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Finney County, Kansas Facts

Finney County

When was Finney County, KS Created?
Finney County was established on February 22, 1883 from Arapahoe County, Grant County, Kearny County and Sequoyah County. The county was named in honor of David W. Finney (1839-1916), tenth lieutenant governor of Kansas.

What is the County Seat of Finney County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Garden City and the county government website is http://www.finneycounty.org/

What counties are adjacent to Finney County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Scott County, Lane County, Ness County, Hodgeman County, Haskell County, Gray County, Grant County, Kearny County.

What cities and towns are in Finney County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Garden City, Holcomb, Pierceville.


Finney County, KS Vital Records

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


Finney County, KS Census Records

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

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


Finney County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Finney County Courthouse

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

  • Finney County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 311 N. 9th Street, Garden City, KS 67846-5312; Phone: (620)272-3522.
  • Finney County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1885-1910, Marriage Records from 1884 and Death Records from 1886-1910. 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.
  • Finney County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1873. 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.
  • Finney County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1873 and Court Records from 1885. 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

Finney County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Finney County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Finney 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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Finney Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Finney Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Finney Co. KS Military Records

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