The Weekly Kansas Chief 1881-1891 Now Online at WorldVitalRecords.com

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WorldVitalRecords.com recently launched a decade of the Weekly Kansas Chief, ranging from 1891-1919. These databases containing vital records, as well as a variety of news items will be free to access until May 18 (two of the databases will be available until May 19, 2007).

These databases were compiled by Enid and John Ostertag.

Click on the links below to view the records:

The Weekly Kansas Chief, Births, Deaths, Marriages and other News Items and Current Events, April 1886 – December 1887 (Free until May 19, 2007)
NOTE FROM THE COMPILERS: This database contains stories of adventure in serial form, as well as illustrations. About mid-year 1887, the editor began printing histories of Civil War battles, complete with the pictures of the generals and officers involved, and detailed maps. These were left out due to their length. Another new feature is a list of new books and their authors, some novels and others of educational value.


The Weekly Kansas Chief Births, Marriages, Deaths and other News Items and Current Events, January 1881 – March 1886
(Free until May 19, 2007)

NOTE FROM THE COMPILERS: When searching for a particular name, please be aware of the spelling of any surname. The correspondents, in supplying Mr. Miller news of their neighborhood were not very accurate in writing surnames. Please keep this in mind when searching the index for your ancestor’s name.

The Weekly Kansas Chief Births, Marriages, Deaths and Other News Items and Current Events, January 1888 – March 1889 (Free until May 18, 2007)
The database is full of names of persons living in Doniphan county over 100 years ago. Individuals who have ancestors who lived in NE Kansas during the years 1888-1889 may be listed in this database, especially if they were married, divorced, bought or traded farms, or had a baby die during this time.


The Weekly Kansas Chief Births, Marriages, Deaths and Other News Items and Current Events, 1890 – 1891
(Free until May 18, 2007)
This index contains more than 5,000 names which are made up of lists of school children, teachers and school officers, township officials, Republican lists from each township, and two long lists of marriage licenses from the probate court. Other offerings include district court trials, disposition of cases (including Tribble who murdered Kinkhead in front of the schoolhouse, fled to Missouri, joined the rebel army and in 1890 was seen in Wathena, arrested and held in jail until the trial). Also included are real estate transfers, other lists of interest, births, deaths, social events, and men selling out and moving to western parts of Oklahoma.

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