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Kansas Obituaries

The following table of the Kansas counties has active links (underlined names) to the counties that have obituaries online in the Kansas USGenWeb Archives.
Allen Anderson Atchison Barber Barton
Bourbon Breckenridge Brown Butler Chase
Chautauqua Cherokee Cheyenne Clark Clay
Cloud Coffey Comanche Cowley Crawford
Decatur Dickinson Doniphan Douglas Edwards
Elk Ellis Ellsworth Finney Ford
Franklin Geary Gove Graham Grant
Gray Greeley Greenwood Hamilton Harper
Harvey Haskell Hodgeman Jackson Jefferson
Jewell Johnson Kearny Kingman Kiowa
Labette Lane Leavenworth Lincoln Linn
Logan Madison Lyon Marion Marshall
McGee McPherson Meade Miami Mitchell
Montgomery Morris Morton Nemaha Neosho
Osage Osborne Ottawa Pawnee Phillips
Pottawatomie Pratt Rawlins Reno Republic
Rice Riley Rooks Rush Russell
Saline Scott Sedgwick Sequoyah Seward
Shawnee Sheridan Sherman Smith Stafford
Stanton St. John Stevens Sumner Thomas
Trego Wabaunsee Wallace Washington Wichita
Wilson Woodson Wyandotte    
Here is how you can help with the Kansas Obituary Project:
  • To volunteer send your name, email address, and the newspaper you will be working from, make a note if you are indexing or submitting whole obits. Once a month, you will email me your file of obit information. We will then place them online. Questions or comments, please contact me, Maggie Stewart.
  • Contact local newspapers to ask permission for the USGenWeb Archives Project to archive their obituaries. Here is a sample letter to send to the newspapers. Contact me with the name of the newspaper and name and title of person granting permission from the publication.
  • Check with state archives and genealogical societies to locate microfilm or other sources of pre-1923 (public domain) newspapers to transcribe obituaries from.
  • Something to think about, some newspapers offer subscriptions by mail.
  • Volunteer to transcribe obituaries from newspapers already granting permission (must have access to their publication or website).
  • Copyright Law: The Kansas Obituary Project will abide by today's copyright laws. Obituaries published after December 31, 1922, unless:
    1. you are/were the original author of the obituary, or
    2. the newspaper in question grants permission to reprint the obituary, or
    3. the obituary is that of a family member (you must give the relation), or
    4. you submit an abstract/INDEX of your obituaries. A good abstract might give the paper's name, name of deceased, age, date of death, and date that the obituary appears in the paper (in parenthesis).
  • Tips for Locating an Obituary can be found at this link.

  • To submit obituaries, either email them to me at or use the automated submission forms at

This page was last revised Tuesday, 26-Nov-2013 18:43:20 EST

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Obituary Archives Project Coordinator - Maggie Stewart