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Greetings to you who are checking out your family history from Kansas!
Kansas Heritage
offers you several ways to explore your family roots and even to explore some Kansas Sights.
How to research your ancestry: tools, methods, instructions, etc.
Looking for someone? * Free searches at Reunion * Classmates * People Searches * Family and Surname Searches

Quick Searches
for local
KANSAS: travel, history, genealogy plus KS genealogy and history databases, Ancestry.com
Neighboring states:
(west) travel, history, genealogy plus CO genealogy and history databases, Ancestry.com
Iowa: (northeast) travel, history, genealogy plus IA genealogy and history databases, Ancestry.com
Missouri: (east) travel, history, genealogy plus MO genealogy and history databases, Ancestry.com
New Mexico: (southwest) travel+ plus NM genealogy and history databases, Ancestry.com
Nebraska: (north) travel, history, genealogy plus NE genealogy and history databases, Ancestry.com
Oklahoma: (south) travel plus OK genealogy and history databases, Ancestry.com

Family Surname Searches
Kansas Forums
* Genealogy Forum List
* Kansas databases, Ancestry.com
* Kansas Interactive Genealogy
* Kansas Surname List
* Living People Searches
* People searches
* Social Security Death Index, Rootsweb.com
* Surname Searches, Interactive Genealogy
* Kansas Genealogy Forums , GenForum
* Kansas Genealogy Forums, Yahoo!
* Individual KS County Forums at GenForum
* Individual KS County Forums at Rootsweb
* Kansas genealogy Mailing Lists
Family Trees
* World Tree, Ancestry - UK
* On-line family tree, One Great Family (subscription)
How to get YOUR Kansas genealogy research added on-line (free)
1. Kansas Heritage Families type & email your Kansas family historyASAP
2. KS Family Group Sheets add specific family info by form or email ASAP
3. Kansas Collection arrange to transcribe old books, diaries, etc ASAP
4. Kansas Pioneer Project add specific pre-1886 KS family info by form or email ASAP
5. Kansas Surname List for email researchers of specific KS family names immediately in "new"
6. Genealogy forums post family history questions and answers immediately
7. Calendarpost genealogy and historical reunions, eventsimmediately

State History and Research
The Information Network of Kansas, INK, established Kansas as "the birthplace
of eGovernment" in 1990, but "Vital records in Kansas are not public records", kdheks.gov.
So the internet pioneer site of KansasHeritage.org covers on-line Kansas genealogy and history.
* Kansas history, Open Directory
* Historical Places
, National Register of Historic Places
* Official State Site
, Kansas.gov
* Kansas Collection
kancoll.org with search
* Digital Library of the KSGenWeb
* On-line Book: History of the State of Kansas Cutler, kancoll
* State History
* Research Kansas Interactive Genealogy
, USgenealogy, TravelLifeHistory.com
* KSGenWeb * Kansas State Historical Society
* Search Public Records - FREE Preview Search., US Search

Researching Kansas family history on-line
Family Surname Searches

Kansas SURNAME List (more surnames, some queries)
Kansas state database, Ancestry.com
of older KS births, books (Kansas and Kansans, vols 1-5), burials, censuses, Civil War soldiers, deaths, directories, election lists, marriage licenses, newspapers, obituaries, school directories, settlers, and voter registrations. Not all counties included, and some search results are available only with subscription through Ancestry.com.
Other state databases, Ancestry.com and more state databases

Living People
Search Reunion.com with over 35 million registered users in the US and Canada
Search for addresses, living and deceased people, phone numbers
Kansas family
DNA studies
DNA testing can prove your ethnic heritage, such as Native American
Genealogy research using Family Tree DNA tests for various surnames
DNA study including MADDOX/ MADDUX families of Kansas
DNA study including GEORGE families of Kansas
More surname studies: Family Tree DNA Surname Projects
Kansas Families

TIP: When searches require subscriptions, you may be able to access them from your local library

