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| building address = 1204 Fort Street <br>Hays, Kansas 67601-3899<br>Phone: 785.628.9410  

Revision as of 21:00, 22 January 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Ellis County
Hand and keyboard.jpg Kansas
Online Records

Ellis County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Ellis County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
County Seat Hays
Ellis County Kansas Courthouse.jpg
Ellis County Courthouse
Address 1204 Fort Street
Hays, Kansas 67601-3899
Phone: 785.628.9410

Ellis 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.

County Courthouse

1204 Fort St;
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785.628.8410

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records 1886-1911.
Clerk District court has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records.
Register of Deeds has land, military discharge & school records. [1]


Parent County

1867--Ellis County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory. County seat: Hays [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


  • Ellis
  • Hays

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



  • Ellis County was not organized until after the Civil War so no Civil War enlistment records exist.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Ellis Public Library: Library holdings can be searched in Pathfinder Central. The library may have cataloged unique items related to genealogy and local history, in addition to published works for this area.

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ellis 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).