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How to Obtain Kansas Death Certificates

The data of vital records were not officially registered in early years in the Kansas state. The July 1st, 1911 was the day when the state of Kansas made the registrations of deaths and births official within all the cities and counties of the state. Since 1911, the records are housed and maintained at the state's Office of Vital Statistics based in the Kansas department of health and environment. The available birth certificates are from 1st July 1911, with the exception to some records which is still available there dating back to the 1860's. The death certificates are available happened after July 1911. Marriages records were started to maintain by the state on 1st May 1913. Same is the situation with the divorce records, the registration of which started from 1st July 1951 almost around after 40 years of the introduction of the law of the registration of the vital events within the whole state of Kansas.

The records prior to these dates are available with the county clerk where the event occurred. However, in order to access the records, you have to contact county clerk with a valid reason for accessing the information as well.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Kansas County Death Records

Allen County
Anderson County
Atchison County
Barber County
Barton County
Bourbon County
Brown County
Butler County
Chase County
Chautauqua County
Cherokee County
Cheyenne County
Clark County
Clay County
Cloud County
Coffey County
Comanche County
Cowley County
Crawford County
Decatur County
Dickinson County
Doniphan County
Douglas County
Edwards County
Elk County
Ellis County
Ellsworth County
Finney County
Ford County
Franklin County
Geary County
Gove County
Graham County
Grant County
Gray County
Greeley County
Greenwood County
Hamilton County
Harper County
Harvey County
Haskell County
Hodgeman County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Jewell County
Johnson County
Kearny County
Kingman County
Kiowa County
Labette County
Lane County
Leavenworth County
Lincoln County
Linn County
Logan County
Lyon County
Marion County
Marshall County
McPherson County
Meade County
Miami County
Mitchell County
Montgomery County
Morris County
Morton County
Nemaha County
Neosho County
Ness County
Norton County
Osage County
Osborne County
Ottawa County
Pawnee County
Phillips County
Pottawatomie County
Pratt County
Rawlins County
Reno County
Republic County
Rice County
Riley County
Rooks County
Rush County
Russell County
Saline County
Scott County
Sedgwick County
Seward County
Shawnee County
Sheridan County
Sherman County
Smith County
Stafford County
Stanton County
Stevens County
Sumner County
Thomas County
Trego County
Wabaunsee County
Wallace County
Washington County
Wichita County
Wilson County
Woodson County
Wyandotte County

 

Kansas Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Vital Statistics
Kansas Department of Health and the Environment
900 SW Jackson, Room 151
Topeka, KS 66612-2221
Tel: 785-296-1400
Fax: 785-296-8075