Clay County, KANSAS
County Coordinator: Patricia Adams / About Me
Site Updated 10-Jan-2008
Clay Center, KS (County Seat)
County Query Pages, Mailing Lists, State Information - KSGenWeb
Kansas at the History Channel
These links are ones that you may have visited before. However, because web sites are constantly changing and being updated by a multitude of volunteers, we encourage you to visit the following links on a regular basis.
Kansas Atlas - 1895 / Census Links / Cyndi's List - Kansas / Kansas Genealogy Forum / Kansas Genealogy and History / Kansas Heritage Center / Interactive Genealogy Links / Local History and Genealogy Sites / Genealogy Resources on the Internet / Kansas Migrations / Libraries, Archives and Societies /Rootsweb / US Resources - Kansas (at Rootsweb) / USGenWeb / Vital Records /
Links on the Clay County County web page may not be specifically within the site itself. If you find a link that does not work, please mail the URL to Patricia Adams. Thank you.
Kansas Humanities Council
Founded in 1972 as a nonprofit organization, KHC has helped Kansans tell their stories and appreciate those of other times, places, and traditions.
Believing in the power of ideas to open minds, spark imaginations, and nurture community, KHC programming provides opportunities for lifelong learning and encourages informed participation in civic life . Both are fundamental to the future of our state and nation.
Small towns, rural communities, and the state's urban areas all enjoy humanities programs funded by the Council. Every year KHC supports programs that reach over 500,000 Kansans. All 105 Kansas counties have hosted activities underwritten by the KHC.
KSGenWeb - Kansas State Archives: The Digital Library of the KSGenWeb is a non-commercial entity dedicated to free access to records of genealogical value. All documents contained herein may be freely copied for personal and library use, as long as the KSGenWeb Statement of Use remains attached. These records may not be published in any format, including electronic (web pages or CD's) and print, without prior written consent of the contributor. In order to insure continued free access, violators of this policy will be vigorously pursued.
From the very beginning of the USGenWeb project there has been high interest in providing a place where visitors could post their queries and read those posted by others. In response to the growing interest and the difficulty in efficiently locating surnames of interest, two systems have developed to the point where it is now very easy to search these massive databases.
Surname Helper - http://surhelp.rootsweb.com/srchall.html
Created by Patty Lindsay , Surname Helper is a surname searchable database of queries and surname registrations posted on various genealogy sites. Participating sites include both USGenWeb and WorldGenWeb sites as well as others. As of January 1999, there was a total of 3,203 sites using this system, of which 2,666 were members of the USGenWeb or WorldGenWeb systems. When this writer searched for "Finley" on the total system, 328 listings were returned. In addition to just queries, there was also found a number of biographies, cemetery, census, death, directory, history, military, newspaper, pension, and will records which come from the GenConnect system describe next. To access the Surname Helper search engine:
GenConnect - http://rsl.rootsweb.com/
GenConnect is a query board system where a researcher can post queries and share data. A query board system is where the responses to an initial query are threaded so they appear together as a set of information as the data accumulates. Started in December 1997 by Nancy Trice with a single county in Kentucky, the demand soon spread nationwide and worldwide. There are three types of boards, (1) those where you can post to and respond to queries, (2) those you can post to, but queries are not allowed, and (3) boards which are read only boards. Types of boards at this time, include: Bibles, biographies, deeds, obits, queries, pensions, and wills and as of January 1999 there were 6,008 boards in use. A global surname search on "Finley" on GenConnect returned 206 listings. To access this search engine:
(For future surname listing, refer to Query information directly above)
Cemeteries - Clay County KS
Lincoln Cemetery / Hebron Covenanter Cemetery
Comprehensive List of Cemeteries on the Net
If you would like to locate a Cemetery in another county or another State, check a Tombstone Project first. Perhaps someone has listed this Cemetery for you to research.
Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society would like to place a link from their KS Cemeteries Page to all of the Kansas pages that have tombstone inscriptions on them (see example: Edwards Co. - Fellsburg). If you have walked a cemetery and would like to contribute please email Helen Bortz and she we will get it online for other Researchers to use. Thank you very much.
Clay County Information
Cutler's History of Kansas - Clay County
Clay County Community Page and Directory
1883 Civil War Pensioners / 1894 GAR Roster
Sholin Family Genealogy
from the 1918 Standard History of Kansas and Kansans.
KSGenWeb Home Page
Kansas Heritage Server Links
Kansas Interactive Map
Showing railroad lines, counties, and all the principal cities and towns.
Kansas/Other Sites to Search
Post Masters, Townships, Towns/Villages
of Old Settlers Registered (.pdf)
List provided in 1 August 1916 by the "Dispatch Republican" Newspaper, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas. Transcribed by Shirley Roemer.
Links shared during the presentation at Tri-Conference in Whchita
13 Apr 2000
Native American Genealogy
Kansas American Native Genealogy
Search Engines for Genealogy
LOOKSMART search engine
The GENHOME Site Tour
Web Sites - Additional Links
Surname Search Engine
IMMIGRANT SHIPS TRANSCRIBERS GUILD
Indexes of Biographies
U.S. Naturalization - 9747 No. Conant Ave. - Kansas City, MO 64120
Scottish Connection in KS
One way to find out about your Scottish heritage and enjoy things related to Scotland (its present and past) is to attend one of the numerous Scottish Highland Games and Festivals throughout North America. There are over 300 games held each year.
The Swedish Connection in KS
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One Room Schoolhouse Project
One-Room Schoolhouses in Wyandotte County, Kansas
In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.
The USGenWeb Project
In June, as the Kentucky project was nearing completion, it was decided to start a page for each of the remaining states, and as with the Kentucky project, volunteers were found to host the state pages. Are you interested in hosting one of the other KSGenWeb orphan counties? If so contact Debbie Wafford. Debbie is our Orphan County Coordinator and will be glad to answer your questions. Information about the responsibilities of a county host can be found by clicking here.
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