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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.
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.kansasgenealogy.com/ Kansas Genealogy]
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== What Is in This Collection? ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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This is an electronic index for the years 1818 to 1936.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936" Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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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 (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The index usually contains the following information:
  
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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*Name of child
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening date
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*Race
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*Parent's names
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*Parents' ages
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*Parents' birthplaces
  
== Coverage Table ==
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==Collection Content==
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=== Coverage Table ===
  
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.<br>  
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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.<br>  
  
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== Related Websites  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date of birth or christening
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*The place where the birth or christening occurred
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
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'''Remember to:'''
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*Whenever possible, look at the original record.  If often has more information than the indexed record.
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*Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
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*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Example Research Log] that you can download and use for this purpose.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*[http://www.kansasgenealogy.com/ Kansas Genealogy]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/kansas/ Access the Kansas Genealogical records]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, census, church, land and death records. .
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*Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
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*Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Kansas Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*[[Kansas]]  
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
*[[Kansas Vital Records|Kansas Vital Records]]
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*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.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*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. 
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*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. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [Kansas, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Kansas Archives and Libraries]].
  
== Contributions to this Article  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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;Collection Citation:
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{{Collection_citation | text="Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Kansas|Vital]]
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[[Category:Kansas FamilySearch Historical Records|Vital]]

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Kansas, United States
Kansas flag.png
Flag of Kansas
US Locator Kansas.png
Location of Kansas
Record Description
Record Type Births and Christenings Index
Collection years 1818-1936
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


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
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date
  • Race
  • Parent's names
  • Parents' ages
  • Parents' birthplaces

Collection Content

Coverage Table

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
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 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

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.

Remember to:

  • 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.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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