Wyandotte County, Kansas
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Wyandotte County

Wyandotte County was established on January 29, 1859 from Leavenworth County. The county was named for the Wyandotte Native Americans, who lived in the area.

Currently the Wyandotte County Seat is located in Kansas City and the county government website is http://www.wycokck.org

Places next to Wyandotte County are Platte County, Missouri (north), Clay County, Missouri (northeast), Jackson County, Missouri (east), Johnson County (south), Leavenworth County (west)

Cities and towns situated in Wyandotte County consist of Kansas City, Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Lake Quivira.

Wyandotte County vital records can be found at the Kansas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. 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 Wyandotte 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.

Wyandotte County consists of Federal Census Schedules to help in looking into your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Wyandotte Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wyandotte Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wyandotte Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research.

Wyandotte County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Wyandotte County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Wyandotte County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often forget the advantages of Wyandotte County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Kansas courthouses and archives everywhere could be the dreams and frustrations of the many Kansas citizens.

The possibilities are excellent that your particular ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least quite a few elements of their lives in the Wyandotte County court records. Even if your forebears is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

Please call the clerk's department to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or requesting information because of many times changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of employees will assist men and women in finding the materials, but it is up to the man or women to do the basic research.

The below specifics denotes what birth, death, marriage, property, wills, and court records are in Wyandotte County. The years stated listed below could be the first recognized records data in this county. Wyandotte County consolidated with the City of Kansas City in 1997.

  • Wyandotte County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 701 N. 7th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101-3035; Phone: (913) 573-5040.
  • Wyandotte County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1885-92, Marriage Records from 1859 and Death Records from 1885-92. 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.
  • Wyandotte 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. The Register of Deeds in each county is often able to assist in locating cemeteries.
  • Wyandotte County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1857 and Court Records from 1859. 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.
  • Wyandotte County Treasurers Office by Kansas State law is responsible for the tax billing, collection and distribution of tax money for the State, County, Cities and all other taxing entities that levy Ad Valorem and/or special assessment taxes. For the most part, tax records remain at the local level. Assessment and tax rolls are kept, permanently, by the County Treasurer's office.

Wyandotte County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Wyandotte 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. Feel free to submit your own most liked Wyandotte County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Wyandotte Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wyandotte Co. KS Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Wyandotte Co. KS Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Wyandotte Co. KS Census Records

Wyandotte Co. KS Cemeteries & Graveyards

Wyandotte Co. KS Church & Bible Records

Wyandotte Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wyandotte Co. KS General and History Websites

Wyandotte Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wyandotte Co. KS Military Records

Wyandotte Co. KS Schools & Directories

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