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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Harvey County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.harveycounty.com/ Harvey County Courthouse]<br>800 N Main<br>Newton, KS 67114<br>Phone: 316.284.6840&nbsp;<br><br>Probate&nbsp;Court has marriage records from 1800’s; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1872; <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1800’s<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harvey 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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
== History ==
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|organized= February 29,  1872
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|county seat= Newton
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|parent county= [[McPherson County, Kansas Genealogy|McPherson]], [[Sedgwick County, Kansas Genealogy|Sedgwick]], and [[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Butler County, Kansas Genealogy|Butler]]
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|county2= [[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]]
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|county3= [[McPherson County, Kansas Genealogy|McPherson]]
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|county4= [[Reno County, Kansas Genealogy|Reno]]
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|county5= [[Sedgwick County, Kansas Genealogy|Sedgwick]]</br><center>[[Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
*'''1872--'''Harvey County was created 29 February 1872 from [[McPherson County, Kansas|McPherson]], [[Sedgwick County, Kansas|Sedgwick]], and [[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Newton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The County was named for the fifth Governor of Kansas James M. Harvey. The County has Newton as its seat and the County was created March 7, 1872. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harper, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_County,_Kansas" 8/15/2017.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Harvey}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''Harvey County Courthouse'''<br>800 N. Main Street<br>Newton, Kansas 67114-0687<br>Phone: 316.284.6840<br>
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[http://www.harveycounty.com/ Harvey County Website]<br><br>Probate Court has marriage records from 1800’s.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1872.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1800’s. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harvey County, Kansas page 251, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Harvey 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), Harvey County, Kansas. Page 251 {{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" | '''[[Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1886
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1800s
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1886
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1800s
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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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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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Butler County, Kansas|Butler]]  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
*[[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]]  
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Harvey}}
*[[McPherson County, Kansas|McPherson]]  
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*[[Sedgwick County, Kansas|Sedgwick]]
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*'''Parent County:''' Harvey County was created 29 February 1872 from [[McPherson County, Kansas Genealogy|McPherson]], [[Sedgwick County, Kansas Genealogy|Sedgwick]], and [[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Newton<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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== Resources  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Harvey}}
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The following are locations in Harvey County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harvey County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 15 September 2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrton,_Kansas Burrton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halstead,_Kansas Halstead]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesston,_Kansas Hesston]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton,_Kansas Newton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Newton,_Kansas North Newton]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedgwick,_Kansas Sidgwick]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walton,_Kansas Walton]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLain,_Kansas McLain]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patterson,_Kansas Patterson]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam,_Kansas Putnam]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimmerdale,_Kansas Zimmerdale]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alta_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Alta]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrton_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Burrton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlington_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Darlington]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Emma]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Garden]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halstead_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Halstead]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Highland]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Lake]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakin_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Lakin]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macon_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Macon]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Newton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Pleasant]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Richland]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedgwick_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Sedgwick]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walton_Township,_Harvey_County,_Kansas Walton]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annelly,_Kansas Annelly]</div>
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* Van Arsdale</div>
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See also: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Harvey_County,_Kansas National Register of Historic Places in Harvey County, Kansas]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Harvey}}
  
==== Church  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Harvey}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Harvey}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Harvey}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Harvey}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Harvey}}
  
