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Ark Valley Crossroads Index - NEW Feature for Members

The Wichita Genealogical Society has published a quarterly newsletter titled Ark Valley Crossroads (AVC) for over 12 years. We have provided PDF (digital) versions since 2010 which contain a wealth of educational and research material. This index allows you to browse through the listings for articles you might be interested in. Select the Month-Year link and the appropriate AVC edition will open in a new window. Browse through Table of Contents to find the article that interests you

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To assist the genealogist, the index is organized by type of article. The index generally categorizes the articles into one of the follow types:

  • Methods – These are articles that describe procedures or techniques to arrive at useful genealogy data. Jump to Methods.
  • History – Generally historical accounts of local topics, though can be of any place. Jump to History.
  • Family History – Historical accounts of families or individuals that may help the genealogist see a way to document their family.
  • Records – Identifies or describes collections of records that are a typical resource for genealogist.
  • Abstracts – These are generally listings or articles extracted from newspapers or other publications. Jump to Abstracts.

NOTE: The Month-Year link will display the ENTIRE edition. If multiple articles are in that edition,  you still access them by clicking on the single link entry for that Month-Year. Several articles are noted as Free Non-Member Access, which non-members can also view to see the quality of publication we produce each quarter. CLICK HERE  for a summary table of all AVCs, organized by year. (Members only)


 Edition Topic   Author
Jan-2010 Ten signs of Technology Overload Anon.
Apr-2010 Genealogical Codicil to Will Anon.
Jul-2010 Technology Tips Lisa Quinn
Oct-2010 Technology Tip: Google Searches Lisa Quinn
Oct-2010 Technology: Genealogy Web Sites Lisa Quinn
Jan-2011 10 Commandments of Genealogy Dick Eastman
Apr-2011 Who's Who - Figuring out Relationship Chart Anon.
Apr-2011 Password Problems Lisa Quinn
Oct-2011 Cloud Computing Lisa Quinn
Jul-2012 Naming Patterns (Reprint) Louisiana Gen Hist Soc
Oct-2012 Books Online Lisa Quinn
Jan-2013 Medical Miscellany (Free Non-Member Access) Nancy Patterson
Jul-2013 Researching Your Virginia Family Virginia Downing
Oct-2013 Protecting Your Genealogy Work Anon.
Oct-2013 Consider the Source Reprint, Dick Eastman
Apr-2014 Google Alerts Reprint, Dick Eastman
Jul-2014 Finding Your Female Ancestors Anon.
Jul-2014 Do You Have a Revolutionary War Ancestor? Linda King
Jul-2014 Becoming a Mayflower Society Member Tracy Tauber
Oct-2014 What Can You Do When Little Time? Reprint, Dianne Haddad
Oct-2014 Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results Reprint, Thomas MacEntee
Jan-2015 Exploring the Website Linda King
Apr-2015 Storing Your Family Data Adapted, online article
Jul-2015 Using Google Maps to Trace Your Ancestors Adapted, online article
Jul-2015 Printing Those Precious Family Lines Linda King
Oct-2015 Descendancy Research Linda King
Jan-2016 Google Books, Archive, etc. Reprint, Family Tree Mag
Jan-2016 Desperate Seeking Surnames Reprint, Lisa Alzo
Apr-2016 Genealogy Tips Linda King, comp.
Jul-2016 Archiving High Quality Cell Phone Pictures Gary W. Clark
Jul-2016 Cousin Relationship Determination Anon.
Jul-2016 Let Your Cell Phone Tell You About "History Here" Reprint, Dick Eastman
Jul-2016 Research Log (Reprint)  Gena Philibert-Ortega
Jul-2016 It's at the Society (Reprint)  Gena Philibert-Ortega
Oct-2016 Following Your Ancestor's Trail (Reprint) Donna Potter Phillips
Oct-2016 Sorting Family Records Reprint, Lisa Alzo
Oct-2016 Why Deeds are Important in Genealogy Research Reprint, George G. Morgan
Oct-2016 Library Book Sales Provide Treasures Reprint, George G. Morgan
Oct-2016 Research Tips: African-Americans in Newspapers Anon.
Apr-2017 Google Outside UK Anon.
Apr-2017 Census Enumeration Districts Reprint, David A. Norris
Jan-2018 Make a Genealogical New Year's Resolution Anon.
Apr-2018 Build Your F-A-N Club Mary Hursey
Jul-2018 Homestead Act and Land Patents Rosetta Wiley
Oct-2018 Repository Research Tips Anon.
Apr-2019 Newspapers Anon.
Oct-2019 Where There's a Will, There's a Way Margaret Kline
Jan-2020 Resource List: Finding Your Female Ancestor Mary Hursey, comp.
Apr-2020 Effective Searches on Ancestry Margaret Kline
Apr-2020 What Are Gravestones Hiding Gary W. Clark
Apr-2020 Collective Book Catalogs - A Primer Margaret Kline
APR-2021 Sumner County Research Guide Rosie Wiley
July-2021 Getting the Picture? Windows Tile Tagging Margaret Kline
Oct-2021 Finding and Using Ancestry's Research Location Pages Margaret Kline
Aug-2022 Research Logs are Sexy Margaret Kline


