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When was Decatur County, KS Created?
Decatur County was established on March 6, 1873 (organized on December 15, 1879) from unorganized territory. The county was named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), a U.S. navy hero during the Tripolitanian Wars and the War of 1812.
What is the County Seat of Decatur County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Oberlin and the county government website is unknown
What cities and towns are in Decatur County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Dresden, Jennings, Norcatur, Oberlin.
Where can find Decatur County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Decatur 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 Decatur 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.
What Decatur County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Decatur County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
What genealogical records can I find in the Decatur County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Decatur County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Decatur County, KS?
A list of Decatur County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Decatur County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Decatur County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Decatur 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.