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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Lyon County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://lyoncounty.org/index/ Lyon County Courthouse]<br>402 Commercial<br>Emporia, KS 66801-4000<br>Phone: 316.342.4950<br><br>Formerly Breckenridge Co. Name changed to Lyon 5 Feb 1862.<br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1861, <br>divorce records from 1860, probate records from 1859 <br>and court records from 1858.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1856. <br>City Clerk has birth and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Kansas page 253, {{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 17,  1857
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|county seat= Emporia
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|parent county= Original county <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Chase County, Kansas Genealogy|Chase]]
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|county2= [[Coffey County, Kansas Genealogy|Coffey]]
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|county3= [[Greenwood County, Kansas Genealogy|Greenwood]]
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|county4= [[Morris County, Kansas Genealogy|Morris]]
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|county5= [[Morris County, Kansas Genealogy|Osage]]
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|county6= [[Wabaunsee County, Kansas Genealogy|Wabaunsee]]</br><center>[[Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1857--'''Lyon County was created 17 February 1857 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Emporia <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 General Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in the Civil War. The County has Emporia as its seat and the County was created February 5, 1862. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lyon, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/lyon/ 9/08/2017."</ref>The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Kansas" 9/08/2017.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''Lyon County Courthouse'''<br>402 Commercial Street<br>Emporia, Kansas 67748-4000<br>Phone: 620-341-4380<br>[http://lyoncounty.org/index/ Lyon County Website]<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1861, divorce records from 1860, probate records from 1859 and court records from 1858.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1856. <br>City Clerk has birth and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Lyon 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), Lyon County, Kansas. Page 253 {{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), 236.</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon 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" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1885
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1858
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1856
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1859
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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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*[[Chase County, Kansas|Chase]]
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=== Boundary Changes ===
*[[Coffey County, Kansas|Coffey]]
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Lyon}}
*[[Greenwood County, Kansas|Greenwood]]
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*[[Morris County, Kansas|Morris]]  
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*[[Morris County, Kansas|Osage]]  
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*[[Wabaunsee County, Kansas|Wabaunsee]]
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*'''Parent County:''' Breckenridge County was created 17 February 1857 as an original county.
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*'''1862:''' Name changed to Lyon County on 5 Feb 1862.
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*'''County seat:''' Emporia <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 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|Lyon}}
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The following are locations in Lyon County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 21 September 2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admire,_Kansas Admire]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen,_Kansas Allen]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americus,_Kansas Americus]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushong,_Kansas Bushong]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emporia,_Kansas Emporia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Kansas Hartford]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neosho_Rapids,_Kansas Neosho Rapids]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olpe,_Kansas Olpe]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading,_Kansas Reading]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller,_Kansas Miller]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth,_Kansas Plymouth]</div>
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* Agnes City
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* Americus
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* Center
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* Elmendaro</div>
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* Emporia
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* Fremont
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* Ivy
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* Jackson</div>
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* Pike
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* Reading
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Church  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Military ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lyon 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=939&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=56 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/lyon.htm Tombstone Project]
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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|507282|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lyon+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=939 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=Lyon&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Cherokee}}
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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|Lyon}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Lyon}}
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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/223971 1878 Land Plat book for Lyon County] - image of plat book<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209380 1901 Land Plat book for Lyon County] - image of plat book<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223969 1918 Land Plat book for Lyon 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] - ($), index and images<br>
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For more information see [[Kansas Land and Property]]<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Lyon}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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''Online County Histories''
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*''Annals of Emporia and Lyon County : Historical Incidents of the First Quarter of a Century, 1857 to 1882.''  By Jacob Stotler. Emporia, Kan. : n.p. Online at:  {{FSbook|2194072}}, [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011725036 Hathitrust], [http://www.archive.org/stream/annalsofemporial00stot#page/n9/mode/2up Internet Archive], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27648 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|18215204|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''History of Emporia and Lyon County.'' c1929. By Laura Margaret French. Emporia, Kansas : Emporia Gazette Print. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27646 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|436923969|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''A Memorial to Pioneers of Lyon County, 1855-1875.''  1922.  [Emporia, Kan.] : Gazette.  Online at: {{FSbook|3652465}}; {{WorldCat|2911883|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Lyon}}
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{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Lyon County}}}}
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Lyon}}
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KS Civil War Intro|Lyon}}
  
 
During the Civil War men from Lyon County enlisted in the Emporia Guards, the Emporia Artillery and the Emporia Cavalry, [[2nd Regiment, Kansas Infantry|2nd Regiment Kansas]] Volunteer Infantry, Company H; [[8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|8th Regiment Kansas Infantry]], Company H which was tranferred to the [[19th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|9th Regiment Kansas Infantry]], Company B; and the [[11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|11th Regiment Kansas Cavalry]], Company C.
 
