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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Franklin County'''
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Guide to '''Franklin County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
<br>[http://www.franklincoks.org/ Franklin County Courthouse ]<br>315 S Main<br>Ottawa, KS 66067<br>Phone: 785.242.1471<br>  
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|organized=  August 30,  1855
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|county seat= Ottawa
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Anderson County, Kansas Genealogy|Anderson]]
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|county2= [[Coffey County, Kansas Genealogy|Coffey]]
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|county3= [[Douglas County, Kansas Genealogy|Douglas]]
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|county4= [[Johnson County, Kansas Genealogy|Johnson]]
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|county5= [[Linn County, Kansas Genealogy|Linn]]
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|county6= [[Miami County, Kansas Genealogy|Miami]]
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|county7= [[Osage County, Kansas Genealogy|Osage]]</br><center>[[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records. <br>Register of Deeds has land and military records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Kansas page 250, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
  
== History ==
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The County was named for American statesman Benjamin Franklin.
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<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Franklin, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/franklin/ 8/11/2017."</ref> The County has Ottawa as its seat and the County was created August 25, 1855. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Kansas" 8/11/2017.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Franklin}}
  
'''1855--'''Franklin County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Ottawa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''Franklin County Courthouse'''<br>315 Main Street<br>Ottawa, Kansas 66067<br>Phone: 785.242.1471<br>
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[http://www.franklincoks.org/ Franklin County Website]<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records. <br>Register of Deeds has land and military records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Kansas page 250, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Franklin County, Kansas Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 235.</ref> '''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1858
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1859
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1857
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1856
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911.  General compliance by 1917.<ref>“Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.</ref></center>
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Franklin}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Franklin County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Ottawa<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*'''Map''': [http://www.mapofus.org/kansas/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Kansas] - shows boundary changes for Kansas Counties
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*'''Chronology''': [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/KS_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Kansas Historical Boundary Changes] - legislative details of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Franklin}}
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The following are locations in Franklin County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 15 September 2017.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane,_Kansas Lane]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa,_Kansas Ottawa]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomona,_Kansas Pomona]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton,_Kansas Princeton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rantoul,_Kansas Ramtoul]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond,_Kansas Richmond]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellsville,_Kansas Wellsville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamsburg,_Kansas Williamsburg]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centropolis,_Kansas Centropolis]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homewood,_Kansas Homewood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imes,_Kansas Imes]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeLoup,_Kansas LeLoup]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoria,_Kansas Peoria]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomville,_Kansas Ransomville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter,_Kansas Richter]</div>
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* Appanoose
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* Centropolis
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* Cutler
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* Franklin
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* Greenwood
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* Harrison</div>
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* Hayes
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* Homewood
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* Lincoln
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* Ohio
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* Ottawa</div>
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* Peoria
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* Pomona
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* Pottawatomie
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* Richmond
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* Williamsburg</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneola,_Kansas Minneola]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwood,_Kansas Norwood]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silkville,_Kansas Silkville]</div>
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See also: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Franklin_County,_Kansas National Regiser of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, Kansas]
  
*[[Anderson County, Kansas|Anderson]]
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=== History Timeline ===
*[[Coffey County, Kansas|Coffey]]
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Franklin}}
*[[Douglas County, Kansas|Douglas]]
 
*[[Johnson County, Kansas|Johnson]]
 
*[[Linn County, Kansas|Linn]]
 
*[[Miami County, Kansas|Miami]]
 
*[[Osage County, Kansas|Osage]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Franklin County, Kansas''' online and in print</center>
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=18&GScnty=913&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=30 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/franklin.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|538755|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Franklin+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Maps  ====
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=913 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kansas&county=Franklin&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
==== Military ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Kansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1860 |3030  
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|1870 |10385  
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|1880 |16797
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|1890 |20279
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|1900 |21354
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|1910 |20884
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|1920 |21946
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|1930 |22024
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|1940 |20889
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|1950 |19928
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|1960 |19548
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|1970 |20007
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|1980 |22062  
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|1990 |21994  
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|2000 |24784
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|2010 |25992
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{{KS Census Intro|Franklin}}
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==== State and Territorial Census Records ====
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'''1855-1925''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1088 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images; covers census years '''1855-1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925'''
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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*'''1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7667 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1824715|Kansas State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1825178|Kansas State Census, 1875}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1825188|Kansas State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1825193|Kansas State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1919-1961''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2270 Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — Partial index (4 counties) and images
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Kansas Census]].<br>
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Franklin}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
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*[http://www.kshs.org/p/land-records-and-maps/11083 Land records at Kansas Historical Society]<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/308089 1878 Land Plat book for Franklin County] - image of plat book<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209402 1903 Land Plat book for Franklin County] - image of plat book<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223952 1920  Land Plat book for Franklin County] - image of plat book<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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For more information see [[Kansas Land and Property]]<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Franklin}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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*''Portrait and Biographical Record of Leavenworth, Douglas and Franklin Counties, Kansas.'' 1899. Chicago, IL : Chapman Publishing Company. Online at: [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000235767 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/portraitbiographks00chap Internet Archive],[https://books.google.com/books/about/Portrait_and_Biographical_Record_of_Leav.html?id=8QU3HBF2lsMC Google Books]; {{WorldCat|10822381|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Reflections of Franklin County and Chautauqua Days.'' 1961. By Franklin County Historical Society.  Ottawa, Kansas : Franklin County Historical Society. Online at: {{FSbook|11689864}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Franklin}}
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{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Franklin County}}}}
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Franklin}}
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KS Civil War Intro|Franklin}}
  
 
*Men from this County enlisted in [[1st Regiment, Kansas Infantry|1st Infantry Regiment]], Company A and [[15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|15th Cavalry Regiment]], Company A.
 
