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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Rice County'''<br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Rice County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
<br>[http://www.ricecounty.us/ Rice County Courthouse]<br>101 W Commercial Street<br>Lyons, KS 67554<br>Phone: 316.257.2232&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1872, <br>divorce, probate and court records; <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1871; <br>County Clerk has birth records 1895-1910 and burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rice County, Kansas page 255, {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 26,  1867
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|county seat= Lyons
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|parent county= [[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]]
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|county1= [[Barton County, Kansas Genealogy|Barton]]
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|county2= [[Ellsworth County, Kansas Genealogy|Ellsworth]]
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|county3= [[McPherson County, Kansas Genealogy|McPherson]]
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|county4= [[Reno County, Kansas Genealogy|Reno]]
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|county5= [[Stafford County, Kansas Genealogy|Stafford]]</br><center>[[Rice County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1867--'''Rice County was created 26 February 1867 from&nbsp;[[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]] County. '''County seat:''' Lyons <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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The County was named for Brigadier General Samuel A. Rice. The County has Lyons as its seat and the County was created February 26, 1867.
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<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Rice, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/rice/ 9/11/2017."</ref> The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rice, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_County,_Kansas" 9/11/2017.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Rice}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Rice County Courthouse'''<br>101 W. Commercial Street<br>Lyons, Kansas 67554-2727<br>Phone: 316.257.2232<br>[http://www.ricecounty.us/ Rice County Website]<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate and court records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1871.<br>County Clerk has birth records 1895-1910 and burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rice County, Kansas page 255, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Rice 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), Rice County, Kansas. Page 255 {{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), 237.</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rice County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rice County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rice County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rice County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rice County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rice County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rice County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1895
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
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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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
*[[Barton County, Kansas|Barton]]
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*[[Ellsworth County, Kansas|Ellsworth]]
 
*[[McPherson County, Kansas|McPherson]]
 
*[[Reno County, Kansas|Reno]]
 
*[[Stafford County, Kansas|Stafford]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Rice}}
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*'''1867--'''Rice County was created 26 February 1867 from&nbsp;[[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Lyons<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Rice}}
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The following are locations in Rice County, Kansas:
  
==== Church  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Rice}}
  
==== Court  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Rice}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Rice}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Rice}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Rice}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Rice}}
  
*For information about Civil War records see [[Marion_County,_Kansas|Marion]] County.<br>
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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 Rice 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=963&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/rice/cemeteries.htm KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/ks/rice.htm KSInterment]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/rice.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=80 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|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rice+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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=963 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=Rice&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
==== Probate  ====
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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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==== Taxation  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Rice}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''''State Census'''''
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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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Rice}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Rice}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Rice}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Rice}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Rice|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Rice}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Rice/ Rice County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Rice}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Rice}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Rice}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Rice}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Rice}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Rice}}
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[[File:Rice, Kansas.JPG|300px|right]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Rice}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Rice}}
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*For information about Civil War records see [[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]] County.
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Rice}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Rice}}
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Rice}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Rice}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Rice}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Rice}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Rice}}
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Rice}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Rice}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Rice}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Rice}}
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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://familysearch.org/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|Rice}}
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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|Rice}}
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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|Rice}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Rice}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Rice}}
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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|Rice}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Rice}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Rice}}
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'''Rice County Historical Society'''<br>105 West Lyon<br>Lyons, Kansas 67554
  
== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Rice}}
  
<references />
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/rice/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204090|Kansas|Rice}}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
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Rice/ Rice County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
{{Kansas|Kansas}}  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Rice}}
  
[[Category:Rice_County,_Kansas]]
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== References ==
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<references />
  
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[[Category:Kansas Counties]] [[Category:Rice_County,_Kansas]]

Latest revision as of 18:16, 18 September 2017

United StatesGotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Rice County

Guide to Rice 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: Lyons
Organized: February 26, 1867
Parent County(s): Marion
Neighboring Counties
Barton  • Ellsworth  • McPherson  • Reno  • Stafford
See County Maps
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Rice County svg.bmp
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Brigadier General Samuel A. Rice. The County has Lyons as its seat and the County was created February 26, 1867. [1] The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Rice County Courthouse
101 W. Commercial Street
Lyons, Kansas 67554-2727
Phone: 316.257.2232
Rice County Website

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1871.
County Clerk has birth records 1895-1910 and burial records. [3]

Rice County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1895 1872 1892 1872 1871 1871 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

  • 1867--Rice County was created 26 February 1867 from Marion County.
  • County seat: Lyons[6]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Rice County, Kansas:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Rice 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 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 Rice 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

Rice, Kansas.JPG

Migration

Military Records

  • For information about Civil War records see Marion County.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Rice County Historical Society
105 West Lyon
Lyons, Kansas 67554

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Rice, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/rice/ 9/11/2017."
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Rice, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_County,_Kansas" 9/11/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rice County, Kansas page 255, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rice County, Kansas. Page 255 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), 237.
  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. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.