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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Named for Col. Alexander W. Doniphan, of Missouri. He commanded a regiment of cavalry during the Mexican War, marching across the plains, and taking a very prominent part in the conquest of New Mexico. He was a zealous partisan in the effort made to extend slavery into Kansas.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Doniphan, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/doniphan/ 8/10/2017."</ref>  
 
Named for Col. Alexander W. Doniphan, of Missouri. He commanded a regiment of cavalry during the Mexican War, marching across the plains, and taking a very prominent part in the conquest of New Mexico. He was a zealous partisan in the effort made to extend slavery into Kansas.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Doniphan, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/doniphan/ 8/10/2017."</ref>  
 
The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Doniphan, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doniphan_County,_Kansas" 8/10/2017.</ref>
 
The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Doniphan, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doniphan_County,_Kansas" 8/10/2017.</ref>
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{KS Courthouse Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Courthouse Intro|Doniphan}}
  
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'''''Register of Deeds'''''<br>Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Telephone: (785) 985-3932<br>
 
'''''Register of Deeds'''''<br>Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Telephone: (785) 985-3932<br>
  
=== Doniphan County, Kansas Record Dates ===
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===Doniphan County, Kansas Record Dates===
 
{{KS Records Intro}}
 
{{KS Records Intro}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doniphan County, Kansas. Page 249 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>'''</center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doniphan County, Kansas. Page 249 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>'''</center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911.  General compliance by 1917.<ref>“Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" |<center> Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911.  General compliance by 1917.<ref>“Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.</ref></center>
 
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===Record Loss===
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Doniphan}}
 
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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
 
{{KS Populated Places Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Populated Places Intro|Doniphan}}
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kansas.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,043,c,doniphan.cfm Hometown Locator].
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kansas.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,043,c,doniphan.cfm Hometown Locator].
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* [http://www.kansasheritage.org/werner/gostdpco.html Kansas Heritage] gives details on all these locations.
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*[http://www.kansasheritage.org/werner/gostdpco.html Kansas Heritage] gives details on all these locations.
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'''Note:''' The wandering Missouri River forms Dohiphan's northern and eastern borders separating it from the Missouri counties of Holt, Andrew, and Buchanan. The main population center for the area is St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri which, because of the meander of the river, almost surrounds the Doniphan town of Elwood. Doniphan's larger towns; Elwood, Wathena, and Troy; all lay in the vicinity of St Joseph, Missouri.&nbsp; It is important to look for records of residence of Doniphan in these surrounding Nebraska and Missouri counties especially Buchanan, Missouri.<br>
 
'''Note:''' The wandering Missouri River forms Dohiphan's northern and eastern borders separating it from the Missouri counties of Holt, Andrew, and Buchanan. The main population center for the area is St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri which, because of the meander of the river, almost surrounds the Doniphan town of Elwood. Doniphan's larger towns; Elwood, Wathena, and Troy; all lay in the vicinity of St Joseph, Missouri.&nbsp; It is important to look for records of residence of Doniphan in these surrounding Nebraska and Missouri counties especially Buchanan, Missouri.<br>
  
=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Doniphan}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{KS Resources Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Resources Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{KS Bible Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Bible Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{KS Biographies Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Biographies Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{KS Business Records Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Business Records Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Doniphan}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Doniphan County, Kansas''' online and in print</center>
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| style="border:1px solid black" width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/doniphan/gentools.htm KSGenWeb]
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.org/doniphan/gentools.htm KSGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/doniphan.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/doniphan.htm Tombstone Project]
* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 Kansas Gravestones]
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*[http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 Kansas Gravestones]
* [https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Doniphan%20County%2C%20Kansas%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Doniphan%20County%2C%20Kansas%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
* [http://www.interment.net/us/ks/doniphan.htm KS Interment]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ks/doniphan.htm KS Interment]
 
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* {{FHL|370607|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Doniphan+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Doniphan+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
 
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=905 Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=905 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Kansas&cemetery_county=Doniphan&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Kansas&cemetery_county=Doniphan&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
* [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
 
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=== Census Records ===
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===Census Records===
 
{{Historical populations
 
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{{KS Census Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Census Intro|Doniphan}}
  
==== State and Territorial Census Records ====
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====State and Territorial Census Records====
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*'''1855-1925''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1088 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images; covers census years '''1855-1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925'''
 
*'''1855-1925''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1088 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images; covers census years '''1855-1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925'''
 
*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
 
*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2659395|Kansas State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2659395|Kansas State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Federal Census Records ====
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====Federal Census Records====
 
The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Kansas Census]].<br>
 
The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Kansas Census]].<br>
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
 
{{KS Church Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Church Intro|Doniphan}}
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*'''1861-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3042282|Kansas, Swedish Church Records, 1861-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3042282|Kansas, Swedish Church Records, 1861-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
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*Wathena
 
*Wathena
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393984&reqParentsLabel=Doniphan%2C%20Kansas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393984&reqParentsLabel=Doniphan%2C%20Kansas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{KS Court Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Court Intro|Doniphan}}
  
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*Other probate records, 1858-1935 [AR 6766-6778, AR 6784-6798, AR 7066-7067]
 
*Other probate records, 1858-1935 [AR 6766-6778, AR 6784-6798, AR 7066-7067]
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{KS Directories Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Directories Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{KS Emigration Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Emigration Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{KS Genealogies Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Genealogies Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{KS Guardianship Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Guardianship Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{KS Land Intro|Doniphan}}'''Register of Deeds:'''<br>Phone: (785) 985-3932<br>Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087<br><br>
 
{{KS Land Intro|Doniphan}}'''Register of Deeds:'''<br>Phone: (785) 985-3932<br>Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087<br><br>
  
 
[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:
 
