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Polk's City Directory for Topeka, KS, 1902
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Resources]
23 and Me genealogical DNA testing services
[Located in Category: DNA Testing]
Search for burial locations of individuals.
[Located in Category: Cemeteries & Grave Locations]
Located at the former Monroe Elementary School in Topeka, one of the schools that was involved in the Brown vs. Board of Education suit that ended racial segregation in schools. Operated by the National Park Service.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Historic Sites]
Patents represent the first transfer of land from the government to a private individual. Lands were acquired through many processes, including cash purchases, military bounty land awards, homesteading, or Indian allottments. Searchable database, with digitized images of the actual patent documents.
[Located in Category: Land Records]
Tour the home of Charles Curtis, a native Kansas son and former Vice President of the United States.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Historic Sites]
See the building where the Topeka Constitutional Convention met in 1855, and where the legislature was dispersed in July of 1856. The building served as the State Capitol from 1864 to 1869. The building is currently being restored, and is not open for tours at this time.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Historic Sites]
[Located in Category: Maps]
A search engine that searches historical newspapers worldwide.
[Located in Category: Search Engines - Genealogy]
Historic sites on the Kansas-Missouri border, pertaining to the Border Struggles for Freedom.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Historic Sites]
A free search engine for genealogy books
[Located in Category: Search Engines - Genealogy]
Exhibits trace the history of Kansas, from pre-historic to modern times.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Historic Sites]
Sanborn Fire Insurance maps show outlines of buildings, and provide useful information about their construction and sometime the type of business if it is a business location. Digital maps, in full color, provide more detail than the black and white versions available from other sources.
[Located in Category: Maps]
Topographical maps from the U.S. Geologic Survey. Locate the map of the area you are interested in, and download a printable pdf.
[Located in Category: Maps]
A free obituary search engine, hosted by Rootsweb.
[Located in Category: Free Genealogy Data]
On the site of early settler Anthony Ward's farm, view the original Ward mansion, a log cabin, and other historic buildings in a re-created Prairie Town.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Historic Sites]
A helpful listing of numerous online sources for birth, marriage and some divorce records. Organized by state, with links to the resources.
[Located in Category: Free Genealogy Data]
This site provides a listing, with links, of numerous online death indexes. Organized by state.
[Located in Category: Free Genealogy Data]
Metes and bounds parcel descriptions can be challenging to understand. Enter the descriptions into this handy utility to draw an outline of the parcel's shape.
[Located in Category: Land Records]
This site provides links to online historical newspapers from around the globe.
[Located in Category: Free Genealogy Data]
Visit the home of John Ritchie, a community leader and well-known figure in Topeka's early history.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Historic Sites]
This index has been compiled by volunteers of the Topeka Genealogical Society, from numerous local source materials, and serves as a handy finding aid for locating individuals in Shawnee County records.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Resources]
Don't overlook the impressive array of genealogical resources available at the TGS Library. More than 12,000 books, 700 periodical titles, maps, and more. Searchable online catalog.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Repositories]
Retrieve content from websites that were previously posted, but no longer available.
[Located in Category: Useful Tools]
An ongoing project to compile marriage indexes for Western States. Although most indexes are not complete, data is included for locations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
[Located in Category: Free Genealogy Data]
DNA Family Trees article covers the basics of using DNA in genealogy research. By Kimberly Powell.
[Located in Category: DNA Testing]
The Kansas Historical Society serves as both the state archive and historical society. Their vast collection includes a comprehensive microfilm collection of Kansas newspapers.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Repositories]
The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library houses a strong local history and genealogical collection, located on the 2nd floor of the library.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Repositories]
F.H. Woodbury, Compiler & Publisher.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Resources]
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Resources]
Lists names and addresses of African American residents, plus churches, businesses and professional organizations.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Resources]
Digitized books, photographs, music and other materials from throughout America's history.
[Located in Category: Historical Context]
Glossary of old terms for diseases, medical conditions, and causes of death.
[Located in Category: Terminology and Definitions]
Translates text from nine languages.
[Located in Category: Useful Tools]
Bibliography compiled by the Kansas Historical Society
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Resources]
Free online translation in 20 languages.
[Located in Category: Useful Tools]
From the website My Genealogy Hound, biographical sketches of many prominent citizens of Early Shawnee County.
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Resources]
Free, handy online tool allows you to enter compass headings and degrees for metes and bounds surveys and uses them to generate a plat map for you.
[Located in Category: Useful Tools]
Trace your deep ancestral roots.
[Located in Category: DNA Testing]
Primary source material for the study of Southern history and culture.
[Located in Category: Historical Context]
By genealogist Beverly Whitaker. Downloadable maps and fact sheets pertaining to early American roads and migratory routes.
[Located in Category: Historical Context]
[Located in Category: DNA Testing]
Rapidly expanding collection of digitized and indexed source materials, microfilmed by the LDS Church.
[Located in Category: Free Genealogy Data]
Digitized versions of historic American cookbooks.
[Located in Category: Historical Context]
Search for cemeteries and burial locations of family members.
[Located in Category: Cemeteries & Grave Locations]
Events that touched our ancestor's lives - floods, fires, tornadoes, epidemics, etc.
[Located in Category: Historical Context]
[Located in Category: Terminology and Definitions]
[Located in Category: Terminology and Definitions]
[Located in Category: Search Engines - Genealogy]
[Located in Category: Shawnee County Resources]