Burial File & Cemetery Records

The Burial File contains a card for Edwards County people memorialized locally or buried in the Edwards County cemeteries (link to location map) including:

Cemetery Records exist on-line or on paper for the following cemeteries

  • Belpre (paper records)
  • Bethel  (Southwest Edwards County)
  • Fellsburg  (Southeast Edwards County)
  • Garfield Cemetery (Southwest Pawnee County)
  • Hillside  (Kinsley – Largest cemetery in Edwards County) 
  • Kinsley’s first cemetery (1878-1886)
  • Peace Lutheran (Northwest Edwards County)
  • Prattsburg (paper records) (Edwards & Stafford County line)
  • Providence (paper records) (Southeast Edwards County)
  • St. Bernard (paper records)  (Northeast Edwards County)
  • St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery  (Kinsley)
  • Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Northwest Edwards County)
  • Salem (Northwest Edwards County)
  • Trotter (Southeast Edwards County
  • Wayne  (Lewis, Kansas)
  • Wire (private – South of Kinsley)

The City of Offerle is located on the western edge of Edwards County.  Many Edwards County residents are buried in cemeteries just inside bordering Ford County.

Another source is the 1880 Mortality Schedule for Edwards County compiled by Thelma Carpenter and Helen Franklin.

Death notices and obituaries can be searched on existing microfilm copies of Edwards County newspapers since 1883.  Searches on the microfilm reader/printer can be printed, saved to device, and emailed.

The Kinsley Mercury and Graphic are being indexed by volunteers and is on linein categories including:  DeathsTo date, the index includes: 1901, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1918 thru 1935 (1925 is incomplete), 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1944, and 1948.

(NOTE: To obtain actual birth, marriage, divorce or death records, contact the Office of Vital Statistics (a division of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment). You can order records online at http://www.kdheks.gov/vital/index.html . Or you can contact them by phone at 785-296-1400 or email to:  Vital.Records@kdheks.gov