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Kansas Vital Records

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Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.

Kansas State Vital Records Office

Office of Vital Statistics
900 S W Jackson
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-1400
Email: info@kdhe.state.ks.us


Make check or money order payable to State Registrar of Vital Statistics. For earlier records, write to County Clerk in county where event occurred.

Ancestry.com Kansas State Database
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Birth

$12.00  Since July 1911

Death

$13.00  Since July 1911

Please send the following information along with your request for a death certificate: Name of deceased, date of death, place of death, relationship to deceased, reason for request, daytime ph #, SS# or other identifying #.

Marriage  Divorce

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Anderson County, KS, Marriages, 1857-94 – Free Search
This database is a collection of marriage records from the county between 1857 and 1894. It contains nearly 3000 records and about 6000 names. Each entry shows the bride and groom’s name, often followed by their age in parentheses, marriage date, city of residence and the source document. (Requires Ancestry.com Membership)

Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-73 – Free Search
Following the Civil War, Kansas experienced a population boom as immigrants and settlers moved into the area. This database is a collection of marriage records for the state before and during these growth years. It contains the records for nearly 22,000 marriages. The names were extracted from LDS microfilms and local newspapers. Each entry shows the names of spouses, date of marriage, county in which the record is kept, and reference information about the source.


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