Kansas Vital Records
Most records are housed at the state's Office of Vital Statistics. Birth certificates are on file beginning 1 July 1911, with a few delayed birth certificates dating back to the 1860's. Death certificates are on file beginning 1 July 1911. Marriage records are on file beginning 1 May 1913 and divorce records are on file beginning 1 July 1951. For records prior to those dates, contact the Clerk of the District Court in the county where the event occurred. The researcher should also consult the Historical Records SurveyKansas, titled "Guide to Public Vital Records in Kansas," which lists the location of vital records not held by the Office of Vital Statistics. It is divided into type of recordbirth, marriage, death, and divorceand then by county.
For records at the Office of Vital Statistics write to:
Kansas Department of Health and the Environment
900 SW Jackson, Room 151
Topeka, KS 66612-2221
Kansas Department of Health - Vital Records