Useful Links

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Genealogy Resources

AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy www.afrigeneas.com/
A site devoted to African American Genealogy.
Ancestry.com www.ancestry.com
The major paysite source for family history online.
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) www.fgs.org/
The FGS serves the needs of its member societies, providing products and services and marshaling the resources of its member organizations
Find a Grave www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs&
Volunteers maintain site identifying graves with pictures and often comments. Best search may be with surname and state, then by county.
Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies (KCGS) skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/kcgs/
Serving as an instrument for communication and educational opportunities among all Kansas societies that have an interest in preserving and disseminating historical and genealogical information
Kansas History and Heritage Project - Riley County www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksriley/
Maps, obituaries, censuses, and more online resources free from Ancestry.com.
Kansas State University Hale Library www.lib.k-state.edu/
Kansas State University Library
KSGenWeb Project http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/
An attempt to provide a single entry point for genealogy resources across all state towns/counties. Many counties have vital statistics online and offer queries and look ups.
LDS Family Search www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp
Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints online Ancestral File and IGI research engine
Library of Congress, Washington, DC www.loc.gov/index.html
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world
Manhattan Public Library www.manhattan.lib.ks.us/general/index.shtml
Public library from the City of Manhattan. Offers access to Ancestry Plus, and many online data bases, Heritage Quest through Kansas Library Card.
Mid-Continent Public Library www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/
Family history charts, researchers, links and more
Midwest Genealogy Center www.mymcpl.org/genealogy
The Midwest Genealogy Center is one of the nation's preeminent resources for family history. The MGC features 52,000 square feet of space to house all the resources and technology genealogists need to research. Extensive links to resources.
National Genealogical Society www.ngsgenealogy.org/
A non-profit organization founded in 1903, is the premier national society for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian
Pottawatomie County, Kansas GenWeb skyways.lib.ks.us/kansas/genweb/pottawat/index.html
A site devoted to researching Pottawatomie County records
Riley County, Kansas GenWeb rileyco-ks.genweb.us/
This site provides free County genealogy and history resources and links.
RootsWeb.com www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
Oldest and one of the largest free genealogy sites, supported by Ancestry.com. Great for surname special interest groups and message boards
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library www.tscpl.org/
Useful online databases to access genealogical information, including AncestryPlus
US National Archives and Records Administration, W www.archives.gov/index.html
NARA, an independent Federal agency, is America's national recordkeeper
USGenNet™ Index of On-line State and Local Gen www.usgennet.org/socadmin/
Links to 50 States local Historical and Genealogical Societies

Historical Societies

Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS) www.kshs.org/index.htm
KSHS identifies, collects, preserves, interprets, and disseminates materials and information pertaining to Kansas history in order to assist the public in understanding and appreciating their Kansas heritage and how it relates to their lives
Riley County Historical Society www.rileychs.com
Riley County, Kansas, Historical Society

Other Links

Blue Skyways skyways.lib.ks.us/
A service of the State Library of Kansas Includes links to Communities, Government, Heritage and Libraries. Collection of resources across the state.
Google Books books.google.com/
Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search. Try surname +family; place names or regions.
Kansas History Web Sites www.kansashistory.us/
Includes Kansas Trails, Native Americans, Forts, Cattle Towns, and History of Kansas in books and articles.
Old West Kansas www.vlib.us/old_west/
Old west Kansas History
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