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Resources

  1. Web Sites
  2. Historical Museums
  3. Genealogical Societies

Web Sites

Following is a list and short description of web sites which contain information about the history of Kansas or current statistics and information about Kansas today. Many of these are also included as references in other sections of this program.

You can visit these sites by clicking on the internet address listed.

Kansas State Home Page http://www.accesskansas.org/- This web site lists official information about the state of Kansas, including state agencies and current executive and legislative proceedings.

Kansas State Library http://kslib.info/ - This is the web site of the State Library in Topeka and gives links to books and reference materials and other libraries around the state.

Kansas Geographical Survey http://www.kgs.ku.edu/kgs.html - This web site contains information and maps about the state's geographic makeup, oil and gas production, and water resources.

Kansas Collection http://www.kanscoll.org/ - This web site provides access to articles, books, pictures, photographs, information on historical events, personal historical stories, and links to other sites with information on Kansas history.

Kansas Data Access and Support Center http://www.kansasgis.org/index.cfm - This web site contains statistics and data about present day Kansas and interactive maps of Kansas which provide information about the people, culture, and environment of Kansas. This information is available by county and by city.

Kansas Community Networks http://www.kansastowns.us

Kansas Heritage Center for Family and Local History http://www.kansasheritage.org/

These web sites are interrelated and contain information about many communities in Kansas. Much of the site involves the history of the old west time period and early statehood days in Kansas. It includes an interactive map and a timeline. These sites seek to provide connections between communities in Kansas and encourages information to be submitted by any interested groups or individuals.

Washburn University Law Web http://www.washlaw.edu/kansas/ - This web site provides links to other web sites covering many topics on laws, links to other states, the judicial system and Kansas.

Kansas GenWeb http://www.ksgenweb.org/ - This web site has provides links to searches in genealogy (Family histories and ancestors).

A Standard History of Kansas http://www.ksgenweb.org/archives/1918ks/ - A history of Kansas from the time of Spanish exploration to the end of the 19th Century.

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The following listings are all part of the Kansas State Historical Society (http://www.kshs.org) web site. There is a tremendous amount of information provided here about the history of Kansas. The site is divided into a number of major categories with different items of similar interest.

bulletStudent's Page http://www.kshs.org/p/student-activities/19086
bulletKansapediea http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/kansapedia/19539
bulletOur Collections http://www.kshs.org/p/online-collections/18942
bulletGenealogy http://www.kshs.org/p/genealogy-indexes/18943
bulletArcheology http://www.kshs.org/p/archeological-resources-for-educators/14596
bulletHistoric Sites http://www.kshs.org/p/visit/19384

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Historical Museums

Kansas Museums http://www.censusfinder.com/kansas-historical-museums.htm

Genealogical Societies and Organizations

Genealogical Societies and Organizations in Kansas http://www.kcgs.us/

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