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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
  
 
The County was named for the Shawnee people. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Shawnee, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawnee_County,_Kansas" 9/12/2017.</ref>
 
The County was named for the Shawnee people. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Shawnee, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawnee_County,_Kansas" 9/12/2017.</ref>
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{KS Courthouse Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Courthouse Intro|Shawnee}}
  
 
'''Shawnee County Courthouse'''<br>200 E 7th<br>Topeka, KS 66603<br>Phone: 785.233.8200<br>[http://www.snco.us/ Shawnee County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records 1894-1911.<br>Probate Court has marriage records 1856-1906.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1855. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shawnee County, Kansas page 256, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
'''Shawnee County Courthouse'''<br>200 E 7th<br>Topeka, KS 66603<br>Phone: 785.233.8200<br>[http://www.snco.us/ Shawnee County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records 1894-1911.<br>Probate Court has marriage records 1856-1906.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1855. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shawnee County, Kansas page 256, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Shawnee County, Kansas Record Dates ===
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===Shawnee County, Kansas Record Dates===
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shawnee County, Kansas. Page 256 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 237.</ref>'''</center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shawnee County, Kansas. Page 256 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 237.</ref>'''</center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Shawnee County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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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|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Shawnee}}
 
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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
 
{{KS Populated Places Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Populated Places Intro|Shawnee}}
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kansas.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,177,c,shawnee.cfm Hometown Locator].
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kansas.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,177,c,shawnee.cfm Hometown Locator].
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=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Shawnee}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{KS Resources Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Resources Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{KS Bible Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Bible Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{KS Biographies Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Biographies Intro|Shawnee}}
  
 
All of the family biographies from the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/kansas-counties/shawnee-county-kansas-genealogy-biographies.asp History of Shawnee County, Kansas and Representative Citizens] (1905) by James L. King, published by Richmond &amp; Arnold are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.
 
All of the family biographies from the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/kansas-counties/shawnee-county-kansas-genealogy-biographies.asp History of Shawnee County, Kansas and Representative Citizens] (1905) by James L. King, published by Richmond &amp; Arnold are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{KS Business Records Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Business Records Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===  
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===Cemeteries===  
 
{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Shawnee}}
  
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| style="border:1px solid black" width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/shawnee/index.html KSGenWeb]
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.org/shawnee/index.html KSGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/shawnee.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/shawnee.htm Tombstone Project]
* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=89 Kansas Gravestones]
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*[http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=89 Kansas Gravestones]
* [https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Shawnee%20County%2C%20Kansas%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Shawnee%20County%2C%20Kansas%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
* [http://www.interment.net/us/ks/shawnee.htm KS Interment]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ks/shawnee.htm KS Interment]
 
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* {{FHL|467569|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*{{FHL|467569|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Shawnee+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Shawnee+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
 
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=972 Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=972 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Kansas&cemetery_county=Shawnee&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Kansas&cemetery_county=Shawnee&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
* [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
 
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*[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/vital/topekastatehospitalcemetery.htm Topeka State Hospital], a publicly funded institution for the care and treatment of the mentally ill in Topeka, Kansas, was in operation from 1872 to 1997. For some, the grounds of the hospital became their final resting place. There is a searchable index to the 1157 individuals buried in the hospital cemetery. With only a few exceptions, individuals were buried without a headstone. Because most individuals were buried in unmarked graves, hospital officials used a grid pattern and designated gravesites by their distance from stone markers placed at the end of each row. The 'Location' is the distance in feet and inches from the eastern marker west to the gravesite.
 
*[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/vital/topekastatehospitalcemetery.htm Topeka State Hospital], a publicly funded institution for the care and treatment of the mentally ill in Topeka, Kansas, was in operation from 1872 to 1997. For some, the grounds of the hospital became their final resting place. There is a searchable index to the 1157 individuals buried in the hospital cemetery. With only a few exceptions, individuals were buried without a headstone. Because most individuals were buried in unmarked graves, hospital officials used a grid pattern and designated gravesites by their distance from stone markers placed at the end of each row. The 'Location' is the distance in feet and inches from the eastern marker west to the gravesite.
  
