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Trego 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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Online Records

Trego County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Trego County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
County Seat WaKeeney
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Address Trego County Courthouse
216 N. Main Street
WaKeeney, Kansas 67672-2189
Phone: 785.743.5773

County Courthouse

Trego County Courthouse
216 Main Street
WaKeeney, KS 67672-2189
Phone: 785.743.5773

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records.
Clerk Distric Court has divorce and court records. [1]


Parent County

1867--Trego County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory. County seat: WaKeeney [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Trego County Cemeteries.  Lists the names of the cemeteries, provides the location, and transcription of the cemetery.  The transcription may provide:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Death
  • Remarks


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.



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



  • Trego County was organized after the Civil War.




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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trego 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).