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Wyandotte County, Kansas Facts

Wyandotte County

When was Wyandotte County, KS Created?
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.

What is the County Seat of Wyandotte County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Kansas City and the county government website is http://www.wycokck.org

What counties are adjacent to Wyandotte County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Platte County, Missouri (north), Clay County, Missouri (northeast), Jackson County, Missouri (east), Johnson County (south), Leavenworth County (west)

What cities and towns are in Wyandotte County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Kansas City, Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Lake Quivira.


Wyandotte County, KS Vital Records

Where can find Wyandotte County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Wyandotte 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 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, KS Census Records

What Wyandotte County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Wyandotte 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.

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.

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


Wyandotte County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Wyandotte County Courthouse

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

  • 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.
  • BLM Land Records

Wyandotte County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Wyandotte Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Wyandotte Co. KS Military Records

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