Wichita Genealogical Society - 1987
Wichita Genealogical Society Day with Ancestry
Announcing the WGS
6th Annual Conference – "A Day With Ancestry"
October 14, 2017
JOIN us for this unique day with the world leader in Genealogy information and research tools.  Ancestry will present a day-long series of classes that may give you  new ideas to help your research and answer questions you have.  
 
Registration is now open, Click Here to learn more.

 


2017 Class Schedule

2017 Genealogy 101 Class Schedule
The beginning genealogy classes start March 23.  Click here to see the schedule and register.
 
Presentation Slides from Jan 21 Meeting
The presentation of 1890 Census Substitutes is available in PDF format for WGS members.  Click here.


Wichita "Who's Who" Indexed

We continue adding more records and indexes to our collection of online historical data from the Wichita. The 1929 and 1980 Who's Who in Wichita index have been posted in the Area Research section.  CLICK HERE to see over 2,000 names in the 1929 volume and more than 1,000 in the 1980 book. These books with the named biographies can then be viewed in the Wulfmeyer Genealogy Center in the downtown library.


NEW! Obituary Indexes 1941-45 & 1954

The Wichta Genealogical team led by Rosie Wiley has completed indexing all obituaries that appeared in the 1941 through 1945 & 1954 Wichita Morning Eagle. The index gives a date and page number in the paper where an obituary is found. Members, login and Click Here to see the indexes and discover how you can get a copy of the obituary. More years are being indexed and will be available soon.

 


NEW! Early Wichita Death Certificates

Wichita Death Certificates
The WGS has recently completed the index and transcription of death certificates issued by the city of Wichita from 1887 to 1911. This information is free to all visitors to this web site.  Click Here to see the wonderful new data available for your genealogy and family history research.

 


13,000 Names Indexed for You

The WGS has completed a massive project of indexing over 60 books of Wichita history listing more than 13,000 name entries. The complete index is available to WGS members to help them find ancestors and family members that may have appeared in one of these books.  
 
The index gives the book title, the page number of the entry, and the library call number to help find the book.  It is sorted by surname and available in nine volumes as PDFs.  Members, log in and  CLICK here to see this fabulous resource.

 


Wichita & Sedgwick County History Book

We have recently discovered a great history resource in our own Wichita Public Library. It is the Wichita and Sedgwick County History Book.  Now it was not lost, hidden, or is it new. Most of us just didn't know it existed. Michelle Enke, our Local History Librarian, brought this interesting book to our attention recently. Learn about area history from a two-volume collection of published articles from the 1880s to 1932.  The WGS has indexed the book and includes that index online for WGS Members. You may find your ancestors in it. Learn about it here – FOR WGS MEMBERS ONLY.

 


Monthly Activity Updates

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May 1
Special Interest Group Meeting
Members Only
May 20
World War II Rationing
American civilians first received ration books - War Ration Book Number One, or the "Sugar Book" - on May 4, 1942, through more than 100,000 school teachers, PTA groups and other volunteers. Sugar was the first consumer commodity rationed. Bakeries, ice cream makers and other commercial users received rations of ...
June 5
Special Interest Group Meeting
Members Only
June 17
Diseases that changed our families. Was it an Epidemic or a Pandemic
Before vaccinations diseases were widespread and common.  A list of outbreaks will be discussed – maybe some of your family were lost during one of these outbreaks.  We will discuss where to learn if there was an outbreak that affected the area where your ancestors were living.  
July 3
SIG Meeting Cancelled
Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day!