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