 Edition  Topic  Author
Apr-2010 Cherokee Strip Pioneer Cookbook Recipe Anon.
Jan-2011 Home on the Prairie No author listed
Oct-2011 William G. Hacker Reprint
Jan-2012 Leap Year Anon.
Jan-2012 Wichita Police License Collector Anon.
Jan-2012 James R. Mead Anon.
Apr-2012 Mary Elizabeth Lease, Founder of Hypatia Anon.
Apr-2012 William Mathewson Anon.
Jul-2012 Jesse Chisholm Anon.
Jul-2012 The Chisholm Trail Anon.
Jul-2012 Wichita High School North Linda Klingman
Oct-2012 Wichita Pioneers Anon.
Oct-2012 Kansas Pioneers Bliss Isely, 1927
Jan-2013 Two Caves in Sedgwick County Anon.
Jul-2013 Where Did the Hamburger Come From Emilie S. Johnson
Jul-2013 Medical Miscellany Nancy Patterson
Oct-2013 Revolutionary War Ancestors Anon.
Oct-2013 Medical Miscellany Nancy Patterson
Jan-2014 Ichabod Washburn Anon.
Jan-2014 Medical Miscellany Nancy Patterson
Apr-2014 Medical Miscellany Nancy Patterson
Jul-2014 Coins on Tombstones Anon.
Jul-2014 Medical Miscellany Nancy Patterson
Oct-2014 Why isn't 'Arkansas' pronounced like Kansas Arika Okrent
Oct-2014 Medical Miscellany Nancy Patterson
Jan-2015 Medical Miscellany Linda King
Jan-2015 Warnings Out and Other Notifications (Reprint) American Ancestor
Apr-2015 Tidbits of History Linda King, comp.
Apr-2015 The Battle Against Boredom: Game (Reprint) Pennsylvanic Hist. Soc.
Apr-2015 Greensburg Tornado Virginia Downing
Jul-2015 Epidemics Anon.
Jul-2015 A Bit of History: Western Kansas and Beyond! Sharin McAfee
Oct-2015 Dead Diseases and Epidemics Linda King
Jan-2016 What Happened in January Anon.
Jan-2016 Some Pitfalls in Genealogical Research Linda King
Jan-2016 A Year Without Summer (Reprint) Reprint, multiple sources
Apr-2016 A Look Back at Old-Time Medicines Linda King, comp.
Apr-2016 Grasshopper Plague of 1874 Rosetta Wiley
Jul-2016 Tidbits of History (Reprint) Wichita Eagle
Jul-2016 Old Diseases and Their Modern Definitions Anon.
Oct-2016 Honoring the Family Name Reprint, Bill Coate
Oct-2016 Aunt of her Stepsisters (Reprint) Logansport Journal
Oct-2016 Virginian's Funeral (Reprint) Wichita Eagle
Jan-2017 Wichita and Her Libraries (Free Non-Member Access) Hortense Balderston Campbell
Jan-2017 Melungeons, Who Are They Linda King
Jan-2017 Teacher Contract Anon.
Apr-2017 The Douglas Avenue Sculptures Cassy Rohr
Jul-2017 Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War (Reprint) Reprint, Kat Eschner
Jul-2017 Treasure Hunter Finds Clue in Driscoll Collection  Reprint, Wichita Eagle
Oct-2017 True Story of the Short-Lived State of Franklin Reprint, Kat Eschner
Oct-2017 The Wichita Public Library  Anon.
Jan-2018 Uncovered Treasure  
Jan-2018 German Father of 84 (Reprint) Wichita Eagle
Apr-2018 Coming Together for Fun Times Margaret Kline
Apr-2018 Dragging Douglas Gary Clark
Apr-2018 To Take a Lunch with the Dead (Reprint) Caitlin Doughty
Jul-2018 It's a Matter of Principal Margaret Kline
Jul-2018 From Homestead to City Margaret Kline
Jul-2019 The Wichita VA Hospital Anon.
Jan-2020 Who Was Dr. Tihen Gary W. Clark
Jan-2021 WGS Budget and Year End Message Margaret Kline
Jan-2021 Fresh Air Baby Camp Margaret Kline
Jan-2021 Early Wichita Hospitals Margaret Kline
Jan-2021 Wichita Library Covid Status Editor
Apr-2021 Association Highlight: Rotary International Margaret Kline
July-2021 Association Highlight: Int'l Order of Odd Fellows Margaret Kline
Oct-2021 Association Highlight: Girl Scouts Margaret Kline
Oct-2021 Wichita Social Organizations - 1921 Margaret Kline
Jan-2022 Association Highlight:  Modern Woodmen of America Margaret Kline
Jan-2022 The Santa Fe Trail Julie Crawford
Nov-2022 The Interesting Case of George H. Woodward Jason Felihkatubbe
Nov-2022 Camels in the U.S. Cavalry Helen Cole
Nov-2022 2023 WGS Conference Gary Clark
Nov-2022 Kansas Society of DAR Donates Library Collection Julie Crawford

