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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ellis County'''
  
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'''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.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Ellis County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Ellis County svg.bmp
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| state = Kansas
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| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1867
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| founded date = February 26
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| seat wl = Hays
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| building image = Ellis county courthouse.gif
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| building address = '''[[Ellis County, Kansas Courthouse|Ellis County Courthouse]]'''<br>1204 Fort Street <br>Hays, Kansas 67601-3899<br>Phone: 785.628.9410
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>1204 Fort St; <br>Hays, KS 67601<br>Phone: 785.628.8410<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records 1886-1911.<br>Clerk District court has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records. <br>Register of Deeds has land, military discharge &amp; school records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ellis County, Kansas page 250 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1867--'''Ellis County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Hays <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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*Ellis
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*Hays
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Barton County, Kansas|Barton]]
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*[[Ness County, Kansas|Ness]]
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*[[Osborne County, Kansas|Osborne]]
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*[[Rooks County, Kansas|Rooks]]
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*[[Rush County, Kansas|Rush]]
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*[[Russell County, Kansas|Russell]]
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*[[Trego County, Kansas|Trego]]
  
 
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*Ellis County was not organized until after the Civil War so no Civil War enlistment records exist.
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== Societies and Libraries ==
  
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'''Ellis Public Library''': Library holdings can be searched in [http://ckls.kohalibrary.com Pathfinder Central]. The library may have cataloged unique items related to genealogy and local history, in addition to published works for this area.
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family&nbsp;History Centers ====
  
== Townships and Cities  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Hays Kansas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*Family History Library Catalog. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Ellis/ Ellis County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 20:49, 17 July 2013

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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.

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Ellis County, Kansas
Map
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.
Facts
Founded February 26, 1867
County Seat Hays
Courthouse
Address Ellis County Courthouse
1204 Fort Street
Hays, Kansas 67601-3899
Phone: 785.628.9410


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]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

  • Ellis
  • Hays

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Ksellis.jpg

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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

Land

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 Ellis 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

Military

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

Newspapers

Probate

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, Ellis and click Probate records.


Taxation

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.


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

References

  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).