Wyandotte County, Kansas, Genealogy

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2009 - Wyandotte County - 150 Years

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Special Publications and Web Sites


African American History/Culture in Wyandotte County, Kansas 

African American Immigration to Wyandotte County 1875 - 1885

Quindaro Kansas and the Underground Railroad 

Induction to Argentine High School's "Wall of Fame" : Saturnino Alvarado

THE EDUCATION OF MEXICAN-AMERICANS IN KANSAS CITY,  KANSAS - 1916-1951 - A THESIS IN History Presented to the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS  by ROBERT MARTIN CLEARY; B.A., Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1981; M.L.S., Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, 1993; Kansas City, Missouri 2002.

Strawberry Hill

"The Wyandot Indians, 1843-1876" by Robert Emmett Smith, Jr.
Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate College of the Oklahoma State University by Robert Emmett Smith, Jr. in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, May, 1973
WY Co Alien Registration (WW1)

Kansas City, Kansas

The History of the Public Schools of Kansas City, Kansas - Wyandotte County, Kansas, 1819-1961  by Nellie McGuinn, a public school educator in Kansas City, Kansas, who (in January of 1961) presented this history to USD 500 in answer to a request from the Superintendent Frank L. Schlagle. Her manuscript takes a look at the settlement and growth of Kansas City and Wyandotte County, Kansas.  We are grateful to Ms. McGuinn for her contribution.

North American Aviation - Kansas (Fairfax District) - For former employees of the North American Aviation plant in Kansas City , Kansas during WWII and others interested in the B-25 aircraft.

Strawberry Hill 

Argentine area of KCKs

"Silver City", A History of the Argentine Community of Kansas City, Kansas  by Edwin Dale Shutt II
1976 thesis
(copyright 1976) Argentine

Jacobs / Engel / Nichols Family
Argentine 1881-1923
submitted by Tom Jacobs

Rosedale area of KCKs

Rosedale High School - 1885-1973 Graduates - Two Lists (pdf files):  One alpha and one by year

The Winding Valley and The Craggy Hillside - A History of the City of Rosedale, Kansas by Margaret Landis. Copyright 1976. Reproduced on the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library web site with permission from Ms. Landis.

Schools of Wyandotte County

Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Public Schools

Kansas City, KS Public SchoolsPiper Public Schools

Turner Public Schools The History of the Public Schools of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas

From 1844 through the present with histories, images, maps, online publications, newspaper articles, links, etc. Compiled and Presented by Patricia Adams, USD 500

First Free Public School in Kansas

Individual school histories contain excerpts from A History of Black Education in Kansas City, Kansas, Readin', 'Riting, 'Rithmetic by William W. Boone, March 1986 (Copy located in the KCKs Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave, KCKs, 913-551-3280).  The school district is sincerely grateful to Mr. William W. Boone, Ms. Josephine C. Vandiver, and Mr. Jackson C. Van Trece for their research and preparation of this material.

KCKS Public School System, 1819-1961 by Nellie McGuinn, public school educator in Kansas City, Kansas, who (in February of 1966) presented this history of the KCKs public school system to USD 500 in answer to a request from then former Superintendent Frank L. Schlagle. Her manuscript takes a good look at the settlement and growth of Kansas City and Wyandotte County, Kansas, incorporating the history of our schools.  The history written by Ms. McGuinn has been used for information on the individual buildings throughout the web site, although the entire book is on this web page.  We are grateful to Ms. McGuinn for her contribution to the future . . . "our written history".

The History of the Music Program in the Public Schools of the Rosedale District of Kansas City, Kansas, 1872-1973 by Suzanne H. Elliott, B.M.E., Kent State University, 1978 - Ms. Elliott is Principal of Hazel Grove Elementary School - Mar 2003

Vernon School is Officially Historic:  Sept, 2004 - "The Vernon School, a haven of education for African-American students prior to school integration, has been placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places.  The Vernon School, built in 1936, is a one-story brick structure located at the corner of 27th Street and Sewell Avenue.  The current building was build as a replacement for the Colored School of Quindaro, which served freed slaves, but had become overcrowded and a fire hazard.  The school was named for Bishop William Tecumseh Vernon, a president of the defunct Western University, which also served African Americans.  The Vernon School was an all-black institution until 1972, when Quindaro Elementary School was built as part of the KCKs Public School's desegregation efforts.

Link for Vernon School History - Built in 1936 by the WPA

Link for Western University - virtual tour of the Quindaro Ruins and other area history

Link for Quindaro School History - Built in 1858

“A History of the Origin and Establishment of Washington Rural High School – Bethel, Kansas" As contained in news articles found in the Kansas City Star and Times, Kansas City Kansan, and the Bonner Springs Chieftain – Apr 1929 to Feb 1932 – submitted by David C. Grove, Jan 1966

"A History of Wyandotte High School" by Ferne Vesecky, editor of the Pantograph.  Written 1931-34. 

Wyandotte County

List of Buildings/Places in Wyandotte County listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesFloods in Wyandotte County, Kansas

  WY Co Vital Records

Howell's KS On The Net Toni's WyCoKS.comGenealogy and History

On-line Resources

Wy Co Historical Society WyCo History

Wyandotte County KSGenWeb Project Site

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Wyandotte County Genealogy Society
PO BOX 4228
Kansas City, KS

Current Wyandotte Co KS sites

Local History

Wyandotte County also has a separate e-mail Q&A group. To join, email
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Subscribe To write the group, send email to:
Browse our older surname lists and index
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Look for contacts: are others researching your family or surname? Look-up Volunteers are just an e-mail away to help with your short Wyandotte Co., KS genealogy question. Wyandotte County Biographies, Perl W. Morgan editor
On-Line Book - History of Wyandotte County, Kansas (Vol 1), by Perl W. Morgan, 1911
Polish friends: Do you know these people?

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Post your surname data to the Kansas Surname List Officially volunteer to look up answers to queries if you have access to books, libraries, etc. about Wyandotte County, KS genealogy and would you be willing to try to answer other people's emailed questions. Send your name, e-mail address, resources (books, cemeteries, libraries, etc). Can you help answer any of these Queries and Messages?

Noteworthy People from Wyandotte County KS

Ada Brown was born in Kansas City, Kansas, to a musical family including her cousin, noted ragtime composer and performer James Scott. She was already an established performer who had toured nationally and internationally when she recorded "Evil Mama Blues" with Bennie Moten for the Okeh label on September 1923.Maurice Greene, from KCK, at the 2000 Olympics (eCard) by J.Jacobsohn, Allsport


A-M and N-Z 
Political Grave Yard
Living people (searches)

Suggest a site about Wyandotte County KS history or genealogy

Kansas Resources

The KANSAS COLLECTION - Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
Kansas City - Old Quindaro - Wyandotte County

Education and School Information for the state of Kansas

History Gateway / Kansas at the History Channel / Kansas Book Transcriptions Online KS Vital Records

KS Genealogy Resources KS Surname List

Talk about KC! KansasCity-L Things to Do Around Kansas

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Miscellaneous Web Sites

  Thanks to Helen E. Bortz , the "1881 Gazetteer of the New Southwest" is now online. Information includes counties, cities and towns of southwest Kansas, southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and Indian Territory as well as a business directory of St. Louis. Check it out and if there is anything you think might benefit your county visitors please feel free to link to our page.

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