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Guide to '''Saline County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
<br>[http://www.saline.org/ Saline County Courthouse]<br>300 W Ash<br>Salina, KS 67401<br>Phone. 785.827.1961&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records; <br>Reg<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341514428077_405" />ister of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Saline 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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|organized=  February 15,  1860
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|county seat= Salina
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Dickinson County, Kansas Genealogy|Dickinson]]
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|county2= [[Ellsworth County, Kansas Genealogy|Ellsworth]]
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|county3= [[Lincoln County, Kansas Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county4= [[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]]
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|county5= [[McPherson County, Kansas Genealogy|McPherson]]
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|county6= [[Ottawa County, Kansas Genealogy|Ottawa]]</br><center>[[Saline 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 Saline River. The County has Salina as its seat and the County was created February 15, 1860. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Saline, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saline_County,_Kansas" 9/12/2017.</ref>
  
'''1860--'''Saline County was created 15 February 1860 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Salina <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|Saline}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''Saline County Courthouse'''<br>300 W. Ash Street<br>Salina, Kansas 67401-2396<br>Phone: 785.309.5820<br>[http://www.saline.org/ Saline County Website]<br><br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate 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), Saline County, Kansas page 255, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Saline 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), Saline 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" | '''[[Saline County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saline County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saline County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saline County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saline County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saline County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saline 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" |1860
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1885
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1859
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1859
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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|Saline}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Saline County was created 15 February 1860 as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Salina<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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*[[Dickinson County, Kansas|Dickinson]]  
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Ellsworth County, Kansas|Ellsworth]]  
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Saline}}
*[[Lincoln County, Kansas|Lincoln]]  
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The following are locations in Saline County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Saline County, Kansas" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saline_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 10/16/2017.</ref>
*[[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]]  
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{{populated places
*[[McPherson County, Kansas|McPherson]]  
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*[[Ottawa County, Kansas|Ottawa]]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assaria,_Kansas Assaria]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookville,_Kansas Brookville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsum,_Kansas Gypsum]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Cambria,_Kansas New Cambria]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salina,_Kansas Salina]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smolan,_Kansas Smolan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon,_Kansas Solomon] (partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickinson_County,_Kansas Dickinson County])</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavaria,_Kansas Bavaria]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeport,_Kansas Bridgeport]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedville,_Kansas Hedville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentor,_Kansas Mentor]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salemsborg,_Kansas Salemsborg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenton,_Kansas Trenton]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun,_Kansas Falun]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kipp,_Kansas Kipp]</div>
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* Cambria
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* Dayton
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* Elm Creek
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* Eureka
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* Falun
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* Glendale</div>
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* Greeley
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* Gypsum
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* Liberty
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* Ohio
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* Pleasant Valley
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* Smoky Hill</div>
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* Smoky Hill
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* Smolan
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* Solomon
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* Spring Creek
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* Walnut
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* Washington</div>
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Saline}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Saline}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Saline}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Saline}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Saline}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Saline}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Saline 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=968&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=85 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/ks/saline.htm KSInterment]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/saline.htm Tombstone Project]
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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|467314|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Saline+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Military  ====
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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=968 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=Saline&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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&nbsp;
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Saline}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Saline}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Saline}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Saline}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Saline}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Saline}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Saline}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Saline}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Saline}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Saline}}
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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/223999 1884 Land Plat book for Saline County] - image of plat book<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209408 1903 Land Plat book for Saline County] - image of plat book<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/224000 1920 Land Plat book for Saline 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|Saline}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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''Online County Histories''
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*''Portrait and Biographical Record of Dickinson, Saline, McPherson and Marion Counties.''  1893.  Chicago, Illinois : Chapman Bros.  Online at: {{FSbook|2192662}},[https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008427813 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/portraitbiograph04chic Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books?id=RqQ_AAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:0N-0BwDP2gwxBlebVHz#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; {{WorldCat|247519943|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Saline}}
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{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Saline County}}}}
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Saline}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Saline}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Saline}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Saline}}
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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|Saline}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Saline}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Saline}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Saline}}
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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|Saline}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Saline}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Saline}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Saline}}
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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 $
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Saline}}
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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|1986789|Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and 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|Saline}}
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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|Saline}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Saline}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Saline}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Salina Kansas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Salina Kansas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KS Libraries Intro|Saline}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Saline}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Saline}}
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'''Saline County Historical Society'''<br>216 West Bond<br>Salina 67401
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'''Smoky Valley genealogical Society'''<br>211 W Iron Ave<br>Salina, Ks 67404<br>Telephone: 785-825-7573<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kssvgs/ Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Saline}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/saline/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Saline|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204124|Kansas|Saline}}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/Saline/ Saline County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Saline/ Saline County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 14:23, 16 October 2017

United States
Kansas
Saline County

Guide to Saline 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: Salina
Organized: February 15, 1860
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Dickinson  • Ellsworth  • Lincoln  • Marion  • McPherson  • Ottawa
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Saline River. The County has Salina as its seat and the County was created February 15, 1860. The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Saline County Courthouse
300 W. Ash Street
Salina, Kansas 67401-2396
Phone: 785.309.5820
Saline County Website

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records;
Register of Deeds has land records. [3]

Saline County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1885 1860 1885 1865 1859 1859 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 Saline County, Kansas:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Cambria
  • Dayton
  • Elm Creek
  • Eureka
  • Falun
  • Glendale
  • Greeley
  • Gypsum
  • Liberty
  • Ohio
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Smoky Hill
  • Smoky Hill
  • Smolan
  • Solomon
  • Spring Creek
  • Walnut
  • Washington


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Saline 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.


Online Land Records

For more information see Kansas Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Saline 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.


Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For more information, see Kansas Newspapers.

Kansas Newspapers Online

Kansas Newspaper Catalogs

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, Saline 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

Saline County Historical Society
216 West Bond
Salina 67401

Smoky Valley genealogical Society
211 W Iron Ave
Salina, Ks 67404
Telephone: 785-825-7573
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Saline, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saline_County,_Kansas" 9/12/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Saline 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), Saline 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Saline County, Kansas" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saline_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 10/16/2017.
  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.