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Kansas, Genealogy Trails!

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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

If you are interested in joining Genealogy Trails as the host of this state site or any of our county websites, view our Volunteer Page for all the ins and outs of becoming a host.
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If you have information that you'd like to share about any town, family, county or subject, please send it to us and we'll make sure it gets posted to the right county.

Types of Data We're Looking to Post Online

Send transcribed biographies, obituaries, vital records, census records, newspaper gleanings, military records, or if you have walked cemeteries and have transcribed those names and dates,and any other type of data you think would be helpful to researchers

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Regretfully, we do not have time to do research for anybody.

All data we come across will be added to these sites.

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Named after our first president, Washington County was organized in 1860.  Settlers had started arriving in 1857, and only the hardiest of pioneers could survive those early years of hardship.  Hunting was plentiful, but lack of other food and supplies, very little timber---most settlers lived in "soddies" or "dugouts"---as well as the ever-present fear of Indian attacks, made life precarious.  However, they made the land their own and eventually had comfortable homesteads for their families.  Ranching was (and still is) very important in Washington County, and farms with their neat outbuildings dotted the countryside.

Washington is the county seat.


Barnes .. Brantford .. Charleston .. Clifton .. Coleman .. Farmington .. Franklin .. Grant .. Greenleaf .. Haddam .. Hanover .. Highland .. Independence .. Kimeo .. Lincoln .. Linn .. Little Blue .. Logan .. Lowe .. Mill Creek .. Sheridan .. Sherman .. Strawberry ll Union .. Washington  


Barnes .. Bodaville .. Chepstow .. Clifton .. Greenleaf .. Haddam .. Hanover .. Hollenberg .. Linn ... Mahaska .. Morrowville .. Palmer .. Vining .. Washington



Washington County, Kansas Data

Biographies Marriages
Births & Birthdays Military
Cemeteries Newspaper Items
Census Obituaries
 Death Records Pictures
Directories Queries
Histories Research
Maps Schools


August,  2018 Research



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