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Trego County, Kansas Facts

Trego County

When was Trego County, KS Created?
Trego County was established on February 26, 1867 (Organized on June 21, 1879) from Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of Edgar P. Trego, captain of Co. H, 8th Kansas Infantry, who was killed in action at Chicamauga, Ga., on 19 Sept 1863.

What is the County Seat of Trego County, KS?
The County Seat is located in WaKeeney and the county government website is http://www.tregocountyks.com/

What counties are adjacent to Trego County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Graham County, Rooks County, Ellis County, Ness County, Gove County.

What cities and towns are in Trego County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include WaKeeney and Collyer.


Trego County, KS Vital Records

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


Trego County, KS Census Records

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

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


Trego County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Trego County Courthouse

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

  • Trego County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 216 N. Main Street, Wa Keeney, KS 67672-2189; Phone: (785) 743-5773.
  • Trego County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1899-1911, Marriage Records from 1879 and Death Records from 1899-1911. 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.
  • Trego County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1879. 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.
  • Trego County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1879 and Court Records from 1880. 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

Trego County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Trego County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Trego 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.

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Trego Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

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Trego Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Trego Co. KS Military Records

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