Over the 50+ years that we have been in business, our volunteers have compiled and created numerous indexes and finding aids to help researchers find information about their family members. Now, we are excited to be able to make those indexes readily available and searchable on our website. We are continuing to create new indexes and upload them to this system, so check back regularly. Searching to see if we have anything for the people you are researching is free; to see the details of most of the records you will need to log in with your member login and password. Not a member? We invite you to join today and gain immediate access!

Search across all of our available indexes and databases with a single search!

Databases Available For Searching:

Census Records:
– Index to the 1885 Kansas State Census for Shawnee County
– Transcription of 1898 Census of Tennessee Town neighborhood, Topeka, KS (African-American), with link to images of original documents

Birth and Death Records:
– Births and Deaths Recorded by the Shawnee County, KS Clerk’s Office, 1894-1911
– Deaths listed in the Radges City Directory, Topeka, KS 1883-1893
– Index to Records of McMichael Funeral Home, Topeka, KS, 1930-1967
– Index to miscellaneous obituaries and other notices published in rural Shawnee County newspapers

Marriage and Divorce Records:
– Index to Marriage License Applications, Shawnee County, KS, approx. 1860-1920s
– Index to Marriage Licenses issued in Shawnee County, KS, 1856 – May 1913

Cemetery Records:
 - Cemetery interment records for all Shawnee County cemeteries, except Memorial (many include additional data!)
 - Osage County, Kansas cemetery records
 - Wabaunsee County, Kansas cemetery records

Military Records:
– Index to World War I Honor Roll, Shawnee County, Kansas

Immigration and Naturalization Records:
– Index to Naturalization proceedings in Shawnee County District Court, approx. 1860s to 1920s
– Index to Enemy Alien Registrations, Shawnee County, 1917-1918

Land and Property Records:
– Index to Deeds, Volumes 1 & 2, Shawnee County, Kansas
– Index to Taxpayers, Shawnee County, dates….
*** Index to records from the Columbian Title Abstract Company, Topeka, KS dates…..

Probate Records:
– Index to Probate Court proceedings, Shawnee County, KS, abt. 1860 – 1920s
– Index to Orphans Admissions processed by the Shawnee County Probate Court, 1909-1943

Miscellaneous Historical Records:
– Index to Biographical Sketches included in several early Topeka/Shawnee County books
– Index to Volumes II and III of the Kansas Pioneers books, published by the Topeka Genealogical Society
*** Index to pedigree charts submitted by members of the Topeka Genealogical Society
*** Index to Surname files compiled by volunteers of the Topeka Genealogical Society

Library Holdings:
Search our library catalog by location or surname to see what we have that could help with your research! We have a large collection of published family histories – you might find your family there!

*** indicates that databases are currently under development, and will be coming soon. Check back frequently to see what we have added!

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