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'''Brown 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.  
 
'''Brown 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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Latest revision as of 04:18, 26 February 2014

Brown 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

Brown County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Brown County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Hiawatha
Courthouse
Brown county courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Brown County Courthouse
601 Oregon Street
Hiawatha, Kansas 66434
Phone: 785.742.2581

Contents

County Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse
601 Oregon Street
Hiawatha, KS 66434
Phone: 785.742.2581

Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and
court records from 1800’s and marriage records.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1857. [1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservation

The Kickapoo Indian Reservation is located within the boundaries of Brown County.

Neighboring Counties

Ksbrown.jpg

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 Brown 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

Migration

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

Military

Soldiers from Brown County enlisted in:

     1st Regiment, Companies A and B

     2nd Infantry Regiment, Companies Dand G

     2nd Cavalry Regiment, Company I

     5th Cavalry Regiment, Companies G and L

     7th Regiment, Companies A, C, H, and I

     8th Regiment, Companies C and D

     9th Regiment, Company A

     11th Regiment, Company F

     13th Regiment, Companies A, B, E, G, H, I

     14th Cavalry Regiment , Companies A, H, L, K

     16th Cavalry Regiment ,  Companies A, C, and K

     Nebraska 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Companies G and L

     Missouri Regiments 5 and 25

All regiments are Kansas Infantry unless otherwise indicated.

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Brown 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 Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Kansas, Brown 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), Brown County, Kansas 248 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).

 

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