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Lincoln County Kansas
VITAL RECORDS

Birth Records

A Birth Register has been kept from 1886 through the 1970s. Lincoln County births BEFORE 1919, searchable by father's name, mother's name and child's name, are available online.
Lookups for births AFTER 1919 are available from Tracee Hamilton, who can search those records for father's name, mother's name and child's name. When submitting a request to Tracee, put "Lincoln County Birth" in the subject line of your email. (Due to privacy concerns the list coordinators do not feel comfortable making the more current information available online.)
Births reported by the Barnard Bee from 1902-1912 have been gleaned by Craig Trost and are available for search.
Births reported by the Barnard Bee from 1913 to February 1916 also were gleaned by Trost and are available for search.
The Birth Register also is available for researchers at City Hall in Lincoln.
Some birth announcements have been gleaned from Lincoln County newspapers for the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s.
Birth records from July 1911 also are available from the State of Kansas' Office of Vital Statistics.

Marriage Records

Marriage records are available beginning about 1871 at the Clerk of the District Court's office at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Those records have been indexed on a computer by the surnames of both the bride and groom. To request a search or a copy of a marriage record, contact:
Clerk of the District Court
Lincoln County Courthouse
216 E. Lincoln
Lincoln, KS 67455

The clerk will notify you of the cost of your search. Copies from this office are 25 cents apiece.
Some little-known records are those kept at City Hall, in the same book in which births and deaths were recorded. Those marriages cover the years 1886-88 and 1899-1902. These do not differ from the marriages at the courthouse, except that the form for recording these was much more detailed and includes information like parents' names and previous marriages. Marriages reported by Lincoln County newspapers from March 1873 to 1879, the 1880s, 1890-94 and 1895-99 have been transcribed as well.
Marriages reported by the Barnard Bee from 1902-1912 have been gleaned by Craig Trost and are available for search.
Marriages reported by the Barnard Bee from 1913 to February 1916 also have been gleaned by Trost and are available for search.
Early Catholic marriages were recorded in Ellsworth and those records were later copied in Lincoln books. There are a handful of these, ranging from 1878 to 1883..
Marriage records from July 1911 also are available from the State of Kansas' Office of Vital Statistics.

Death records

City of Lincoln Death Register. The city of Lincoln kept a register of deaths from 1886 to 1989. The Death Register, here online, is also is available to researchers at City Hall in Lincoln.
Death records from July 1911 also are available from the State of Kansas' Office of Vital Statistics.
The Mortality Schedule from the 1870 Federal Census is available on this site.
The 1880 Mortality Schedule is also available.

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Bill and Diana Sowers, Lincoln County Coordinators
Tracee Hamilton, Lincoln County Coordinator