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Kansas Obituaries


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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 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
Lyon Marion Marshall McPherson Meade
Miami Mitchell Montgomery Morris Morton
Nemaha Neosho Ness Norton Osage
Osborne Ottawa Pawnee Phillips Pottawatomie
Pratt Rawlins Reno Republic Rice
Riley Rooks Rush Russell Saline
Scott Sedgwick Seward Shawnee Sheridan
Sherman Smith Stafford Stanton Stevens
Sumner Thomas Trego Wabaunsee Wallace
Washington Wichita Wilson Woodson Wyandotte
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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, .
  • 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 use the automated submission forms at

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Special Projects Representative - Rebecca Maloney