In these 2100+ biographies are found the names, portraits (coming soon) and accounts of a great number of the people of the state of Kansas. Preserving the records of families is at least as worth while as keeping record of live stock. These biographies also have a great value in interpreting the broader movements described in the general history. The truth is, biography is a most important portion of any historical effort. In the great drama of history, all play a part – more or less important – more or less significant. Some are the mere settings of the stage. Some play an insignificant part. But others – the strong men in a community or statethose who labor and achieve – these are the men who really possess and preserve the genius of a people and perpetuate to ultimate destiny the real trend of a commonwealth’s progress. The combined stories of the lives of these men create and constitute, in the main, true history. They furnish a standard by which can be computed the results of combined effort in the up-building of states and nations.
The biographies are listed alphabetically above, or you can search using the search to the right. This search engine searches the entire website for the search term you choose. Since these are hosted at Access Genealogy’s biography center, they are searchable only by the name of the biography through our internal search engine.