=== Census Records ===
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===Census Records===
 
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{{KS Census Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Census Intro|Shawnee}}
  
==== 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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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2659395|Kansas State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2659395|Kansas State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Federal Census Records ====
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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|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Church Intro|Shawnee}}
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*'''1861-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3042282|Kansas, Swedish Church Records, 1861-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3042282|Kansas, Swedish Church Records, 1861-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394237&reqParentsLabel=Shawnee%2C%20Kansas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394237&reqParentsLabel=Shawnee%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|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Court Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{KS Directories Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Directories Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{KS Emigration Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Emigration Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Shawnee}}
  
==== African Americans ====
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====African Americans====
 
{{KS African American Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS African American Intro|Shawnee}}
  
 
Cox. Thomas C. ''Blacks in Topeaka, (Shawnee County)&nbsp;Kansas, 1865-1915''.&nbsp;:a social history - Baton Rouge: Louisiana State university Press c.1982 236 p.&nbsp; F689.T6 C69 1982
 
Cox. Thomas C. ''Blacks in Topeaka, (Shawnee County)&nbsp;Kansas, 1865-1915''.&nbsp;:a social history - Baton Rouge: Louisiana State university Press c.1982 236 p.&nbsp; F689.T6 C69 1982
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{KS Genealogies Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Genealogies Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{KS Guardianship Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Guardianship Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{KS Land Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Land Intro|Shawnee}}
 
''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/224003 1873 Land Plat book for Shawnee County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/224003 1873 Land Plat book for Shawnee County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223961 1898 Land Plat book for Shawnee County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223961 1898 Land Plat book for Shawnee County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209454 1913 Land Plat book for Shawnee County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209454 1913 Land Plat book for Shawnee County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/224002 1921 Land Plat book for Shawnee County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/224002 1921 Land Plat book for Shawnee 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>
 
*'''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>
 
*'''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|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Histories Intro|Shawnee}}
  
 
{{KS History Intro}}
 
{{KS History Intro}}
 
''Online County Histories''
 
''Online County Histories''
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*''Historical Sketch of Shawnee County, Kansas.''  1876.  By Frye William Giles. Topeka, Kansas : Commonwealth Steam Book and Job Printing House. Online at: [https://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00gile Internet Archive].
 
*''Historical Sketch of Shawnee County, Kansas.''  1876.  By Frye William Giles. Topeka, Kansas : Commonwealth Steam Book and Job Printing House. Online at: [https://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00gile Internet Archive].
 
*''History of Shawnee County Kansas.'' 1905.  Edited by James L. King.  Chicago, Illinois : Richmond & Arnold.  Online at: [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100770609 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/historyofshawnee00king Internet Archive], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23772 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|866026724|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
*''History of Shawnee County Kansas.'' 1905.  Edited by James L. King.  Chicago, Illinois : Richmond & Arnold.  Online at: [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100770609 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/historyofshawnee00king Internet Archive], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23772 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|866026724|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
*''William W. Cone's Historical Sketch of Shawnee County, Kansas.''  1877.  By William W. Cone.  Topeka, Kansas : Kansas Farmer Printing House.  Online at: [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652646 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/williamwconeshis00cone Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/William_W_Cone_s_Historical_Sketch_of_Sh.html?id=EYEUAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; {{WorldCat|7995867|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.  
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*''William W. Cone's Historical Sketch of Shawnee County, Kansas.''  1877.  By William W. Cone.  Topeka, Kansas : Kansas Farmer Printing House.  Online at: [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652646 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/williamwconeshis00cone Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/William_W_Cone_s_Historical_Sketch_of_Sh.html?id=EYEUAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; {{WorldCat|7995867|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
*''Witness of the Times : a History of Shawnee County.''  c1976.  By Roy D. Bird, Douglass W. Wallace, Shawnee County Historical Society.  Topeka, Kansas : Shawnee County Historical Society. {{WorldCat|14013164|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
*''Witness of the Times : a History of Shawnee County.''  c1976.  By Roy D. Bird, Douglass W. Wallace, Shawnee County Historical Society.  Topeka, Kansas : Shawnee County Historical Society. {{WorldCat|14013164|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{KS Maps Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Maps Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Shawnee County}}}}
 
{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Shawnee County}}}}
  
=== Migration ===
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===Migration===
 
{{KS Migration Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Migration Intro|Shawnee}}
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Early migration routes to and from Shawnee County, Kansas Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
 
Early migration routes to and from Shawnee County, Kansas Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 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 to 1869 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|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Military Intro|Shawnee}}
  
