Kansas, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains church vital records from 1826-1992. They are from different denominations located in several counties. Some of the churches include:
- First Baptist Church (Leavenworth)
- St. John's Lutheran Church (Easton)
- Church of United Brethren in Christ (La Crosse)
- Bethany Lutheran Church (Lindsborg)
What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
Church records may provide information on birth, marriage and death. Birth records may contain:
- Date of birth
- Names of parents
Baptismal records may contain:
- Date of birth
- Date of baptism
- Names of parents
Marriage records may contain:
- Names of bride and groom
- Date of Marriage
- Birthplaces and residences of bride and groom
- Ages of bride and groom
- Occupation of groom
Death records may contain:
- Death date
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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 individual
- The denomination
- The place in Kansas where the family lived
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
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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]
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Search for vital records such as birth, marriage, and death in the county where the family lived
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
- Use the information found in the record to find family members in census records
I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- 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, Church Records, 1826-1992." Church Indexes. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2020. Citing.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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