in the United States. They have almost every newspaper that was printed in [[Kansas]] (well over 61,000 volumes) and more than 12,000 out-of-state-volumes. These papers are in the Newspaper and Census Division, and many are on microfilm.  
 
The [http://www.kshs.org/ Kansas Historical Society] holds one of the largest newspaper collections in the United States. They have almost every newspaper that was printed in [[Kansas]] (well over 61,000 volumes) and more than 12,000 out-of-state-volumes. These papers are in the Newspaper and Census Division, and many are on microfilm.  
  
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*The [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/index.html The Kansas GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*The [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/index.html The Kansas GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.  
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*The Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/ has several important facilities for genealogists. The Reference Library houses printed materials and the Department of Archives maintains original records of Kansas government jurisdictions, newspapers, and other historical documents. The Manuscript Department has unpublished papers, maps, and photographs.  
 
*The Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/ has several important facilities for genealogists. The Reference Library houses printed materials and the Department of Archives maintains original records of Kansas government jurisdictions, newspapers, and other historical documents. The Manuscript Department has unpublished papers, maps, and photographs.  
 
*The [http://www.kansasmemory.org/ Kansas Historical Society] announced the launch of Kansas Memory, an ongoing digital project. This online site will feature the largest collection of photographs and manuscripts from Kansas history.  
 
*The [http://www.kansasmemory.org/ Kansas Historical Society] announced the launch of Kansas Memory, an ongoing digital project. This online site will feature the largest collection of photographs and manuscripts from Kansas history.  
*Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Kansas were the Methodist-Episcopal, Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Disciples of Christ. Read more about the availability of church records in the [[Kansas Church Records]] article.[[Image:Kansas flag.png|right|180px]]
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*Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Kansas were the Methodist-Episcopal, Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Disciples of Christ. Read more about the availability of church records in the [[Kansas Church Records]] article.[[Image:Kansas flag.png|right|180px|Kansas flag.png]]
 
 
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Kansas Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Kansas Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kansas
National Soldiers' Home Western Branch at Leavenworth, Kansas about 1909.
Welcome to the Kansas page,
the Sunflower State

Most unique genealogical features: 
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Online Records


Counties

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Cheyenne CountyRawlins CountyDecatur CountyNorton CountyPhillips CountySmith CountyJewell CountyRepublic CountyWashington CountyMarshall CountyNemaha CountyBrown CountyDoniphan CountyAtchison CountyJackson CountyPottawatomie CountyRiley CountyClay CountyCloud CountyMitchell CountyOsborne CountyRooks CountyGraham CountySheridan CountyThomas CountySherman CountyWallace CountyLogan CountyGove CountyTrego CountyEllis CountyRussell CountyLincoln CountyOttawa CountyEllsworth CountySaline CountyDickinson CountyGeary CountyMorris CountyWabaunsee CountyShawnee CountyJefferson CountyLeavenworth CountyWyandotte CountyJohnson CountyDouglas CountyMiami CountyFranklin CountyOsage CountyLyon CountyCoffey CountyAnderson CountyLinn CountyChase CountyMarion CountyMcPherson CountyRice CountyBarton CountyRush CountyNess CountyLane CountyScott CountyWichita CountyGreeley CountyHamilton CountyKearny CountyFinney CountyHodgeman CountyPawnee CountyStafford CountyReno CountyHarvey CountyButler CountyGreenwood CountyWoodson CountyAllen CountyBourbon CountyCrawford CountyCherokee CountyLabette CountyNeosho CountyWilson CountyMontgomery CountyElk CountyChautauqua CountyCowley CountySumner CountySedgwick CountyKingman CountyHarper CountyBarber CountyPratt CountyEdwards CountyKiowa CountyComanche CountyClark CountyFord CountyGray CountyMeade CountyHaskell CountySeward CountyGrant CountyStevens CountyMorton CountyStanton CountyKansas-county-map.gif


Extinct, Renamed, or Ceeded Counties: Arapahoe (1855) | Arapahoe (1883) | Billings | Breckenridge | Broderick | Buffalo | Calhoun | Davis | Dorn | El Paso | Foote | Fremont | Garfield | Godfrey | Howard | Hunter | Kansas | Lykins | Madison | McGee | Montana | Oro | Otoe | Peketon | Richardson | Sequoyah | Seward (old) | Shirley | St. John | Washington (old) | Weller | Wise
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Major Repositories

Kansas Historical Society · Kansas Genealogical Society · Kansas Department of Health and Environment · Topeka Genealogical Society · Iola Public Library · American Historical Society of Germans from Russia · National Orphan Train Complex · Wichita State University Library · University of Kansas Library · National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City) · National Archives I · Family History Library

Migration Routes

Abilene Trail · California Trail · Cherokee Trail · Chisholm Trail · Great Western Cattle Trail · Jones and Plummer Trail · Leavenworth Pike's Peak Express · Mormon Trail · Oregon Trail · Santa Fe Trail · Smoky Hill Trail · Texas Road or Shawnee Trail · Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway

Featured Content

The Kansas Historical Society holds one of the largest newspaper collections in the United States. They have almost every newspaper that was printed in Kansas (well over 61,000 volumes) and more than 12,000 out-of-state-volumes. These papers are in the Newspaper and Census Division, and many are on microfilm.

 Research Tools


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Did You Know?

  • The Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/ has several important facilities for genealogists. The Reference Library houses printed materials and the Department of Archives maintains original records of Kansas government jurisdictions, newspapers, and other historical documents. The Manuscript Department has unpublished papers, maps, and photographs.
  • The Kansas Historical Society announced the launch of Kansas Memory, an ongoing digital project. This online site will feature the largest collection of photographs and manuscripts from Kansas history.
  • Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Kansas were the Methodist-Episcopal, Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Disciples of Christ. Read more about the availability of church records in the Kansas Church Records article.
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Help with the Kansas Wiki pages

Wiki Volunteers Wanted

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  • Expand county articles
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