Kansas Research Tips and Strategies
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Kansas Research Strategies[edit | edit source]
Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Kansas
- Kansas Online Genealogy Records
- How to find Kansas Birth Records
- How to find Kansas Marriage Records
- How to find Kansas Death Records
Kansas Research Tips[edit | edit source]
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Kansas.
- Birth information: Statewide registration of births began in 1911. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
- Finding Parents: The State of Kansas started keeping official records of deaths on July 1, 1911. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Kansas death records
- Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
Kansas Record Finder[edit | edit source]
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Kansas Record Finder.
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Further Kansas Research[edit | edit source]
- Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Kansas Record Finder.
- For online record collections, go to Kansas Online Genealogy Records.
- For more research on Kansas, including research at the county level, visit the Kansas page on the Research Wiki.
- Search all of the Kansas record collections at FamilySearch.