Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.kansastreasurers.org/countyservices/decatur.htm Decatur County Courthouse]<br>120 E Hall; PO Box 89; <br>Oberlin, KS 67749<br>Phone: 785.475.8102&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth, marriage and death records 1885-1913, <br>divorce and court records from 1881, probate records from 1891 <br>and naturalization records from 1880; <br>Register &nbsp;of Deeds has land records from 1878 <br>and military discharge records&nbsp;from 1862<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Kansas page 249 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.kansastreasurers.org/countyservices/decatur.htm Decatur County Courthouse]<br>120 E Hall; PO Box 89; <br>Oberlin, KS 67749<br>Phone: 785.475.8102<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth, marriage and death records 1885-1913, <br>divorce and court records from 1881, probate records from 1891 <br>and naturalization records from 1880.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1878 <br>and military discharge records from 1862. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Kansas page 249 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 00:49, 29 November 2012

United States  > Kansas > Decatur County

Contents

County Courthouse

Decatur County Courthouse
120 E Hall; PO Box 89;
Oberlin, KS 67749
Phone: 785.475.8102

Clerk District Court has birth, marriage and death records 1885-1913,
divorce and court records from 1881, probate records from 1891
and naturalization records from 1880.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1878
and military discharge records from 1862. [1]

History

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The county is named after U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).[2]

Parent County

1873--Decatur County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Oberlin [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Decatur County Cemeteries gives the location of each cemetery and a transcription of graves in that cemetery.  Some cemeteries have not been transcribed as yet.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Links to Deaths in Decatur County links to Obituaries, 1880 Mortality Schedule, Registered Deaths November 28, 1885-July 1, 1911, and The Obituary Daily Times web 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), Decatur County, Kansas page 249 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).