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Kansas Vital Records Information

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 Survey—Kansas, 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 record—birth, marriage, death, and divorce—and then by county.
For records at the Office of Vital Statistics write to:

Vital Statistics
Kansas Department of Health and the Environment
900 SW Jackson, Room 151
Topeka, KS 66612-2221
Tel: 785-296-1400
Fax: 785-296-8075

Kansas Department of Health - Vital Records


Kansas Research Sources

Rydjord, John. Kansas Place Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972.

Socolofsky, Homer E., and Huber Self. Historical Atlas of Kansas. Norman: University of Oklahom


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