Chautauqua County, Kansas Genealogy

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How do I find birth, marriage or death information?

Birth, marriage and death information can be found in vital records. Information about these events may also be found in other records. Registration of births and deaths by the state began in July 1911, marriages in May 1913.

County births and deaths before July 1911
County Marriages before May 1913
State births and deaths from July 1911
State marriages from May 1913

How do I find a map showing where a person lived in the county?

Places/Localities Maps

 How do I find siblings for a person I know about?

County Courthouse

Chautauqua County; 215 N Chautauqua; Sedan, KS 67361; Ph. 316.725.3282 Details: (Reg of Deeds has d & bur rec from 1871, land rec from 1870 & mil rec from 1940; Pro Judge has m & pro rec; Clk Dis Ct has div & ct rec)


Parent County

1875--Chautauqua County was created 3 March 1875 from Howard (Old) County. County seat: Sedan [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


  • For information about Civil War records see Howard County.




Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

External Links


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).