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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bourbon County''' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bourbon County''' <br>  
  
Bourbon 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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Guide to '''Bourbon 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 = Bourbon County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Bourbon County svg.bmp
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| state = Kansas
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| state_map = KS-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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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 = [[Fort Scott, Kansas|Fort Scott]]
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| building image = KansasBourbonCourthouse.jpg
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| building image size =
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| building address = '''[[Bourbon County, Kansas Courthouse|Bourbon County Courthouse]]'''<br>210 S. National Ave.<br>Fort Scott, Kansas 66701-1328<br>Phone: 316.223.3800
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}}
  
{{KSDC}}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Bourbon 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" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy#Taxation|Tax]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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  ====
  
*[[Allen County, Kansas|Allen]]  
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[[Image:Ksbourbon.jpg|700px]]
*[[Anderson County, Kansas|Anderson]]  
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*[[Crawford County, Kansas|Crawford]]  
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*[[Allen County, Kansas Genealogy|Allen]]  
*[[Linn County, Kansas|Linn]]  
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*[[Anderson County, Kansas Genealogy|Anderson]]  
*[[Neosho County, Kansas|Neosho]]  
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*[[Crawford County, Kansas Genealogy|Crawford]]  
*[[Vernon County, Missouri|Vernon County, Missouri]]
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*[[Linn County, Kansas Genealogy|Linn]]  
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*[[Neosho County, Kansas Genealogy|Neosho]]  
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*[[Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy|Vernon 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=889&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|355582|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=889 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [KSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bourbon+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=Bourbon&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/bourbon.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 Kansas Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Kansas Cemeteries|Kansas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KS Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KS Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KS History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Bourbon}}
  
 
==== 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|Bourbon}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KS Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{KS Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth Records  =====
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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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===== Death Records  =====
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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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===== Marriage Records  =====
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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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'''Old Fort Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 786<br> 1 E. 3rd St.<br>Fort Scott, KS 66701<br>Telephone Number: 620-223-3300<br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*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/bourbon/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Bourbon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Bourbon|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Bourbon/ Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Bourbon/ Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
  

Latest revision as of 21:59, 11 May 2017

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Guide to Bourbon 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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Bourbon County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Bourbon 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 Fort Scott
Courthouse
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Address Bourbon County Courthouse
210 S. National Ave.
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701-1328
Phone: 316.223.3800


County Information

Bourbon County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Tax Land Probate
1855 1860 1856 1855

County Courthouse

Bourbon County Courthouse
 210 S National Ave
Fort Scott, KS 66701-1328
Phone 316.223.3800

Clerk Circuit has divorce records from 1870.
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from 1870
and court records from 1963. [2]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Ksbourbon.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.


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 Bourbon 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.


Maps

Military

    Men from Bourbon county enlisted in the 1st Regiment, Company A and in the 2nd Regiment.

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bourbon 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, Bourbon 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

Old Fort Genealogical Society
PO Box 786
1 E. 3rd St.
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.

Websites

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), Bourbon 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).