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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Gove County''' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Gove County'''<br>
  
'''Gove 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
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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|organized=  March 2,  1868
| county = Gove County
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|county seat= Gove
| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Gove County svg.bmp
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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>
| state = Kansas
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|county1= [[Graham County, Kansas Genealogy|Graham]]
| latd = 39.99
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|county2= [[Lane County, Kansas Genealogy|Lane]]
| longd = 91.19
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|county3= [[Logan County, Kansas Genealogy|Logan]]
| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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|county4= [[Ness County, Kansas Genealogy|Ness]]
| founded year = 1868
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|county5= [[Scott County, Kansas Genealogy|Scott]]
| founded date = March 2
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|county6= [[Sheridan County, Kansas Genealogy|Sheridan]]
| seat wl = Gove
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|county7= [[Thomas County, Kansas Genealogy|Thomas]]
| building image = Gove county courthouse.gif
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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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| building address = '''[[Gove County, Kansas Courthouse|Gove County Courthouse]]'''<br>520 Washington Street<br>Gove, Kansas 67736-0128<br>Phone: 785.938.2300
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Gove}}
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>
  
[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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=== Gove County, Kansas Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</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" |1886
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1886
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
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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== History  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Gove}}
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*'''1868 --&nbsp;'''Gove County was created 2 March 1868 from unorganized territory, but was [http://www.govecountyks.com/history governed by&nbsp;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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==== Parent County  ====
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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:
  
'''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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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Gove}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Gove}}
  
*[[Graham County, Kansas|Graham]]  
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*[[Lane County, Kansas|Lane]]  
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*[[Logan County, Kansas|Logan]]  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Gove County, Kansas''' online and in print</center>
*[[Ness County, Kansas|Ness]]  
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*[[Scott County, Kansas|Scott]]
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*[[Sheridan County, Kansas|Sheridan]]  
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*[[Thomas County, Kansas|Thomas]]
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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]
*[[Trego County, Kansas|Trego]]
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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]
  
== Resources  ==
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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]
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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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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==== Church  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Military ====
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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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=== 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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[[Image:Ksgove.jpg|650px|Ksgove.jpg]]
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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}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Gove}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Gove}}
  
==== 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://home.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''' [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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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203819|Kansas|Gove}}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/Gove/ Gove County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Gove/ Gove County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Gove}}
<references />
 
  
{{Kansas|Kansas}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Gove_County,_Kansas]] [[Category:Kansas_counties]]
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{{Kansas|Kansas}}
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[[Category:Kansas Counties]] [[Category:Gove_County,_Kansas]]

Latest revision as of 23:29, 20 June 2017

United StatesGotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png 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
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Gove County svg.bmp
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

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.[2]

Gove County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1892 1886 1892 1886 1886

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:

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

Kansas Territory was enumerated in 1860, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. [5] See links listed below.

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.


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

Ksgove.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

  • Gove County was not organized until after the Civil War.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Gove County, Kansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


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. 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.
  3. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.