Kansas FAMILIES (family histories)
Kansas COUSINS (family histories)
Kansas PIONEERS (pre-1885 Kansan residents)
Kansas Family Group Sheets - add your info
More at Books, below

Native Americans
       Native Americans of Kansas   Native American genealogy & history research
       White Feather Spring, Shawnee Tribe, Wyandotte Co KS
       Blacks of Nicodemus (Graham Co.) plus early settlers and history
       Nicodemus in the African-American Mosaic
       African American History and Culture, American Memory
       19th Century African Americans: family history queries
       US Civil War Colored Troups Queries
       AfriGeneas: African Ancestred Genealogy
       American Buffalo Soldiers Re-Enactment Associations' Lists
Scottish Americans
       McPherson Scottish Festival (McPherson, KS)
Swedish Americans
       Swedish Connection in Kansas
Kansas TOWNS

Ft Scott

Kansas Genealogy Links (KSGenWeb)
Kansas USGenWeb Project (counties, archives, etc)
Town, County, Map, and Travel searches
Phone, address, and people searches
Calendar of Genealogy and Historical Events post free, read free
KS, MO, OH counties (from Yahoo)
Poorhouses in Kansas
Supply an address and get a map: Map Blast
Kansas Counties

Kansas interactive map of counties, Kansas Towns
Kansas Community Network (by counties)
Read and share information with other family researchers:
Kansas Forums BY COUNTY (see above)
County & state feature search: USGS - streams, cemeteries, schools, lakes, trails
Census searches

Kansas History Books and Sites
* Kansas Library Services
* Find Your Family Name in Historical Documents
, Footnote

Blackmar's Kansas:
A Cyclopedia
of State History


Pioneers Project Site
The Andreas History
of the
State of Kansas

Cutler, Wm. G. (1883)
Pioneer History
of Kansas

*Kansas History
Web Sites

* Ancestry.com
for books and databases:
Kansas and Kansans: Vol 1 , Vol 2 , Vol 3 , Vol 4 , Vol 5
KS Marriage Index 1854-73
KS Voter Registration Lists, 1854-56
Dawes Commission Index, 1896
Iowa Progressive Men


* Kansas On-Line Bookstore
* Amazon.com: Kansas history books
* Amazon.com: KS travel books
* Interactive Genealogy
* Footnote
: search historical documents
Online Library
Questia specializes in on-line research by subscription, including Kansas history. With Flash 6, you can take an interactive tour of the library.

*KanColl On-line Books
The Andreas History of the State of Nebraska
Cutler, Wm. G. (1882)

*KSGenWeb On-line Book Transcriptions
including county histories, such as
* 1912 Biographical History of Barton County, Kansas
* A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans
* Digital Library of the KSGenWeb Project
Buying and selling genealogy and history books
Gen-Books forum - email group: subscribe then post books for sale or your want list
Genealogy Book and Program Store for genealogy, history, travel (Interactive Genealogy)
A Kansas Book Store: history, travel, Civil War, Santa Fe Trail book searches
Free Book Search Page for used and out-of-print books

Yahoo Discussion Groups:
BY LOCATION: * Kansas Heritage * Common Kin of Central Kansas * Brainerd, KS * Crawford Co KS Cemeteries
* Lincoln Township, Crawford Co KS * Olathe, KS * Pittsburg, KS * Stilwell, KS * Shawnee County, KS * Wichita, KS

BY FAMILY: * Kansas Genealogy * Bernritter * Kempster * Neuschwanger * Tuthill * Wallace

BY HISTORY: * Kansas Metal Detecting * Kansas Railroads * KATY Railroad * Santa Fe Trail

MORE: * Kansas family groups * Kansas groups

KS CountyCam Pictures of Kansas: Kansas CountyCam
Kansas eCards
add pictures to your email
Additional eCard Index

