1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 1, 2021 2:23 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking Kansas criminal court transcripts

    Dee Archuleta Newbie

      I am looking for Kansas criminal court transcripts from 1894 and would like to know the best way to find them?

        • Re: Seeking Kansas criminal court transcripts
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Archuleta,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 28 record series in the Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21) related to federal criminal cases in the District of Kansas. Please note that these record series do not include records related to criminal cases tried under state law in state courts. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Kansas City (RM-KC) at kansascity.archives@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RM-KC. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          In the state of Kansas, state district courts act as the trial court for criminal cases tried under state laws.  We suggest contacting the individual courthouses for information about their records.  Additionally, the Kansas Historical Society: State Archives may be able to assist you with locating historical records.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!