Rawlins County, Kansas Genealogy

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Rawlins 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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Rawlins County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Rawlins County
Location in the state of Kansas
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Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 6, 1873
County Seat Atwood
Courthouse
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Address Rawlins County Courthouse
607 Main Street
Atwood, Kansas 67730-1896
Phone: 785.626.3351



County Courthouse

Rawlins County Courthouse
607 Main Street
Atwood, KS 67730-1896
Phone: 785.626.3351

Register of Deeds has land records.
Probate Court has probate records. [1]

History

Parent County

1873--Rawlins County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. County seat: Atwood [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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

Land

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

Maps

Military

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

Newspapers

Obituaries of Chessmore Relatives

JoAnn Chessmore Hall has these obituaries, contact  at jchall@qwest.net

Taxation

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.



Societies and Libraries


Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rawlins County, Kansas page 255, 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).