Thursday, January 19, 2012

Free Access for Kansans

Kansas Historical Society Partnership with
The Kansas Historical Society announced its partnership for Kansas family researchers, genealogists and historians. The News Release on 19 Jan 2012 states that selected Kansas Archives on offers remote access via the internet.  
Users visit and enter their name, date of birth, and Kansas driver’s license number (for access from home). The number is authenticated, and the user is directed to  
Kansas residents can access the following records:

  • Kansas State Census Records (1865-1925—taken every 10 years for each year ending in "5")
  • Civil War Enlistment Papers of Kansas Volunteer Regiments, 1862, 1863, 1868
  • Russell County Vital and Probate Records (J. C. Ruppenthal Collection)
  • World War I, Kansas Veterans, Manuscript Collection no. 49  Letters, military documents, photographs, and other documents providing information on Kansas soldiers in World War I, primarily members of the 35th and 89th Divisions. Items solicited from each veteran or his family included letters, especially from overseas; a photograph; and a brief biography containing date and place of birth, residence, parents' names, occupation, and names of spouse and children. The amount of information in each file varies greatly.
  • United Spanish-American War Veterans, Reports of Deaths, 1945-1970 (TAPS)
For access to the entire library edition database visit:
6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615-1099 

Kathleen Brandt
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