YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:
- You’re just starting to research your Kansas genealogy
- You’ve hit a brick wall on your Sunflower State ancestors
- You’re curious how the Civil War period in Kansas affects your genealogy research
From early Native American nomads to the Civil War nickname Bleeding Kansas, this Midwestern prairie land plays a pivotal role in the roots of many genealogists. Whether you're descended from bison hunters or wheat farmers, the Sunflower State is rich with resources for family researchers. Let presenter Kathleen Reid Rippel help you fill in your family tree with our Kansas Genealogy Crash Course. This webinar comes with a free PDF download: a copy of our Kansas State Research Guide.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- Fundamental Kansas history, from the Louisiana Purchase to the American Civil War
- State-specific tips for tracing American Indian, English, Spanish and African-American and other ethnic ancestors in Kansas
- Key online sources for Kansas records
- Tricks for finding your Topeka, Wichita, Dodge City and Kansas City roots
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Kathleen Reid Rippel is a lecturer specializing in basic genealogical research and sources, including online sources. She is a Consultant for the Central Kansas Library System, Great Bend, Kansas. Her expertise is in bibliographical verification and interlibrary loan. Personal research concerns include the United States and Europe. She is a member of the Archives and History Commission of the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church.