Greeley County, Kansas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Greeley County, Kansas Facts
When was Greeley County, KS Created?
Greeley County was established on March 20, 1873 (organized on July 09, 1888) from Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of Horace Greeley (1811-1872), publisher of the New York Tribune and anti-slavery advocate.
What is the County Seat of Greeley County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Tribune and the county government website is http://www.greeleycountygovernment.org/
What counties are adjacent to Greeley County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Wallace County, Wichita County, Hamilton County, Prowers County, Colorado, Kiowa County, Colorado, Cheyenne County, Colorado.
What cities and towns are in Greeley County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Tribune & Horace.
Greeley County, KS Vital Records
Where can find Greeley County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Greeley 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 Greeley 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
Greeley County, KS Census Records
What Greeley County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Greeley County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Greeley Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 180. Greeley Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Greeley 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
Greeley County, KS Courthouse and Government Records
Greeley County Courthouse
What genealogical records can I find in the Greeley County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Greeley 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.
- Greeley County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 208 Harper Street, Box 277, Tribune, KS 67879-0000; Phone: (620) 376-4256.
- Greeley County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1896-1904, Marriage Records from 1887 and Death Records from 1897-1905. 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.
- Greeley County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1880. 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.
- Greeley County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 18? and Court Records from 18?. 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.
- Greeley County Treasurers Office by Kansas State law is responsible for the tax billing, collection and distribution of tax money for the State, County, Cities and all other taxing entities that levy Ad Valorem and/or special assessment taxes. For the most part, tax records remain at the local level. Assessment and tax rolls are kept, permanently, by the County Treasurer's office.
- BLM Land Records
Greeley County, KS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Greeley County, KS?
A list of Greeley County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Greeley County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Greeley County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Greeley 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.
Greeley Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications
Greeley Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records
Greeley Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Greeley Co. KS General and History Websites
Greeley Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Greeley Co. KS Military Records