Wabaunsee County, Kansas Genealogy

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Wabaunsee 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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Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Wabaunsee County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Alma
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Address Wabaunsee County Courthouse
215 Kansas Ave.
Alma, Kansas 66401-0278
Phone: 785.765.2421

County Courthouse

Wabaunsee County Courthouse
215 Kansas Street
Alma, KS 66401
Phone: 785.765.3414

Formerly Richardson Co. Name changed to Wabaunsee 11 Feb 1859.
County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records 1892-1910.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records. [1]


Parent County

1855--Wabaunsee County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Alma [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Wabaunsee County, Kansas Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:


     Civil War

         Men from Waubaunsee county enlisted in:

  • Second Regiment, Kansas Infantry, Company B
  • 8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry, Company E
  • 2nd Regiment, Kansas  Cavalry, Companies A, B, F, K
  • 5th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry, Company A
  • 6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry, Company F
  • Eighth Regiment, Kansas Cavalry, Company E
  • 11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry, Companies E, G, K, L, M




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), Wabaunsee 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).
  3. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).