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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Stafford County''' <br>
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'''Stafford County''', Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Stafford County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Stafford County svg.bmp
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| state = Kansas
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| state_map = KS-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1867
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| founded date = February 26
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| seat wl= St. John
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| building image = Stafford county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Stafford County, Kansas Courthouse|Stafford County Courthouse]]'''<br>209 N. Broadway Street<br>St. John, Kansas 67576-2042<br>Phone: 316.549.3509
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.staffordcounty.org/ Stafford County Courthouse]<br>209 N Broadway Street<br>St. John, KS 67576<br>Phone: 316.549.3509<br><br>Register of Deeds has land records. <br>Probate Court has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stafford County, Kansas page 256, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1867--'''Stafford County was created 26 February 1867 from [[Marion_County,_Kansas|Marion]] County. '''County seat:''' St. John <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1867--'''Stafford County was created 26 February 1867 from [[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]] County. '''County seat:''' St. John <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Barton County, Kansas|Barton]]
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*[[Edwards County, Kansas|Edwards]]
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*[[Pawnee County, Kansas|Pawnee]]
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*[[Pratt County, Kansas|Pratt]]
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*[[Reno County, Kansas|Reno]]
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*[[Rice County, Kansas|Rice]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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{{KS Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{KS History Intro}}
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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*Stafford County was organized after the Civil War. See [[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]] County for Civil War Records.<br>
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Stafford}}
  
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{{KS Probate Intro|Stafford}}
  
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{{KS Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=204172&subject_disp=Kansas%2C+Stafford&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Stafford/ Stafford County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Stafford County, Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Stafford County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Stafford County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 26, 1867
County Seat St. John
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Stafford County Courthouse
209 N. Broadway Street
St. John, Kansas 67576-2042
Phone: 316.549.3509



County Courthouse

Stafford County Courthouse
209 N Broadway Street
St. John, KS 67576
Phone: 316.549.3509

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

History

Parent County

1867--Stafford County was created 26 February 1867 from Marion County. County seat: St. John [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Kansas Church Records.


Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Stafford 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

Military

  • Stafford County was organized after the Civil War. See Marion County for Civil War Records.

Newspapers

Probate

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, Stafford and click Probate records.


Taxation

Kansas tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Kansas Taxation.


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.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stafford County, Kansas page 256, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).