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Rooks County, Kansas Facts

Rooks County

When was Rooks County, KS Created?
Rooks County was established on February 26, 1867 from unorganized territory. The county was named in honor of Pvt John C. Rooks, of the 11th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, who died from a wound suffered during the savage December 7, 1862, Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas..

What is the County Seat of Rooks County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Stockton and the county government website is http://www.rookscounty.net

What counties are adjacent to Rooks County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Phillips County, Smith County, Osborne County, Ellis County, Trego County, Graham County.

What cities and towns are in Rooks County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Plainville, Stockton, Palco, Damar, Zurich, Woodston.


Rooks County, KS Vital Records

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


Rooks County, KS Census Records

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

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


Rooks County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Rooks County Courthouse

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

  • Rooks County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 115 N. Walnut, Stockton, KS 67669.
  • Rooks County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1888 - 1901, Marriage Records from 1873 and Death Records from 1888 - 1901. 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.
  • Rooks 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.
  • Rooks County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1873 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.
  • BLM Land Records

Rooks County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Rooks County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rooks County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is just a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite genealogy or family history related sites.

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