Kansas Family History Societies(B-F)

This section lists associations from Chautauqua to Franklin giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1999.  They have a wonderful collection of resources which can be accessed at their Library. 

There are a number of publications for sale, which include: 

  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Funeral Home Death Listing Index 1914-2002
  • Marriage Licences 1870-1899
  • Marriage Record Books
  • School District #44 Census 1913-1923

The association also maintains a mailing list which is hosted by Rootsweb.

Website:
http://www.ksgenweb.org/chautauq/cchgs.html

Cherokee County Genealogical and Historical Society

The association has an extensive collection of resources, which incorporate:

  • Births 1896-1911
  • Cherokee Neutral Land Records from 1866
  • Civil Court Cases 1867-1982
  • Deaths 1896-1905
  • Directories
  • Federal and State Censuses 1855-1925
  • Galena Court Records 1876-1964
  • Galena Criminal Records 1896-1969

Resources also incorporate:

  • Inscriptions of Tombstones from 63 Burial Sites
  • Naturalisations 1870-1930
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries Index
  • Probate Court Records 1876-1989
  • School Records
  • Weddings 1867-1945

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Indexes of some Cemeteries
  • Cherokee Co. Marriages 1867-1886
  • 1855-1875 State and Federal Censuses
  • Back issues of their publication Relatively Seeking
Website:
http://www.ksgenweb.com/cherokee/society/cckghs.html

Cloud County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1977. 

  • 1870-1930 Federal Censuses
  • 1874-1925 State Agricultural Censuses
  • 1880, 1885 and 1895 Census Indexes
  • Burial and Deaths for Concordia up to 1989
  • Cloud Co. Cemeteries Index
  • Deaths up to 1911
  • Family Histories
  • Indexes to the 1880, 1885 and 1895 Censuses

In addition, they have a Marriage Index which covers 1867-1899 which they are prepared to check on your behalf.

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1875 Kansas Census
  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Collection of articles and obituaries from Washington Co. News
  • Early Deaths

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.

Website: 
http://www.cloudgenealogy.com 


Flint Hills Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1977. 

Some on-line indexes are accessible on the site, which include:

  • 1860 Breckenridge Co. Census
  • 1860 Madison Co. Mortality Census
  • 1870 Lyon Co. Census
  • 1870 and 1880 Lyon Co. Mortality Censuses
  • 1895 Lyon Co. Census
  • Cemetery Burial Name Index
  • Cemetery Transcriptions
  • Death Notices mentioned in Emporia Gazette 1892-1989, 1990-1999
  • Early Deaths
  • Early Marriages
  • Lyon Co. Marriages
  • Veterans buried in Olpa Area Cemeteries

Some books are also available on the site, which include A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, The Home-coming of Colonel Hucks, History of the State of Kansas and In Our Town.

Website:
http://lyoncountyks.org

Franklin County Genealogical Society

A number of on-line indexes are available on the site, which include:

  • 1860, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1900 Franklin Co. Censuses
  • Annals of Pomona 1884-1906
  • Births 1890s-1900s
  • Federal Pensioners 1883
  • Naturalisations
  • Ottawa Herald Obituaries
  • Pomona Newspaper Obituaries 1884-1928
  • Various School Records
Website:
http://www.franklincountykansas.net