Kansas, County Births - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Kansas County Births, 1885-1911
This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Location of Kansas
Record Description
Record Type Births
Collection years 1885-1911
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Various county offices

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes birth records from 1885-1911, for a few county courthouses in Kansas. Counties include:

  • Butler
  • Cherokee
  • Clay
  • Elk
  • Marion

The time period and record content vary by county.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • The name of the child
  • Gender and race
  • The number of the child of the mother
  • The birth date and birth place of the child
  • The father's name, birth place, and age
  • The mother's maiden name, birth place and age
  • The father's occupation

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This collection contains a digital browse. Only the DGS numbers are displayed. The link in the 'DGS Number column will open a new window where you can see the images.

Film DGS Number Type County First Year Last Year
1404858 7579705 Births Cherokee 1894, 1896 1913
1404858 7579705 Deaths Cherokee 1894, 1896 1913
1404858 7579705 Marriages Cherokee 1894, 1896 1913
1404858 7579705 Contagious Diseases Cherokee 1896 1913
1404858 7579705 BMD Index Cherokee 1900 1905
1404858 7579705 Births Cherokee 1900 1904
1404858 7579705 Deaths Cherokee 1900 1905
1404858 7579705 Marriages Cherokee 1900 1905
1404858 7579705 Births Cherokee 1904 1911
2396210 7744954 Births, marriages, deaths Elk 1875 1911
2134340 7747657 Births Butler 1886 1897
2134340 7747657 Deaths Butler 1887 1909
2134340 7747657 Marriages Butler 1887 1899
2134340 7747657 Births Butler 1897 1911
2134340 7747657 Deaths Butler 1896 1911
2134340 7747657 Contagious Diseases Butler 1897 1911
2168178 7749836 Birth Index Clay 1885 1900
2168178 7749836 Births Clay 1885 1911
2168178 7749836 Marriage Index Clay 1885 1889
2168178 7749836 Marriages Clay 1885 1911
2224539 7751093 Births, marriages, deaths Marion 1885 1897

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of birth

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

To view images in this collection:

  1. Look at the Digital Folder Number List section to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Collection Browse Page
  3. Click the Film number to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information to find 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
  • Search for church records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Kansas.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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