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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ford County''' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Ford County'''<br>
  
'''Ford 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 '''Ford County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
 
| founded year = 1873
 
| founded date = March 6
 
| seat wl = Dodge City
 
| building image = Ford county courthouse.gif
 
| building image size = 100px
 
| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
 
| building address = '''[[Ford County, Kansas Courthouse|Ford County Courthouse]]'''<br>100 Gunsmoke Street<br>Dodge City, Kansas 67801-4482<br>Phone: 316.277.3184
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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|organized= March 6,  1873
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|county seat= Dodge City
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|parent county= [[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]] and unorganized territory<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Clark County, Kansas Genealogy|Clark]]
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|county2= [[Edwards County, Kansas Genealogy|Edwards]]
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|county3= [[Gray County, Kansas Genealogy|Gray]]
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|county4= [[Hodgeman County, Kansas Genealogy|Hodgeman]]
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|county5= [[Kiowa County, Kansas Genealogy|Kiowa]]
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|county6= [[Meade County, Kansas Genealogy|Meade]]</br><center>[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.fordcounty.net/ Ford County Courthouse]<br>100 Gunsmoke<br> Dodge City, KS 67801<br> Phone: 316.277.3184<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and burial records.<br>Probate Judge has marriage, probate and court records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce records.<br>County Clerk has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ford County, Kansas page 250, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Ford}}
  
== History  ==
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'''Ford County Courthouse'''<br>100 Gunsmoke Street<br>Dodge City, Kansas 67801-4482<br>Phone: 316.277.3184<br>
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[http://www.fordcounty.net/ Ford County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and burial records.<br>Probate Judge has marriage, probate and court records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce records.<br>County Clerk has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ford County, Kansas page 250, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Ford County, Kansas Record Dates  ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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*'''1873--'''Ford County was created 6 March 1873 from [[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]] County and unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Dodge City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Ford}}
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*'''1873--'''Ford County was created 6 March 1873 from [[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]] County and unorganized territory.
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*'''County seat:''' Dodge City<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Ford}}
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The following are locations in Ford County, Kansas:
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Ford}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Ford}}
  
*[[Clark County, Kansas|Clark]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Edwards County, Kansas|Edwards]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231961968265_813" />
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{{KS Bible Intro|Ford}}
*[[Gray County, Kansas|Gray]]
 
*[[Hodgeman County, Kansas|Hodgeman]]
 
*[[Kiowa County, Kansas|Kiowa]]
 
*[[Meade County, Kansas|Meade]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Ford}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Ford}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Ford}}
  
{{KS Church Intro}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Ford County, Kansas''' online and in print</center>
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=18&GScnty=912&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ford/cemeteries.htm KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/ford.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=29 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|363468|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ford+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Court  ====
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=912 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kansas&county=Ford&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
==== Land ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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{{KS Land Intro}}
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Ford}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Ford}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Ford}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Ford}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Ford}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Ford}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Ford}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Ford}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Ford}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Ford}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Ford}}
  
 
{{KS History Intro}}
 
{{KS History Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Ford}}
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[[Image:Ksford.jpg|650px|Ksford.jpg]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Ford}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Ford}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KS Civil War Intro|Ford}}
  
*For information about Civil War records see [[Marion County, Kansas|Marion]] County.<br>
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*For information about Civil War records see [[Marion County, Kansas Genealogy|Marion]] County.
 
*'''[[Kansas Soldiers|Death-Burial Records Soldiers Home]]'''
 
*'''[[Kansas Soldiers|Death-Burial Records Soldiers Home]]'''
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Ford}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Ford}}
  
 
{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Ford}}
 
{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Ford}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Ford}}
  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Ford}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Ford}}
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=== Probate Records ===
 
{{KS Probate Intro|Ford}}
 
{{KS Probate Intro|Ford}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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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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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Ford}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Ford}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Ford}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Ford}}
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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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==== Marriage ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Ford}}
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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 $
  
{{KS Tax Intro}}
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==== Death ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Ford}}
  
==== Vital 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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*'''[[Kansas Soldiers|Death-Burial Records Soldiers Home]]'''
  
{{KS Vital Intro}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Ford}}
  
'''[[Kansas Soldiers|Death-Burial Records Soldiers Home]]'''
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Ford}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Ford}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Garden City Kansas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Garden City Kansas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KS Libraries Intro|Ford}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Museums ===
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Ford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Museums Intro|Ford}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Ford/ Ford County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Ford}}
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'''Ford County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 131<br>Dodge City 67801-0131<br>[http://www.kansashistory.us/fordco/ Website]
  
== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Ford}}
  
<references />
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/ford/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203794|Kansas|Ford}}The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Ford/ Ford County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
{{Kansas|Kansas}}  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Ford}}
  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Ford_County,_Kansas]]
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{{Kansas|Kansas}}
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[[Category:Ford_County,_Kansas]][[Category:Kansas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 23:30, 20 June 2017

United StatesGotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Ford County

Guide to Ford County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Dodge City
Organized: March 6, 1873
Parent County(s): Marion and unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Clark  • Edwards  • Gray  • Hodgeman  • Kiowa  • Meade
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasFordCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Ford County svg.bmp
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Ford County Courthouse
100 Gunsmoke Street
Dodge City, Kansas 67801-4482
Phone: 316.277.3184
Ford County Website

County Clerk has birth, death and burial records.
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
County Clerk has land records. [2]

Ford County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1892 1874 1892 1873 1873

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1873--Ford County was created 6 March 1873 from Marion County and unorganized territory.
  • County seat: Dodge City[4]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Ford County, Kansas:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Ford County, Kansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Kansas Territory was enumerated in 1860, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. [5] See links listed below.

Church Records

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 Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property 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 Ford 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 and Gazetteers

Ksford.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate 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, Ford and click Probate records.


Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Ford County Historical Society
PO Box 131
Dodge City 67801-0131
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ford County, Kansas page 250, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 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
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.