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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Atchison County''' <br>
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Atchison County''' <br>
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Guide to '''Atchison 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.<br>
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{{Click|Image:KS_ORP.png|Kansas Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Atchison County
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| state = Kansas
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| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]  
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| founded year = 1855
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| founded date = August 30
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| seat = [[Atchison, Kansas|Atchison]]  
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| building address = '''Atchison County, Kansas Courthouse'''<br>423 N. 5th Street<br>Atchison, Kansas 66002<br>Phone: 785.367.1653
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Atchison 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.<br> <br>
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=== County Information  ===
  
{{KSDC}}  
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==== Atchison County, Kansas Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>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</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy#Taxation|Tax]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1891
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>[http://www.atchisoncountyks.org/ Atchison County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;423 N 5th Street<br>Atchison, KS 66002<br>Phone: 758.367.1653 <br>  
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<br>[http://www.atchisoncountyks.org/ Atchison County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;423 N 5th Street<br>Atchison, KS 66002<br>Phone: 913.367.1653<br>  
  
 
County Clerk has birth records 1891-1906 and death records 1891-1911; <br>City Clerk has birth and death records from 1911.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce Records. <br>Magistrate Court has probate records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atchison County, Kansas 248 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth records 1891-1906 and death records 1891-1911; <br>City Clerk has birth and death records from 1911.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce Records. <br>Magistrate Court has probate records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atchison County, Kansas 248 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brown County, Kansas|Brown]]  
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[[Image:Ksatchison.jpg]]
*[[Buchanan County, Missouri|Buchanan County, Missouri]]  
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*[[Doniphan County, Kansas|Doniphan]]  
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*[[Brown County, Kansas Genealogy|Brown]]  
*[[Jackson County, Kansas|Jackson]]  
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*[[Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy|Buchanan County, Missouri]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Kansas|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy|Doniphan]]  
*[[Leavenworth County, Kansas|Leavenworth]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Kansas Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Platte County, Missouri|Platte County, Missouri]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Kansas Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Leavenworth County, Kansas Genealogy|Leavenworth]]  
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*[[Platte County, Missouri Genealogy|Platte County, Missouri]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=18&GScnty=886&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|507209|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=886 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ksgenweb.org/atchison/cemeteries.html KSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Atchison+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kansas&county=Atchison&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/atchison.htm Tombstone Project]
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KS Church Intro}}
  
 
"The story of a Kansas parish&nbsp;: being a compilation from the records and a partial survey of the work and some of the workers of Trinity Church, Atchison, Kansas, from 1857 to 1911 (1911)" by Francis S White.  
 
"The story of a Kansas parish&nbsp;: being a compilation from the records and a partial survey of the work and some of the workers of Trinity Church, Atchison, Kansas, from 1857 to 1911 (1911)" by Francis S White.  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KS Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KS History Intro}}
  
 
"History of Atchison County, Kansas (1916)" by Ingalls, Sheffield Lawrence, Kansas, Standard Publishing Co.  
 
"History of Atchison County, Kansas (1916)" by Ingalls, Sheffield Lawrence, Kansas, Standard Publishing Co.  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Men from&nbsp;Atchison County enlisted in&nbsp;1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*Men from&nbsp;Atchison County enlisted in&nbsp;[[1st Regiment, Kansas Infantry|1st Infantry Regiment]], Company A.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Atchison}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{KS Probate Intro|Atchison}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{KS Tax Intro}}
  
 
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{{KS Vital Intro}}
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*'''1818 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2567 Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1885 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1674844|Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2570 Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1811 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|2381595|Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1840 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1855 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|1851040|Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1855 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60292 Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — images $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Atchison County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 303<br> Atchison, KS 66002-0303 <br><br>
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'''Atchison County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 201<br> 200 S. 10th Street<br> Santa Fe Depot, Atchison, KS 66002<br>Telephone Number: 913-367-6238<br>E-mail[mailto:GoWest@atchisonhistory.org GoWest@atchisonhistory.org] <br>[http://www.atchisonhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*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.ksgenweb.com/atchison/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Atchison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Atchison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Atchison/ Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Atchison/ Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
  

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Guide to Atchison 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.

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Atchison County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Atchison County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Atchison
Courthouse
Address Atchison County, Kansas Courthouse
423 N. 5th Street
Atchison, Kansas 66002
Phone: 785.367.1653


County Information

Atchison County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Tax Land Probate
1891 1855 1891 1860 1855 1855

County Courthouse


Atchison County Courthouse
 423 N 5th Street
Atchison, KS 66002
Phone: 913.367.1653

County Clerk has birth records 1891-1906 and death records 1891-1911;
City Clerk has birth and death records from 1911.
Clerk District Court has divorce Records.
Magistrate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]

History

Parent County

1855--Atchison County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Atchison [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Ksatchison.jpg

Resources

Cemeteries

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

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.


"The story of a Kansas parish : being a compilation from the records and a partial survey of the work and some of the workers of Trinity Church, Atchison, Kansas, from 1857 to 1911 (1911)" by Francis S White.

Some great stories and detailed information about the church's growth from 1859 forward, including photos of the ministers. You can read this book online at archive.org, no copyrights.

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 Atchison 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.


"History of Atchison County, Kansas (1916)" by Ingalls, Sheffield Lawrence, Kansas, Standard Publishing Co.

This book gives a lot of local information, including biographies and photos of prominent citizens, history of towns, churches, railroads, etc. You can read it online at archive.org ; no copyrights

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Newspapers

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


Probate

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, Atchison 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.


Birth Records
Death Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Atchison County Genealogical Society
PO Box 303
Atchison, KS 66002-0303

Atchison County Historical Society
PO Box 201
200 S. 10th Street
Santa Fe Depot, Atchison, KS 66002
Telephone Number: 913-367-6238
E-mailGoWest@atchisonhistory.org
Website


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

References

  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), Atchison County, Kansas 248 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).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).