Kansas Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1818 through 1936.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


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 to Use the Record

Use this file to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Depending on the time period and place there may not be a surname listed in the original records. When that happened, the indexer often assigned a surname based on the father's surname which may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth/christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of some births throughout Kansas. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in Kansas.

Related Web Sites

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Related Wiki Articles

Kansas Vital Records

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • "Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936." Database and images, FamilySearch(https://www.familysearch.org: accessed March 11, 2011). entry for Kenneth D. Phillips, born 7 March 1906; Citing Birth Records, reference P.150, FHL film 1535822; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.