Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

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KCGS

AL   Allen County, Kansas, was established in 1855.  It was one of Kansas’ original 36 counties and named for William Allen, U.S. Senator from Ohio who was a strong supporter of westward expansion. The county seat of Allen County is Iola, Kansas.

Other County Genealogical Resources

  • County GenWeb
  • County American Local History Network (ALHN)
  • County Genealogy Trails
  • County Find-A-Grave
  • County Courthouse
  • County Resources
  • County Genealogy – FamilySearch

Old, Newspaper

Wallace County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

The Project Based Society

There was a time in Kansas history when organizations such as the local Jack Rabbit Club, Anti Horse-Thief Association, Protection Guild, and Literary Club were absolute necessities in each community. Societies were essential for a wide variety of reasons, both social...

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To Dues or Not To Dues

To Dues or Not To Dues: that should be the question. Belonging to a society, was very important throughout much of American history. The organizations you belonged to added prestige to your resume and announced to the world those things which were most important to...

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Rawson Reunion

WAMEGO, KS - Eighty-year-old twins Henry A. Rawson, Marquette, and H. Alfred Rawson of Wamego, enjoyed a reunion with their oldest sister, Mrs. Ellen Lattimore, 87, of Mt Clemens, Mich., their youngest sister, Mrs. Paul Cobb of Los Angeles, and a brother, Paul Rawson...

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A Balky, Unruly Mule

WAMEGO, KS - Dr. A.N. Ruby is nursing a broken left arm. He sustained the break while attempting to treat a balky mule. He was standing on the Manger rail and accidentally fell when the mule became unruly.  The Wamego Reporter, Wamego, Kansas.  May 23, 1940.  (c)...

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Alex Kaine Dead

WAMEGO, KS - “Alex” Kaine a prominent farmer and resident here for the past 16 years, died at Genn Hospital early Tuesday morning, April 2. He had been a patient at the hospital several weeks following a major operation. Mr. Kaine was born at Hoysten, Compsie,...

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