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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Jewell County'''<br>
  
Jewell 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 '''Jewell County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
[http://www.jewellcountyks.com/ Jewell County Courthouse]<br>307 N Commercial<br>Mankato, KS 66956-2025<br>Phone: 785.378.3121<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage, probate, divorce and court records. <br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death records 1886-1894, <br>cemetery records from 1860’s, land records from 1871, <br>military records from 1889, yearly census assessment rolls 1871-1908 <br>and school recordes from 1884.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jewell County, Kansas page 252, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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|organized= 26 February 1867
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|county seat= Mankato
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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= [[Cloud County, Kansas Genealogy|Cloud]]
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|county2= [[Mitchell County, Kansas Genealogy|Mitchell]]
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|county3= [[Nuckolls County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nuckolls (NE)]]
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|county4= [[Osborne County, Kansas Genealogy|Osborne]]
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|county5= [[Republic County, Kansas Genealogy|Republic]]
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|county6= [[Smith County, Kansas Genealogy|Smith]]
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|county7= [[Webster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Webster (NE)]]</br><center>[[Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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The County was named for Lieutenant Colonel Lewis R. Jewell of the 6th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. The County has Mankato as its seat and the County was created February 26, 1887. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jewell, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewell_County,_Kansas" 8/15/2017.</ref>
  
'''1867--'''Jewell County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Mankato <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Jewell}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''Jewell County Courthouse'''<br>307 N Commercial<br>Mankato, KS 66956-2025<br>Phone: 785.378.3121<br>[http://www.kansastreasurers.org/countyservices/jewell.htm Jewell County Website]<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage, probate, divorce and court records. <br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death records 1886-1894, cemetery records from 1860’s, land records from 1871, military records from 1889, yearly census assessment rolls 1871-1908 and school records from 1884.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Jewell 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), Jewell County, Kansas. Page 252 {{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" | '''[[Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jewell 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" |1886
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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" |1871
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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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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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Jewell}}
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*1867--Jewell County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory
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*'''County seat:''' Mankato <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*[[Cloud County, Kansas|Cloud]]  
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Mitchell County, Kansas|Mitchell]]  
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Jewell}}
*[[Nuckolls County, Nebraska|Nuckolls County, Nebraska]]  
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The following are locations in Jewell County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jewell County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewell_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 17 September 2017.</ref>
*[[Osborne County, Kansas|Osborne]]  
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{{populated places
*[[Republic County, Kansas|Republic]]
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*[[Smith County, Kansas|Smith]]  
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*[[Webster County, Nebraska|Webster County, Nebraska]]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr_Oak,_Kansas Burr Oak]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esbon,_Kansas Esbon]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formoso,_Kansas Formoso]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewell,_Kansas Jewell]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mankato,_Kansas Mankato]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall,_Kansas Randall]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webber,_Kansas Webb]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dentonia,_Kansas Dentonia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionia,_Kansas Ionia]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovewell,_Kansas Lovewell]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montrose,_Kansas Montrose]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otego,_Kansas Otego]</div>
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* Allen
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* Athens
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* Browns Creek
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* Buffalo
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* Burr Oak
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* Calvin
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* Center
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* Erving
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* Eston</div>
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* Grant
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* Harrison
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* Highland
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* Holmwood
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* Ionia
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* Jackson
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* Limestone
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* Montana</div>
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* Odessa
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* Prairie
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* Richland
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* Sinclair
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* Vicksburg
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* Walnut
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* Washinton
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Jewell}}
  
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp; burroakkansas.homestead.com/'''&nbsp;  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Jewell}}
  
==== '''Burr Oak web site with access to Burr Oak, Jewel County, Kansas Cemetery list.<br>'''  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Jewell}}
  
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Jewell}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Jewell}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Jewell}}
  
==== Land  ====
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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 Jewell 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=928&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/jewell/toc.html KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/jewell.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=45 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|469277|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jewell+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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=928 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=Jewell&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
==== Maps  ====
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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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'''Burr Oak web site with access to Burr Oak, Jewel County, Kansas Cemetery list.''' [http://www.ksgenweb.com/jewell/library/cemetery/burr_oak/index.html Burr Oak Cemetery]
  
