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Wabaunsee County, Kansas Facts

Wabaunsee County

When was Wabaunsee County, KS Created?
Wabaunsee County was established on August 25, 1855 as one of the original 36 counties. The county was named in honor of William P. Richardson, a pro-slavery member of the territorial council in 1855 and 1857. On February 11, 1859, Richardson County name changed to Wabaunsee County. The County was named for the Pottawatomie Chief Wabaunsee (1760s?-1845 or 6)

What is the County Seat of Wabaunsee County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Alma and the county government website is http://www.wabaunsee.kansasgov.com/

What counties are adjacent to Wabaunsee County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Pottawatomie County (north), Shawnee County (east), Osage County (southeast), Lyon County (south), Morris County (southwest), Geary County (west), Riley County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Wabaunsee County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alma, Eskridge, Maple Hill, Alta Vista, McFarland, Harveyville, Paxico, Willard.


Wabaunsee County, KS Vital Records

Where can find Wabaunsee County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Wabaunsee 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 Wabaunsee 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.


Wabaunsee County, KS Census Records

What Wabaunsee County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Wabaunsee County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Wabaunsee Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wabaunsee Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wabaunsee Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

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


Wabaunsee County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Wabaunsee County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Wabaunsee County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Wabaunsee County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Wabaunsee County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 215 Kansas Street, Alma, KS 66401-9797; Phone: (785) 765-3414.
  • Wabaunsee County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1892-1911, Marriage Records from 1856 and Death Records from 1892-1911. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
  • Wabaunsee County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1859. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
  • Wabaunsee County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1859 and Court Records from 1860. The Clerk of Court is part of the Judicial Branch of local government and as such is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings, and collect various fines and forfeitures ordered by the court and specified by statute.
  • BLM Land Records

Wabaunsee County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Wabaunsee County, KS?
A list of Wabaunsee County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Wabaunsee County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Wabaunsee County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Wabaunsee 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.

Wabaunsee Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wabaunsee Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Wabaunsee Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wabaunsee Co. KS General and History Websites

Wabaunsee Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wabaunsee Co. KS Military Records

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