Douglas County, Kansas Genealogy

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Online Records


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

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)