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When was Ford County, KS Created?
Ford County was established on February 26, 1867 (Organized on April 05, 1873) from Peketon Territory. The county was named in honor of James H. Ford (died 1867), Union general in the Civil War who mainly fought in Kansas and Missouri.
What counties are adjacent to Ford County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Hodgeman County (north), Edwards County (northeast), Kiowa County (east), Clark County (south), Meade County (southwest), Gray County (west).
What cities and towns are in Ford County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bucklin, Dodge City, Ford, Fort Dodge, Kingsdown, Spearville, Wright.
Where can find Ford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ford County vital records can be found at the Kansas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from July 1, 1911; marriage records from May 1913 and divorce records from July 1951. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kansas for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
You can search online for Ford County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Kansas Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
What Ford County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ford County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Another census resource is the Kansas State Census Collection from 1855-1925. You'll find free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kansas Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Ford County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Ford County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Ford County, KS?
A list of Ford County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Ford County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Ford County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Ford County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is simply a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.