Kansas Family History Societies (O-S)

This section lists associations from Osborne to Smoky Valley giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Osborne County Genealogical and Historical Society

Many publications are sold by the society, which include:

  • 19th and 20th Century Veterans buried in the county
  • Back issues of their quarterly publication Leaves of Lineage
  • Osborne Co. Marriages 1872-1899
  • Oz-some Cooking and More, which celebrates the 140th Anniversary of the area

In addition, details of Newspapers on microfilm at the Carnegie Research Library, are accessible.


Phillips County Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1974.  Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Civil War Veterans
  • Marriages 1873-1886
  • Phillips Co. Inscriptions and Epitaphs
  • Settlers prior to 1900

They also have a mailing list which is hosted by Rootsweb.


Reno County Genealogical Society

The aims of the association are to further interest in genealogy by amassing historical, genealogical and biographical information to share with members, to collect and preserve documents and to assist members with their genealogical research.

The Table of Contents for The Hutchinson News 1893 is available along with information regarding Reno Co. Cemeteries.  

In addition they have details of Cities and Townships in the county. 

The association has a list of Books and Newspapers that are accessible at Hutchinson Public Library on the site.  

These incorporate:

  • A Biographical History of Central Kansas
  • City of Hutchinson
  • Reno Co. - The Early Years
  • The Old Trail and The New 1865-1918

There are also indexes to some Obituaries mentioned in Newspapers.  Indexes to Deaths mentioned in Hutchinson News 1 January 1914 and Weddings by Rev. Calvin Knight 1925-1963 are accessible on the site. 

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Births 1890-1911
  • Deaths 1890-1911
  • Marriages 1872-1913
  • Naturalisations 1875-1955
  • Reno Co. Cemetery Records


Riley County Genealogical Society

The organisation was established in 1963.  Information regarding Cemeteries in the area is available.  Numerous publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Early Marriage Abstracts 1855-1886
  • Early Wills and Administration 1866-1893
  • Federal and State Censuses
  • Full Name Index for Pioneers of the Bluestern Prairie
  • Guardianships 1866-1878
  • Marriage Licences 1906-1918
  • Pioneers 1853-1860
  • Tombstone Readings from certain Cemeteries
  • Weddings 1856-1886

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is available on the site.


Smoky Valley Genealogical Society

Many documents are held by the society, which incorporate:

  • 1865 Census Index
  • 1870 and 1880 Mortality Schedules
  • 1884, 1903 and 1920 Saline Co. Atlas Indexes
  • Burials at Gypsum Hill Cemetery
  • Citizenship Applications 1886-aft. 1906
  • Deaths and Interments 1859-1985
  • Family Bible Records
  • Graves of Pioneers
  • Military Records
  • Probate Index
  • Saline Co. Headstone Photographs
  • School Records
  • Weddings 1860-1940


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