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State Resources — Kansas

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has birth and death records since July 1911, marriage records since May 1913, and divorce records since July 1951. For earlier records, write to County Clerk in county where event occurred.

Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records

Call (785) 296-1400 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Office of Vital Statistics
Kansas State Department of Health and Environment
Landon State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 110
Topeka, Kansas 66612
For county marriage records, contact the District Judge in the county where the license was issued.
For county divorce records, contact the Clerk of District Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have Kansas census records from 1855-1925, newspapers, manuscripts, family histories, obituaries dating back to the 1800"s, county histories, published family history books, marriage records, some death and birth records, maps arranged by county, Kansas militia roster, some land records, some church records, and a listing of historical societies, genealogical societies, and museums throughout Kansas.

Write to:
Kansas State Historical Society
Archives Division
6425 S.W. 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615-1099
Telephone: (785) 272-8681

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.
P.O. Box 3858
Topeka, KS 66608-6858
  Publications: The Kansas Review

  Kansas Genealogical Research Society, Inc.
Village Square Mall
P.O. Box 103
Dodge City, KS 67801
Telephone: (316) 225-1951
Hours: Monday-Friday 1:30-5:00, first and third Saturdays 10:45-4:00, closed Sunday
  Publications: The Treesearcher
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