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County Records

The Kansas Historical Society has thousands of reels of microfilm of Kansas county and city government records. Most of this film came to the Historical Society during a cooperative project with the Genealogical Society of Utah and the records primarily date from before 1920. We only have microfilm for the counties listed below; not digitized versions.

Some of this information is restricted. The Historical Society sends this film on interlibrary loan to Kansas libraries.

Microfilm volunteer in reading room

Access restrictions: The Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed military discharge records that have been restricted by the Kansas Legislature under the Kansas Open Records Act, Kansas Statutes Annotated, no. 45-221(A)(46) which reads:

  • 45-221. Certain records not required to be open; separation of open and closed information required; statistics and records over 70 years old open. (a) Except to the extent disclosure is otherwise required by law, a public agency shall not be required to disclose:
  • . . . (46) Any information or material received by the register of deeds of a county from military discharge papers (DD Form 214). Such papers shall be disclosed: To the military dischargee; to such dischargee's immediate family members and lineal descendants; to such dischargee's heirs, agents or assigns; to the licensed funeral director who has custody of the body of the deceased dischargee; when required by a department or agency of the federal or state government or a political subdivision thereof; when the form is required to perfect the claim of military service or honorable discharge or a claim of a dependent of the dischargee; and upon the written approval of the commissioner of veterans affairs, to a person conducting research.
  • If, according to this law, you are eligible to request copies of these military discharge records, please contact the the Historical Society at 785-272-8681, ext. 117; or through the ask a research question online form.