Butler County, Kansas Genealogy

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{{Kansas-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Kansas|Kansas]] > Butler County''  
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'''Butler 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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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Butler County''' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Butler County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Butler County svg.bmp
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| state = Kansas
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1855
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| founded date = August 30
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| seat = [[El Dorado, Kansas|El Dorado]]
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| building image = Butler county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''Butler County Courthouse'''<br>200.W. Central Ave.<br>El Dorado, Kansas 67042-2101<br>Phone: 316.322.4232
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.bucoks.com/ Butler County Courthouse] <br>200 W Central Avenue<br>El Dorado, KS 67042<br>Phone: 316.322.4232&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1887-1912 <br>and land records from 1887; Clerk District Court<br>has marriage, divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Iowa 248 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.bucoks.com/ Butler County Courthouse] <br>200 W Central Avenue<br>El Dorado, KS 67042<br>Phone: 316.322.4232<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1887-1912 <br>and land records from 1887. <br>Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Kansas 248 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/kansas-maps/ks-butler-county-kansas-1887-map.html Township Map of 1887 Butler County, Kansas] with enlarged views of each township (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
 
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Men from Butler county enlisted in the [[9th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry |9th Kansas Infantry Regiment]], Company L.  
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Men from Butler county enlisted in the [[9th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|9th Kansas Infantry Regiment]], Company L.  
  
 
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Revision as of 23:52, 26 February 2014

Butler 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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Online Records

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

Butler County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Butler 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 El Dorado
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Butler County Courthouse
200.W. Central Ave.
El Dorado, Kansas 67042-2101
Phone: 316.322.4232

Contents

County Courthouse

Butler County Courthouse
200 W Central Avenue
El Dorado, KS 67042
Phone: 316.322.4232

County Clerk has birth and death records 1887-1912
and land records from 1887.
Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records. [1]

History

Parent County

1855--Butler County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: El Dorado [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Right

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 Butler County, Kansas Genealogy. 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

Men from Butler county enlisted in the 9th Kansas Infantry Regiment, Company L.

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Butler County, Kansas Genealogy 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, Butler 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), Butler 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).