Jefferson County, Kansas Genealogy

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Jefferson 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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Jefferson County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Jefferson 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 Oskaloosa
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Address Jefferson County Courthouse
300 W. Jefferson Street
Oskaloosa, Kansas 66066-0321
Phone: 785.863.2272

County Courthouse

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Jefferson County Courthouse
300 W Jefferson St; PO Box 321
Oskaloosa, KS 66066-0321
Phone: 785.863.2272

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]


Visit the Jefferson County home page.

Parent County

1855--Jefferson County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Oskaloosa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



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


During the Civil War men from this county enlisted in the 15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry, Companies C and F.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Kansas page 252, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at (accessed 18 July 2011).