Bonnie Bunce’s Kansas Genealogy and History site
“Who are we, we Americans?  How did we get where we are?  What is our story and what can it teach us?  Our story is our history . . . .” — David McCullough, author of books, John Adams and Truman

Hi, welcome to my web site!  I hope that your visit here is productive in your quest to find your roots.  At present, I have no plans to add informa­tion to this site, but I will check the internet links once in awhile to make sure they are still active.

The centerpiece of this site is an online edition of the book, Bunce Genealogy and History, which was copyrighted and published in 1977 by my father and his sister, along with links to supplemental material dis­covered since 1977.  A little more than 100 copies of the book were published and sold to family members, but copies were also do­nated to several libraries.  There­fore, most of the links, but not all, on the pull-down menu will take you first to the page in the book where information appears for the name you seek, and then you may follow links, if any, from the book to the supple­mental informa­tion.  The pull-down menu has a list of nearly all the surnames, over 130, found in the book, as well as my supplements to it, for which there is a record of two or more gener­a­tions, but it does not include all the names on this site, nor all those in the History and Directory of Yates County, New York.  Just scroll through the pull-down menu, then click on a surname or topic of interest to you, and the section where the name appears will be displayed from the book or supplements.

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Other Kansas Genealogy & History Sites
Record of my Revolutionary War ancestors
My Relatives Who Served in the Civil War
Thomas Bunce, Proprietor of Hartford, Connecticut (with sources and links to other information on Bunce surname)
How to Contact the DeHaven Club with links to online sources for DeHaven genealogy
Genealogy Humor
Irish Heritage, A FidoNet Discussion
Abridged online edition of book—Mahaffey Descendants, 1914
Possibly My Richardson line?
Online edition of Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family in America, published 1869
Index to S. C. Cleveland’s History and Directory of Yates Co., New York, published 1873
Family data files from History and Directory of Yates Co., New York, published 1873
Searching Your Family Tree (a beginner’s guide with links to WWW sites) by Richard A. Pence from his newspaper columns

History of the State of Kansas by Wm. G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883
Vital Records of Great Barrington, Massachusetts to 1850

“I expect to pass through this world but once.  Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now.  Let me not defer or ne­glect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”Stephen Grellet

—Patriotic Sentiment—


I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and insep­ar­able; es­tablished upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humility for which American pa­triots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

William Tyler Page, clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, in 1917