Kansas Cemetery Records
Two national cemeteries were established in Kansas: Leavenworth National Cemeteries, P.O. Box 1694, Leavenworth, KS 66048, and Fort Scott National Cemetery, P.O. Box 917, Fort Scott, KS 66701. There is no central registry of cemetery locations in Kansas. The Woman’s Kansas Day Club completed a project to identify and locate many Kansas cemeteries. The project’s results are at the Kansas State Historical Society, which has additional collections of published cemetery inscriptions, though not comprehensive, listed in their card catalog.
The Register of Deeds in each county is often able to assist in locating cemeteries. Certain maps distributed by the Kansas Department of Transportation show the location of known cemeteries in relation to county roads.
Online there are several sources for locating ancestors’ burial sites in Kansas. For example, Cemeteries in Kansas, 1906 includes cemeteries published in the Transactions of the Kansas State Horticultural Society, vol. 28 (1906): 317-83. This list was part of a report authorized by the 1903 legislature that contains the text of the report as well as the listing of cemeteries. While no names of people buried are included, the information identifies specific cemeteries by county, township, or city if known, and the size of the cemetery in acres. See also Kansas GenWeb at http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb for cemetery listings by county.