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  • Decatur County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  May 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Norton County.
    Established:  20-Mar-1873
    County Seat:  Oberlin, Kansas

    County history - Decatur County is named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr. (5 January 1779  22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable for his heroism in the Barbary Wars and in the War of 1812. He was the youngest man to reach the rank of captain in the history of the United States Navy, and the first American celebrated as a national military hero who had not played a role in the American Revolution.

    Decatur Courthouse
    1. Decatur County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Decatur County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Decatur County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Decatur County Genealogical Society (disbanded))
    4. Decatur County - US/KSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Decatur County - US/KSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Decatur County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Decatur County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Decatur County Vital Records - Decatur County Clerk, 120 E. Hall, Oberlin, KS 67749.


  • Dickinson County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 16, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian Territory lands [Original County 1855].
    Established:  20-Feb-1857
    County Seat:  Abilene, Kansas

    County history - Dickinson County is named in honor of Daniel S. Dickinson, U.S. senator from New York.

    Dickinson Courthouse
    GHLL Dickinson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Dickinson County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Dickinson County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dickinson County Historical Society / Abilene, KS)
    6. US/KSGenWeb - Dickinson County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Dickinson County (Local Records)  |  Abilene, KS (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Ottawa County (northwest), Clay County (north), Geary County (northeast),
             Morris County (southeast), Marion County (south), McPherson County
             (southwest), Saline County (west).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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  • Doniphan County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 22, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Native Americian Indian lands on 25-Aug-1855.
    Established:  18-Sep-1855
    County Seat:  Troy, Kansas

    County history - Doniphan County is named in honor of Alexander William Doniphan (July 9, 1808 - August 8, 1887), who was a 19th-century American attorney, soldier and politician from Missouri who is best known today as the man who prevented the summary execution of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, Jr. at the close of the 1838 Mormon War in that state. He also achieved renown as a leader of American troops during the Mexican American War, as the author of a legal code that still forms the basis of New Mexico's Bill of Rights, and as a successful defense attorney in the Missouri towns of Liberty, Richmond and Independence.

    Doniphan Courthouse
    GHLL Doniphan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Doniphan County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Doniphan County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/KSGenWeb site - Doniphan County Archives
    7. US/KSGenWeb - Doniphan County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Doniphan County (Local Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Holt County, Missouri (north), Andrew County, Missouri (northeast),
             Buchanan County, Missouri (southeast), Atchison County (southwest),
             Brown County (west), Richardson County, Nebraska (northwest).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Doniphan County Kansas.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Doniphan county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Douglas County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Kansas Territory lands [Original County] 15-May-1854.
    Established:  25-Aug-1855
    County Seat:  Lawrence, Kansas

    County history - Douglas County is named in honor of Stephen Arnold Douglas, Senator from Illinois.

    Douglas Courthouse
    1. Douglas County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Douglas County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Douglas County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Douglas County Genealogical Society / Lawrence, KS)
    4. Douglas County - US/KSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Douglas County - US/KSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Douglas County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Douglas County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Douglas County Vital Records - Douglas County Clerk, 111 East Eleventh, Lawrence, KS 66044-2912.
               Note:  Before statewide registration in July 1911, the county clerk was responsible for the recording of births and deaths. Most of the records don't begin until the mid 1880's.


  • Ellis County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territorial lands.
    Established:  26-Feb-1867
    County Seat:  Hays, Kansas

    County history - Ellis County is named in honor of Lieutenant George Ellis, of the Twelfth Kansas Infantry, who fought Quantrill's raiders in 1863 at Lawrence, Kansas and who was killed April 30, 1864, during the Civil War in a battle at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas.

    Ellis Courthouse
    GHLL Ellis County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Ellis County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ellis County Historical Society & Museum / Hays, KS)
    6. US/KSGenWeb site - Ellis County Archives
    7. US/KSGenWeb - Ellis County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Ellis County Clerk, 1204 Fort Street, Hays, KS 67601-3831.
               Note:  Before statewide registration in July 1911, the county clerk was responsible for the recording of births and deaths. Most of the records don't begin until the mid 1880's.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rooks County (north), Osborne County(northeast), Russell County (east),
             Rush County (south), Ness County (southwest), Trego County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Ellis County, ED-85 (Text: 2 pages).


  • Ellsworth County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 8, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory [Saline County].
    Established:  26-Feb-1867
    County Seat:  Ellsworth, Kansas

    County history - Ellsworth County was named after the old Fort Ellsworth, which was named in honor of 2nd Lieutenant Allen Ellsworth of the 7th Iowa Cavalry (Company H), who supervised construction of the fort in 1864. On November 17, 1866, the fort was renamed Fort Harker in honor of General Charles Garrison Harker who had died on June 27, 1864, from wounds received in an abortive offensive action in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The fort was subsequently moved to a new site about one mile to the northeast, and the old fort's remaining buildings were ordered torn down in June 1867.


    Ellsworth Courthouse
    1. Ellsworth County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Ellsworth County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Douglas County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Ellsworth Co. Historical Society and Museums / Ellsworth, KS)
    4. Ellsworth County - US/KSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Ellsworth County - US/KSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Ellsworth County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Ellsworth County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ellsworth County Vital Records - Ellsworth County Clerk, P.O. Box 396, Ellsworth, KS 67439-0396.
               Note:  Before statewide registration in July 1911, the county clerk was responsible for the recording of births and deaths. Most of the records don't begin until the mid 1880's.



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