Kansas Cemetery Abstracts - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Kansas, Cemetery Abstracts
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Location of Kansas
Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Records
Collection years 1956-1969
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What is in This Collection[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of abstracts from cemeteries in Kansas that were compiled by the Kansas Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1956 to 1969. Actual death dates on headstones may be much earlier. Index images are often included either at the beginning or ending of each cemetery abstracts. Abstract records from the following counties are part of this collection:

Counties With Cemetery Transcriptions
Allen Ellis Hamilton Logan Ottawa Sedgwick
Butler Finney Harvey Lyon Pottawatomie Seward
Chase Ford Haskell Marion Reno Sherman
Clay Franklin Hodgeman Marshall Republic Stafford
Cloud Geary Jefferson McPherson Rice Stanton
Coffey Gove Jewell Meade Riley Sumner
Cowley Grant Kearney Montgomery Rooks Thomas
Crawford Gray Kingman Morton Russell Wabaunsee
Dickinson Greeley Labette Neosho Saline Wallace
Edwards Greenwood Lincoln Norton Scott Wichita

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

Cemetery records may contain:

  • The name of the deceased
  • Birth date
  • Death date
  • Age at time of death
  • Name of parent or spouse

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 of death
  • The county where your ancestor was buried
  • The name of the cemetery where your ancestor was buried

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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]

  • Use the information to obtain the actual death certificate
  • Use the information to locate funeral home, or obituary
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records

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 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
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Kansas.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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