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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Grant County''' <br>  
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Guide to '''Grant 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
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|organized=  March 6,  1873
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|county seat= Ulysses
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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= [[Finney County, Kansas Genealogy|Finney]]
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|county2= [[Hamilton County, Kansas Genealogy|Hamilton]]
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|county3= [[Haskell County, Kansas Genealogy|Haskell]]
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|county4= [[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy|Kearny]]
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|county5= [[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy|Stanton]]
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|county6= [[Stevens County, Kansas Genealogy|Stevens]]</br><center>[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Gen. Ulysses Grant, President of the United States and commander of the Union Army. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Grant, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/grant/ 8/11/2017."</ref>
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The County has Ulysses as its seat and the County was created March 20, 1873. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grant, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Kansas" 8/11/2017.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Grant}}
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'''Grant County Courthouse'''<br>108 S. Glenn Street<br>Ulysses, Kansas 67880-2551<br>Phone: 316.356.1335<br>
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[http://www.grantcoks.org/ Grant County Website]<br><br>Probate Judge has marriage records. <br>Clerk District Court divorce, probate, and court records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <br>City Clerk has cemetery records; local census taken every year. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Kansas page 251, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Grant 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" | '''[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Grant}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Grant County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory.
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*'''County seat:''' Ulysses<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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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Grant}}
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The following are locations in Grant County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 15 September 2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses,_Kansas Ulysses]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickok,_Kansas Hickok]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryus,_Kansas Ryus]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stano,_Kansas Stano]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivans_Tracks,_Kansas Sullivans Tracks]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Township,_Grant_County,_Kansas Lincoln]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Township,_Grant_County,_Kansas Sherman]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_Township,_Grant_County,_Kansas Sullivan]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Grant}}
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Grant}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Grant}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Grant}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Grant}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Grant}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Grant 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=917&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/grant/cemeteries.html KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/grant.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=34 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|559021|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
Grant 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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| 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=917 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=Graham&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
{{KSDC}} <br> <br> {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Grant County
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Grant County svg.bmp
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| state = Kansas
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| state_map = KS-map.png
 
| latd = 39.99
 
| longd = 91.19
 
| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
 
| founded year = 1873
 
| founded date = March 6
 
| seat wl = Ulysses
 
| building image = Grant county courthouse.gif
 
| building image size = 100px
 
| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
 
| building address = '''[[Grant County, Kansas Courthouse|Grant County Courthouse]]'''<br>108 S. Glenn Street<br>Ulysses, Kansas 67880-2551<br>Phone: 316.356.1335
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Kansas "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |1308
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|1900 |422
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|1910 |1087
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|1920 |1087
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|1930 |3092
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|1940 |1946
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|1950 |4638
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|1960 |5269
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|1970 |5961  
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|1980 |6977  
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|1990 |7159
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|2000 |7909
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|2010 |7829
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{{KS Census Intro|Grant}}
  
[http://www.grantcoks.org/ Grant County Courthouse]<br>108 S Glenn<br>Ulysses, KS 67880-2551<br>Phone: 316.356.1335<br><br>Probate Judge has marriage records. <br>Clerk Disrict Court divorce, probate, and court records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <br>City Clerk has cemetery records; local census taken every year. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Kansas page 251, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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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
  
== History  ==
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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>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Grant}}
  
'''1873--'''Grant County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Ulysses <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Grant}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Grant}}
  
*[[Finney County, Kansas|Finney]]
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=== Guardianship ===
*[[Hamilton County, Kansas|Hamilton]]
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Grant}}
*[[Haskell County, Kansas|Haskell]]
 
*[[Kearny County, Kansas|Kearny]]
 
*[[Stanton County, Kansas|Stanton]]
 
*[[Stevens County, Kansas|Stevens]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Church  ====
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{{KS History Intro}}
  
==== Court ====
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''Online County Histories''
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*''History of Grant County, Kansas.'' c1950. By R. R. Wilson and Ethel M. Sears. N.p.: n.p. Online at: {{FSbook|1903735}}.
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Grant}}
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{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Grant County}}}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KS Civil War Intro|}}
  
 
*Grant County was not organized until after the Civil War.
 
*Grant County was not organized until after the Civil War.
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Grant}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Grant}}
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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
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Grant}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Grant}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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'''Online Records
  
==== Vital 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 $
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Grant}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Grant}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Grant}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*'''1818 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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|Grant}}
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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|Grant}}
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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|Grant}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Grant}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Grant}}
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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|Grant}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Grant}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Grant}}
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'''Grant County Historical Society'''<br>300 East Oklahoma<br>Ulysses 67880
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/grant/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203832|Kansas|Grant}}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/Grant/ Grant County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Grant/ Grant County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Grant}}
<references />
 
  
{{Kansas|Kansas}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Grant_County,_Kansas]]
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United States
Kansas
Grant County

Guide to Grant 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: Ulysses
Organized: March 6, 1873
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Finney  • Hamilton  • Haskell  • Kearny  • Stanton  • Stevens
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Courthouse
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Gen. Ulysses Grant, President of the United States and commander of the Union Army. [2] The County has Ulysses as its seat and the County was created March 20, 1873. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Grant County Courthouse
108 S. Glenn Street
Ulysses, Kansas 67880-2551
Phone: 316.356.1335
Grant County Website

Probate Judge has marriage records.
Clerk District Court divorce, probate, and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records.
City Clerk has cemetery records; local census taken every year. [4]

Grant County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1890 1888 1888 1888 1888 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 Grant County, Kansas:[8]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Townships


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Grant 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.  %±
1890 1,308
1900 422 −67.7%
1910 1,087 157.6%
1920 1,087 0.0%
1930 3,092 184.5%
1940 1,946 −37.1%
1950 4,638 138.3%
1960 5,269 13.6%
1970 5,961 13.1%
1980 6,977 17.0%
1990 7,159 2.6%
2000 7,909 10.5%
2010 7,829 −1.0%
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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Grant 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.


Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

  • Grant 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, Grant 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

Grant County Historical Society
300 East Oklahoma
Ulysses 67880

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, “Grant, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/grant/ 8/11/2017."
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Grant, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Kansas" 8/11/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Kansas page 251, 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, "Grant County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_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.