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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
  
The County was named for the Wyandot Indians. The County has Kansas City as its seat and the County was created January 29, 1859. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Wyandot, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyandotte_County,_Kansas" 9/14/2017.</ref>
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The County was named for the Wyandot Indians. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Wyandot, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyandotte_County,_Kansas" 9/14/2017.</ref>
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{KS Courthouse Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Courthouse Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
 
'''Wyandotte County Courthouse'''<br>710 N 7th Street<br>Kansas City, KS 66112<br>Phone: 913.573.5260<br>[http://www.wycokck.org/ Wyandotte County Website]<br><br>City Clerk has birth and death records. <br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wyandotte County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
'''Wyandotte County Courthouse'''<br>710 N 7th Street<br>Kansas City, KS 66112<br>Phone: 913.573.5260<br>[http://www.wycokck.org/ Wyandotte County Website]<br><br>City Clerk has birth and death records. <br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wyandotte County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Wyandotte County, Kansas Record Dates ===
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===Wyandotte County, Kansas Record Dates===
 
{{KS Records Intro}}
 
{{KS Records Intro}}
 
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911.  General compliance by 1917.<ref>“Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" |<center> Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911.  General compliance by 1917.<ref>“Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.</ref></center>
 
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===Record Loss===
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
 
{{KS Populated Places Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Populated Places Intro|Wyandotte}}
The following are locations in Wyandotte County, Kansas:
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kansas.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,209,c,wyandotte.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Wyandotte County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyandotte_County,_Kansas, accessed 26 November 2018.</ref>
 
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=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{KS Resources Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Resources Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{KS Bible Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Bible Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{KS Biographies Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Biographies Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{KS Business Records Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Business Records Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===  
 
{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Wyandotte County, Kansas''' online and in print</center>
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| colspan="2" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Cemeteries of Wyandotte County, Kansas''' online and in print</center>
 
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| style="border:1px solid black" width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=18&GScnty=988&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.org/wyandott/wy-browse.html#places KSGenWeb]
* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/wyandott/wy-browse.html#places KSGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/wyandotte.htm Tombstone Project]
* [http://www.interment.net/us/ks/wyandotte.htm KSInterment]
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*[http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=105 Kansas Gravestones]
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/wyandotte.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Wyandotte%20County%2C%20Kansas%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=105 Kansas Gravestones]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ks/wyandotte.htm KS Interment]
* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
 
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* {{FHL|567765|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*{{FHL|567765|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wyandotte+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wyandotte+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
 
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=988 Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=988 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kansas&county=Wyandotte&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Kansas&cemetery_county=Wyandotte&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
 
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394218&reqParentsLabel=Wyandotte%2C%20Kansas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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Cemetery Index - Wyandotte County Historical Museum - Trowbridge Research Library [http://www.wycokck.org/dept.aspx?id=804&menu_id=1012]
 
BillionGraves:
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39907 Bonner Springs Cemetery, Bonner Springs]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39913 Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Kansas City]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39911 Edwardsville Cemetery, Edwardsville]&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148734 Franklin Cemetery, Kansas City]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158491 Grinter Chapel Cemetery, Kansas City]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39923 Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159178 Lenexa Cemetery, Lenexa]&nbsp; West 87th Place and Pflumm Rd.
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148923 Maywood Church Cemetery, Kansas City]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39927 Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City]
 
*Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158843 Old Quindaro Cemetery, Kansas City]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39841 Quindaro Cemetery, Kansas City]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39905 Riverview Cemetery, Bonner Springs]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148064 St. John Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158520 White Church Cemetery, Kansas City]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39847 Woodlawn Cemetery, Kansas City]
 
  
=== Census Records ===
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===Census Records===
 
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{{KS Census Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Census Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
==== State and Territorial Census Records ====
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====State and Territorial Census Records====
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*'''1855-1925''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1088 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images; covers census years '''1855-1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925'''
 
*'''1855-1925''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1088 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images; covers census years '''1855-1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925'''
 
*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
 
*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1825188|Kansas State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1825188|Kansas State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1825193|Kansas State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1825193|Kansas State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2659394|Kansas State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2640442|Kansas State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1919-1961''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2270 Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — Partial index (4 counties) and images
 
