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Baldwin City Public Library
800 Seventh Street
Baldwin City, KS 66006
Phone:
(785) 594-3411
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Lawrence Public Library
707 Vermont Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 843-3833


Haskell Indian Nations University Library
155 Indian Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: (785) 749-8404

University of Kansas Libraries


Digital Library of the KSGenWeb

Kansas State Library


Douglas County Kansas Data Repository
US-Data.org


USGenWeb Archives
Douglas County Kansas Archives


Kansas State Database
Ancestry.com

National Archives Guide to Genealogical Research

Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
Mormon Genealogy
FamilySearch.org



Historical & Genealogical
Societies

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

Douglas County Historical Society
1047 Massachusetts St
Lawrence , KS 66044 Phone (785) 841 - 4109 Fax (785) 841 - 9547

Eudora Historical Society

Lecompton Historical Society

Midland Historic Railway Historical Assn

P.O. Box 5
Baldwin City, KS 66006
Phone: (800) 651-0388

Underground Railroad Association of Douglas County, Kansas

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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Douglas County Kansas Genealogy & Family History Resources
(
Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Baldwin City, Eudora, Lawrence, Lecompton)

Established: August 30, 1855
Original County
County Seat: Lawrence

 
  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
  • Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-73
    Ancestry.com
  • 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.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  • Douglas County, Kansas Obituaries
    USGenWeb Archives
  • 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
  • Douglas County Kansas Migrations
    Part of the Kansas/US Migrations Project
  • 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
  • Search City & Farm Directories
    Searchable indexes; database results and some digitized images available with fee-based subscription
    Ancestry.com ~ Free Trial Available
  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions

  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
  History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
  Miscellaneous Resources


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