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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Gove County''' <br>
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Grove 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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Guide to '''Gove County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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|organized= March 2,  1868
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|county seat= Gove
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|parent county= unorganized territory<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Graham County, Kansas Genealogy|Graham]]
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|county2= [[Lane County, Kansas Genealogy|Lane]]
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|county3= [[Logan County, Kansas Genealogy|Logan]]
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|county4= [[Ness County, Kansas Genealogy|Ness]]
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|county5= [[Scott County, Kansas Genealogy|Scott]]
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|county6= [[Sheridan County, Kansas Genealogy|Sheridan]]
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|county7= [[Thomas County, Kansas Genealogy|Thomas]]
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|county8= [[Trego County, Kansas Genealogy|Trego]]</br><center>[[Gove County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/counties/GO/ Gove County Courthouse; ]<br>520 Washington Street<br>PO Box 128<br>Gove, KS 67736-0128<br>Phone: 785.938.2300
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=== Description ===
  
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The County was named for Captain Grenville Gove, 11th Kansas Cavalry, killed in the Civil War. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Gove, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/gove/ 8/11/2017."</ref>The County has Gove City as its seat and the County was created March 11, 1868. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Gove, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gove_County,_Kansas" 8/11/2017.</ref>
  
Register of Deeds has land records.<br>Probate Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gove 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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Gove}}
  
== History  ==
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'''Gove County Courthouse'''<br>520 Washington Street<br>Suite 105<br>PO Box 128<br>Gove, Kansas 67736-0128<br>Phone: 785.938.2300<br>
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[http://www.govecountyks.com/county-clerk Gove County Website]<br><br>[http://www.govecountyks.com/register-of-deeds Register of Deeds] has land records.<br>Probate Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gove County, Kansas page 250, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Gove County, Kansas Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gove County, Kansas. Page 250 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; 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" | '''[[Gove County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gove County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gove County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gove County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gove County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gove County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gove 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" |1886
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1886
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1886
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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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'''1868--'''Gove County was created 2 March 1868 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Gove <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Gove}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Gove County was created 2 March 1868 from unorganized territory, but was [http://www.govecountyks.com/history governed by Trego County until 1886].
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*'''County seat:''' Gove<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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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Gove}}
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The following are locations in Gove County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Gove County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gove_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 15 September 2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gove_City,_Kansas Gove City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grainfield,_Kansas Grainfield]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grinnell,_Kansas Grinnell]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakley,_Kansas Oakley (Part)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park,_Kansas Park]</div>
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* Baker
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* Gaeland
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* Gove</div>
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* Grainfield
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* Grinnell
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* Jerome</div>
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* Jerome</div>
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* Orion</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Gove}}
  
*[[Graham County, Kansas|Graham]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Lane County, Kansas|Lane]]
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{{KS Bible Intro|Gove}}
*[[Logan County, Kansas|Logan]]
 
*[[Ness County, Kansas|Ness]]
 
*[[Scott County, Kansas|Scott]]
 
*[[Sheridan County, Kansas|Sheridan]]
 
*[[Thomas County, Kansas|Thomas]]
 
*[[Trego County, Kansas|Trego]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Court  ====
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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 Gove 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=915&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/gove/cemetery/index.html KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/gove.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=32 Kansas Gravestones]
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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|548886|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Gove+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Land  ====
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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=915 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=Gove&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Maps  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gove_County,_Kansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |1196
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|1890 |2994
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|1900 |2441
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|1910 |6044
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|1920 |4748
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|1930 |5643
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|1940 |4793
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|1950 |4447
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|1960 |4107
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|1970 |3940  
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|1980 |3726  
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|1990 |3231
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|2000 |3068
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|2010 |2695
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{{KS Census Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Military ====
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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|Gove}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Gove}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Gove}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Gove}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Gove}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Gove}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Gove}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Gove}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Gove}}
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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/209437 1907 Land Plat book for Gove 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|Gove}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Gove}}
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{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Gove County}}}}
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Gove}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Gove}}
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KS Civil War Intro|}}
  
 
*Gove County was not organized until after the Civil War.
 
*Gove County was not organized until after the Civil War.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Gove}}
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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|Gove}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Gove}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Gove}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Online Records
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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 $
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== School Records ===
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Gove|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Schools Intro|Gove}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Gove}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Gove}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Gove}}
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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|Gove}}
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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|1851040|Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — 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|Gove}}
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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|Gove}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Gove}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Gove}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KS Libraries Intro|Gove}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Gove}}
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'''Gove County Historical Association Museum'''<br> 505 Washington St.<br>Gove, KS 67736
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Gove}}
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Gove}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/gove/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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Latest revision as of 20:24, 12 October 2017

United States
Kansas
Gove County

Guide to Gove 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: Gove
Organized: March 2, 1868
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Graham  • Lane  • Logan  • Ness  • Scott  • Sheridan  • Thomas  • Trego
See County Maps
Courthouse
Gove County Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Captain Grenville Gove, 11th Kansas Cavalry, killed in the Civil War. [2]The County has Gove City as its seat and the County was created March 11, 1868. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Gove County Courthouse
520 Washington Street
Suite 105
PO Box 128
Gove, Kansas 67736-0128
Phone: 785.938.2300
Gove County Website

Register of Deeds has land records.
Probate Court has probate records.[4]

Gove County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1892 1886 1892 1887 1886 1886 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 Gove County, Kansas:[8]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Campus
Townships
  • Baker
  • Gaeland
  • Gove
  • Grainfield
  • Grinnell
  • Jerome
  • Larrabee
  • Lewis
  • Payne
Ghost towns
  • Alanthus
  • Jerome
  • Orion


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Gove 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.  %±
1880 1,196
1890 2,994 150.3%
1900 2,441 −18.5%
1910 6,044 147.6%
1920 4,748 −21.4%
1930 5,643 18.9%
1940 4,793 −15.1%
1950 4,447 −7.2%
1960 4,107 −7.6%
1970 3,940 −4.1%
1980 3,726 −5.4%
1990 3,231 −13.3%
2000 3,068 −5.0%
2010 2,695 −12.2%
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

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 Gove 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

  • Gove County was not organized until after the 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, Gove 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

Gove County Historical Association Museum
505 Washington St.
Gove, KS 67736

Societies

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, “Gove, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/gove/ 8/11/2017."
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Gove, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gove_County,_Kansas" 8/11/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gove County, Kansas page 250, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gove County, Kansas. Page 250 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; 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, "Gove County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gove_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.