*'''1919-1961''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2270 Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — Partial index (4 counties) and images
==== Federal Census Records ====
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2659395|Kansas State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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====Federal Census Records====
 
The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Kansas Census]].<br>
 
The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Kansas Census]].<br>
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
 
{{KS Church Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Church Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*'''1861-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3042282|Kansas, Swedish Church Records, 1861-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  
 
*Kansas City
 
*Kansas City
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394218&reqParentsLabel=Wyandotte%2C%20Kansas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{KS Court Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Court Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{KS Directories Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Directories Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{KS Emigration Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Emigration Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{KS Genealogies Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Genealogies Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{KS Guardianship Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Guardianship Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{KS Land Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Land Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
''Online Land Records''<br>
 
''Online Land Records''<br>
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*[http://www.kshs.org/p/land-records-and-maps/11083 Land records at Kansas Historical Society]<br>
 
*[http://www.kshs.org/p/land-records-and-maps/11083 Land records at Kansas Historical Society]<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/225963 1857 Shawnee Indian Reservation Land Plat book for COUNTY] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/225963 1857 Shawnee Indian Reservation Land Plat book for COUNTY] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/224011 1887 Land Plat book for Wyandotte County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/224011 1887 Land Plat book for Wyandotte County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/225076 1893 Land Plat book for Wyandotte County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/225076 1893 Land Plat book for Wyandotte County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/225075 1907 Land Plat book for Wyandotte County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/225075 1907 Land Plat book for Wyandotte County] - image of plat book<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
 
*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 
*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1863-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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For more information see [[Kansas Land and Property]]<br>
 
For more information see [[Kansas Land and Property]]<br>
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{KS Histories Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Histories Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
 
{{KS History Intro}}
 
{{KS History Intro}}
 
''Online County Histories''
 
''Online County Histories''
*''Historical Spots or Mile-stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas.''  1935.  By Grant W. Harrington.  Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2013.  Online at: {{FSbook|1978273}}.
 
*''History of Wyandotte County, Kansas and Its People.'' 2 Volumes. 1911.  By Perl W. Morgan.  Chicago, Illinois : Lewis Pub. Co.  Online at: {{FSbook|105838}} - Vol. 1, {{FSbook|105949}} - Vol. 2, [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652677 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/historywyandott02morggoog Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books?id=tpJw0rNEuJwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:0tYmRlfAqO0u1hX1_H3#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books] - Vol. 1, [https://books.google.com/books?id=apEUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:0tYmRlfAqO0u1hX1_H3#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books] - Vol. 2; {{WorldCat|3363249|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
*''Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas : Historical and Biographical.''  1890.  Chicago, Illinois : Goodspeed Pub. Co.  Online at: {{FSbook|10671951}}, [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009563396 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/wyandottecountyk00good Internet Archive], [https://books.google.je/books?id=UPs0AQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_vpt_read#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books].
 
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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*''Historical Spots or Mile-stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas.''  1935.  By Grant W. Harrington.  Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2013.  Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/288629-historical-spots-or-mile-stones-in-the-progress-of-wyandotte-county-kansas?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''History of Wyandotte County, Kansas and Its People.'' 2 Volumes. 1911.  By Perl W. Morgan.  Chicago, Illinois : Lewis Pub. Co.  Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/262109-history-of-wyandotte-county-kansas-and-its-people-vol-1?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library - Vol. 1], [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/277557-history-of-wyandotte-county-kansas-and-its-people-vol-2?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library - Vol. 2], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652677 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/historywyandott02morggoog Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books?id=tpJw0rNEuJwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:0tYmRlfAqO0u1hX1_H3#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books] - Vol. 1, [https://books.google.com/books?id=apEUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:0tYmRlfAqO0u1hX1_H3#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books] - Vol. 2; {{WorldCat|3363249|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas : Historical and Biographical.''  1890.  Chicago, Illinois : Goodspeed Pub. Co.  Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/300510-wyandotte-county-and-kansas-city-kansas-historical-and-biographical-comprising-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-a-careful-history-of-wyandotte-county-and-a-comprehensive-history-of-the-growth-of-the-cities-towns-and-villages?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009563396 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/wyandottecountyk00good Internet Archive], [https://books.google.je/books?id=UPs0AQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_vpt_read#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books].
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{KS Maps Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Maps Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Wyandotte County}}}}
 
