Kansas Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Kansas death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Kansas death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Kansas death certificates is available below.

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Kansas death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Kansas death records, Kansas death ceritificates, Kansas death notices, Kansas death indexes, and other related Kansas genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Kansas. We also suggest searching for "Kansas death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Kansas Death Certificates

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

For prior records, contact the clerk of the county in question.

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