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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Stanton County''' <br>  
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Guide to '''Stanton County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  March 6,  1873
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|county seat= Johnson
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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= [[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy|Baca (CO)]]
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|county2= [[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy|Grant]]
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|county3= [[Hamilton County, Kansas Genealogy|Hamilton]]
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|county4= [[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy|Kearny]]
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|county5= [[Morton County, Kansas Genealogy|Morton]]
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|county6= [[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy|Prowers (CO)]]
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|county7= [[Stevens County, Kansas Genealogy|Stevens]]</br><center>[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
Guide to '''Stanton County, Kansas ancestry, family history and genealogy''' 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.<br>
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=== Description ===
{{Click|Image:KS_ORP.png|Kansas Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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The County was named for Edwin Stanton. The County has Johnson City as its seat and the County was created 1887. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Stanton, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanton_County,_Kansas" 9/12/2017.</ref>
| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Stanton County svg.bmp
 
| state = Kansas
 
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| latd = 39.99
 
| longd = 91.19
 
| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
 
| founded year = 1873
 
| founded date = March 6
 
| seat =  [[Johnson, Kansas|Johnson]]
 
| building image = Stanton county courthouse.gif
 
| building image size = 100px
 
| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
 
| building address = '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Courthouse|Stanton County Courthouse]]'''<br>P.O. Box 190<br>Johnson, Kansas 67855-0190<br>Phone: 316.492.2140
 
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=== County Information  ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Stanton County, Kansas Record Dates  ====
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'''Stanton County Courthouse'''<br>P.O. Box 190<br>201 N Main<br>Johnson, Kansas 67855-0190<br>Phone: 316.492.2140<br>
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[http://www.stantoncountyks.com/ Website]<br><br>City Clerk has birth records. <br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records<br>Clerk District Court has divorce and court records. <br>Register of Deeds has burial and land records <br>County Clerk has census records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stanton County, Kansas page 256, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Stanton County, Kansas Record Dates  ===
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{{KS Records Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>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="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Death_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Taxation|Tax]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1889
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
[http://www.stantoncountyks.com/ Stanton County Courthouse]<br>201 N Main<br>PO Box 190<br>Johnson, KS 67855<br>Phone: 316.492.2150<br><br>Absorbed by Hamilton County 1883. <br>Reorganized Feb 1887<br>City Clerk has birth records. <br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records<br>Clerk District Court has divorce and court records. <br>Register of Deeds has burial and land records <br>County Clerk has census records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stanton County, Kansas page 256, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Stanton}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Stanton County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory.<br>
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*'''1883:''' Absorbed by Hamilton County<br>
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*'''1887:''' Reorganized Feb 1887<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Johnson <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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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Stanton}}
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The following are locations in Stanton County, Kansas:
  
'''1873--'''Stanton County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Johnson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Stanton}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===  
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Stanton}}
  
[[Image:Ksstanton.jpg|500px|Ksstanton.jpg]]  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Stanton 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://www.ksgenweb.org/stanton/index.html KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/stanton.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=94 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Stanton%20County%2C%20Kansas%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/ks/index.htm KS Interment]
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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|838299|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Stanton+Kansas+&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
*[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy|Baca County, Colorado]]  
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*[[Grant County, Kansas Genealogy|Grant]]  
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
*[[Hamilton County, Kansas Genealogy|Hamilton]]
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*[[Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy|Kearny]]  
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=977 Findagrave.com]
*[[Morton County, Kansas Genealogy|Morton]]  
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Kansas&cemetery_county=Stanton&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
*[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy|Prowers County, Colorado]]  
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* [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
*[[Stevens County, Kansas Genealogy|Stevens]]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=5048&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=4&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries for Stanton County by EPodunk]
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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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*{{RecordSearch|2568639|Kansas, Cemetery Abstracts}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanton_County,_Kansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |5
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|1890 |1031
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|1900 |327
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|1910 |1034
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|1920 |908
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|1930 |2152
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|1940 |1443
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|1950 |2263
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|1960 |2108
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|1970 |2287  
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|1980 |2339
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|1990 |2333
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|2000 |2406
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|2010 |2235
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{{KS Census Intro|Stanton}}
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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|Stanton}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Stanton}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Stanton}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Stanton}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Stanton}}
  
{{KS Church Intro}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Stanton}}
  
{{KS Land Intro}}  
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{{KS History Intro}}
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''Online County Histories''
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*''Stanton County, Kansas 1887-1987.''  By History Book Committee.  N.p.: n.p.  Online at: {{FSbook|6456259}}; {{WorldCat|18460144|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Stanton}}
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{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Stanton County}}}}
  
{{KS History Intro}}  
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Kansas. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Kansas Military Records|Kansas Military Records]].<br><br>
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''Collections Covering Multiple Wars''<br>
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*[http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-military-index/15797 Kansas Military Index] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/online-collections/18942 Kansas Historical Society] - Index only, includes Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts<br>
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ks/county/ford/cemeteries/ksstatesoldhomedeaths.htm Records of the Deaths and Burials at the Kansas State Soldiers Home] - Index only, the home is located in Fort Dodge, Ford County, Kansas.<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*Stanton County was organized after the Civil War.
  