{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Wyandotte County}}}}
  
=== Migration ===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394218&reqParentsLabel=Wyandotte%2C%20Kansas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
{{KS Migration Intro|Wyandotte}}
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===Migration===
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Early migration routes to and from Wyandotte County, Kansas for European and African American settlers included:
 
Early migration routes to and from Wyandotte County, Kansas for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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{{KS Migration Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{KS Military Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Military Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
  
==== Online Collections ====
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====Online Collections====
 
These collections are unique to Kansas. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Kansas Military Records|Kansas Military Records]].<br><br>
 
These collections are unique to Kansas. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Kansas Military Records|Kansas Military Records]].<br><br>
 
''Collections Covering Multiple Wars''<br>
 
''Collections Covering Multiple Wars''<br>
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*[http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-military-index/15797 Kansas Military Index] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/online-collections/18942 Kansas Historical Society] - Index only, includes Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts<br>
 
*[http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-military-index/15797 Kansas Military Index] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/online-collections/18942 Kansas Historical Society] - Index only, includes Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts<br>
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ks/county/ford/cemeteries/ksstatesoldhomedeaths.htm Records of the Deaths and Burials at the Kansas State Soldiers Home] - Index only, the home is located in Fort Dodge, Ford County, Kansas.<br>
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ks/county/ford/cemeteries/ksstatesoldhomedeaths.htm Records of the Deaths and Burials at the Kansas State Soldiers Home] - Index only, the home is located in Fort Dodge, Ford County, Kansas.<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
 
''Civil War''<br>
  
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*'''1889:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2956 Kansas, Enrollment of Civil War Veterans, 1889] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1889:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2956 Kansas, Enrollment of Civil War Veterans, 1889] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
 
''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1945-1970:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1680 Kansas, United Spanish War Veterans Reports of Deaths, 1945-1970] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1945-1970:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1680 Kansas, United Spanish War Veterans Reports of Deaths, 1945-1970] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''World War I''<br>
 
''World War I''<br>
*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/archives/military/ksguard/title.html History and Roster of the Kansas State Guard (WWI)] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Taken from the book by the Adjutant General's Office<br>
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.org/archives/military/ksguard/ History and Roster of the Kansas State Guard (WWI)] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Taken from the book by the Adjutant General's Office<br>
 
*'''1917-1919:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2021 Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917-1919] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1917-1919:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2021 Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917-1919] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1930:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2955 Kansas, Enrollment of WWI Veterans, 1930] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1930:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2955 Kansas, Enrollment of WWI Veterans, 1930] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''World War II''<br>
 
''World War II''<br>
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*'''1940-1946:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70795 Web: Kansas, WWII Selective Service Index, 1940-1946] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1940-1946:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70795 Web: Kansas, WWII Selective Service Index, 1940-1946] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
*[http://ksgenweb.com/archives/ww2.htm World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of Kansas, War Dept-June 1946] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Index only<br>
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*[http://ksgenweb.org/archives/wyandott/military/honor.txt World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of Kansas, War Dept-June 1946] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Index only<br>
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''Korean War''<br>
 
''Korean War''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
 
*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
 
''Vietnam War''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
 
*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Kansas Military Records]].
 
For further information see [[Kansas Military Records]].
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{KS Naturalization Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Naturalization Intro|Wyandotte}}
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*'''1864 - 1972''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5175 Kansas, Naturalization Abstracts, 1864-1972] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
 
*'''1864 - 1972''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5175 Kansas, Naturalization Abstracts, 1864-1972] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
 
*'''1865 - 1874''' - [https://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-kansas-indians.html Kansas Indian Naturalizations, ca. 1865-1874] at the [https://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] — Index, District of Kansas, Record Group 21.
 
