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Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogical Society

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RECORDS IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY KANSAS

Records in Chautauqua County begin in 1875 when the county was formed, some records that came from Howard county date back to 1870, tho there are not very many. Below is a list of records and where they can be found.

Chautauqua County Courthouse
215 N Chautauqua St.
Sedan, Kansas 67361

REGISTER OF DEEDS
Land Records
Oil and Gas Lease Records
Mortages
School Census
School Teachers Lists
Schools in Chautauqua County, 
(and a county map showing them.)
Plat Maps
Cemetery Deeds
Military discharge papers for the state of Kansas
1920 & 1921 Atlas with some photos
Hale, Kansas newspapers
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CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT
Divorce Records
Probate Records
Civic Court Records
Marriage Records (on microfilm only)

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COUNTY TREASURERS OFFICE
Tax Records

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COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
This office has some really interesting books,
Election Returns 
County Commissioners Meeting Notes
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Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogical Society 
115 W Main 
Sedan, Kansas 67361
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NEW! Original Probate Records are now located at the CCHGS in Sedan. Thanks to Larry and Vonnie Cameron for donating them to us.
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Original Marriage Books of Chautauqua County
Original Marriage certificates returned by the Judge or Minister
County Census Books  from, the County Clerk's  office
Family Histories
American Legion Members
History of Elk County
History of Elk City, Kansas
Old Newspapers from the beginning (paper and microfilm)
Obituary Books  
Cemetery Books (new book in process) 
School Census Book 1918-1923 (Sedan only)
Pioneer Stories
Collection of Louise McElroy (school teacher / historian)
Collection of Elsie Trower (school teacher)
Surname Files
And many more items!

 

Have an ancestor who lived here? Want to know more about them? Being a member of the society could help you with that.
 
  Chautauqua County Kansas
Historical and Genealogical Society 
 115 West Main 
Sedan, Kansas 67361