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Libraries, Archives
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Fort Scott Community College Library
2108 South Horton
Fort Scott, Kansas 6670
Phone: (620) 223-2700


Fort Scott Public Library
201 S. National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (316) 223-2882


Digital Library of the KSGenWeb

Kansas State Library


Local History & Genealogy Reading Room
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building
LJ G42
Washington, D.C.
20540-4660

Phone: (202) 707-5537

Bourbon County Kansas Archives
USGenWeb Archives

Kansas State Database
Ancestry.com

National Archives Guide to Genealogical Research

(NARA) National Archives & Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20408
1-866-272-6272


Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
Mormon Genealogy

FamilySearch.org


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Historical & Genealogical
Societies

Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Old Fort Genealogical Society of Southeastern Kansas, Inc.
502 S.National Avenenu
PO Box 786
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (620) 223-3300


Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies
Topeka, Kansas

Kansas State Historical Society

Katy Railroad Historical Society
KatyRailroad.org
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Territorial Kansas
Heritage Alliance






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Bourbon County Kansas Genealogy & Family History Resources
Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Arcadia, Barnesville, Bronson, Devon, Fort Scott, Fulton, Garland, Harding, Hiattville, Mapleton, Pawnee Station, Redfield, Uniontown, Xenia)

Established: August 30, 1855
Original County
County Seat: Fort Scott

 
  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records
  • Kansas State Vital Records
    Office of Vital Statistics
    Charles B. Curtis State Office
    1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 120
    Topeka, Kansas 66612
    Phone: 785-296-1400
    Fax: 785-357-4332

    Email: info@kdhe.state.ks.us
    *Birth & Death Records beginning July 1, 1911
    *Marriage Records beginning May 1, 1913
    *Divorce Records beginning July 1, 1951
    (Before these dates check with County District Courts)
    *Marriage licenses not required by law until 1867
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
  • Instant People Search. Find current and unlisted number, address. Search billions of records by maiden name, SSN, or by phone number.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  • Bourbon County Kansas Cemeteries
    Kansas Cemeteries Mailing List Homepage
  • Bourbon County Kansas Cemeteries
    USGS (GNIS) National Mapping Information
  • Cemeteries of Bourbon County Kansas
    Interment.net is a publisher of cemetery transcriptions for use by genealogists and local historians. Search and browse cemetery burial records from thousands of cemeteries across the world.
  • Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel
    201 S. Main Streeet
    Fort Scott, KS 66701
    Phone: 1-888-581-1186 or (620) 223-1186
    Records since 1858
  • Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home
    15 W. Wall Street
    Fort Scott, KS 66701
    Phone: 1-800-828-2423 or (620) 223-1212
    Records since 1885
  • Political Graveyard: Bourbon County Kansas
    The website that tells where the dead politicians are buried
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  • Kansas State Historical Society Newspaper Collection
    [ A virtually complete collection of all Kansas newspapers published from 1875 to the present, and some pre 1875 newspapers is available on microfilm or in original form from the Society. All newspaper microfilm circulates through interlibrary loan, and some may be purchased from the society.]
  • Obituary Collection
    This database is a compilation of obituaries published in U.S. newspapers, collected from various online sources. ~ Ancestry.com
  • Read Historic Newspapers Online
    Ancestry.com: Read history as it was happening in more than 16 million pages from over 1000 different newspapers across the US, U.K. and Canada dating back to the 1700's.
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Bourbon County Kansas Migrations
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
  Military Records
  Land Records & Maps
  Church & Bible Records
  Court, Wills & Probate Records
  City & Farm Directories
  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
  History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
  Miscellaneous Resources


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