Genealogical Resources in Digitized Kansas State Government Publications

Kansas state government agency/institution publications can be helpful resources in locating missing ancestors/relatives in your genealogical research.  The following list consists of Kansas state government directories, annual/biennial reports and other publications with names and other information which have been digitized and provided online.  You'll find state employee telephone directories, professional/retail directories, Soldiers Home residents, state school information, G.A.R. organizational reports, and reports of two African American colleges.

All of these digitized publications, with the exception of Kansas Legislators Past and Present, are located at the State Library of Kansas' Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library.

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES
Official Topeka State Offices Directories
1958-1975
KANS-A-N Telephone Directories
1976-2002 (Statewide state employee directory)

ARCHITECTS, KANSAS BOARD FOR REGISTRATION/EXAMINATION
Annual Report With List of Registered Architects
1949/50-1974/75

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES REGULATORY BOARD

Certified Psychologists of Kansas  
1980-1994

BLIND, KANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE
Annual Catalogue
1913/14-1920/21 (Staff, students, alumni)
Biennial Report
1876/78, 1908/10, 1939/40-1956/58 (Staff, alumni lists)

DEAF, KANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE
Annual and Biennial Reports
1871-1875, 1900/02-1902/04 (Faculty, staff, student lists)

DENTAL BOARD, KANSAS STATE
Lists of Registered Dentists and Dental Hygienists
1927-1959 (Dental hygienists added in 1935)

EDUCATION (KANSAS STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES)
Kansas Educational Directory
1923/24, 1940/41-present (Administrators, superintendents, principals, organizations)

EMBALMING, KANSAS BOARD OF
Licensed Embalmers, Funeral Directors 1946, 1948, 1951

ENGINEERING EXAMINERS, KANSAS BOARD OF
Roster of Licensed Professional Engineers 1948-1975

ENTOMOLOGICAL COMMISSION, KANSAS
Certified Nurseries and Plant Growers 1931/32-1998

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION BOARD, KANSAS
Roster of Registrants 1969-1976

LEGISLATURE, KANSAS
Kansas Legislators Past and Present (1861-present)

MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS
Kansas Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Convention Journals
1927-1972
Kansas Grand Army of the Republic - Annual Encampments  
1882-1944
Kansas Grand Army of the Republic - Roster
(1894 Roster includes all GAR members statewide)
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic (Kansas) - Annual Convention  

MINES AND METALLURGY STATE SCHOOL (Weir, Kansas)
General Catalog 1914/15-1916/17 (Student lists and Faculty)

MINING AGENCIES, KANSAS
Annual and Biennial Reports, 1884-1954/56
Reports include accident/injury/death reports with names

NURSING, KANSAS STATE BOARD OF
Registered Nurses in Kansas 1913-1921, 1935-1948

PENITENTIARY, KANSAS STATE (Lansing)
Annual and Biennial Reports - (1861-1882/84 reports include convict lists)

PHARMACY, KANSAS STATE BOARD OF
Registered Pharmacists
1891, 1898, 1907, 1908, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1948, 1955, 1958

REAL ESTATE COMMISSION, KANSAS
Licensed Real Estate Brokers/Salespersons 1948-67, 1981-82

REVENUE, KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF
Liquor Retailers Licensed by the State 1949-1999

SECRETARY OF STATE, KANSAS
State Officers, Boards and Commissions  1902-1939

SOLDIERS HOME, KANSAS STATE and BICKERDYKE ANNEX
Annual and Biennial Reports 1889/90-1956/58 (Members/residents/workers/staff)
Not all reports include members. Reports stop including members with 1933/34 report
Bickerdyke Home reports start with 1906/07 Report but don't include residents until 1926/28


VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, KANSAS (Topeka)
Biennial Report of the Kansas Vocational School
1925/26 Staff, Faculty, Students, Alumni (1914-1926 list)
1927/28-1939/40 Staff, Faculty
Student Handbook 1935/36 - Alumni (1904-1935 list)

WESTERN UNIVERSITY (Kansas City, Kansas)
Annual Catalogue 1908/09-1932/33 includes students and faculty