You'll love this if...
- you're tracing ancestors in Kansas City, Mo.
- you want to learn more about Kansas City history
- you need ideas for Kansas City genealogy sources and websites to check
Quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in cities across the USA. Our downloadable City Guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library. The four-page Kansas City Guide download includes:
- essential history and facts
- details on available genealogy records
- websites, publications and organizations to aid your search
- the city's top five historic sites
Here are just a few of the helpful tips you'll find inside:
"A railway spurred Kansas City’s population growth by 100,000 between 1870 and 1890. In 1880, about half of foreign residents were Irish from Boston, New York or St. Louis, who worked the railroads and leveled the streets."
"The recorder’s office in Indepen- dence has deeds dating to 1826; look to the recorder’s office in Kansas City for deeds since 1873."
"Surviving newspapers date to the 1854 Kansas City Enterprise (later called the Kansas City Journal-Post) and include the major dailies Kansas City Times and Kansas City Star."
Plus, each guide contains web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer or print it out for your reference.