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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Miami County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.miamicountyks.org/ Miami County<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341345399591_384" /> Courthouse]<br>201 S Pearl St Ste 102; <br>Paola, KS 66071<br>Phone: 913.294.3976 <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
Formerly Lykins County. Name changed to Miami 3 June 1861<br>&nbsp;Register of Deeds has land records from 1857; <br>Circuit&nbsp; Court has probate&nbsp;and marriage records from 1857,<br>birth and death records; Clerk District&nbsp;Court has court and naturalization records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami 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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|organized=  August 30,  1855
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|county seat= Paola
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|parent county= Original County
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|county1= [[Anderson County, Kansas Genealogy|Anderson]]
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|county2= [[Bates County, Missouri Genealogy|Bates (MO)]]
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|county3= [[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy|Cass (MO)]]
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|county4= [[Douglas County, Kansas Genealogy|Douglas]]
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|county5= [[Franklin County, Kansas Genealogy|Franklin]]
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|county6= [[Johnson County, Kansas Genealogy|Johnson]]
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|county7= [[Linn County, Kansas Genealogy|Linn ]]</br><center>[[Miami 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 Miami Native American tribe. The County has Paola as its seat and the County was created August 25, 1855.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Miami, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/miami/ 9/08/2017."</ref> The County is located in the east central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Miami, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Kansas" 9/08/2017.</ref>
  
'''1855--'''Lykins County was created 30 August 1855.&nbsp; Name changed&nbsp;in 1861 to Miami County. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Paola <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|Miami}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''Miami County Courthouse'''<br>201 S. Pearl Street, Suite 102<br>Meade, Kansas 66701<br>Phone: 913.294.3976<br>[http://www.miamicountyks.org/ Miami County Website]
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<br><br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1857.<br>Circuit Court has probate and marriage records from 1857, birth and death records.<br>Clerk District Court has court and naturalization records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Kansas page 253, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Miami County, Kansas Record Dates ===
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{{KS Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami 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" | '''[[Miami County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1885
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1857
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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" |1857
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1857
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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|Miami}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Lykins County was created on 30 August 1855.
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*'''1861:''' County name changed to Miami on 3 June 1861.
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*'''County seat:''' Paola<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*'''Map''': [http://www.mapofus.org/kansas/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Kansas] - shows boundary changes for Kansas Counties
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*'''Chronology''': [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/KS_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Kansas Historical Boundary Changes] - legislative details of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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*[[Anderson County, Kansas|Anderson]]  
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Bates County, Missouri|Bates County, Missouri]]  
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Miami}}
*[[Cass County, Missouri|Cass County, Missouri]]  
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The following are locations in Miami County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Miami County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 25 September 2017.</ref>
*[[Douglas County, Kansas|Douglas]]  
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{{populated places
*[[Franklin County, Kansas|Franklin]]
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*[[Johnson County, Kansas|Johnson]]
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*[[Linn County, Kansas|Linn ]]<br>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontana,_Kansas Fontana]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisburg,_Kansas Louisburg]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osawatomie,_Kansas Osawatomie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paola,_Kansas Paola]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Hill,_Kansas Spring Hill ](Partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Kansas Johnson County)]</div>
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* Drexel Corner
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingo,_Kansas Jingo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Lancaster,_Kansas New Lancaster]</div>
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* Ringer
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanton,_Kansas Stanton]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagstaff,_Kansas Wagstaff]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea,_Kansas Wea]</div>
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* Marysville
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* Miami
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* Middle Creek
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* Mound
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* Osage</div>
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* Osawatomie
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* Paola
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* Richland
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* Stanton</div>
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* Sugar Creek
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* Ten Mile
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* Valley
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Miami}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Miami}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Miami}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Miami}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Miami}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Miami}}
  
==== Maps ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Miami 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=944&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/miami/cem/names.html KSGenWeb]
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*  [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/miami.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=61 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|692777|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Miami+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=944 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=Miami&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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==== Military ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Kansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|1860 |4980
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|1870 |11725
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|1880 |17802
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|1890 |19614
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|1900 |21641
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|1910 |20030
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|1920 |19809
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|1930 |21243
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|1940 |19489
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|1950 |19698
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|1960 |19884
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|1970 |19254
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|1980 |21618  
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|1990 |23466  
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|2000 |28351
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|2010 |32787
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{{KS Census Intro|Miami}}
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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
  
