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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Decatur County''' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Decatur County'''<br>
  
Decatur County, Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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Guide to '''Decatur County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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|organized=  March 6,  1873
| county = Decatur County
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|county seat= Oberlin
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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), Decatur County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Furnas County, Nebraska Genealogy|Furnas (NE)]]
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|county2= [[Hitchcock County, Nebraska Genealogy|Hitchcock (NE)]]
| longd = 91.19
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|county3= [[Norton County, Kansas Genealogy|Norton]]
| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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|county4= [[Rawlins County, Kansas Genealogy|Rawlins]]
| founded year = 1873
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|county5= [[Red Willow County, Nebraska Genealogy|Red Willow (NE)]]
| founded date = March 6
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|county6= [[Sheridan County, Kansas Genealogy|Sheridan]]
| seat wl = Oberlin
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|county7= [[Thomas County, Kansas Genealogy|Thomas]]</br><center>[[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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| building address = '''[[Decatur County, Kansas Courthouse|Decatur County Courthouse]]'''<br>120 E. Hall<br>P.O. Box 89<br>Oberlin, Kansas 66749-0089<br>Phone: 785.475.8102
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Decatur}}
  
[http://www.kansastreasurers.org/countyservices/decatur.htm Decatur County Courthouse]<br>120 E Hall; PO Box 89; <br>Oberlin, KS 67749<br>Phone: 785.475.8102<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth, marriage and death records 1885-1913, <br>divorce and court records from 1881, probate records from 1891 <br>and naturalization records from 1880.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1878 <br>and military discharge records from 1862. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Kansas page 249 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''Decatur County Courthouse'''<br>120 E. Hall<br>P.O. Box 89<br>Oberlin, Kansas 66749-0089<br>Phone: 785.475.8102<br>
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[http://www.kansastreasurers.org/countyservices/decatur.htm Decatur County Website]<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth, marriage and death records 1885-1913, divorce and court records from 1881, probate records from 1891 and naturalization records from 1880.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1878 and military discharge records from 1862. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History ==
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=== Decatur County, Kansas Record Dates ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1889
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1885
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1879
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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[[Image:Stephen Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Stephen Decatur.JPG]]
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
The county is named after U.S. naval officer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur Stephen Decatur] (1779-1820).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee"], Wikipedia.</ref>
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==== Parent County ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Decatur}}
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*'''1873--'''Decatur County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Oberlin <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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'''1873--'''Decatur County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. <br>'''County seat:''' Oberlin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Decatur}}
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The following are locations in Decatur County, Kansas:
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''Additional Information'''<br>
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[[Image:Stephen Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Stephen Decatur.JPG]]
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The county is named after U.S. naval officer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur Stephen Decatur] (1779-1820).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee"], Wikipedia.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Decatur}}
  
*[[Furnas County, Nebraska|Furnas County, Nebraska]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*[[Hitchcock County, Nebraska|Hitchcock County, Nebraska]]
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Decatur}}
*[[Norton County, Kansas|Norton]]
 
*[[Rawlins County, Kansas|Rawlins]]
 
*[[Red Willow County, Nebraska|Red Willow County, Nebraska]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231903658531_830" />
 
*[[Sheridan County, Kansas|Sheridan]]
 
*[[Thomas County, Kansas|Thomas]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Decatur 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=903&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/decatur/cemeteries/decatur_county_cemeteries.htm KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/decatur.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=20 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+Decatur+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
[http://www.skyways.org/genweb/decatur/cemeteries/decatur_county_cemeteries.htm Decatur County Cemeteries] gives the location of each cemetery and a transcription of graves in that cemetery.&nbsp; Some cemeteries have not been transcribed as yet.
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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=903 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=Decatur&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
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[http://www.ksgenweb.com//decatur/cemeteries/decatur_county_cemeteries.htm Decatur County Cemeteries] gives the location of each cemetery and a transcription of graves in that cemetery.&nbsp; Some cemeteries have not been transcribed as yet.
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Decatur}}
  
[http://www.skyways.org/genweb/decatur/links_to_deaths_in_decatur_count.htm Links to Deaths] in Decatur County links to Obituaries, 1880 Mortality Schedule, Registered Deaths&nbsp;November 28, 1885-July 1, 1911, and&nbsp;The Obituary Daily Times web site
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Decatur}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Decatur}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{KS History Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Decatur}}
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[[Image:Ksdecatur.jpg|800px|Ksdecatur.jpg]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Decatur}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Military Records ===
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Decatur|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Military Intro|Decatur}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Decatur}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Decatur}}
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Decatur}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Decatur}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Decatur}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Decatur}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Decatur}}
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'''Online Records
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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 $
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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Decatur}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Decatur}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Decatur}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Decatur}}
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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''' [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|Decatur}}
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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|Decatur}}
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*'''1880, 1885-1911''' [http://www.ksgenweb.com/decatur/links_to_deaths_in_decatur_count.htm Links to Deaths] in Decatur County links to Obituaries, 1880 Mortality Schedule, Registered Deaths&nbsp;November 28, 1885-July 1, 1911, and&nbsp;The Obituary Daily Times web site
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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|Decatur}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Decatur}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Decatur}}
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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|Decatur}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Decatur}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Decatur}}
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'''Decatur County Genealogical Society'''<br> 258 South Penn<br> Oberlin KS 67749 <br>
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Decatur}}
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*[http://www.thegagenweb.com/gadecatur/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203734|Kansas|Decatur}}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/Decatur/ Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Decatur/ Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Decatur}}
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{{Kansas|Kansas}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:Decatur_County,_Kansas]]
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United StatesGotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Decatur County

Guide to Decatur 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: Oberlin
Organized: March 6, 1873
Parent County(s): unorganized territory [1]
Neighboring Counties
Furnas (NE)  • Hitchcock (NE)  • Norton  • Rawlins  • Red Willow (NE)  • Sheridan  • Thomas
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasDecaturCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Decatur County svg.bmp
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Decatur County Courthouse
120 E. Hall
P.O. Box 89
Oberlin, Kansas 66749-0089
Phone: 785.475.8102
Decatur County Website

Clerk District Court has birth, marriage and death records 1885-1913, divorce and court records from 1881, probate records from 1891 and naturalization records from 1880.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1878 and military discharge records from 1862. [1]

Decatur County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1889 1880 1885 1879 1900

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1873--Decatur County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory.
  • County seat: Oberlin [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Decatur County, Kansas:

History Timeline

Additional Information

Stephen Decatur.JPG

The county is named after U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).[3]

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Decatur 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

Decatur County Cemeteries gives the location of each cemetery and a transcription of graves in that cemetery.  Some cemeteries have not been transcribed as yet.

Census Records

Kansas Territory was enumerated in 1860, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. [4] See links listed below.

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 Decatur 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

Ksdecatur.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Decatur 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, Decatur 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

Decatur County Genealogical Society
258 South Penn
Oberlin KS 67749

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), Decatur County, Kansas. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  3. "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
  4. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.