Source Information

Kansas Historical Society Kansas, U.S., Cemetery Records, 1812-1981 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Kansas Cemetery Records. Miscellaneous Cemetery Records. Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas.

About Kansas, U.S., Cemetery Records, 1812-1981

This database is a compilation of cemetery records held at the Kansas State Historical Society that were scanned onsite. They include the following titles:

  • Miscellaneous Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Jackson County Cemeteries
  • Miscellaneous Unbindable Cemetery Records
  • Index to Six Cemeteries of Southeast Kansas
  • Civil War Soldiers Buried in Kansas
  • Cherokee County Cemeteries Vol. 1
  • Cherokee County Cemeteries Vol. 2
  • Cherokee County Cemeteries Index
  • Big Springs Cemetery, Douglas County
  • Belle Springs Brethren Cemetery, Dickinson County
  • Church of God in Christ Cemetery Records, Montezuma
  • Vital Records, Graham County
  • McPherson City Cemetery Records Index
  • St. Patrick's Cemetery, Vine Creek
  • Wabaunsee County Cemetery
  • Vital Records, Stafford County

What You May Find in the Records

The records in this collection vary widely, from tombstone inscriptions to indexes of burials for a specific cemetery. Some may provide little more than a name, while others may include some of the following details:

  • burial plot number
  • birth date
  • death date
  • age
  • family relationships (in particular, young children may have parents listed)
  • military rank and unit
  • descriptions of a marker or cemetery
  • cemetery location

Some may even include transcriptions of obituaries.