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Since September 30, , marriage licenses have been issued by the Clerk of Orphans Court at each county courthouse.
While the State Archives holds microfilm copies of these marriage records for some counties for use by on-site researchers, mail inquiries should be directed to the courthouse of the county in which the marriage took place. For a complete list of county marriage records found on microfilm at the Archives, consult the county records microfilm Record Group 47 listing on the Archives website. The State Archives also holds the following marriage-related records:.
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The State Archives holds the following birth and death records: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Original birth certificates for and death certificates for are available at the State Archives. We have the largest collection of Kansas newspapers on microfilm in the state. These can be searched for death, birth and marriage announcements. Search our Kansas newspapers database to see what papers are available on microfilm.
These are available for interlibrary loan to other libraries.
Sometimes early vital statistics registers can still be found at the county or city offices that recorded the event, or at a local genealogical society or public library. Contact information for historical and genealogical societies, public libraries and other local places that might have preserved vital records are available on the Kansas GenWeb site. The information contained in these records varies from place to place.
The best way to confirm an early date of birth is the nearest Kansas state or federal census , which was taken every five years between and To find a date of death, check the probate court index for the county of death to see if a case was filed. If KSHS doesn't have microfilm of the probate index or case files for that county , see the directory of Kansas District Courts for contact information.pennpodote.tk
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Before Some pre-territorial vital records are included in the records from Indian missions. Check the Archives Catalog for information about records from specific missions. Marriage and Divorce Records Marriages before May were recorded in the district court in the county where the marriage took place.
In Kansas, marriage licenses did not include the names of the parents unless the bride or groom was underage. Our Kansas Marriage Index, contains territorial marriage notices that have been compiled from newspapers and other sources. Divorces records for were recorded in the private laws section of the Territorial Legislature's Session Laws.
Divorce records were recorded in the district courts at the county seat from until July For copies of official divorce records after July , contact the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics.