Kansas, Grant County Cemetery, Cemetery Database - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Grant County, Kansas, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1880-1903
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection comes from the Grant County Cemetery District and includes indexed monument images from 1850-2016, and death notices from 1980-2016. It may also include a limited database as far back as 1880. The Grant County Cemetery District is made up of four cemeteries:

  • Ulysses Cemetery
  • Zionville Cemetery
  • Shockey Cemetery
  • Golden Cemetery

There are numerous other burial sites in Grant County; however they are considered private and are not included in the Grant County Cemetery District.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

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

Cemetery records may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age at death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Last known residence

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date and place of death

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]

I Found the Person I was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information to obtain the death certificate
  • Locate an obituary in a local newspaper
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search the county for land and probate records
  • Church records in the area may help identify families

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 relatives
  • 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, Grant County Cemetery, Cemetery Database, ca. 1850-2016." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : publication date. Custodian.

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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