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Guide to Clark County, Kansas ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records

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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19
Clark County, Kansas
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Map of Kansas highlighting Clark County
Location in the state of Kansas
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Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 7, 1885
County Seat Ashland
Courthouse
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Address Clark County Courthouse
913 Highland Street
Ashland, Kansas 67831-0886
Phone: 316.635.2753

Contents

County Courthouse

Clark County Courthouse
913 Highland Street
Ashland, KS 67831
Phone: 316.635.2753

County Clerk has birth records 1904-1910.
City Clerk has birth and burial records from 1910.
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records.
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1885--Clark County was created 7 March 1885 from Ford County. County seat: Ashland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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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 Clark County, Kansas. 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

  • For information about Civil War records see Ford County.

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clark County, Kansas newspapers in online catalogs like:


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, Clark 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), Clark County, Kansas 249 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).



 

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