Kansas Genealogists

Our Kansas genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Kansas, including:

  • Kansas State Historical Society
    Maintains original records of Kansas government jurisdictions, newspapers, unpublished papers, maps, and photographs. This archive contains:
    Original records of Kansas government jurisdictions
    A military name index going as far back as the Civil War
    Newspapers on microfilm, and includes categories, such as Kansas History since 1916, African American, the Territorial Period, and many more
    Thousands of reels of microfilm with county and city records dating back to 1920
    Access to a list of the counties with records on microfilm
    Census records from 1855-1930
    Indexes to various places in Kansas, including post offices, old and current counties, townships, and cemeteries
    Telephone directories available on loan from KSHS
    Unpublished papers
    Maps, including maps of old counties, and Photographs
    The Kansas State Historical Society maintains a webpage for research on their current holdings. The Kansas State Historical Society provides an Online Catalog. You may access the KSHS Newspaper Collections by category.
  • National Archives in Kansas City
    Census records, military service records, pension and bounty-land warrant applications, land allotments for Native Americans
  • Kansas Genealogical Society
    Pedigree charts of their members, clippings of anniversaries, birthdays and reunions, obituary index
  • Kansas State Library
    Holds legal and historical documents for Kansas residents
  • University of Kansas, Spencer Research Library
    Document the history of Kansas and the region. Includes manuscripts, photographs, maps, architectural drawings and blueprints, books, newspapers, periodicals, films, videotapes. Also a depository for publications of the state of Kansas and for Douglas County records. Bulk of the records cover the Kansas Territorial period (1854-1861)
  • National Orphan Train Complex
    Stories and artifacts of those who were part of the Orphan Train Movement (1854-1929)


Our genealogists can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Kansas include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1885
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1911 to the present
  • Delayed registrations of births started in 1937
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1860
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded in 1860, 1870, and 1880
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1855 to the present
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since 1856
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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