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Guide to Cloud 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

Cloud County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Cloud County
Location in the state of Kansas
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Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded February 27, 1860
County Seat Concordia
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Address Cloud County Courthouse
811 Washington Street
Concordia, Kansas 66901-3415
Phone: 785.243.4319


County Courthouse

Cloud County Courthouse
 811 Washington Street
Concordia, KS 66901-3415
Phone: 785.243.4319 

Formerly Shirley Co. Name changed to Cloud 26 Feb 1867
County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records 1885-1910.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
Probate Judge has probate and court records.
Reg of Deeds has land records. [1]


Parent County

1860--Cloud County was created 27 February 1860 as an original county. County seat: Concordia [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • Clyde
  • Concordia

Neighboring Counties





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

Local histories are available for Cloud 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.



  • Cloud County was organized after the Civil War. See Washington County for information on Civil War records.


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


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, Cloud and click Probate 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.

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