Sunday, March 14, 2010

What's in the County Records

Since the JoCo KSGenWeb is newly updated I thought I'd take the first few entries to give you the grand tour! And the County Records section is the perfect place to start! It's chock full of data just waiting to be found!

County Records is a large collection of indexes to the records held at the Johnson County Archives. Each reference includes all the reference information you need to have the Archives get you a copy of the record so be sure to save all of that info in your genealogy reference section.

Births and Deaths  The State of Kansas required births and deaths to be recorded with the State in 1911. Prior to that, births and deaths were not recorded with the County. It's a bummer but we do have some other good stuff.

Divorces 1853-1882 Transcribed index to holdings at the Johnson County Archives.

Marriages 1857-1907 Transcribed index to holdings at the Johnson County Archives. Note that most of the early marriages were performed by curcuit ministers.

Naturalization Records N-V missing. Transcribed index to holdings at the Johnson County Archives. Also includes Enemy Alien Registrations. Timespan not given.

Tax and Land Contains an early delinquent tax list from an Olathe newspaper

Wills 1859-1968 Transcribed index to holdings at the Johnson County Archives.

Civil Court 1856-1969 Transcribed index to holdings at the Johnson County Archives. Contains plaintiff, defendent and charge.

Criminal Court 1861-1969 A-F only. Transcribed index to holdings at the Johnson County Archives. Contains plaintiff, defendent and charge.
 
Happy hunting!

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