Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records, 1861-1918
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Location of Kansas
Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years 1861-1918
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What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of indexes of baptisms, marriages, and burials from Swedish Lutheran churches in Kansas.

  • Churches in this publication
  • Brushcreek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vol:1 (Birth and baptism books, marriages, member list, communions, death) DGS 105862617
  • Burdick Hebron Lutheran Church, Vol:2 (Birth and baptism books, confirmations, marriages, reception of members, dismissal of members, funerals)DGS 105862618
  • Lindsborg Bethany Lutheran Church, Vol:12 (Marriage book) DGS 105862627
  • Lindsborg Bethany Lutheran Church, Vol:6 (Birth and baptism books)DGS 105862630
  • Lindsborg Bethany Lutheran Church, Vol:7 (Birth and baptism books, confirmations, marriages, reception of members, dismissal of members, funerals) DGS 105862631
  • Lindsborg Freemount Lutheran Church, Vol:3 (Birth and baptism books)DGS 105862633
  • Lindsborg Freemount Lutheran Church, Vol:4 (Birth and baptism books, confirmations, deaths and marriages)DGS105862634
  • Marquette Elim Lutheran Church, Vol:4 (Birth and baptism books, confirmations, marriages, reception of members, dismissal of members, funerals) DGS 105862638
  • McPherson Trinity Lutheran Church, Vol:3 (Birth and baptism books, marriages, reception of members, dismissal of members, funerals)DGS 105862641
  • Smolan Salemsborg Lutheran Church, Vol:4 (Birth and baptism books, confirmation, marriages, member list, dismissal of members, funerals) DGS 105862646
  • Topeka Trinity Lutheran Church, Vol:4a (Birth and baptism books, communions)DGS 105862648

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Person's name
  • Event type (baptism, marriage, burial)
  • Event date
  • Event place

  • Name of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Arrival in America
  • Arrival in this place

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  • The name of the individual
  • The church affiliation
  • The place in Kansas where the family lived

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