Kansas Historical & Genealogical Societies
The Kansas State Historical Society and some of its resources
KSHS's Kansas library card catalog biographical information can be queried at: Referenc@hspo.wpo.state.ks.us
      Find KSHS at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612
      Kansas Census Indexes: 1855-1930 (more on census, below)
Halstead Heritage Museum and Depot
Kansas Museums Organization
Lists of KS History, Old West, Kansas museums
More Kansas museums
Leavenworth County Historical Society
Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society with research policies
Topeka Genealogy Society
Kansas Maps

Carrie's Kansas Collection (on-line maps, books, articles, census, history)
      Old Kansas Maps
Interactive County Map, KansasTowns.us
Travel and Historical Map Collections
Vital Records
Missouri has on-line
Birth & Death records
Kansas vital records
       Vital Statistics office, Topeka: (913) 296-1400
       9am to 4pm weekdays
Kansas Will Testators Indexes (Samuelsen)
Search Public Records - FREE Preview Search.
Kansas Cemeteries
Locations of Kansas cemeteries (GNIS search)
Kansas National Cemeteries & Veteran's Administration facilities
Kansas Cemeteries: Interment.net * Rootsweb
Barber County, KS (McClellan)
Kansas Cemetery Inscription Search
Find A Grave of famous Kansans
Kansas Cemeteries (Reid)
Kansas National Cemeteries & Veteran's Administration facilities
Newspaper Searches:

Current Kansas obituaries:
      * Kansas City Star * Topeka Capital Journal * Wichita Eagle

Search Historical Newspaper Collections through Ancestry.com
More On-Line Searches: Keywords, LookUp Volunteers, Military, Census, Other Sites
On-Line Searches
Keywords through Google
Images through Google
News through Google
Check "cached" for older versions
Keyword searches * Address & People searches * Map searches * More searches

OPEN DIRECTORY: Kansas, Kansas history, Kansas genealogy

Kansas Surname List, Snyder and Maier



LOOK-UP volunteers and professionals in Kansas and volunteer projects (Cyndi's List)
Kansas county sites may have volunteers available (KSGenWeb)
Look-up volunteers may have registered by name (KS Surnames)
Cyndi's Kansas Sites (Howells)
Genealogy in Kansas (Everton)
Ghostchaser (D. Taylor)
KSLinks Index Page (Zell)
KS American Local History Network (ALHN)
Kansas Resources (KS links, surname search from Roots-L)
USA Military Searches
First Kansas Volunteer Infantry
Kansans in the Civil War (Grier)
Civil War (KS GenWeb Project)
KS WWII Casualties
VietNam veteran links
The Wall
POW-MIA Search
KS Viet Nam
census Census searches, USA, 1790-1930
Searchable Census records
Index of Voters, 1855 Kansas Census (KSGenWeb)
Kansas Census Microfilm Guide (KSHS) for inter-library loan
Kansas Census Project
2000 Census: FAQ Advertising Overview News Releases Kansas census data
1990 census and more historical data

genealogy sites

Source List for Genealogy Research
Genealogy Web-Ring sites

Lewis and Clark
Bicentennial and Genealogy

MO Route 24
Kansas Area Pictures * The Kaw River * eCard pictures of Missouri

Descendants of the Expedition
* Original members of the Corps of Discovery
* Descendants participating in the Discovery Expedition (official site), 2003-6
* Reunion planned, Austoria, OR (Aug 2004)
* MSNBC and * St. Louis Today articles
* George Rogers Clark * The Clark family line
* Meriwether Clark

Descendants of Native American contacts
* Tribal Nations in Kansas
* Otoe Nation documents donated to Oklahoma Historical Society. The tribe lived along the Missouri from southern Nebraska north, before being resettled in Oklahoma.
* Tribal Culture Clash, Time magazine

In Kansas
* Live with Lewis from Leavenworth, KS (July 1, 2004)
* Lewis and Clark Trail Travel Planning * Lewis and Clark in Kansas * Kansas City Area * July 4, 1804 on the Kansas side of the river

And Beyond
* Protecting the Lands explored by Lewis and Clark
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