==== 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>
  
*During the Civil War men from this county enlisted in the [[1st Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry|1st Kansas Infantry Regiment]], Company A, [[2nd Regiment, Kansas Infantry|Second Kansas Infantry Regiment]], [[2nd Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|Second Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], Third Kansas Cavalry Regiment, [[5th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|Fifth Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|Sixth Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[7th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|Seventh Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|Eighth Kansas Infantry Regiment]], [[19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry (6 months)|Ninth Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[10th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|10th Kansas Infantry Regiment]], [[11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|11th Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[12th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|12th Kansas Infantry Regiment]], [[14th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|14th Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]], Company F, [[16th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|16th Regiment Kansas Cavalry]], [[17th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|17th Regiment Kansas Infantry, ]][[1st Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry|First Kansas Colored Regiment]], [[2nd Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry|Second Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment]], First Regiment Kansas Battery, Third Regiment Kansas Battery, [[8th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|Eighth Regiment Kansas United States Volunteers]], 18th Regiment Kansas Cavalry and [[19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry (6 months)|19th Regiment Kansas Cavalry]].
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*During the Civil War men from this county enlisted in the [[1st Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry|1st Kansas Infantry Regiment]], Company A, [[2nd Regiment, Kansas Infantry|Second Kansas Infantry Regiment]], [[2nd Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|Second Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], Third Kansas Cavalry Regiment, [[5th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|Fifth Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|Sixth Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[7th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|Seventh Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|Eighth Kansas Infantry Regiment]], [[19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry (6 months)|Ninth Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[10th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|10th Kansas Infantry Regiment]], [[11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|11th Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[12th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|12th Kansas Infantry Regiment]], [[14th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|14th Kansas Cavalry Regiment]], [[15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]], Company F, [[16th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|16th Regiment Kansas Cavalry]], [[17th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|17th Regiment Kansas Infantry,]] [[1st Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry|First Kansas Colored Regiment]], [[2nd Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry|Second Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment]], First Regiment Kansas Battery, Third Regiment Kansas Battery, [[8th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|Eighth Regiment Kansas United States Volunteers]], 18th Regiment Kansas Cavalry and [[19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry (6 months)|19th Regiment Kansas Cavalry]].
  
 
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index only<br>
 
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index only<br>
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*'''1889:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2956 Kansas, Enrollment of Civil War Veterans, 1889] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), 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>
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*[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>
 
*[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>
 
*'''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>
 
*[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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''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|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Naturalization Intro|Shawnee}}
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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|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Newspapers Intro|Shawnee}}
 
''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
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[https://tscpl.org/research/databases Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Newspaper Index]. Click on "newspaper index".&nbsp;The keyword index contains articles, obituaries and events in the Topeka Capital Journal from 1989-1999.
 
[https://tscpl.org/research/databases Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Newspaper Index]. Click on "newspaper index".&nbsp;The keyword index contains articles, obituaries and events in the Topeka Capital Journal from 1989-1999.
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{KS Obituaries Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Obituaries Intro|Shawnee}}
  
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Also, many obituaries from 1936-1971 have been indexed.
 
Also, many obituaries from 1936-1971 have been indexed.
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{KS Other Records Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Other Records Intro|Shawnee}}
 
'''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|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Periodicals Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{KS Probate Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Probate Intro|Shawnee}}
  
'''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|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Schools Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{KS Tax Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Tax Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{KS Vital Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Vital Intro|Shawnee}}
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{KS Birth Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Birth Intro|Shawnee}}
  
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*'''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 Marriage Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Marriage Intro|Shawnee}}
  
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*'''1861 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3583832|Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records, 1861-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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 Death Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Death Intro|Shawnee}}
  
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*'''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 Divorce Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Divorce Intro|Shawnee}}
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{KS Archives Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Archives Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Topeka Kansas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Topeka Kansas Family History Center]]
  
=== Libraries ===
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===Libraries===
 
{{KS Libraries Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Libraries Intro|Shawnee}}
  
=== Museums ===
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===Museums===
 
{{KS Museums Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Museums Intro|Shawnee}}
  
== Societies ==
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==Societies==
 
{{KS Societies Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Societies Intro|Shawnee}}
 
'''Topeka Genealogical Society'''<br>2717 SE Indiana Ave<br>Topeka, KS 66605<br>Telephone: 785-233-5762<br>E-mail:[mailto:webmaster@tgstopeka.org webmaster@tgstopeka.org]<br>[http://www.tgstopeka.org/ Website]
 
'''Topeka Genealogical Society'''<br>2717 SE Indiana Ave<br>Topeka, KS 66605<br>Telephone: 785-233-5762<br>E-mail:[mailto:webmaster@tgstopeka.org webmaster@tgstopeka.org]<br>[http://www.tgstopeka.org/ Website]
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'''Shawnee County Historical Society'''<br>Cox Communication Heritage Education Center<br>1116-1118 SE Madison Avenue<br>PO Box 2201<br>Topeka, KS 66601<br>Telephone: 785-234-6097<br>[http://www.shawneecountyhistory.org/ Website]
 
