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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Rooks County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.rookscounty.net/ Rooks County Courthouse]<br>115 N Walnut Street <br>Stockton, KS 67669-1663<br>Phone: 785.425.6718&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records 1888-1905, <br>marriage and divorce records from 1888, probate records from 1881 <br>and court records; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Riley 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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|county seat= Stockton
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|parent county= unorganized territory<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Ellis County, Kansas Genealogy|Ellis]]
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|county2= [[Graham County, Kansas Genealogy|Graham]]
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|county3= [[Osborne County, Kansas Genealogy|Osborne]]
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|county4= [[Phillips County, Kansas Genealogy|Phillips]]
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|county5= [[Smith County, Kansas Genealogy|Smith]]
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|county6= [[Trego County, Kansas Genealogy|Trego]]</br><center>[[Rooks County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1867--'''Rooks County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Stockton <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 Private John C. Rooks. The County has Stockton as its seat and the County was created February 26, 1867.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Rooks, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/rooks/ 9/11/2017."</ref> The County is located in the northwest central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rooks, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooks_County,_Kansas" 9/11/2017.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''Rooks County Courthouse'''<br>115 N. Walnut Street<br>Stockton, Kansas 67669-1663<br>Phone: 785.425.6391<br>[http://www.rookscounty.net/ Rooks County Website]<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records 1888-1905, marriage and divorce records from 1888, probate records from 1881 and court records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Riley County, Kansas page 255, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Rooks 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), Rooks 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" | '''[[Rooks County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rooks County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rooks County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Ellis County, Kansas|Ellis]]
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=== Boundary Changes ===
*[[Graham County, Kansas|Graham]]
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Rooks}}
*[[Osborne County, Kansas|Osborne]]
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*[[Trego County, Kansas|Trego]]
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*'''1867--'''Rooks County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory.
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*'''County seat:''' Stockton<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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== Resources  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Rooks}}
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The following are locations in Rooks County, Kansas:
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Church  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Military ====
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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 Rooks 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=965&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/rooks/cemeteries.htm KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/ks/rooks.htm KSInterment]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/rooks.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=82 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|466296|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rooks+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=965 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=Rooks&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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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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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Rooks}}
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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|Rooks}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Rooks}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Rooks}}
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[[File:Rooks, Kansas.JPG|300px|right]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Rooks}}
  
 
*Rooks County was organized after the Civil War.
 
*Rooks County was organized after the Civil War.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Rooks}}
  
[http://www.ckls.org/~jswan/1Plainville/PlainvilleIndexPage.html Obituary Index] for the Plainville Times, 1888-2006.&nbsp;Provides the following information:
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Rooks}}
  
*Last Name  
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[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Au9ssAcHLCHWdF9yVnRjZHQ4Zlh0dy1OajBXbkQ1Z3c&hl=en#gid=0 Obituary Index] for the Plainville Times, 1888-2006.&nbsp;Provides the following information:
*Given Names  
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*Age  
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*Last Name
*Death Date  
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*Given Names
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*Age
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*Death Date
 
*Newspaper Date
 
*Newspaper Date
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Rooks}}
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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|Rooks}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Rooks}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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 $
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Rooks}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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 $
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Death ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Rooks}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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==== Divorce ====
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Rooks|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Rooks}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Rooks}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Rooks}}
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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|Rooks}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Rooks}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Rooks}}
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'''Rooks County Historical Society'''<br>921 S Cedar St<br>Stockton 67669<br>Telephone: 785-425-7217
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Rooks}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/rooks/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204106|Kansas|Rooks}}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/Rooks/ Rooks County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Rooks/ Rooks County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Rooks}}
<references />
 
  
{{Kansas|Kansas}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Rooks_County,_Kansas]]
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[[Category:Rooks_County,_Kansas]][[Category:Kansas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 17:10, 22 September 2017

United States
Kansas
Rooks County

Guide to Rooks 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: Stockton
Organized: February 26, 1867
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Ellis  • Graham  • Osborne  • Phillips  • Smith  • Trego
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasRooksCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Rooks County svg.bmp
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Private John C. Rooks. The County has Stockton as its seat and the County was created February 26, 1867.[2] The County is located in the northwest central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Rooks County Courthouse
115 N. Walnut Street
Stockton, Kansas 67669-1663
Phone: 785.425.6391
Rooks County Website

Clerk District Court has birth and death records 1888-1905, marriage and divorce records from 1888, probate records from 1881 and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [4]

Rooks County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1888 1888 1888 1873 1872 1881 1855
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.[6]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1867--Rooks County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory.
  • County seat: Stockton[7]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Rooks County, Kansas:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Rooks 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.[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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Rooks 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

Rooks, Kansas.JPG

Migration

Military Records

  • Rooks County was organized after the Civil War.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Rooks County, Kansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Obituaries

Obituary Index for the Plainville Times, 1888-2006. Provides the following information:

  • Last Name
  • Given Names
  • Age
  • Death Date
  • Newspaper Date

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, Rooks 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.

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Rooks County Historical Society
921 S Cedar St
Stockton 67669
Telephone: 785-425-7217

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Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Rooks, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/rooks/ 9/11/2017."
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Rooks, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooks_County,_Kansas" 9/11/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Riley County, Kansas page 255, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rooks 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.
  6. “Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  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.