During the Civil War men from Lyon County enlisted in the Emporia Guards, the Emporia Artillery and the Emporia Cavalry, [[2nd Regiment, Kansas Infantry|2nd Regiment Kansas]] Volunteer Infantry, Company H; [[8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|8th Regiment Kansas Infantry]], Company H which was tranferred to the [[19th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|9th Regiment Kansas Infantry]], Company B; and the [[11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|11th Regiment Kansas Cavalry]], Company C.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company B
  
Emporia Gazette
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Lyon}}
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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
  
&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksfhgslc/obithome.html Emporia Gazette Death Notices Index 1892-1989]&nbsp;- Site gives information on the Index and how to obtain a copy of the obituary.
 
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksfhgslc/obit1990s.html Emporia Gazette Death Notices Index 1990-1999]&nbsp; - Site gives information on the Index and how to obtain a copy of the obituary.
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Emporia Gazette
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksfhgslc/obithome.html Emporia Gazette Death Notices Index 1892-1989]&nbsp;- Site gives information on the Index and how to obtain a copy of the obituary.
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksfhgslc/obit1990s.html Emporia Gazette Death Notices Index 1990-1999]&nbsp; - Site gives information on the Index and how to obtain a copy of the obituary.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Lyon}}
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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|Lyon}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Lyon}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Lyon}}
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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|Lyon}}
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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|Lyon}}
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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|Lyon}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Emporia Kansas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Emporia Kansas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KS Libraries Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Lyon}}
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'''Lyon County History Center'''<br>225 E 6th St<br>Emporia, KS  66801<br>E-mail:[mailto:lchsresearchcenter@gmail.com lchsresearchcenter@gmail.com]<br>[http://lyoncountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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== Societies ==
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Lyon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Societies Intro|Lyon}}
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'''Lyon County Historical Society'''<br>118 East 6th Avenue<br>Emporia 66801
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'''Flint Hills Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 555<br> Emporia, KS 66801-0555
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Lyon}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/lyon/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203940|Kansas|Lyon}}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/Lyon/ Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Lyon/ Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 18:45, 10 October 2017

United States
Kansas
Lyon County

Guide to Lyon 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: Emporia
Organized: February 17, 1857
Parent County(s): Original county [1]
Neighboring Counties
Chase  • Coffey  • Greenwood  • Morris  • Osage  • Wabaunsee
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption
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County Information

Description

The County was named for General Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in the Civil War. The County has Emporia as its seat and the County was created February 5, 1862. [2]The County is located in the central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Lyon County Courthouse
402 Commercial Street
Emporia, Kansas 67748-4000
Phone: 620-341-4380
Lyon County Website

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1861, divorce records from 1860, probate records from 1859 and court records from 1858.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1856.
City Clerk has birth and death records. [1]

Lyon County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1886 1861 1885 1858 1856 1859 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 Lyon County, Kansas:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Townships
  • Agnes City
  • Americus
  • Center
  • Elmendaro
  • Emporia
  • Fremont
  • Ivy
  • Jackson
  • Pike
  • Reading
  • Waterloo


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lyon 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.[7] 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.[8] 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 Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Kansas Local Histories.


Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

During the Civil War men from Lyon County enlisted in the Emporia Guards, the Emporia Artillery and the Emporia Cavalry, 2nd Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry, Company H; 8th Regiment Kansas Infantry, Company H which was tranferred to the 9th Regiment Kansas Infantry, Company B; and the 11th Regiment Kansas Cavalry, Company C.

- 11th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company B

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For more information, see Kansas Newspapers.

Kansas Newspapers Online

Kansas Newspaper Catalogs


Emporia Gazette

Obituaries

Emporia Gazette Death Notices Index 1892-1989 - Site gives information on the Index and how to obtain a copy of the obituary.

Emporia Gazette Death Notices Index 1990-1999  - Site gives information on the Index and how to obtain a copy of the obituary.

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, Lyon 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

Lyon County History Center
225 E 6th St
Emporia, KS 66801
E-mail:lchsresearchcenter@gmail.com
Website

Societies

Lyon County Historical Society
118 East 6th Avenue
Emporia 66801

Flint Hills Genealogical Society
PO Box 555
Emporia, KS 66801-0555

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Kansas. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lyon, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/lyon/ 9/08/2017."
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Kansas" 9/08/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Kansas. Page 253 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), 236.
  5. “Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 21 September 2017.
  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.