==== Military ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Jewell}}
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'''''State Census'''''
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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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Jewell}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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''Online County Histories''
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*''History of Jewell County, Kansas.'' 1878. By M. Winsor and James A. Scarbrough.  Jewell County, Kansas : Diamond Printing Office.  Online at: [https://archive.org/details/historyofjewellc00wins Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|866728205|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''What Price White Rock? : a Chronicle of Northwestern Jewell County.'' c1937.  By Harry E. Ross.  Burr Oak, Kansas : Burr Oak Herald.  Online at: {{FSbook|11586147}}; {{WorldCat|6804563|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''White Rock Historical Sketches.''  Title also known as ''Historical Sketches of the White Rock Valley.''  1933. By Ellen Morlan Warren. N.p.: n.p. Online at: {{FSbook|3436351}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Jewell}}
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[[File:Jewell, Kansas.JPG|300px|right]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Jewell}}
  
 
*Jewell County was not organized until after the Civil War.
 
*Jewell County was not organized until after the Civil War.
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Jewell}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Jewell}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Jewell}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Jewell}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Jewell}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Jewell}}
  
*[[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+Jewell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Schools Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Jewell}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Jewell}}
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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://familysearch.org/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|Jewell}}
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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|Jewell}}
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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|Jewell}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Jewell}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Jewell}}
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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|Jewell}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Jewell}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Jewell}}
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'''Jewell County Historical Society'''<br>118 N. Commercial<br>Mankato, KS 66956<br>Telephone: 785-545-7658<br>Please leave message or send text<br>E-mail: [mailto:jwchsmuseum@gmail.com jwchsmuseum@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.jewellcountyhistory.com/25365.html Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Jewell}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/jewell/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203878|Kansas|Jewell}}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/Jewell/ Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Jewell/ Jewell County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Jewell}}
<references />
 
  
{{Kansas|Kansas}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Jewell_County,_Kansas]]
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[[Category:Jewell_County,_Kansas]][[Category:Kansas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 18:09, 18 September 2017

United StatesGotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Jewell County

Guide to Jewell 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: Mankato
Organized: 26 February 1867
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cloud  • Mitchell  • Nuckolls (NE)  • Osborne  • Republic  • Smith  • Webster (NE)
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasJewellCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Jewell County svg.bmp
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Lieutenant Colonel Lewis R. Jewell of the 6th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. The County has Mankato as its seat and the County was created February 26, 1887. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Jewell County Courthouse
307 N Commercial
Mankato, KS 66956-2025
Phone: 785.378.3121
Jewell County Website

Clerk District Court has marriage, probate, divorce and court records.
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death records 1886-1894, cemetery records from 1860’s, land records from 1871, military records from 1889, yearly census assessment rolls 1871-1908 and school records from 1884.[3]

Jewell County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1886 1886 1886 1872 1871 1870 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

  • 1867--Jewell County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory
  • County seat: Mankato [6]

Populated Places

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

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Townships
  • Allen
  • Athens
  • Browns Creek
  • Buffalo
  • Burr Oak
  • Calvin
  • Center
  • Erving
  • Eston
  • Grant
  • Harrison
  • Highland
  • Holmwood
  • Ionia
  • Jackson
  • Limestone
  • Montana
  • Odessa
  • Prairie
  • Richland
  • Sinclair
  • Vicksburg
  • Walnut
  • Washinton
  • White Mound


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Jewell 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

Burr Oak web site with access to Burr Oak, Jewel County, Kansas Cemetery list. Burr Oak Cemetery

Census Records

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 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 Jewell 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

  • Jewell 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 Jewell 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, Jewell 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

Jewell County Historical Society
118 N. Commercial
Mankato, KS 66956
Telephone: 785-545-7658
Please leave message or send text
E-mail: jwchsmuseum@gmail.com
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Jewell, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewell_County,_Kansas" 8/15/2017.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jewell County, Kansas. Page 252 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, "Jewell County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewell_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 17 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.