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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research in [[Portal:Kansas|Kansas]].  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Archives and Libraries'''
  
'''Kansas State Historical Society'''<br>6425 SW Sixth Avenue<br>Topeka, KS 66615-1099<br>Telephone: 913-272-8681 Ext. 117<br>Fax: 913-272-8682 <br>Internet: http://www.kshs.org/
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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research in Kansas.
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[http://www.kshs.org/ '''Kansas State Historical Society''']<br>6425 SW Sixth Avenue<br>Topeka, KS 66615-1099<br>Telephone: 1-913-272-8681 Ext. 117<br>Fax: 1-913-272-8682  
  
 
The Kansas State Historical Society 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and the Department of Archives maintains original records of Kansas government jurisdictions, newspapers, and other historical documents. The Manuscript Department has unpublished papers, maps, and photographs.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 State Historical Society 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and the Department of Archives maintains original records of Kansas government jurisdictions, newspapers, and other historical documents. The Manuscript Department has unpublished papers, maps, and photographs.  
  
'''National Archives—Central Plains Region'''<br>2312 East Bannister Road<br>Kansas City, MO 64131<br>Telephone: 816-926-6934<br>Fax: 816-926-6982<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/
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[http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/ '''National Archives—Central Plains Region (Kansas City)''']<br>400 West Pershing Road<br>Kansas City, MO 64108<br>Telephone: 1-816-268-8000&nbsp;
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'''[http://www.kgs-genlibrary.com Kansas Genealogical Society and Online Library]<br>'''P.O. Box 103<br>Dodge City, KS 67801<br>Telephone: 1-620-225-1951
  
'''Kansas Genealogical Society, Inc.<br>'''P.O. Box 103<br>Dodge City, KS 67801<br>Telephone: 316-225-1951 <br>Internet: http://www.dodgecity.net/kgs/
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The society was founded to preserve genealogical, biographical, historical and educational data relating to the ancestry of society members and the founders of our country.It offers various online collections such as:  
  
'''Kansas State Library'''<br>State Capitol Building<br>Room 343 N<br>300 SW 10th<br>Topeka, KS 66612-1593<br>Telephone: 913-296-3296<br>Fax: 913-296-6650 <br>Internet: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/KSL/
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*pedigree charts of their members
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*clippings of anniversaries, birthdays and reunions
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*an obituary index
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*an online catalog
  
'''University of Kansas'''<br>Spencer Research Library—Kansan Collections<br>Lawrence, KS 66045-2800<br>Telephone: 913-864-4274<br>Fax: 913-864-5803 <br>Internet: http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/sc/newamericanpoetry.shtml
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[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/KSL/ '''Kansas State Library''']<br>State Capitol Building<br>Room 169-W<br>300 SW 10th<br>Topeka, KS 66612-1593<br>Telephone: 1-913-296-3296<br>Fax: 1-913-296-6650&nbsp;
  
To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Kansas counties, use the 14 inventories of county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies of these inventories are at the Family History Library.  
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The State Library has long served as a depository of legal and historical documents for Kansas residents.  
  
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ===
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[http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/sc/newamericanpoetry.shtml '''University of Kansas''']<br>Spencer Research Library—Kansas Collections<br>Lawrence, KS 66045-2800<br>Telephone: 1-913-864-4274<br>Fax: 1-913-864-5803
  
Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:
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The Kansas Collection include primary source materials that document the history of Kansas and the region.&nbsp;There are&nbsp;manuscripts, photographs, maps, architectural drawings and blueprints, books, newspapers, periodicals, film and videotapes that document the "Kansas Experience." It is also a depository for publications of the state of Kansas and for Douglas County records.The bulk of the Collection's holdings cover the Kansas Territorial period (1854-1861)
  
*Locate other researchers
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[http://www.orphantraindepot.com '''National Orphan Train Complex''']<br>300 Washington Street<br>P.O. Box 322<br>Concordia, KS 66901<br>Telephone: 1-785-243-4471&nbsp;
*Post queries
 
*Send and receive e-mail
 
*Search large databases
 
*Search computer libraries
 
*Join in computer chat and lecture sessions
 
  
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Kansas in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.  
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The Orphan Train Complex is dedicated to preserving the stories and artifacts of those who were part of the Orphan Train Movement from 1854-1929
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To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Kansas counties, use the 14 inventories of county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies of these inventories are at the Family History Library.  
  
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of April 1997, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:
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=== Kansas Online Records  ===
  
=== USGenWeb  ===
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http://www.usgenweb.org/  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pyle/GBR/Index.html Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas];&nbsp;published in 1900: Contains 479 biographies and 38 photos, click on a name or a letter to locate an individual.
  
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
=== Roots-L  ===
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[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb]&nbsp;&nbsp; A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
  
http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/  
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[http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/ Roots-L]&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.  
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[https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]&nbsp; At this site you can access digitized historical records, the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]], lists of [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]], and other resources related to family history.  
  
For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research, see the United States Research Outline (30972), 2nd ed., "Archives and Libraries" section.
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[http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/books/cutler/ Cutler's History of Kansas, 1883]
  
=== FamilySearch™  ===
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[http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]
 
  
The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.  
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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research in Kansas.

Kansas State Historical Society
6425 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615-1099
Telephone: 1-913-272-8681 Ext. 117
Fax: 1-913-272-8682

The Kansas State Historical Society 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.

National Archives—Central Plains Region (Kansas City)
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: 1-816-268-8000 

Kansas Genealogical Society and Online Library
P.O. Box 103
Dodge City, KS 67801
Telephone: 1-620-225-1951

The society was founded to preserve genealogical, biographical, historical and educational data relating to the ancestry of society members and the founders of our country.It offers various online collections such as:

  • pedigree charts of their members
  • clippings of anniversaries, birthdays and reunions
  • an obituary index
  • an online catalog

Kansas State Library
State Capitol Building
Room 169-W
300 SW 10th
Topeka, KS 66612-1593
Telephone: 1-913-296-3296
Fax: 1-913-296-6650 

The State Library has long served as a depository of legal and historical documents for Kansas residents.

University of Kansas
Spencer Research Library—Kansas Collections
Lawrence, KS 66045-2800
Telephone: 1-913-864-4274
Fax: 1-913-864-5803

The Kansas Collection include primary source materials that document the history of Kansas and the region. There are manuscripts, photographs, maps, architectural drawings and blueprints, books, newspapers, periodicals, film and videotapes that document the "Kansas Experience." It is also a depository for publications of the state of Kansas and for Douglas County records.The bulk of the Collection's holdings cover the Kansas Territorial period (1854-1861)

National Orphan Train Complex
300 Washington Street
P.O. Box 322
Concordia, KS 66901
Telephone: 1-785-243-4471 

The Orphan Train Complex is dedicated to preserving the stories and artifacts of those who were part of the Orphan Train Movement from 1854-1929

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Kansas counties, use the 14 inventories of county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies of these inventories are at the Family History Library.

Kansas Online Records

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Online Records
Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Web Sites

USGenWeb   A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.

Roots-L  

FamilySearch  At this site you can access digitized historical records, the Family History Library Catalog, lists of Family History Centers, and other resources related to family history.

Cutler's History of Kansas, 1883



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