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Guide to '''Kearny 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= Lakin
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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= [[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy|Grant]]
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|county3= [[Hamilton County, Kansas Genealogy|Hamilton]]
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|county4= [[Haskell County, Kansas Genealogy|Haskell]]
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|county5= [[Scott County, Kansas Genealogy|Scott]]
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|county6= [[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy|Stanton]]
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|county7= [[Wichita County, Kansas Genealogy|Wichita]]</br><center>[[Kearny 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. Philip Kearny of Civil War fame.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Kearny, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/kearny/ 8/15/2017."</ref> The County has Lakin 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, "Kearny, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kearny_County,_Kansas" 8/15/2017.</ref>
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== County Courthouse ===
| county = Kearny County
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Kearny}}
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'''Kearny County Courthouse'''<br>304 N. Main Street<br>Lakin, Kansas 67860<br>Phone: 620-355-6451<br>
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[http://www.kearnycountykansas.com/ Kearny County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records 1900-1910.<br>Clerk district court has divorce and court records 1894 and probate records from 1895.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1894.<br>County Clerk and County Historical Society have newspapers.<br>County Appraiser has local census from 1913. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kearney 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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=== Kearny County, Kansas Record Dates  ===
| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded date = March 6
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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), Kearny County, Kansas. Page 252 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>'''</center>
| seat wl = Lakin
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| building image = Kearny county courthouse.gif
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| building address = '''[[Kearny County, Kansas Courthouse|Kearny County Courthouse]]'''<br>304 N. Main Street<br>Lakin, Kansas 67860<br>Phone: 316.355.6422
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1894
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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|Kearny}}
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*'''1873--'''Kearny County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory.
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*'''County seat:''' Lakin<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Kearny}}
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The following are locations in Kearny County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Kearny County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kearny_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 20 September 2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deerfield,_Kansas Deerfield]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakin,_Kansas Lakin]</div>
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* Deerfield
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* Hartland</div>
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* Lakin</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Kearny}}
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Kearny}}
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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 Kearny 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=930&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=47 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/kearney.html Tombstone Project]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|548898|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Kearny+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=930 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=Kearny# Billion Graves]
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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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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Kearny}}
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==== State and Territorial Census Records ====
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*'''1855-1925''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1088 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images; covers census years '''1855-1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925'''
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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*'''1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7667 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1824715|Kansas State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1825178|Kansas State Census, 1875}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1825188|Kansas State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1825193|Kansas State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1919-1961''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2270 Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — Partial index (4 counties) and images
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Kansas Census]].<br>
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Kearny}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Kearny}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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''Online County Histories''
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*''History of Kearny County, Kansas.'' c1964 Vol. 1 (1st edition), c1973 Vol. 2 (2nd edition). Lakin, Kansas : n.p.  Vol. 1 online at: {{FSbook|3438235}}; {{WorldCat|3131965|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
Kearny 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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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Kearny}}
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[[File:Kearny, Kansas.JPG|300px|right]]
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Kearny}}
  
[http://www.kearnycountykansas.com/ Kearny County Courthouse]<br>305 N Main Street<br>Lakin, KS 67860<br>Phone: 316.355.6422<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records 1900-1910.<br>Clerk district court has divorce and court records 1894 <br>and probate records from 1895.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1894.<br>County Clerk and County Historical Society have newspapers.<br>County Appraiser has local census from 1913. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kearney 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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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Kearny}}
  
== History  ==
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*Kearny County was not organized until after the Civil War. See [[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]] County for records.
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Kearny}}
  
'''1873--'''Kearny County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Lakin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Kearny}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Kearny}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Kearny}}
  
*[[Finney County, Kansas|Finney]]
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'''Online Records
*[[Grant County, Kansas|Grant]]
 
*[[Hamilton County, Kansas|Hamilton]]
 
*[[Haskell County, Kansas|Haskell]]
 
*[[Scott County, Kansas|Scott]]
 
*[[Stanton County, Kansas|Stanton]]
 
*[[Wichita County, Kansas|Wichita]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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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 $
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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 $
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Military  ====
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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 $
  
*Kearny County was not organized until after the Civil War. See [[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]] County for records.<br>
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==== Death ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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 $
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Kearny}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Kearny}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KS Libraries Intro|Kearny}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Kearny}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Kearny}}
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'''Kearny County, Kansas Historical Society'''<br>111 South Buffalo St.<br>P.O. Box 32<br>Lakin, KS 67860<br>Telephone Number:620-355-7448<br>E-mail: [mailto:kchs@pld.com kchs@pld.com]<br>[http://kchshist.org/ Website]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Kearny}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/kearny/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Kearny|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203894|Kansas|Kearny}}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/Kearny/ Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Kearny/ Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Kearny}}
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[[Category:Kearny_County,_Kansas]]
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Latest revision as of 00:01, 22 September 2017

United States
Kansas
Kearney County

Guide to Kearny 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: Lakin
Organized: March 6, 1873
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Finney  • Grant  • Hamilton  • Haskell  • Scott  • Stanton  • Wichita
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasKearnyCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Kearny County svg.bmp
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Gen. Philip Kearny of Civil War fame.[2] The County has Lakin 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

Kearny County Courthouse
304 N. Main Street
Lakin, Kansas 67860
Phone: 620-355-6451
Kearny County Website

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records 1900-1910.
Clerk district court has divorce and court records 1894 and probate records from 1895.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1894.
County Clerk and County Historical Society have newspapers.
County Appraiser has local census from 1913. [4]

Kearny County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1900 1900 1900 1894 1894 1895 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

  • 1873--Kearny County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory.
  • County seat: Lakin[7]


The following are locations in Kearny County, Kansas:[8]

Cities
Townships
  • Deerfield
  • East Hibbard
  • Hartland
  • Kendall
  • Lakin
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History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Kearny County, Kansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Kansas 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 Kearny 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

  • Kearny County was not organized until after the Civil War. See Marion County for records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Kearny 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, Kearny 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

Kearny County, Kansas Historical Society
111 South Buffalo St.
P.O. Box 32
Lakin, KS 67860
Telephone Number:620-355-7448
E-mail: kchs@pld.com
Website

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, “Kearny, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/kearny/ 8/15/2017."
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Kearny, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kearny_County,_Kansas" 8/15/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kearney County, Kansas page 252, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kearny County, Kansas. Page 252 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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, "Kearny County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kearny_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 20 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.