Neosho County, Kansas Genealogy

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Guide to Neosho County, Kansas ancestry, family history and genealogy 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.


Neosho County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Neosho County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Erie
Address Neosho County Courthouse
100 S. Main Street
Erie, Kansas 66733
Phone: 316.244.3811

County Information

Neosho County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Tax Land Probate
1892 1864 1892 1860 1868 1867

County Courthouse

Neosho County Courthouse
100 S Main Street PO Box 237
Erie, KS 66733
Phone: 316.244.3293

Formerly Dorn County. Name changed to Neosho 3 Jun 1861.
Probate Court has probate record from 1866 and marriage record from 1864.
Clerk Disrict Court has naturatlization records from 1868.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1866. [2]


Parent County

1855--Neosho County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. It was formerly known as Dorn County, until the names was changed 3 June 1861. County seat: Erie [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
KSGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
Kansas Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information.


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.



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 Neosho 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.




Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Neosho County, Kansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Online Records

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, Neosho and click Probate records.


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.

Birth Records
Death Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Neosho County Historical Society
PO Box 113
St. Paul 66771

Chanute Genealogical Society
607 S. Ashby
Chanute, KS 66720
Telephone Number: 620-431-5200
Fax: 620-431-5209

Chanute Genealogical Society
1010 South Allen
Chanute KS 66720

Old Fort Genealogical Society of Southeastern Kansas, Inc.
At 3rd & National (entrance on the west side of the Memorial Hall)
PO Box 786
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Telephone Number: 620-223-3300

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites


  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Neosho County, Kansas page 254, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).