*'''1865 - 1874''' - [https://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-kansas-indians.html Kansas Indian Naturalizations, ca. 1865-1874] at the [https://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] — Index, District of Kansas, Record Group 21.
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2137 Kansas, Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images, includes German and other aliens living in Kansas
 
*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2137 Kansas, Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images, includes German and other aliens living in Kansas
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{KS Newspapers Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Newspapers Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
''Kansas Newspapers Online''<br>
 
''Kansas Newspapers Online''<br>
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*[https://www.newspapers.com/ Kansas Newspapers at Newspapers.com] - ($), [http://www.kshs.org/ancestry/drivers/dlverify free to Kansas residents] through [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-digital-newspaper-program/16126 Kansas Historical Society]
 
*[https://www.newspapers.com/ Kansas Newspapers at Newspapers.com] - ($), [http://www.kshs.org/ancestry/drivers/dlverify free to Kansas residents] through [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-digital-newspaper-program/16126 Kansas Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/kansas GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/kansas GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=Kansas&ethnicity=&language= Chronicling America] - contains images of some Kansas newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=Kansas&ethnicity=&language= Chronicling America] - contains images of some Kansas newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Kansas Newspaper Catalogs''
 
''Kansas Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ks Kansas Online Historical Newspapers] - contains a list of known Kansas newspapers online and the websites they are found on
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ks Kansas Online Historical Newspapers] - contains a list of known Kansas newspapers online and the websites they are found on
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{KS Obituaries Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Obituaries Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{KS Other Records Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Other Records Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
'''Voter Records'''<br>
 
'''Voter Records'''<br>
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*'''1854''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4099 Kansas Election List, 1854] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
 
*'''1854''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4099 Kansas Election List, 1854] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
 
*'''1854 - 1856''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3961 Kansas Voter Registration Lists, 1854-1856] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
 
*'''1854 - 1856''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3961 Kansas Voter Registration Lists, 1854-1856] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{KS Periodicals Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Periodicals Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{KS Probate Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Probate Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
'''Online Records
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'''Online Records'''
  
 
*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
=== School Records ===
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===School Records===
 
{{KS Schools Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Schools Intro|Wyandotte}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{KS Tax Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Tax Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
*[http://www.wycokck.org/uploadedFiles/Departments/Museum/tax_roll_index_1869_1905.pdf Tax List for Wyandotte County] - Wyandotte County Historical Museum - Trowbridge Research Library
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===Vital Records===
 
 
=== Vital Records ===
 
 
{{KS Vital Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Vital Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Wyandotte}}
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{{KS Birth Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
*'''1818 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1818 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
*'''1885 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2567 Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1885 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2567 Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
==== Marriage ====
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====Marriage====
{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Wyandotte}}
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{{KS Marriage Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
 
*'''1800 - 1946''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kansas United States Marriages – Kansas, 1800-1946] at [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records findmypast] — ($), Index and images
 
*'''1800 - 1946''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kansas United States Marriages – Kansas, 1800-1946] at [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records findmypast] — ($), Index and images
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*'''1840 - 1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch.org] — Index
 
*'''1840 - 1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch.org] — Index
 
*'''1854 - 1861''' - [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-marriage-index/11315 KHS Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-1861] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/research/19385 Kansas Historical Society] — Index
 
*'''1854 - 1861''' - [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-marriage-index/11315 KHS Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-1861] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/research/19385 Kansas Historical Society] — Index
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*'''1861 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3583832|Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records, 1861-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Death ====
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====Death====
{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Wyandotte}}
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{{KS Death Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
*'''1885 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1674844|Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1674844|Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*'''1885 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2570 Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1885 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2570 Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
==== Divorce ====
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====Divorce====
{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Wyandotte}}
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{{KS Divorce Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{KS Archives Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Archives Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Kansas City Kansas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Kansas City Kansas Family History Center]]
  
=== Libraries ===
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===Libraries===
 
{{KS Libraries Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Libraries Intro|Wyandotte}}
  
=== Museums ===
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===Museums===
 
{{KS Museums Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Museums Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
'''Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum'''<br> 631 N 126th St<br> Bonner Springs, KS 66012<br>Telephone Number: 913-573-5002<br>[http://www.wycomuseum.org/ Website]<br>
 
