Ottawa County, Kansas Genealogy

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Ottawa 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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Online Records


County Courthouse

Ottawa County Courthouse
307 N Concord
Minneapolis, KS 67467
Phone: 785.392.2279

County clerk has marriage, divorce and probate records.
City Officers have birth records from 1911 and death records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1860--Ottawa County was created 27 February 1860 from unorganized territory. County seat: Minneapolis [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

During the  Civil War the settlers of Ottawa County were driven out by Indian raids and returned in 1863, but spent their energy in defending themselves against the Indians.  After the war there was an influx of discharged Civil War Veterans coming to take advantage of their soldiers' claims.

Newspapers

Obituaries

Obituary Index for the Minneapolis Messenger 1920-2003.  Index gives the name and death date.  Instructions for ordering a copy are included on the web page. 

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ottawa County, Kansas page 254, 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).