Family History

Jul-2011 Native American Cordier Family Presentation Dale Cordier-Homan
Jul-2011 Cordier Family Judy Hall
Jul-2011 Covered Wagon Mary Kate Pirce
Apr-2012 Two Kansas Sisters: My Cousins Richard Hitchcock
Jan-2013 Towanda Struck by Tornado Donnis Crane
Apr-2013 All the Way to Oklahoma Anon.
Jul-2013 Brick Wall Shattered Sharon Bacon
Jan-2014 Brick Wall Broken Rosie Wiley
Jan-2014 Kansas Coal Miner Family's Disaster Wally Jensen
Apr-2014 Genealogy, Life in the Past Lane Andrea Colley
Apr-2014 A Civil War Soldier Linda King
Jul-2014 Truth or Rumor Julie Crawford
Oct-2015 Never Give Up On a Difficult Ancestor
(Free Non-Member Access)
Reprint, Dave Obee
Oct-2016 Finding Your Family Connection Linda King
Jul-2017 Early Days of the George Washington Miller Family Reprint, Lucy Alice Miller Lill


Jul-2010 More Quaker Sources Mary L. Addis-Brown
Oct-2011 Draper Papers Anon.
Jan-2012 NARA Videos Anon.
Jan-2012 Corrections to Draper Papers Anon.
Jan-2012 J.R. Mead, Special Collections Anon.
Jan-2012 Change in Illinois Adoption Records Anon.
Jan-2012 1st Presbyterian Church Gary Huffman
Jan-2012 Historical Counties on Line Lisa Quinn
Jan-2012 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Sarah J. Martin
Jan-2015 Native American Resources at WPL Anon.
Jan-2015 Discovering the American Indian Archives, Reprint  Billy Stone Fogarty
Apr-2015 WPL Acquisitions Michelle Enke
Oct-2015 Various Internet Sites Anon.
Jul-2016 Religious Emblems Reprint, Donna Phillips
Apr-2017 African-American History Research Anon.
Apr-2017 War Maps  
Jul-2017 Census Mortality Schedules Reprint, George G. Morgan
Jul-2018 Kansas Land Tracks Margaret Kline
Oct-2018 Wichita McCormick School Museum Gary Clark
Oct-2018 Edmund Stanley Library at Friends University Helen Cole
Jan-2019 Wichita's First Presbyterian Church Gary M. Huffman

German Newspapers of the Arkansas Valley
(Free Non-Member Access)

Apr-2019 Search Tips for German Newspapers Anon.
Apr-2019 Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society Julia Langel
Jul-2019 WPL Advanced Learning Library Research Pavilion Anon.
Oct-2019 Genealogical Resources at the State Archives Sara J. Keckeisen
Jan-2020 WSU's Ablah Library Anon.
Jan-2020 Tihen's Notes at Ablah Library Gary W. Clark
Jan-2021 Trust But Verify - A Civil War Records Story Gary W. Clark
Jan-2022 Location, Location, Location:   Margaret Kline
Nov-2022 The Dawes Roll Jason Felihkatubbe
Jan-2010 Techno Tips Lisa Quinn


