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Sedgwick 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


County Courthouse

Sedgwick County Courthouse
525 N Main Street
Wichita, KS 67203
Phone: 316.383.7666

District Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1870.
District Civil Court has court records.
County Clerk has land records from 1887.
Community Health Deppartment  (1900 E. 9th, Wichita, KS 67214)
has birth and death records. [1]


Parent County

1867--Sedgwick County was created 26 February 1867 from Butler and Marion Counties. County seat: Wichita [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places



Current townships include: Afton, Attica, Delano, Eagle, Erie, Garden Plain, Grand River, Grant, Greeley, Gypsum, Illinois, Kechi, Lincoln, Minneha, Morton, Ninnescah, Ohio, Park, Payne, Riverside, Rockford, Salem, Sherman, Union, Valley Center, Viola, Waco, and Wichita.

Neighboring Counties



[1882] Historical Atlas of Sedgwick County, Kansas, published by John P. Edwards, 1882.  The 1982 reprint has a 17 page index of names.

[1905] Standard Atlas of Sedgwick County, Kansas, Including a Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County, published by George A. Ogle and Company.


BillionGraves: Each page has Google map, and searchable database of photographed headstones.




Local Histories


Early Township maps of Sedgwick County 


  • For information about Civil War records see Butler and  Marion counties.



Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society Library has three Indexes of the obituaries in scrapbooks in their library.   

  • Index of obituaries  from The Wichita Eagle and Beacon for the period 1955 to 2008.
  • Obituaries from the Catholic Advance for 1999. 
  • Miscellaneous obituaries which they have indexed.


The Wichita Photo Archives contains over 1,000 photographs of Wichita and Sedgwick County.



Vital Records

Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, Death Index, 1887-1910.  Alphabetical index giving name and certificate number.

Societies and Libraries

Lawrence & Lucile Wulfmeyer Genealogy / Special Collections Center at the Wichita Public Library, 223 South Main Street, Wichita, Kansas, 67202. 316-261-8509.  Open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Closed major holidays.  Contains over 18,000 genealogy books and magazines covering Kansas, the Great Plains, the Midwest, the South, and the Colonial States.  Other major collections include:  Dawes Rolls Applications, Draper Manuscripts, Germans to America, Italians to America, and microfilm of the city's newspapers the Eagle and the Beacon.

Wichita Public Library

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sedgwick County, Kansas page 255, 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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