Wichita Genealogical Society - 1987
Wichita Genealogical Society GAR Memorial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita

Topeka Research & Conference Trip


JOIN US for three days of research and education to Topeka at the Kansas State Historical Society – Thurs thru Sat, April 6-8. As a special bonus, we have organized this trip to coincide with the Topeka Genalogical Society's annual conference, with noted speaker Joshua Taylor. CLICK HERE to read about the exciting trip and and for registration.


Wichita "Who's Who" Indexed


We continue adding more records and indexes to our collection of online historical data from the Wichita. The 1929 and 1980 Who's Who in Wichita index have been posted in the Area Research section.  CLICK HERE to see over 2,000 names in the 1929 volume and more than 1,000 in the 1980 book. These books with the named biographies can then be viewed in the Wulfmeyer Genealogy Center in the downtown library.


NEW! Obituary Indexes 1941-45 & 1954


The Wichta Genealogical team led by Rosie Wiley has completed indexing all obituaries that appeared in the 1941 through 1945 & 1954 Wichita Morning Eagle. The index gives a date and page number in the paper where an obituary is found. Members, login and Click Here to see the indexes and discover how you can get a copy of the obituary. More years are being indexed and will be available soon.

 


13,000 Names Indexed for You


The WGS has completed a massive project of indexing over 60 books of Wichita history listing more than 13,000 name entries. The complete index is available to WGS members to help them find ancestors and family members that may have appeared in one of these books.  
 
The index gives the book title, the page number of the entry, and the library call number to help find the book.  It is sorted by surname and available in nine volumes as PDFs.  Members, log in and  CLICK here to see this fabulous resource.

 


NEW! Early Wichita Death Certificates


Wichita Death Certificates
The WGS has recently completed the index and transcription of death certificates issued by the city of Wichita from 1887 to 1911. This information is free to all visitors to this web site.  Click Here to see the wonderful new data available for your genealogy and family history research.

 


Wichita & Sedgwick County History Book


We have recently discovered a great history resource in our own Wichita Public Library. It is the Wichita and Sedgwick County History Book.  Now it was not lost, hidden, or is it new. Most of us just didn't know it existed. Michelle Enke, our Local History Librarian, brought this interesting book to our attention recently. Learn about area history from a two-volume collection of published articles from the 1880s to 1932.  The WGS has indexed the book and includes that index online for WGS Members. You may find your ancestors in it. Learn about it here – FOR WGS MEMBERS ONLY.

 


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January 21
Records that serve as a substitute for the loss of the 1890 Federal Census.
Much of the 1890 population schedules were lost at a time when many of our ancestors were moving west.  During this lecture you will learn about other records, schedules, census and much more that can be used to locate your ancestor during the 20 year gap between 1880 and 1900.
February 6
Special Interest Group Meeting
Members Only
February 18
Abraham Lincoln Remembered
Celebrate President’s Day by spending time with Abraham Lincoln. Tom Leahy has been a Lincoln re-enactor for more than a decade. This performance will cover the life span of Lincoln with an emphasis on both his family life and the more important speeches during the Civil War.  
March 6
Special Interest Group Meeting
Members Only
March 18
Your Ancestor Mustered Out after the Civil War: What happened to him?
The men mustered out and went back home, some to families and some moved on west.  We will be looking at the numerous records created that may help you locate him and his family.