WICHITA COUNTY PIONEER CERTIFICATES
The Wichita County Genealogical Society will present a pioneer
certificate to a direct descendant of a person who lived in Wichita
County prior to 1910. This lovely certificate will be suitable for
framing. The Application (form #1) and the Pedigree Chart (form #2)
will be published in a book by the society and will be available for
sale. These, along with the other proofs, will be placed on file in
the Wichita County Genealogical Society. This will help to preserve
the name of your ancestor for future generations, along with
preserving the history of our county.
1. To receive a PIONEER CERTIFICATE, you must be a direct descendant
of an ancestor who lived in Wichita County before Jan. 1, 1910.
2. The applicant must be able to prove descent with an official
record or some other acceptable source of proof, such as;
Birth, marriage or death records
School or church records
Any other record showing proof.
3. The applicant does not have to live in Wichita County or ever
lived in the county.
Complete the application form to the best of your ability. If you do
not know the answer, leave it blank or put in a question mark (?).
Please follow these steps:
1. Complete Certificate Application (.pdf
2. Complete a Pedigree Chart (.pdf
You will need Adobe Reader to use the two above forms. If you do not
have this on your computer, click here:
3. Make photocopies of your sources of proof. PLEASE DO NOT
SEND THE ORIGINAL RECORDS! On census records, make sure the year,
page & county are on the copy of the record. Copy the title,
author, and page number from any printed material.
4. You must show PROOF FOR EACH GENERATION back to the
pioneer, showing a connection from one generation to the next.
5. You may submit as much additional information for the
record as you would like such as names of other children, war
records, places he has lived, etc.
6. Make check out to Wichita County Genealogical Society
for $7.50. Send to P.O. Box 1561, Leoti, KS. 67861.
You may make application for as many Wichita County Pioneers as you
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