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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  
 
'''[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  
  
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:
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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:  
  
*pedigree charts of their members
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*pedigree charts of their members  
*clippings of anniversaries, birthdays and reunions
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*clippings of anniversaries, birthdays and reunions  
*an obituary index
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*an obituary index  
 
*an online catalog
 
*an online catalog
  
 
[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;  
 
[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;  
  
The State Library has long served as a depository of legal and historical documents for Kansas residents.
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The State Library has long served as a depository of legal and historical documents for Kansas residents.  
  
 
[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  
 
[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  
  
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)
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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)  
  
 
[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;  
 
[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;  
  
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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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.  
 
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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[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.  
 
[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.  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Professional_Genealogists_who_specialize_in_Kansas_Research Professional Genealogists Who Specialize in Kansas Research] lists professional genealogists you can hire to obtain Kansas records.
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Archives and Libraries

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.

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.

Professional Genealogists Who Specialize in Kansas Research lists professional genealogists you can hire to obtain Kansas records.