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When was Sedgwick County, KS Created?
Sedgwick County was established on February 26, 1867 from Butler County and unorganized area. The county was named in honor of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick (1813-1864). A career soldier, Sedgwick fought in the Seminole and Mexican Wars and served in territorial Kansas, on the Mormon Expedition, and in several frontier Indian campaigns. While commanding 6th Corps in the Army of the Potomac, he was killed by a Confederate sharpshooter at Spotsylvania on 9 May 1864, shortly after assuring his troops that the rebels "couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.".
What cities and towns are in Sedgwick County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Wichita, Derby, Haysville, Park City, Bel Aire, Mulvane, Valley Center, Goddard, Clearwater, Maize, Cheney, Sedgwick, Colwich, Kechi, Mount Hope, Garden Plain, Eastborough, Andale, Bentley, Viola.
Where can find Sedgwick County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Sedgwick County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Sedgwick Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Sedgwick Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Sedgwick 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Sedgwick County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick County, KS?
A list of Sedgwick County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Sedgwick County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Sedgwick County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Sedgwick 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.