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{{Kansas-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kansas|Kansas]] > Douglas County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Douglas County''' <br>
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'''Douglas 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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{{KSDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Douglas County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Douglas County svg.bmp
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| state = Kansas
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| state_map = KS-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1855
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| founded date = August 30
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| seat wl = Lawrence
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| building image = Douglas county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Douglas County, Kansas Courthouse|Douglas County Courthouse]]'''<br>111 E. 11th Street<br>Lawrence, Kansas 66044<br>Phone: 785.841.7700
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.douglas-county.com/ Douglas County Courthouse]<br>111 E 11th; <br>Lawrence, KS 66044<br>Phone: 785.841.7700<br><br>Clerk Discharge Court has probate and court records from 1863<br>naturalization records 1867-1953. Registrar of Deeds has land records. <br>Spencer Research Lib has marriage 1863-1912. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas County, Kansas page 250 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39971 Eudora Cemetery, Eudora]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39887 Maple Grove Cemetery, Lawrence]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=39961 Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/208302 Atlas of Douglas County, Kansas, 1873] published by F.W. Beers and Co., New York. Available on [http://www.kansasmemory.org/ Kansas Memory].
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/208298 Plat Book and Complete Survey of Douglas County, Kansas, 1909] including township and town maps with land owners. Published by Albert W. Armstrong. Available on [http://www.kansasmemory.org/ Kansas Memory].
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_River Kansas River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil&nbsp;War battle was fought in Douglas County.
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*August 21, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ks001.htm Lawrence], also known Lawrence Massacre<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ks001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KSmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kansas.
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*Men from Douglas county enlisted in the&nbsp; 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A and &nbsp;20th Regiment, Company H.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/kc/ Spencer Research Library—Kansas Collections] (includes Douglas County Records)<br>University of Kansas<br>Lawrence, KS 66045-2800<br>Phone: (913) 864-4274<br>
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[http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/kc/ Spencer Research Library—Kansas Collections] (includes Douglas County Records)<br>University of Kansas<br>1450 Poplar Lane<br>Lawrence, KS 66045-7616<br>Phone: (785) 864-4334<br>  
  
 
[http://www.watkinsmuseum.org/ Watkins Community Museum of History]<br>1047 Massachusetts Street<br>Lawrence, KS 66044<br>Phone: (785) 841-4109<br>Email: info@watkinsmuseum.org  
 
[http://www.watkinsmuseum.org/ Watkins Community Museum of History]<br>1047 Massachusetts Street<br>Lawrence, KS 66044<br>Phone: (785) 841-4109<br>Email: info@watkinsmuseum.org  
  
[http://www.kshs.org/ Kansas State Historical Society]<br>6425 SW Sixth Avenue<br>Topeka, KS 66615-1099<br>Phone: (913) 272-8681 Ext. 117<br>Fax: (913) 272-8682<br>  
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[http://www.kshs.org/ Kansas Historical Society]<br>6425 SW Sixth Avenue<br>Topeka, KS 66615-1099<br>Phone: (785) 272-8681 <br>Fax: (785) 272-8682<br>  
  
== Family&nbsp;History Centers<br>  ==
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[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/douglas/dckgs.html Douglas County Genealogical Society]
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Lawrence_Kansas_Family_History_Center '''Lawrence Kansas FHC''']<br>3655 W. 10th St.<br>Lawrence, KS 66049<br>Phone: 785-843-4460<br>Hours:&nbsp;Monday 10:30am-5pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7pm-8:30pm; Saturday 9:30am-1pm
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== Family History Centers  ==
  
This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries. <br>  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Lawrence Kansas Family History Center]]<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/douglas/index.html USGenWeb project:&nbsp;Douglas County,&nbsp;Kansas]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.<br>
  
 
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Douglas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Douglas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}

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Douglas 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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Douglas County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Lawrence
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Douglas County Courthouse
111 E. 11th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Phone: 785.841.7700


County Courthouse

Douglas County Courthouse
111 E 11th;
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785.841.7700

Clerk Discharge Court has probate and court records from 1863
naturalization records 1867-1953. Registrar of Deeds has land records.
Spencer Research Lib has marriage 1863-1912. [1]

History

Parent County

1855--Douglas County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Lawrence [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Atlas of Douglas County, Kansas, 1873 published by F.W. Beers and Co., New York. Available on Kansas Memory.

Plat Book and Complete Survey of Douglas County, Kansas, 1909 including township and town maps with land owners. Published by Albert W. Armstrong. Available on Kansas Memory.

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Douglas County, Kansas Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Douglas County.

  • August 21, 1863 = Lawrence, also known Lawrence Massacre[5]
Map showing Civil War battles in Kansas.
  • Men from Douglas county enlisted in the  1st Infantry Regiment, Company A and  20th Regiment, Company H.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Spencer Research Library—Kansas Collections (includes Douglas County Records)
University of Kansas
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045-7616
Phone: (785) 864-4334

Watkins Community Museum of History
1047 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 841-4109
Email: info@watkinsmuseum.org

Kansas Historical Society
6425 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615-1099
Phone: (785) 272-8681
Fax: (785) 272-8682

Douglas County Genealogical Society

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas County, Kansas page 250 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)