==== Military  ====
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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 Harvey 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=923&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/harvey/cemetery.htm KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/harvey.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=40 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|548892|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Harvey+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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=923 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=Harvey&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
==== Probate  ====
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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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[http://www.hcgsks.org/ Harvey County Genealogical Society Cemetery Index]
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All cemeteries are listed and all burials are included both in the alphabetical index by cemetery and in the Biographical Database. All cemeteries and all known burials, 1871 through 2015, are included.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_County,_Kansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |11451
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|1890 |17601
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|1900 |17591
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|1910 |19200
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|1920 |20744
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|1930 |22120
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|1940 |21712
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|1950 |21698
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|1960 |25865
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|1970 |27236  
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|1980 |30531  
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|1990 |31028
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|2000 |32869
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|2010 |34684
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{{KS Census Intro|Harvey}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== State and Territorial Census Records ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Harvey}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Harvey}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Directories ===
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Harvey|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Directories Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Harvey}}
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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/223956 1882 Land Plat book for Harvey County] - image of plat book<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209389 1902 Land Plat book for Harvey County] - image of plat book<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223955 1918 Land Plat book for Harvey County] - image of plat book<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223957 1926 Land Plat book for Harvey 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] - ($), index and images<br>
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For more information see [[Kansas Land and Property]]<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Harvey}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Harvey}}
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{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Harvey County}}}}
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Harvey}}
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''Kansas Newspapers Online''<br>
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*[https://www.newspapers.com/ Kansas Newspapers at Newspapers.com] - ($), [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|Harvey}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Harvey}}
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'''Online Records
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*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Harvey}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Harvey}}
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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|Harvey}}
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*'''1811 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|2381595|Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1840 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1855 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|1986789|Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1855 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60292 Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — images $
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==== Death ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Harvey}}
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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|Harvey}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Harvey}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Harvey}}
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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|Harvey}}
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'''[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001n4G_vCFMp-CtV8C-PLZC2mNYgm1Udztc5Q_G09b5-ku8z-BkWNSFF-wcS2ES7CTUQoTVD-FHoeXiomsiMMG7b6X_iG5xMHHWdS7OiqGnZDh_4bO4igWiEBdsIOTN7GH4V3IGTBrlm51a8zGEjjmegq-1aFjLTM7GuJTIeNist7SuWgP_TRla3ZNIg1e0Z5iYaY80WVPtmrG0vnvai2JdSxOHWkUvd6cJeo_NnA2uzFMX-31QGsXX-oKZiDb1ySGzLcucLLM_yEanK7ibACtDApJa66oqmAMG-mGliXGEu61i4rEcDL_eHQ==&c=Glw43EjIwkgDlUwz7Y6O63RrEU0ltm1AksFp651M8PXo5HSLkIdsGg==&ch=PoGtN1Gpk7-bM_fbFtkH4idksPk4DWpEPGq_p8wNl1N8I-52MZMwuQ== Mennonite Library and Archives (MLA), Bethel College, Kansas]'''
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Registration of German Alien Enemies: Index includes name, birthdate and birthplace
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All natives, citizens, denizens or subjects of the German Empire in the US who were 14 years old and older were required to register as 'alien enemies'.
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State Census indexes: Contains 3 1875 State Census databases from this area and some townships.
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Harvey County Marriage License Index: This alphabetical index covers 1872-4/1913. Copies of originals are availabe from the Harvey County Historical Society.
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Various other helpful genealogical indexes are available<br>
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Harvey}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Harvey}}
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'''Harvey County Historical Society'''<br>203 N Main<br>PO Box 4<br>Newton 67114<br>Telephone Number:316-283-2221<br>[http://hchm.org/research-library/ Website]
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'''Harvey County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 75<br>Newton KS  67114<br>[http://www.hcgsks.org/ Website]
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All headstones in Harvey County have been photographed &amp; indexed. We are currently collecting biographical and obituary information on all former residents. Free Society membership.
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Harvey}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/harvey/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203855|Kansas|Harvey}}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/Harvey/ Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Harvey/ Harvey County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.HarveyCountyRoots.com/ Harvey County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.hcgsks.org/harcodatabase/ HCGS Memorial Tribute Database] (All county headstones photographed)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Harvey}}
  
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Latest revision as of 16:23, 13 October 2017

United States
Kansas
Harvey County

Guide to Harvey 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: Newton
Organized: February 29, 1872
Parent County(s): McPherson, Sedgwick, and Marion [1]
Neighboring Counties
Butler  • Marion  • McPherson  • Reno  • Sedgwick
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasHarveyCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption
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County Information

Description

The County was named for the fifth Governor of Kansas James M. Harvey. The County has Newton as its seat and the County was created March 7, 1872. The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Harvey County Courthouse
800 N. Main Street
Newton, Kansas 67114-0687
Phone: 316.284.6840
Harvey County Website

Probate Court has marriage records from 1800’s.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1872.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1800’s. [3]

Harvey County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1886 1800s 1886 1872 1800s 1872 1855
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.[5]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Harvey County, Kansas:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Townships
Ghost towns
  • Van Arsdale

See also: National Register of Historic Places in Harvey County, Kansas

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Harvey 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

Harvey County Genealogical Society Cemetery Index All cemeteries are listed and all burials are included both in the alphabetical index by cemetery and in the Biographical Database. All cemeteries and all known burials, 1871 through 2015, are included.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 11,451
1890 17,601 53.7%
1900 17,591 −0.1%
1910 19,200 9.1%
1920 20,744 8.0%
1930 22,120 6.6%
1940 21,712 −1.8%
1950 21,698 −0.1%
1960 25,865 19.2%
1970 27,236 5.3%
1980 30,531 12.1%
1990 31,028 1.6%
2000 32,869 5.9%
2010 34,684 5.5%
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.[8] 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.[9] 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 Harvey 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

McPherson CountyReno CountyButler CountyMarion CountySedgwick CountyHarvey, Kansas.JPG
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Migration

Military Records

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, Harvey 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

Mennonite Library and Archives (MLA), Bethel College, Kansas

Registration of German Alien Enemies: Index includes name, birthdate and birthplace

All natives, citizens, denizens or subjects of the German Empire in the US who were 14 years old and older were required to register as 'alien enemies'.

State Census indexes: Contains 3 1875 State Census databases from this area and some townships.

Harvey County Marriage License Index: This alphabetical index covers 1872-4/1913. Copies of originals are availabe from the Harvey County Historical Society.

Various other helpful genealogical indexes are available

Museums

Societies

Harvey County Historical Society
203 N Main
PO Box 4
Newton 67114
Telephone Number:316-283-2221
Website

Harvey County Genealogical Society
PO Box 75
Newton KS 67114
Website

All headstones in Harvey County have been photographed & indexed. We are currently collecting biographical and obituary information on all former residents. Free Society membership.

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Harper, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_County,_Kansas" 8/15/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harvey County, Kansas page 251, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harvey County, Kansas. Page 251 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.
  5. “Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Harvey County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 15 September 2017.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.
  9. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.