Difference between revisions of "Kansas, Births and Baptisms - FamilySearch Historical Records"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Line 78: Line 78:
 
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.   
 
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? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, census, church, land and death records. .
+
*Search for other vital records, such as marriage and death
*Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
+
*Search for land records
*Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members.
+
*Search for military records
*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
+
*Church records may provide additional information about the famlyi
*[[Kansas Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
 
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===   
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===   
*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
*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
*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  
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
+
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
 
*Search the indexes and records of [Kansas, United States Genealogy]].
 
*Search in the [[Kansas Archives and Libraries]].
 
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
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.
 
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.

Revision as of 13:01, 27 February 2018

Access the Records
CID2380510
{{{CID2}}}
{{{CID3}}}
{{{CID4}}}
{{{CID5}}}
{{{CID6}}}
{{{CID7}}}
{{{CID8}}}
{{{CID9}}}
This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Kansas, 
United States
Kansas flag.png
Flag of Kansas
US Locator Kansas.png
Location of Kansas
Record Description
Record Type Births and Baptisms
Collection years 1811-1940
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


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

The collection consists of an index to selected birth and baptism records throughout Kansas. The collection includes records from 1811 to 1940.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Kansas, Births and Baptisms, 1811-1940.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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

The index contains the following information:

  • The name of the child
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Parent's names
  • Film number
  • Digital folder number
  • Image number

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the child
  • The birth or baptism date of the child
  • The names of the child's parents
  • The place where the birth or baptism occurred

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

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]

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]

  • Search for other vital records, such as marriage and death
  • Search for land records
  • Search for military records
  • Church records may provide additional information about the famlyi

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
  • 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

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.

Collection Citation

"Kansas, Births and Baptisms, 1811-1940." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing county clerks throughout Kansas.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

Top of Page

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.