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Kearny 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

Kearny County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Kearny County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1873
County Seat Lakin
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Address Kearny County Courthouse
304 N. Main Street
Lakin, Kansas 67860
Phone: 316.355.6422


County Courthouse

Kearny County Courthouse
305 N Main Street
Lakin, KS 67860
Phone: 316.355.6422

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records 1900-1910.
Clerk district court has divorce and court records 1894
and probate records from 1895.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1894.
County Clerk and County Historical Society have newspapers.
County Appraiser has local census from 1913. [1]


Parent County

1873--Kearny County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. County seat: Lakin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






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



  • Kearny County was not organized until after the Civil War. See Marion County for records.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kearney County, Kansas page 252, 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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