*Men from this County enlisted in [[1st Regiment, Kansas Infantry|1st Infantry Regiment]], Company A and [[15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|15th Cavalry Regiment]], Company A.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Franklin}}
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''Kansas Newspapers Online''<br>
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*[https://www.newspapers.com/ Kansas Newspapers at Newspapers.com] - ($), [http://www.kshs.org/ancestry/drivers/dlverify free to Kansas residents] through [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-digital-newspaper-program/16126 Kansas Historical Society]
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/kansas GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/kansas/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=Kansas&ethnicity=&language= Chronicling America] - contains images of some Kansas newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Kansas Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ks Kansas Online Historical Newspapers] - contains a list of known Kansas newspapers online and the websites they are found on
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Franklin}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Franklin}}
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'''Online Records
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*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Franklin}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Franklin}}
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*'''1818 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index.
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*'''1885 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|2727732|Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2567 Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Franklin}}
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*'''1811 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|2381595|Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1840 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1855 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|1986789|Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1855 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60292 Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — images $
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==== Death ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Franklin}}
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*'''1885 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1674844|Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2570 Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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==== Divorce ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Franklin}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Ottawa Kansas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Ottawa Kansas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KS Libraries Intro|Franklin}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Museums ===
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Museums Intro|Franklin}}
*[http://www.franklincountykansas.net/indexes.htm Franklin County Genealogy Indexes]&nbsp;- Many sources are indexed, such as probates, naturalizations, county marriages, county divorces, cemeteries, births, etc.  
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Franklin}}
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'''Franklin County Historical Society'''<br>1124 W 7th St Terrace<br>PO Box 145<br>Ottawa 66067<br>Telephone Number: 785-242-1232<br>[http://www.olddepotmuseum.org/ Website]
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'''Franklin County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 353<br>Ottawa, KS 66067<br>
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E-mail: [mailto:contactus@franklincountykansas.net contactus@franklincountykansas.net]<br>[http://www.franklincountykansas.net/ Website]<br>
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:In the Genealogical Data section, a number of sources are indexed, such as probates, naturalizations, county marriages, county divorces, cemeteries, births, etc.
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{{KS Websites Intro|Franklin}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/franklin/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203808|Kansas|Franklin}}The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Franklin/ Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Franklin/ Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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Latest revision as of 21:13, 11 October 2017

United States
Kansas
Franklin County

Guide to Franklin County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Ottawa
Organized: August 30, 1855
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Anderson  • Coffey  • Douglas  • Johnson  • Linn  • Miami  • Osage
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption
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County Information

Description

The County was named for American statesman Benjamin Franklin. [2] The County has Ottawa as its seat and the County was created August 25, 1855. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Franklin County Courthouse
315 Main Street
Ottawa, Kansas 66067
Phone: 785.242.1471
Franklin County Website

Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.
Register of Deeds has land and military records. [4]

Franklin County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1892 1858 1892 1859 1857 1856 1855
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.[6]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Franklin County, Kansas:[8]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Townships
  • Appanoose
  • Centropolis
  • Cutler
  • Franklin
  • Greenwood
  • Harrison
  • Hayes
  • Homewood
  • Lincoln
  • Ohio
  • Ottawa
  • Peoria
  • Pomona
  • Pottawatomie
  • Richmond
  • Williamsburg
Ghost towns

See also: National Regiser of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, Kansas

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Franklin County, Kansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 3,030
1870 10,385 242.7%
1880 16,797 61.7%
1890 20,279 20.7%
1900 21,354 5.3%
1910 20,884 −2.2%
1920 21,946 5.1%
1930 22,024 0.4%
1940 20,889 −5.2%
1950 19,928 −4.6%
1960 19,548 −1.9%
1970 20,007 2.3%
1980 22,062 10.3%
1990 21,994 −0.3%
2000 24,784 12.7%
2010 25,992 4.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Kansas became a territory in 1854 and the first territory census taken was in 1855. It was also enumerated as Kansas Territory in the 1860 Federal Census, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. The state continued to take state censuses after it was admitted to the Union in 1861.[9] See links listed below.

State and Territorial Census Records

1855-1925 - Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 at Ancestry — ($), Index and images; covers census years 1855-1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925

Federal Census Records

The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.[10] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Kansas Census.

Church Records

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 Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.


Online Land Records

For more information see Kansas Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Franklin 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 and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For more information, see Kansas Newspapers.

Kansas Newspapers Online

Kansas Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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, Franklin and click Probate records.


Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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.


Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Franklin County Historical Society
1124 W 7th St Terrace
PO Box 145
Ottawa 66067
Telephone Number: 785-242-1232
Website

Franklin County Genealogical Society
PO Box 353
Ottawa, KS 66067
E-mail: contactus@franklincountykansas.net
Website

In the Genealogical Data section, a number of sources are indexed, such as probates, naturalizations, county marriages, county divorces, cemeteries, births, etc.

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Franklin, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/franklin/ 8/11/2017."
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Kansas" 8/11/2017.
  4. 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.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 235.
  6. “Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 15 September 2017.
  9. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.
  10. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.