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Bleeding Kansas – Part 1: Historical Timeline – Events Leading to “Bleeding Kansas”

The following article by my good friend, William Dollarhide: “Bleeding Kansas” is a reference to the bloody battles that took place in Kansas Territory from its founding in 1854 to statehood in 1861. Kansas Territory was a pre-Civil War battlefield between the Pro-Slavery and Free-Stater forces. The significant events leading up to Bleeding Kansas start […]

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Kansas Name Lists Published and Online Censuses and Substitutes 1854–2012, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

According to Leland K. Meitzler: “Name lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local […]

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Kansas Name Lists – Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1854-2012 – Now Shipping – ALL NAME LIST BOOKS, AL-KS ON SALE AT GREAT DISCOUNTS, Now Thru July 31!

Kansas Name Lists, Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1854-2012 with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present, is now available with a FREE PDF immediate download eBook. The latest in a series of books detailing Online Censuses & Substitutes state-by-state, this volume will prove to be invaluable for those researching ancestors in […]

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Kansas Historical Society Announces New Operation Hours at the State Archives

The following excerpt is from the October 15, 2013 edition of WIBW.com: TOPEKA — The Kansas Historical Society announced new operation hours at the State Archives. Beginning November 1 and continuing through February 28, the facility will be open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday. Operating hours March 1 – October 31 remain […]

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Images Added to the “Civil War on the Western Border” Website

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the October 10, 2013 edition of the Hays Post. The Kansas Historical Society recently contributed more than 1,600 images from its archival collections to Civil War on the Western Border, a website that explores the Kansas-Missouri border conflict 1854 – 1865. …Civil War on the Western […]

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“In Cold Blood” Case Files Digitized and Online

The following excerpt is from HaysPost.com. The Kansas Historical Society announced that the inmate case files for notorious murderers Richard Eugene “Dick” Hickock and Perry Edward Smith have been added to Kansas Memory, the Historical Society’s online archives of photographs, manuscripts, and government records. Hickock and Smith were convicted of the 1959 murders of Herb […]

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250,000 Images Uploaded to Kansas Memory

The following teaser is from KSNT.com: TOPEKA, KS: The Kansas Historical Society announced that 250,000 images of its collections are now uploaded to Kansas Memory, the Historical Society’s online archives of photographs, letters, government records, and objects. Image number 250,000 is from a letter dated January 1, 1871, from D.H. Bowdoin in Rice County to […]

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Ancestry.com Adds Indexes to 15 More States for the 1940 Census

Ancestry.com announced that this morning at 10 AM MST they added 15 more searchable indexed states to the 1940 US Census database. They also say that they are now very well ahead of schedule from their initial completion predictions. and to look for more states coming soon. California Washington Kansas Nebraska Oregon Alabama Indiana Georgia […]

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The 1940 U.S. Census Community Project has Indexed and Posted the 1940 Census for Delaware, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia & New Hampshire

The most exciting news from the National Genealogical Society Conference in Cincinnati is that volunteers have now indexed over 30% of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of 3.8 million records in just 37 days. Six states have now gone through the finalizing process (which takes about a week) with Oregon and Virginia going online on […]

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FamilySearch Posts 1940 Census Images Plus 14 Million Additional Records for 19 Countries This Week

Click on the map to get a graphical view of indexing progress thus far on the 1940 Census. FamilySearch has begun publishing images online from the 1940 U.S. Federal Census to engage the army of volunteers who have been waiting for the chance to begin indexing those names. To explore the digital images or to […]

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The 1940 U.S. Census Now Being Indexed by the US Census Community Project – Delaware Finished

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: 4 April 2012: The 1940 U.S. Census is here and the 1940 US Census Community Project has kicked off to a great start! The excitement and enthusiasm for this project is far greater than anything previously seen in the six years that FamilySearch indexing has been available. […]

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Group Works to Preserve Records for Topeka Cemetery

After cleaning the largest of three cemeteries in Topeka this past May, a group took the initiative to update and preserve the cemeteries records. An article in the Topeka Capital Journal outlines the groups efforts and success. History comes alive at Topeka cemetery Mount Auburn records project uncovers keys to past By Tim Hrenchir THE […]

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The Civil War — One State at a Time

Like so many, my interest in Genealogy started with a story. We learn much about our ancestors through diaries, family stories and traditions, photographs, genealogical data and records, heirlooms, and more. One great way to understand your ancestors even better is to study history. From major events to local histories, we can learn about the […]

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Kansas City National Archive Branch Features Kansas Exhibit

The following excerpt is from an article by Steve Penn, published in the April 25, 2011 edition of the Kansas City Star. Dusty boots worn by William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody. A walking plow like the ones used to till the plains of Kansas. A flat iron used well before electricity was invented. Those items […]

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Lawrence, Kansas Remembers the Civil War

Long before the firing on Fort Sumter, long before the War was official between the North and the South, Kansas was already at war. The folks in Lawrence, Kansas will be observing their part in the War, as well as the skirmishes prior to the War. The following teaser is from an article in the […]

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