Please Note: It has recently come to my attention that my e-mail was down for the latter part of December and early part of January. If you tried to contact me, the Doniphan County Coordinator for this page, since December 12, 2001, and did not receive a response, please re-email me.
This page is part of a much larger project, the Kansas GenWeb Project, which also has ties to USGenWeb and WorldGenWeb. Doniphan County GenWeb is here to provide you with tools for researching family history in Doniphan County, Kansas. The other organizations exist to help you in Kansas, the United States, and the world.
GenWeb is an organization whose aim is to aid people in researching their family history by means of the Internet.
We can not do your research for you.
What we can do is provide you with the tools that you can use to do your research. If you want information on your great-great grandmother who was born in Troy, please go to the queries board, and post your request there.
I would also encourage everyone to check the board once in a while, even if you don't have any desire to post queries. It's always possible that you may be able to provide information for someone who has posted.
Within the pages of DPGenWeb, I will try to provide you with contacts both online and within Doniphan County, who can provide assistance to you during your research. Since I am physically located many, many miles (about 600, actually) from Doniphan County, I do my own research either via the Internet, the telephone, or by mail. The disadvantage to this is that I can't just walk down the street and talk to the people at the Doniphan County Library. On the other hand, the advantage is that if I can find a piece of information from where I am, you should be able to use it from where you are. I probably can relate to you, the teleresearcher, better than if I was physically still located in Doniphan County, Kansas.
I am a native of Doniphan County. I graduated from Troy High School in 1987. My family has lived in Doniphan County for four generations on my dad's side, six generations on my mom's side. Most of my family still lives in Doniphan County, or in neighboring Atchison County. I have a B.A. in History from Kansas State University, and I currently live and work in Colorado.
With the help of family elders and the Internet, I have collected information on my family roots going back through the American Revolution, to Ninth Century England. My family hails from England, Scotland, and Prussia, with a little Cheyenne Indian thrown in for good measure. I think I'm fairly typical of the people whose roots wind their way through Doniphan County, and I hope that over time I can provide you with tools you need to help you in the researching of your own Doniphan County ancestors.