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Guide to '''Cheyenne County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
[http://www.cheyennecounty.org/ Cheyenne County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 985; <br>St. Francis, KS 67756-0646<br>Phone: 785.332.2401<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1886, <br>divorce, court and probate records from 1892.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from mid-1800’s <br>and military discharge records from 1919. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas 249 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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|county seat= St. Francis
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|parent county= unorganized territory <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Dundy County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dundy (NE)]]
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|county2= [[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy|Kit Carson (CO)]]
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|county3= [[Rawlins County, Kansas Genealogy|Rawlins]]
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|county4= [[Sherman County, Kansas Genealogy|Sherman]]
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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The county was named for the Cheyenne Native Americans. The County Seat is St. Francis and was founded March 20, 1873. It is located in the northwestern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cheyenne County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_County,_Kansas 8/09/2017.</ref>
  
'''1873--'''Cheyenne County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Francis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''Cheyenne County Courthouse'''<br>P.O. Box 985<br>St. Francis, Kansas 67756-0646<br>Phone: 785.332.2401<br>
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[http://www.cncoks.us/ Cheyenne County Website]<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1886, divorce, court and probate records from 1892.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from mid-1800’s and military discharge records from 1919. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Cheyenne County, Kansas Record Dates ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cheyenne County, Kansas. Page 249 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1911
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911.  General compliance by 1917.<ref>“Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.</ref></center>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Cheyenne}}
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*'''1873--'''Cheyenne County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory.
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*'''County seat:''' St. Francis <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*[[Dundy County, Nebraska|Dundy County, Nebraska]]
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Kit Carson County, Colorado|Kit Carson County, Colorado]]  
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Cheyenne}}
*[[Rawlins County, Kansas|Rawlins]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231900849906_284" />  
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The following are locations in Cheyenne County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cheyenne County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 9/11/2017.</ref>
*[[Sherman County, Kansas|Sherman]]
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{{populated places
*[[Yuma County, Colorado|Yuma County, Colorado]]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Francis,_Kansas St. Francis]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler,_Kansas Wheeler]</div>
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* Hourglass
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cheyenne County, Kansas''' online and in print</center>
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=18&GScnty=895&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:2:::NO::P1_CLASS,P1_COUNTY,P1_STATE:Cemetery,Cheyenne,Kansas KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/cheyenne.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=12 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cheyenne+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Military ====
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=895 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kansas&county=Cheyenne&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_County,_Kansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]   
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|1880 |37
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|1890 |4401
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|1900 |2640
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|1910 |4248
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|1920 |5587
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|1930 |6948
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|1940 |6221
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|1950 |5668
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|1960 |4708
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|1970 |4256  
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|1980 |3678  
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|1990 |3243  
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|2000 |3165
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|2010 |2726
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{{KS Census Intro|Cherokee}}
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'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1824715|Kansas State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1825178|Kansas State Census, 1875}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1825188|Kansas State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1825193|Kansas State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Cheyenne}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Cheyenne}}
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[[File:Cheyenne, Kansas.JPG|300px|Cheyenne, Kansas.jpg|right]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
 
*Cheyenne County was not organized until after the Civil War.&nbsp; No records of men enlisting from Cheyenne County exist.
 
*Cheyenne County was not organized until after the Civil War.&nbsp; No records of men enlisting from Cheyenne County exist.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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'''Online Records
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Cheyenne|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Cheyenne}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Cheyenne}}
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*'''1818 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|2727732|Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2567 Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Cheyenne}}
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*'''1811 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|2381595|Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1840 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1855 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|1851040|Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1855 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60292 Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — images $
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==== Death ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Cheyenne}}
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*'''1885 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1674844|Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2570 Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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==== Divorce ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Cheyenne}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KS Libraries Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Cheyenne}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Cheyenne}}
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'''Cheyenne County Historical Society'''<br>West Highway 36, Box 611<br>St. Francis 67756
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Cheyenne}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/cheyenne/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203694|Kansas|Cheyenne}}The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Cheyenne/ Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Cheyenne/ Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Cheyenne}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:Cheyenne_County,_Kansas]]
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Latest revision as of 18:25, 20 September 2017

United States
Kansas
Cheyenne County

Guide to Cheyenne County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: St. Francis
Organized: March 6, 1873
Parent County(s): unorganized territory [1]
Neighboring Counties
Dundy (NE)  • Kit Carson (CO)  • Rawlins  • Sherman  • Yuma (CO)
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasCheyenneCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Cheyenne County svg.bmp
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The county was named for the Cheyenne Native Americans. The County Seat is St. Francis and was founded March 20, 1873. It is located in the northwestern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Cheyenne County Courthouse
P.O. Box 985
St. Francis, Kansas 67756-0646
Phone: 785.332.2401
Cheyenne County Website

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1886, divorce, court and probate records from 1892.
Register of Deeds has land records from mid-1800’s and military discharge records from 1919. [1]

Cheyenne County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1911 1886 1911 1892 mid-1800s 1892 1855
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.[4]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1873--Cheyenne County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory.
  • County seat: St. Francis [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Cheyenne County, Kansas:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Townships
  • Benkelman
  • Bird City
  • Calhoun
  • Cleveland Run
  • Jacqua
  • Orlando
  • Wano
Ghost towns
  • Clugh
  • Gurney
  • Hourglass
  • Jaqua
  • Lwwnridge
  • Orlando


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Cheyenne County, Kansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 37
1890 4,401 11794.6%
1900 2,640 −40.0%
1910 4,248 60.9%
1920 5,587 31.5%
1930 6,948 24.4%
1940 6,221 −10.5%
1950 5,668 −8.9%
1960 4,708 −16.9%
1970 4,256 −9.6%
1980 3,678 −13.6%
1990 3,243 −11.8%
2000 3,165 −2.4%
2010 2,726 −13.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Kansas became a territory in 1854 and the first territory census taken was in 1855. It was also enumerated as Kansas Territory in the 1860 Federal Census, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. The state continued to take state censuses after it was admitted to the Union in 1861.[6] See links listed below.

State Census

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Kansas Church Records.


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Kansas Local Histories.


Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

  • Cheyenne County was not organized until after the Civil War.  No records of men enlisting from Cheyenne County exist.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

In most counties in Kansas, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Kansas, Cheyenne and click Probate records.


Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

Kansas tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Kansas Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Kansas Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Cheyenne County Historical Society
West Highway 36, Box 611
St. Francis 67756

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Cheyenne County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_County,_Kansas 8/09/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cheyenne County, Kansas. Page 249 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. “Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Cheyenne County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 9/11/2017.
  6. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.