'''Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum'''<br> 631 N 126th St<br> Bonner Springs, KS 66012<br>Telephone Number: 913-573-5002<br>[http://www.wycomuseum.org/ Website]<br>
  
== Societies ==
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==Societies==
 
{{KS Societies Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
{{KS Societies Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
'''Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum'''<br> 631 N 126th St<br> Bonner Springs, KS 66012<br>Telephone Number: 913-573-5002<br>[http://www.wycomuseum.org/ Website]<br>
 
'''Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum'''<br> 631 N 126th St<br> Bonner Springs, KS 66012<br>Telephone Number: 913-573-5002<br>[http://www.wycomuseum.org/ Website]<br>
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{KS Websites Intro|Wyandotte}}
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://usgenealogyresearch.atwebpages.com/Kansas/Wyandotte/index.html Wyandotte County, Kansas Genealogy Research]      Contains information for researching genealogy in Wyandotte county,  Census, bios, obituary, birth, death, marriage, maps, and other records.
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|204224|Kansas|Wyandotte}}The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|204224|Kansas|Wyandotte}}The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Wyandotte/ Wyandotte County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Wyandotte/ Wyandotte County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== Research Guides ==
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Latest revision as of 14:26, 19 August 2020

Guide to Wyandotte County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Kansas City
Organized: January 29, 1859
Parent County(s): Leavenworth and Johnson [1]
Neighboring Counties
Clay (MO)  • Jackson (MO)  • Johnson  • Leavenworth  • Platte (MO)
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasWyandotteCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Wyandotte County svg.bmp
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Wyandot Indians. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Wyandotte County Courthouse
710 N 7th Street
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913.573.5260
Wyandotte County Website

City Clerk has birth and death records.
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

Wyandotte County, Kansas Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1885 1860 1885 1934 1861 1863 1855
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.[4]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county: [5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Welborn
  • Wyandotte
Townships
  • Delaware


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Wyandotte County, Kansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 2,609
1870 10,015 283.9%
1880 19,143 91.1%
1890 54,407 184.2%
1900 73,227 34.6%
1910 100,068 36.7%
1920 122,218 22.1%
1930 141,211 15.5%
1940 145,071 2.7%
1950 165,318 14.0%
1960 185,495 12.2%
1970 186,845 0.7%
1980 172,335 −7.8%
1990 161,993 −6.0%
2000 157,882 −2.5%
2010 157,505 −0.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Kansas became a territory in 1854 and the first territory census taken was in 1855. It was also enumerated as Kansas Territory in the 1860 Federal Census, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. The state continued to take state censuses after it was admitted to the Union in 1861.[6] See links listed below.

State and Territorial Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.[7] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Kansas Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Kansas Church Records.

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Kansas City


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Online Land Records

For more information see Kansas Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Wyandotte County, Kansas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Kansas Local Histories.


Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Atchison CountyJefferson CountyDouglas CountyLeavenworth CountyJohnson CountyJackson County, MOClay County, MOPlatte County, MOWyandotte, Kansas.JPG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

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Early migration routes to and from Wyandotte County, Kansas for European and African American settlers included:


Military Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to Kansas. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Kansas Military Records.

Collections Covering Multiple Wars

Civil War

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see Kansas Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Kansas Newspapers.

Kansas Newspapers Online

Kansas Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Kansas, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Kansas, Wyandotte and click Probate records.


Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Kansas tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Kansas Taxation.


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Kansas Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Wyandotte County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Kansas Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Wyandotte County. For state-wide library facilities, see Kansas Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum
631 N 126th St
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Telephone Number: 913-573-5002
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Wyandotte County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Kansas Societies.
Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum
631 N 126th St
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Telephone Number: 913-573-5002
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Wyandotte County, Kansas Genealogy Research Contains information for researching genealogy in Wyandotte county, Census, bios, obituary, birth, death, marriage, maps, and other records.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • Wyandotte County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wyandotte County, Kansas. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Wyandot, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyandotte_County,_Kansas" 9/14/2017.
  3. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 238.
  4. “Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Wyandotte County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyandotte_County,_Kansas, accessed 26 November 2018.
  6. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.
  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.
  8. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  9. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  10. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).