The Wichita County Genealogical Society will present a pioneer or early settler certificate to a direct descendant of a person who lived in Wichita County prior to 1900 or 1910, respectively. This certificate will be suitable for framing. The Application (form #1) and the Pedigree Chart (form #2) will be published in a book by the society and will be available for sale. These, along with the other proofs, will be placed on file in the Wichita County Genealogical Society. This will help to preserve the name of your ancestor for future generations, along with preserving the history of our county.
1. To receive a PIONEER CERTIFICATE, you must be a direct descendant of an ancestor who lived in Wichita County before Jan. 1, 1900.
2. To receive an EARLY SETTLER CERTIFICATE, you must prove to be a direct descendant of an ancestor who lived in Wichita County before Jan. 1, 1910.
3. The applicant must be able to prove descent with an official record or some other acceptable source of proof, such as;
birth, marriage or death records
school or church records
and any other record showing proof.
4. The applicant does not have to live in Wichita County or ever have lived in the county.
Complete the enclosed form to the best of your ability. If you do not know the answer, leave it blank or put in a question mark (?).
Please follow these steps:
1. Complete Certificate Application form.
2. Complete the Pedigree Chart.
3. Make photocopies of your sources of proof. PLEASE DO NOT
SEND THE ORIGINAL RECORDS! On census records, make
sure the year, page & county are on the copy of the record.
Copy the title, author, and page number from any printed
4. You must show PROOF FOR EACH GENERATION back to the
pioneer, showing a connection from one generation to the next .
5. You may submit as much additional information for the record as
you would like such as names of other children, war records,
places he has lived, etc.
6. Make check out to THE WICHITA CO. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY for $7.50. Send to P.O. box 1561, Leoti, KS. 67861
You may make application for as many Wichita County Pioneers as you would like.
I do understand that this information will at a later date be placed into a book that will be available for sale. I will be notified when this book will be released.
I DO GIVE MY PERMISSION TO THE WICHITA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY TO USE MY MATERIAL FOR THEIR PUBLICATION AS THEY SEE FIT, ALLOWING THE MATERIAL TO BE EDITED AS NECESSARY.
19__________.WICHITA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The following pertains to the person applying for the certificate.
NAME_______________________________________________________________ (as you would it to appear on the certificate.)
ADDRESS___________________________________________________street city state zip
am applying for a _____PIONEER ______ EARLY SETTLER CERTIFICATE.
NAME OF PIONEER______________________________________________________________
DATE OF BIRTH______________PLACE OF BIRTH____________________________________DAY YEAR MONTH CITY COUNTY/ PROVINCE STATE/COUNTRY
DATE OF DEATH______________PLACE OF DEATH___________________________________DAY YEAR MONTH CITY COUNTY/PROVINCE STATE/COUNTRY
PIONEERíS FATHERíS NAME____________________________________________
PIONEERíS MOTHERíS NAME___________________________________________
PIONEERíS MOTHERíS MAIDEN NAME__________________________________
(maiden name, if woman)
SPOUSEíS DATE OF BIRTH________ PLACE OF BIRTH_______________________
DAY YEAR MONTHCITY CO./PRO. STATE/COUNTRY
SPOUSEíS DATE OF DEATH________PLACE OF DEATH_________________________ DAY YEAR MONTH CITY CO/PRO. STATE/COUNTRY
SPOUSEíS FATHERíS NAME____________________________________________________
SPOUSEíS MOTHERíS MAIDEN NAME___________________________________
PIONEERíS MARRIAGE DATE TO SPOUSE________________________________DAY YEAR MONTH
PIONEERíS PLACE OF MARRIAGE______________________________________CITY COUNTY/PRO STATE/COUNTRY
DATE AND PLACE PIONEER ENTERED / SETTLED IN WICHITA COUNTY_____
YEAR TOWNSHIP OR AREA OF THE COUNTY IF KNOWN
This is to certify that I have checked the attached proof,
that the above named ancestor was in Wichita County,
Kansas as stated by applicant and the above statements
are true to the best of the applicantís knowledge.