Harvey County, Kansas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Harvey County, Kansas Facts
When was Harvey County, KS Created?
Harvey County was established on March 07, 1872 from McPherson County and Sedgwick County. The county was named in honor of James M. Harvey (1833-1894), fifth governor of Kansas.
What is the County Seat of Harvey County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Newton and the county government website is http://www.harveycounty.com
What counties are adjacent to Harvey County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Marion County, Butler County, Sedgwick County, Reno County, McPherson County.
What cities and towns are in Harvey County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Halstead, Hesston, Newton, New Newton.
Harvey County, KS Vital Records
Where can find Harvey County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Harvey 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 Harvey 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
Harvey County, KS Census Records
What Harvey County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Harvey County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Harvey Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1880. Harvey Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Harvey 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
Harvey County, KS Courthouse and Government Records
Harvey County Courthouse
What genealogical records can I find in the Harvey County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Harvey 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.
- Harvey County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 800 N Main St, Newton, KS 67114; Phone Number: (316) 284-6890
- Harvey County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1886-1911, Marriage Records from 1872 and Death Records from 1886-1911. 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.
- Harvey County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1872. 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.
- Harvey County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1872 and Court Records from 1872. 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
Harvey County, KS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Harvey County, KS?
A list of Harvey County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Harvey County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 75, Newton, Kansas 67114-0075
- Harvey County Historical Society, 203 N Main St, Newton, KS 67114; Phone:(316) 283-2221
- Search for Harvey 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 Harvey County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Harvey County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Harvey 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.
Harvey Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications
Harvey Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records
Harvey Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Harvey Co. KS General and History Websites
Harvey Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Harvey Co. KS Military Records