'''Shawnee County Historical Society'''<br>Cox Communication Heritage Education Center<br>1116-1118 SE Madison Avenue<br>PO Box 2201<br>Topeka, KS 66601<br>Telephone: 785-234-6097<br>[http://www.shawneecountyhistory.org/ Website]
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{KS Websites Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Websites Intro|Shawnee}}
  
*[http://www.ksgenweb.org/shawnee/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.org/shawnee/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://usgenealogyresearch.atwebpages.com/Kansas/Shawnee/ Shawnee County KS Genealogy Research]. Contains information for researching genealogy in Shawnee county KS,  Census, bios, obituary, birth, death, marriage, maps, and other records
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|204153|Kansas|Shawnee}}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|204153|Kansas|Shawnee}}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/Shawnee/ Shawnee County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Shawnee/ Shawnee County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== Research Guides ==
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==Research Guides==
 
{{KS Research Guides Intro|Shawnee}}
 
{{KS Research Guides Intro|Shawnee}}
  
== References ==
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 14:26, 2 June 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Topeka
Organized: August 30, 1855
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Douglas  • Jackson  • Jefferson  • Osage  • Pottawatomie  • Wabaunsee
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasShawneeCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Shawnee County svg.bmp
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

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

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Shawnee County Courthouse
200 E 7th
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785.233.8200
Shawnee County Website

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records 1894-1911.
Probate Court has marriage records 1856-1906.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1855. [3]

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

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1894 1856 1894 1858 1855 1859 1855
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.[5]

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:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Auburn
  • Dover
  • Grove
  • Menoken
  • Mission
  • Monmouth
  • Rossville
  • Silver Lake
  • Soldier
  • Tecumseh
  • Topeka
  • Williamsport
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

All of the family biographies from the History of Shawnee County, Kansas and Representative Citizens (1905) by James L. King, published by Richmond & Arnold are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.

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

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Shawnee 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
  • Topeka State Hospital, a publicly funded institution for the care and treatment of the mentally ill in Topeka, Kansas, was in operation from 1872 to 1997. For some, the grounds of the hospital became their final resting place. There is a searchable index to the 1157 individuals buried in the hospital cemetery. With only a few exceptions, individuals were buried without a headstone. Because most individuals were buried in unmarked graves, hospital officials used a grid pattern and designated gravesites by their distance from stone markers placed at the end of each row. The 'Location' is the distance in feet and inches from the eastern marker west to the gravesite.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 3,513
1870 13,121 273.5%
1880 29,093 121.7%
1890 49,172 69.0%
1900 53,727 9.3%
1910 61,874 15.2%
1920 69,159 11.8%
1930 85,200 23.2%
1940 91,247 7.1%
1950 105,418 15.5%
1960 141,286 34.0%
1970 155,322 9.9%
1980 154,916 −0.3%
1990 160,976 3.9%
2000 169,871 5.5%
2010 177,934 4.7%
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.[8] 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.[9] 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

  • Topeka


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]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Cox. Thomas C. Blacks in Topeaka, (Shawnee County) Kansas, 1865-1915. :a social history - Baton Rouge: Louisiana State university Press c.1982 236 p.  F689.T6 C69 1982

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 Shawnee 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]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

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Early migration routes to and from Shawnee County, Kansas Genealogy 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

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Newspaper Index. Click on "newspaper index". The keyword index contains articles, obituaries and events in the Topeka Capital Journal from 1989-1999.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Obituaries Index. Click on "obituary index".  The Index  covers 1906-1935 and 1971 to the present.

Also, many obituaries from 1936-1971 have been indexed.

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, Shawnee and click Probate records.


Online Records

School 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]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Topeka Genealogical Society
2717 SE Indiana Ave
Topeka, KS 66605
Telephone: 785-233-5762
E-mail:webmaster@tgstopeka.org
Website

Shawnee County Historical Society
Cox Communication Heritage Education Center
1116-1118 SE Madison Avenue
PO Box 2201
Topeka, KS 66601
Telephone: 785-234-6097
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Shawnee, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawnee_County,_Kansas" 9/12/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shawnee County, Kansas page 256, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shawnee County, Kansas. Page 256 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 237.
  5. “Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Shawnee County, Kansas" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawnee_County,_Kansas#Townships, accessed 17 October 2017.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.
  9. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.
  10. 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).
  11. 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).
  12. 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).