During the Civil War men from this county enlisted in the [[15th_Regiment,_Kansas_Cavalry|15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]], Company C.
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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>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Miami}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Miami}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Miami}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Miami}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Miami}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Miami}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Miami}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Miami}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Miami|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Land Intro|Miami}}
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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/224023 1878 Land Plat book for Miami County] - image of plat book<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209381 1901 Land Plat book for Miami 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] - ($), index and images<br>
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For more information see [[Kansas Land and Property]]<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Miami}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Miami}}
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{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Miami County}}}}
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Miami}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Miami}}
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During the Civil War men from this county enlisted in the [[15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]], Company C.
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Miami}}
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*'''1864 - 1972''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5175 Kansas, Naturalization Abstracts, 1864-1972] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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*'''1865 - 1874''' - [https://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-kansas-indians.html Kansas Indian Naturalizations, ca. 1865-1874] at the [https://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] — Index, District of Kansas, Record Group 21.
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*'''1865 - 1984''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61199 Kansas, Federal Naturalization Records, 1865-1984] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2137 Kansas, Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images, includes German and other aliens living in Kansas
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Miami}}
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''Kansas Newspapers Online''<br>
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*[https://www.newspapers.com/ Kansas Newspapers at Newspapers.com] - ($), [http://www.kshs.org/ancestry/drivers/dlverify free to Kansas residents] through [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-digital-newspaper-program/16126 Kansas Historical Society]
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/kansas GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/kansas/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=Kansas&ethnicity=&language= Chronicling America] - contains images of some Kansas newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Kansas Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ks Kansas Online Historical Newspapers] - contains a list of known Kansas newspapers online and the websites they are found on
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Miami}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Miami}}
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'''Voter Records'''<br>
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*'''1854''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4099 Kansas Election List, 1854] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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*'''1854 - 1856''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3961 Kansas Voter Registration Lists, 1854-1856] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Miami}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Miami}}
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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|Miami}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Miami}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Miami}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Miami}}
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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''' [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|Miami}}
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*'''1800 - 1946''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kansas United States Marriages – Kansas, 1800-1946] at [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records findmypast] — ($), Index and images
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*'''1811 - 1911''' - {{RecordSearch|2381595|Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — Index
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*'''1811 - 1911''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61371 Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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*'''1840 - 1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch.org] — Index
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*'''1854 - 1861''' - [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-marriage-index/11315 KHS Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-1861] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/research/19385 Kansas Historical Society] — Index
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==== Death ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Miami}}
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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|Miami}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Miami}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Miami}}
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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|Miami}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Miami}}
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'''Miami County Historical Museum'''<br>12 E. Peoria<br> Paola, KS 66071<br>Telephone Number: 913-294-4940<br>[http://www.thinkmiamicountyhistory.com/ Website]
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Miami}}
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'''Miami County Genealogy Society'''<br>North Side of Square, Box 393<br>Paola 66071
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'''Osawatomie Historical Society'''<br>1000 Main St.<br>Osawatomie, KS 66064<br>Telephone Number:913-755-4384
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Miami}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/miami/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203978|Kansas|Miami}}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/Miami/ Miami County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Miami/ Miami County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 22:02, 12 December 2017

United States
Kansas
Miami County

Guide to Miami 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: Paola
Organized: August 30, 1855
Parent County(s): Original County
Neighboring Counties
Anderson  • Bates (MO)  • Cass (MO)  • Douglas  • Franklin  • Johnson  • Linn
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasMiamiCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Miami County svg.bmp
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Miami Native American tribe. The County has Paola as its seat and the County was created August 25, 1855.[1] The County is located in the east central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Miami County Courthouse
201 S. Pearl Street, Suite 102
Meade, Kansas 66701
Phone: 913.294.3976
Miami County Website

Register of Deeds has land records from 1857.
Circuit Court has probate and marriage records from 1857, birth and death records.
Clerk District Court has court and naturalization records. [3]

Miami County, Kansas Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1885 1857 1885 1858 1857 1857 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 Miami County, Kansas:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Marysville
  • Miami
  • Middle Creek
  • Mound
  • Osage
  • Osawatomie
  • Paola
  • Richland
  • Stanton
  • Sugar Creek
  • Ten Mile
  • Valley
  • Wea


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

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

 

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 4,980
1870 11,725 135.4%
1880 17,802 51.8%
1890 19,614 10.2%
1900 21,641 10.3%
1910 20,030 −7.4%
1920 19,809 −1.1%
1930 21,243 7.2%
1940 19,489 −8.3%
1950 19,698 1.1%
1960 19,884 0.9%
1970 19,254 −3.2%
1980 21,618 12.3%
1990 23,466 8.5%
2000 28,351 20.8%
2010 32,787 15.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Kansas became a territory in 1854 and the first territory census taken was in 1855. It was also enumerated as Kansas Territory in the 1860 Federal Census, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. The state continued to take state censuses after it was admitted to the Union in 1861.[8] See links listed below.

State and Territorial Census Records

Federal Census Records

The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.[9] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Kansas Census.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Kansas Church Records.


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Online Land Records

For more information see Kansas Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Miami County, Kansas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Kansas Local Histories.


Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

During the Civil War men from this county enlisted in the 15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry, Company C.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For more information, see Kansas Newspapers.

Kansas Newspapers Online

Kansas Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Voter 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, Miami 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

Miami County Historical Museum
12 E. Peoria
Paola, KS 66071
Telephone Number: 913-294-4940
Website

Societies

Miami County Genealogy Society
North Side of Square, Box 393
Paola 66071

Osawatomie Historical Society
1000 Main St.
Osawatomie, KS 66064
Telephone Number:913-755-4384

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Miami, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/miami/ 9/08/2017."
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Miami, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Kansas" 9/08/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Kansas page 253, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Miami County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 25 September 2017.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.
  9. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.