Kansas, Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Kansas, Deaths, 1811-1940
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|Location of Kansas|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of an index to selected death records throughout Kansas for the years 1811 to 1940.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The index may include:
- The name of the deceased
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Marital status
- Date of death
- Place of death
- Parents’ names
- Name of spouse
- Date of burial
- Place of burial
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the deceased
- The place where the death occurred
- The date of death
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the information to obtain the actual death certificate
- Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record
- Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- 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 in an area search
- 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, or even initials
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]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.