 Edition Topic  Author 
Jan-2010 Letter of the Civil War, Part 3 Staff
Obituaries, 1909 Staff
Jan-2010 Brookdale Twp Hall Cemetery Staff
Jan-2010 Society News 1910 Staff
Jan-2010 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2010 Diary of S/Sgt. Virgil R. Embry Staff
Apr-2010 Obituaries, 1909 Staff
Apr-2010 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2010 Society Gossip, 1910 Staff
Apr-2010 Register, Friends Sand Creek Cemetery Staff
Jul-2010 Society Gossip Staff
Jul-2010 Diary of S/Sgt. Virgil R. Embry Staff
Jul-2010 1909 Obituaries Staff
Jul-2010 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2010 Evening Gossip, 1910 Staff
Oct-2010 Wichita, Vidette Staff
Oct-2010 No Longer Gretna Green Staff
Oct-2010 1909 Obituaries Staff
Oct-2010 Diary of S/Sgt. Virgil R. Embry Staff
Oct-2010 LaCrosse Class Roll, 1893-1926 Staff
Oct-2010 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Jan-2011 Society Gossip Staff
Jan-2011 1907 Obituary Index Staff
Jan-2011 Diary of S/Sgt. Virgil R. Embry Staff
Jan-2011 LaCrosse Class Roll, 1926-1938 Staff
Jan-2011 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2011 Society Gossip Staff
Apr-2011 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2011 1907 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2011 We are the Chosen Della Cummings Wright 
Jul-2011 Society Gossip Staff
Jul-2011 Who's Who in Wichita 1929 Staff
Jul-2011 Biographical Sketches of Kansans Staff
Jul-2011 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2011 1908 Obituaries Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2011 Society News, 1911 Staff
Oct-2011 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2011 1908 Obituaries Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2011 Change in Countryside around Young Wichita Reprint
Oct-2011 Spanish Influenza Virginia Downing 
Jan-2012 Society News Staff
Jan-2012 1887 Biz Direct. Of Winfield Staff
Jan-2012 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Jan-2012 1909 Obituaries Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2012 Society News Staff
Apr-2012 1909 Obituaries Staff
Apr-2012 Wichita Morning Eagle Obituaries Staff
Apr-2012 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2012 Society News Staff
Jul-2012 Wichita Morning Eagle Obits Staff
Jul-2012 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2012 1909 Obituaries Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2012 Study of Genealogy Reprint, Wichita Eagle
Oct-2012 Society News Staff
Oct-2012 New from Neighboring Towns, Beacon Staff
Oct-2012 Highland Cemetery Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2012 1910 Obituaries Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2012 1940 Obituaries Shirley Albers 
Jan-2013 Obits 1910 Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2013 1910 Obituaries Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2013 Beacon 1910 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2013 1910 Obits Staff
Jan-2014 1910 Obituaries Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2014 1911 Obituaries Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2014 1911 Obituaries Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2014 1911 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Jan-2015 1911 Obituaries Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2015 1911 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2015 Elks Staff
Jul-2015 1911 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2015 Lived Hard Lives in Pioneer Days (Free Non-Member Access) 1917 Lincoln, Illinois 
Jan-2016 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2016 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2016 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2016 April 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Jan-2017 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2017 Wyatt Earp Kin Reprint, Wichita Eagle
Apr-2017 Wyatt Earp's Cousin Reprint, Wichita Eagle
Apr-2017 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2017 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2017 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Jan-2018 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2018 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2018 1912 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2018 Obits 1912 Claudia Vickery 
Jan-2019 1913 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2019 1913 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Jul-2019 1913 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Oct-2019 Obits 1913 Claudia Vickery 
Jan-2020 1913 Obits Claudia Vickery 
Apr-2020 1913 September Obits Claudia Vickery 
Jan-2021 1913 Obits Claudia Victory
July-2021 1913 November Obits Claudia Vickery 
Jan-2022 1914 January Obits Claudia Vickery
Aug-2022 1914 March Obits Claudia Vickery
Nov-2022 1914 April Obits Claudia Vickery

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