Ness County, Kansas Genealogy

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Ness 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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Ness County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Ness County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
County Seat Ness City
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Address Ness County Courthouse
202 W. Sycamore Street
Ness City, Kansas 67560-1558
Phone: 785.798.2401

County Courthouse

Ness County Courthouse
202 W Sycamore Street
Ness City, KS 67560-1558
Phone: 785.798.2401

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records.
Clerk Court has divorce records; City Clerk has court records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]


Parent County

1867--Ness County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory. County seat: Ness City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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.



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



  • Ness County was not organized until after the Civil War.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ness County, Kansas page 254, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).