Riley County Genealogical Society
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Our Databases
 
RCGS has developed several databases useful in genealogy research.  The databases contain almost 1,000,000 surnames found in Riley, Wabaunsee, Pottawatomie, Clay, Washington, Geary and Marshall Counties of Kansas.  
 
The records are divided into the following categories and may be searched by all categories or by individual categories.   RCGS members may view documents found in the search. 
 
Non-members may order copies at a cost of $1 per page, $10 minimum.  
 
Kansas Kin
The Kansas Kin is a quarterly journal published by RCGS beginning in 1964. Early church and cemetery records, census records, family stories, historical places/events have been recorded in this publication.
 
Books
Books published by RCGS and included in this database:
  • Pioneers of Bluestem Prairie and its sequel
  • Pioneers of Riley County 1853 to 1860
  • Fostoria, the Little Town That Could
  • Zemun Birth Records
  • Manhattan Area Veterans Spanish American War
  • Early Wills and Administrations 1866-1893; Guardianships 1866-1878, from Probate Records  (81)
  • Some Early Churches (94) Beginning to 1900 pastors, members, some births (98)
    Births Before 1911  (135) 
  • A Record of the Activities of the Blue Township, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Trustee, Clerk and Treasurer During the Years 1871-1907 (187)  
  • List of Military Veterans Living in Pottawatomie County, Kansas in 1895 (1206)
‚ÄčSome of the books are large and may take a few minutes to download.  The book, Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie is the largest and takes the most time.  Please click on "How to View Documents" and read instructions for passwords and finding sources.
 
Newspaper Abstracts
Names in this database have been abstracted from area newspapers. These publications include birth, marriage, and death announcements and other items of interest from area newspapers from 1860 to 1950.  The complete article may not have been abstracted and may require finding the article on microfilm, which is available at the Manhattan Public Library.
 
Obituaries
The obituary books contain newspaper obituary clippings from area newspapers.  Dates range from 1974 to present day.
 
Naturalization Records
Riley County Genealogical Society has a collection of 3 microfilm rolls 2108889, 2108890, 2108891.  These rolls contain records of naturalization from Riley County U.S. District Court Records of Naturalization 1859-1943.  Search options are divided into declaration of intentions, petitions and final papers.
 
Rules of naturalization changed over the years and not all three categories were used consistently throughout the years.  Often a record of intention may be found but final papers were never completed.  An explanation of Naturalization process may be found at the National Archives website 
 
Source information for the record is shown in the description area under the name.  Be sure to copy and paste that information into your notes.
 
Indexed Microfilm Rolls
The Society as a collection of Microfilm Reels containing Riley County Courthouse records. See lists below.  These records have been indexed and will appear with the image under Surname Search databases.  Source information for records is shown in the description area under the name.  Be sure to copy and paste that information into your notes.
Marriage Records
Years
Reel Number
Marriage Records
1856-1867
2057668
Marriage Records
1867-1872
2057668
Marriage Records
1873-1880
2057668
Marriage Records
1880-1903
2057669
Marriage Records
1903-1913
2057670
Marriage Records
1913-1918
2057671
Marriage Records
1918-1922
2057672
Marriage Records
1922-1929
2057746
Marriage Records
1929-1935
2057747
Marriage Records
1935-1940
2057748
 
Naturalization Records
Years
Reel Number
Declartion of Intentions
1859-1926
2108889
Declarations of Intentions E-F
1906-1922
2108890
Declartions of Intentions G-H and 
Camp Funston
1922-1943 
2108891
 
Probate Records
Years
Reel Number
Probate Court
1875-1893
2058006
Probate Court Record D
Jan 1893 to Feb 1900
2058007
Probate Court Record E
Mar 1900 to Jun 1904
2058007
Probate Court Record F
Jun 1904 to Mar 1908
2058007
Probate Court Record G
Apr 1908 to Dec 1912
2058008
Probate Court Record H
Dec 1912 to Feb 1918
2058008
Probate Court Journal A
May 1866 to Aug 1883
2058009
Probate Court Journal B
Jan 1879 to Nov 1888
2058009
Probate Court Journal C
Oct 1888 to Apri 1891
2058009
Probate Court Journal D
Apr 1891 to Jan 1895
2058009
Probate Court Journal E
Feb 1895 to Nov 1898
2058010
Probate Court Journal F
Nov 1898 to Mar 1902
2058010
Probate Court Journal G
Mar 1902 to Feb 1905
2058010
Probate Court Journal H
Feb 1905 to Feb 1908
2058011
Probate Court Journal I
Feb 1908 to Jun 1910
2058011
Probate Court Journal J
Jun 1910 to Apr 1912
2058011
Probate Court Journal K
Apr 1912 to Oct 1914
2058012
Probate Court Journal L
Jan 1914 to Oct 1916
2058012
Probate Court Journal M
Oct 1916 to Jan 1919
2058013