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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Edwards County''' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Edwards County''' <br>  
  
'''Edwards 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 '''Edwards 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Edwards County
 
| county = Edwards County
 
| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Edwards County svg.bmp
 
| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Edwards County svg.bmp
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| founded date = March 7
 
| founded date = March 7
 
| seat wl = Kinsley
 
| seat wl = Kinsley
| building image = Edwards county courthouse.gif
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| building image =  
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| building image size =  
| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Edwards County, Kansas Courthouse|Edwards County Courthouse]]'''<br>312 Massachusetts Ave.<br>Kinsley, Kansas 67547-1099<br>Phone: 319.659.3000
 
| building address = '''[[Edwards County, Kansas Courthouse|Edwards County Courthouse]]'''<br>312 Massachusetts Ave.<br>Kinsley, Kansas 67547-1099<br>Phone: 319.659.3000
 
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Edwards 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" | '''[[Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy#Taxation|Tax]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1902
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1875
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1902
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1874
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1874
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1874--'''Edwards County was created from [[Kiowa County, Kansas|Kiowa]] County. '''County seat:''' Kinsley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1874--'''Edwards County was created from [[Kiowa County, Kansas Genealogy|Kiowa]] County. '''County seat:''' Kinsley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
*[[Ford County, Kansas|Ford]]  
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[[Image:Ksedwards.jpg]]
*[[Hodgeman County, Kansas|Hodgeman]]  
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*[[Kiowa County, Kansas|Kiowa]]  
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*[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy|Ford]]  
*[[Pawnee County, Kansas|Pawnee]]  
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*[[Hodgeman County, Kansas Genealogy|Hodgeman]]  
*[[Pratt County, Kansas|Pratt]]  
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*[[Kiowa County, Kansas Genealogy|Kiowa]]  
*[[Stafford County, Kansas|Stafford]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231904790468_60" />
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*[[Pawnee County, Kansas Genealogy|Pawnee]]  
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*[[Pratt County, Kansas Genealogy|Pratt]]  
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*[[Stafford County, Kansas Genealogy|Stafford]]
  
 
== 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=907&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|504869|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=907 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://kinsleylibrary.info/about-the-library/edwards-county-genealogy-local-history-research/burial-file/ KSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Edwards+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=Edwards&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/edwards.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=24 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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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*For information about Civil War records see [[Kiowa County, Kansas|Kiowa]] County.<br>
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*For information about Civil War records see [[Kiowa County, Kansas Genealogy|Kiowa]] County.<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Edwards}}
  
 
==== 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|Edwards}}
  
 
==== 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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'''Edwards County Historical Society'''<br>Highway 56<br>Kinsley 67547<br>[http://www.edwardscountymuseum.info/ Webdite]<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/edwards/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Edwards|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Edwards|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Edwards/ Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Edwards/ Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

Latest revision as of 03:18, 29 March 2017

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Guide to Edwards 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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Edwards County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Edwards County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 7, 1874
County Seat Kinsley
Courthouse
Address Edwards County Courthouse
312 Massachusetts Ave.
Kinsley, Kansas 67547-1099
Phone: 319.659.3000


County Information

Edwards County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Tax Land Probate
1902 1875 1902 1860 1874 1874

County Courthouse

Edwards County Courthouse
312 Massachusetts Ave
Kinsley, KS 67547-1099
Phone: 316.659.3121

Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1874.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1874. [2]

History

Parent County

  • 1874--Edwards County was created from Kiowa County. County seat: Kinsley [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Ksedwards.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 Edwards 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

  • For information about Civil War records see Kiowa County.

Newspapers

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

Edwards County Historical Society
Highway 56
Kinsley 67547
Webdite


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), Edwards County, Kansas page 250At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).