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Barber County, Kansas Facts

Barber County

Barber County (name spelled 'Barbour' until it was changed by the Legislature in 1883) was eestablished on February 26, 1867 (Organized on July 07, 1873) from Peketon Territory. The county was named in honor of Thomas W. Barber, prominent Free-Stater killed on 6 December 1855 in the Wakarusa War.

What is the County Seat of Barber County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Medicine Lodge and the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Barber County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Pratt County, Kingman County, Harper County, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Woods County, Oklahoma, Comanche County, Kiowa County.

What cities and towns are in Barber County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hardtner, Hazelton, Isabel, Kiowa, Lake City, Medicine Lodge, Sharon, Sun City.


Barber County, KS Vital Records

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


Barber County, KS Census Records

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

Barber Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1880. Barber Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Barber 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


Barber County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Barber County Courthouse

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

  • Barber County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 120 East Washington Street, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104-1421; Phone: (620)886-3961.
  • Barber County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1891-1911, Marriage Records from 1874 and Death Records from 1891-1911. 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.
  • Barber County Register of Deeds Officehas Land Records from 1867. 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.
  • Barber County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1867 and Court Records from 1874. 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

Barber County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Barber Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Barber Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Barber Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Barber Co. KS General and History Websites

Barber Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Barber Co. KS Military Records

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