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Jackson 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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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Jackson County, Kansas
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Location in the state of Kansas
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Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Holton
Courthouse
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Address Jackson County Courthouse
400 New York Ave.
Holton, Kansas 66436-1791
Phone: 785.364.2891

Contents

County Courthouse

Jackson County Courthouse
400 New York Avenue
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785.364.2891

Formerly Calhoun County Name changed to Jackson 11 Feb 1859.
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903-1911.
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1867,
Probate records from 1857 and court records from 1900.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1858. [1]

History

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The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[2]

Parent County

1855--Jackson County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county.
County seat: Holton [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservation

The Potawatomi Indian Reservation is located within the boundaries of Jackson County.

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 Jackson 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

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jackson 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, Jackson 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

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, Kansas page 251, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of counties in Kansas," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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