*Stanton County was organized after the Civil War.<br>
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*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index only<br>
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*'''1862, 1863, 1868:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1766 Kansas, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862, 1863, 1868] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1866-1931:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2580 Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Bound Post Records, 1866-1931] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1880-1940:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1700 Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1889:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2956 Kansas, Enrollment of Civil War Veterans, 1889] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1945-1970:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1680 Kansas, United Spanish War Veterans Reports of Deaths, 1945-1970] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''World War I''<br>
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/archives/military/ksguard/title.html History and Roster of the Kansas State Guard (WWI)] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Taken from the book by the Adjutant General's Office<br>
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*'''1917-1919:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2021 Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917-1919] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1930:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2955 Kansas, Enrollment of WWI Veterans, 1930] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''World War II''<br>
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*'''1940-1946:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70795 Web: Kansas, WWII Selective Service Index, 1940-1946] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*[http://ksgenweb.com/archives/ww2.htm World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of Kansas, War Dept-June 1946] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Index only<br>
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''Korean War''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Kansas Military Records]].
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Stanton}}
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*'''1864 - 1972''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5175 Kansas, Naturalization Abstracts, 1864-1972] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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*'''1865 - 1874''' - [https://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-kansas-indians.html Kansas Indian Naturalizations, ca. 1865-1874] at the [https://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] — Index, District of Kansas, Record Group 21.
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*'''1865 - 1984''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61199 Kansas, Federal Naturalization Records, 1865-1984] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2137 Kansas, Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images, includes German and other aliens living in Kansas
  
{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Stanton}}  
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Stanton}}
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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
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Stanton}}
  
'''Online Records'''
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Stanton}}
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'''Voter Records'''<br>
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*'''1854''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4099 Kansas Election List, 1854] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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*'''1854 - 1856''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3961 Kansas Voter Registration Lists, 1854-1856] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
  
*'''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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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Stanton}}
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=== Probate Records ===
 
{{KS Probate Intro|Stanton}}
 
{{KS Probate Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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'''Online Records
  
{{KS Tax Intro}}
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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 $
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Stanton}}
  
{{KS Vital Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Stanton}}
  
===== Birth Records =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Stanton}}
  
*1818 - 1936 {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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==== Birth ====
*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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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Stanton}}
  
===== Death Records  =====
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*'''1818 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
*1885 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1674844|Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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 $
*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 $
 
  
===== Marriage Records  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Stanton}}
  
*1840 - 1935 {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1800 - 1946''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kansas United States Marriages – Kansas, 1800-1946] at [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records findmypast] — ($), Index and images
*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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*'''1811 - 1911''' - {{RecordSearch|2381595|Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — Index
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*'''1811 - 1911''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61371 Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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*'''1840 - 1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch.org] — Index
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*'''1854 - 1861''' - [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-marriage-index/11315 KHS Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-1861] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/research/19385 Kansas Historical Society] — Index
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Death ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Stanton}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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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 $
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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==== Divorce ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Stanton}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Stanton}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Archives ===
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Stanton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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{{KS Archives Intro|Stanton}}
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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|Stanton}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Stanton}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Stanton}}
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'''Stanton County Historical Society'''<br>104 East Highland, Box 806<br> Johnson KS 67855
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Stanton}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/stanton/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204176|Kansas|Stanton}}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/Stanton/ Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Stanton/ Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Stanton}}
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Revision as of 21:27, 15 June 2018

United States
Kansas
Stanton County

Guide to Stanton 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: Johnson
Organized: March 6, 1873
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Baca (CO)  • Grant  • Hamilton  • Kearny  • Morton  • Prowers (CO)  • Stevens
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasStantonCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Stanton County svg.bmp
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Edwin Stanton. The County has Johnson City as its seat and the County was created 1887. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Stanton County Courthouse
P.O. Box 190
201 N Main
Johnson, Kansas 67855-0190
Phone: 316.492.2140
Website

City Clerk has birth records.
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records.
Register of Deeds has burial and land records
County Clerk has census records. [3]

Stanton County, Kansas Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1887 1887 1889 1887 1887 1887 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 Stanton County, Kansas:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Stanton 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 5
1890 1,031 20520.0%
1900 327 −68.3%
1910 1,034 216.2%
1920 908 −12.2%
1930 2,152 137.0%
1940 1,443 −32.9%
1950 2,263 56.8%
1960 2,108 −6.8%
1970 2,287 8.5%
1980 2,339 2.3%
1990 2,333 −0.3%
2000 2,406 3.1%
2010 2,235 −7.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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 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.[8] 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 Stanton 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

Prowers County, COHamilton CountyKearny CountyGrant CountyStevens CountyMorton CountyBaca County, COStanton, Kansas.JPG
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Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Kansas. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Kansas Military Records.

Collections Covering Multiple Wars

Civil War

  • Stanton County was organized after the Civil War.

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see Kansas Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For more information, see Kansas Newspapers.

Kansas Newspapers Online

Kansas Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Voter 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, Stanton 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

Stanton County Historical Society
104 East Highland, Box 806
Johnson KS 67855

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Stanton, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanton_County,_Kansas" 9/12/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stanton County, Kansas page 256, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. 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.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.