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Revision as of 02:15, 19 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Franklin County

Franklin 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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Franklin County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Franklin 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 Ottawa
Courthouse
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Address Franklin County Courthouse
315 Main Street
Ottawa, Kansas 66067
Phone: 785.242.1471


County Courthouse


Franklin County Courthouse
315 S Main
Ottawa, KS 66067
Phone: 785.242.1471

Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.
Register of Deeds has land and military records. [1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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