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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ford County''' <br>
 
 
 
'''Ford 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.  
 
'''Ford 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]]'' '''Ford County''' <br>
  
 
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| founded year = 1873
 
| founded year = 1873
 
| founded date = March 6
 
| founded date = March 6
| seat wl = Dodge City
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| seat = [[Dodge City, Kansas|Dodge City]]
 
| building image = Ford county courthouse.gif
 
| building image = Ford county courthouse.gif
 
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
 
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| building address = '''[[Ford County, Kansas Courthouse|Ford County Courthouse]]'''<br>100 Gunsmoke Street<br>Dodge City, Kansas 67801-4482<br>Phone: 316.277.3184
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.fordcounty.net/ Ford County Courthouse]<br>100 Gunsmoke<br> Dodge City, KS 67801<br> Phone: 316.277.3184<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and burial records.<br>Probate Judge has marriage, probate and court records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce records.<br>County Clerk has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ford County, Kansas page 250, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.fordcounty.net/ Ford County Courthouse]<br>100 Gunsmoke<br> Dodge City, KS 67801<br> Phone: 316.277.3184<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and burial records.<br>Probate Judge has marriage, probate and court records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce records.<br>County Clerk has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ford County, Kansas page 250, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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*[[Clark County, Kansas|Clark]]  
 
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*[[Edwards County, Kansas|Edwards]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231961968265_813" />
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*[[Edwards County, Kansas|Edwards]]  
 
*[[Gray County, Kansas|Gray]]  
 
*[[Gray County, Kansas|Gray]]  
 
*[[Hodgeman County, Kansas|Hodgeman]]  
 
*[[Hodgeman County, Kansas|Hodgeman]]  
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*[[Meade County, Kansas|Meade]]
 
*[[Meade County, Kansas|Meade]]
  
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*'''[[Kansas Soldiers|Death-Burial Records Soldiers Home]]'''
 
*'''[[Kansas Soldiers|Death-Burial Records Soldiers Home]]'''
  
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*[[Garden City Kansas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Garden City Kansas Family History Center]]
  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Ford/ Ford County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Ford/ Ford County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 17:31, 24 April 2014

Ford 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
Ford County, Kansas
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Map of Kansas highlighting Ford County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 6, 1873
County Seat Dodge City
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Ford County Courthouse
100 Gunsmoke Street
Dodge City, Kansas 67801-4482
Phone: 316.277.3184

Contents

County Courthouse

Ford County Courthouse
100 Gunsmoke
Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: 316.277.3184

County Clerk has birth, death and burial records.
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
County Clerk has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1873--Ford County was created 6 March 1873 from Marion County and unorganized territory. County seat: Dodge City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Ksford.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 Ford 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 Ford 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, Ford 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.

Death-Burial Records Soldiers Home

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ford County, Kansas page 250, 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).

 

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