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Chautauqua County, Kansas
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Chautauqua County, Kansas Facts
Chautauqua County was established on March 25, 1875 (organized on June 01, 1875) from the now extinct Godfroy County and the now extinct Howard County. The county was named for Chautauqua County, New York, from which many early settlers hailed and the birthplace of Edward Jaquins, a member of the Kansas House who in 1875 introduced the bill dividing Howard County into Elk and Chautauqua. The New York county, in turn, derives its name from an Indian word meaning ‘foggy place.’
What is the County Seat of Chautauqua County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Sedan and the county government website is http://www.chautauquacountyks.com/
What counties are adjacent to Chautauqua County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Elk County, Montgomery County, Washington County, Oklahoma, , Osage County, Oklahoma, Cowley County.
What cities and towns are in Chautauqua County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cedar Vale, Chautauqua, Hewins, Niotaze, Peru, Sedan.
Chautauqua County, KS Vital Records
Where can find Chautauqua County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Kansas Marriage Project
- Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936
- Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911
- Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935
- Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-73
- Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1911
- Kansas, Security Benefit Association, Death Index, 1902-1930
- Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930
- Kansas, Fraternal Order Death Index, 1873-1969
- Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930
Chautauqua County, KS Census Records
What Chautauqua County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Chautauqua County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Chautauqua Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1880. Chautauqua Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Chautauqua 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
Chautauqua County, KS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Chautauqua County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Chautauqua County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.
PLEASE READ FIRST!!! Please call the clerk’s department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will guide individuals in locating the materials, however it’s up to the person to carry out the research.
- Chautauqua County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 215 Chautauqua, Sedan, KS 67361; Phone: (620)725-5800.
- Chautauqua County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1886-1911, Marriage Records from 1870 and Death Records from 1896-98; 1910-11. 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.
- Chautauqua County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1875. 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.
- Chautauqua County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1875 and Court Records from 1871. 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
Chautauqua County, KS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Chautauqua County, KS?
A list of Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogical Society, 115 West Main, Sedan, Kansas 67361
- Search for Chautauqua Co. records at the Kansas State Archives (kshs.org)
- Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615-1099
- Kansas Genealogical Society, PO Box 103, 700 Avenue G and Vine Street, Dodge City, KS 67801
Where can I connect with other Chautauqua County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Kansas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Kansas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Chautauqua County, Kansas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Chautauqua County, Kansas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Chautauqua County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Chautauqua 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.
Chautauqua Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Kansas Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Kansas historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Kansas (1841–1981) (genealogybank.com)
- Chautauqua County, Kansas Books (amazon.com)
- Search Kansas Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Chautauqua County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Chautauqua Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records
- Kansas Cemetery Research Guide
- Chautauqua Co., Kansas Graves (findagrave.com)
- Chautauqua County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Chautauqua Co., Kansas Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Chautauqua County, Kansas
- Chautauqua Co., Kansas Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Kansas Church & Bible Research Guide
- Topographic Church List and Map for Chautauqua County, Kansas
- Chautauqua County, Kansas Church Books (amazon.com)
Chautauqua Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Kansas Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Chautauqua Co. KS General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Kansas
- Chautauqua County, Kansas Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Chautauqua County, Kansas Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Chautauqua Co. KS Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Chautauqua County, Kansas (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Kansas – Counties – Chautauqua (cyndislist.com)
- Chautauqua County Kansas (genealogytrails.com)
- Chautauqua County – Kansas Historical Society Biography (kshs.org)
- Chautauqua Co. KSGenweb (skyways.lib.ks.us)
- Chautauqua County, Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history (skyways.lib.ks.us)
- Chautauqua County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Chautauqua Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Chautauqua Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Kansas Links and Information
- Chautauqua County D.O.T. MAP (ksdot.org)
- 1895 Chautauqua County Map (livgenmi.com)
Chautauqua Co. KS Military Records
- Kansas Military Records Research Guide
- 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll (skyways.lib.ks.us) Veterans or widows of veterans living in Chautauqua Co. KS who have applied for a Pension
- Kansas Military Records (fold3.com) gives you access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Kansas both males and females that served. Perfect for Chautauqua County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.