[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:
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*Indexes, 1856-1908 [AR 6651-6652, AR 6681-6683]
 
*Indexes, 1856-1908 [AR 6651-6652, AR 6681-6683]
 
*Deed and mortgage records, 1856-1919 [AR 6649, AR 6652-6683, AR 6698]
 
*Deed and mortgage records, 1856-1919 [AR 6649, AR 6652-6683, AR 6698]
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''Online Land Records''<br>
 
''Online Land Records''<br>
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*[http://www.kshs.org/p/land-records-and-maps/11083 Land records at Kansas Historical Society]<br>
 
*[http://www.kshs.org/p/land-records-and-maps/11083 Land records at Kansas Historical Society]<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223992 1882 Land Plat book for Doniphan County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223992 1882 Land Plat book for Doniphan County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209409 1904 Land Plat book for Doniphan County] - image of plat book<br>
 
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209409 1904 Land Plat book for Doniphan County] - image of plat book<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
 
*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 
*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 
*'''1863-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
 
*'''1863-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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For more information see [[Kansas Land and Property]]<br>
 
For more information see [[Kansas Land and Property]]<br>
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{KS Histories Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Histories Intro|Doniphan}}
  
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''Online County Histories''
 
''Online County Histories''
*''Doniphan County, Kansas, History and Directory.'' 1868.  Edited by R. F. Smith.  N.p.: : Smith & Vaughn. Online at: [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652566 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/doniphancountyka01smit Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/Doniphan_County_Kansas_History_and_Direc.html?id=iHcUAAAAYAAJ Google Books], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27636 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|865926049|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}..
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*''Doniphan County, Kansas, History and Directory.'' 1868.  Edited by R. F. Smith.  N.p.: : Smith & Vaughn. Online at: [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652566 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/doniphancountyka01smit Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/Doniphan_County_Kansas_History_and_Direc.html?id=iHcUAAAAYAAJ Google Books], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27636 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|865926049|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}..
 
*''Gray's Doniphan County History : a Record of the Happenings of Half a Hundred Years.'' c1905. By Patrick Leopold Gray. Bendena, Kans. : Roycroft Press. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/301165-gray-s-doniphan-county-history-a-record-of-the-happenings-of-half-a-hundred-years?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008733844 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/graysdoniphancou00gray Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/Gray_s_Doniphan_County_History.html?id=3BI1AQAAMAAJ Google Books].
 
*''Gray's Doniphan County History : a Record of the Happenings of Half a Hundred Years.'' c1905. By Patrick Leopold Gray. Bendena, Kans. : Roycroft Press. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/301165-gray-s-doniphan-county-history-a-record-of-the-happenings-of-half-a-hundred-years?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008733844 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/graysdoniphancou00gray Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/Gray_s_Doniphan_County_History.html?id=3BI1AQAAMAAJ Google Books].
*''Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with Illustrations.'' 1882.  Chicago, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized). Online at: [http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223992 Kansas Memory].  
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*''Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with Illustrations.'' 1882.  Chicago, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized). Online at: [http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223992 Kansas Memory].
*''History of the State of Kansas.'' (Includes history of Doniphan County.) 1883. By William G. Cutler. Chicago, IL: A. T. Andreas. Online at: [http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/doniphan/doniphan-co-p1.html Kansas Collection Books].
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*''History of the State of Kansas.'' (Includes history of Doniphan County.) 1883. By William G. Cutler. Chicago, IL: A. T. Andreas. Online at: [http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/doniphan/doniphan-co-p1.html Kansas Collection Books].
 
*''Illustrated Doniphan County.'' 1916. Troy, Kan. : n.p. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/247555-illustrated-doniphan-county?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
 
*''Illustrated Doniphan County.'' 1916. Troy, Kan. : n.p. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/247555-illustrated-doniphan-county?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
 
*''Illustrated Doniphan County, 1837-1916.'' 1999. Troy, Kansas : Trojan Graphics. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/497621-illustrated-doniphan-county-1837-1916-supplement-to-the-weekly-kansas-chief-troy-kansas-april-6-1916-the-home-of-the-red-apple-the-fragrant-alfalfa-and-the-golden-corn-seventy-nine-years-of-progress-and-prosperity?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; {{WorldCat|866542740|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
*''Illustrated Doniphan County, 1837-1916.'' 1999. Troy, Kansas : Trojan Graphics. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/497621-illustrated-doniphan-county-1837-1916-supplement-to-the-weekly-kansas-chief-troy-kansas-april-6-1916-the-home-of-the-red-apple-the-fragrant-alfalfa-and-the-golden-corn-seventy-nine-years-of-progress-and-prosperity?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; {{WorldCat|866542740|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
*''An Old Kansas Indian Town on the Missouri.'' 1919? By George J. Remsburg. Plymouth, Iowa : G. A. Chandle. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/178874-an-old-kansas-indian-town-on-the-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006103966 Hathitrust], [http://www.archive.org/stream/oldkansasindian00remsrich/oldkansasindian00remsrich_djvu.txt Internet Archive].
 
*''An Old Kansas Indian Town on the Missouri.'' 1919? By George J. Remsburg. Plymouth, Iowa : G. A. Chandle. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/178874-an-old-kansas-indian-town-on-the-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006103966 Hathitrust], [http://www.archive.org/stream/oldkansasindian00remsrich/oldkansasindian00remsrich_djvu.txt Internet Archive].
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{KS Maps Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Maps Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Doniphan County}}}}
 
{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Doniphan County}}}}
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223992. <u>Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with illistrations.</u>] (1882) Chicogo, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized)
 
[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223992. <u>Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with illistrations.</u>] (1882) Chicogo, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized)
  
=== Migration ===
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===Migration===
 
{{KS Migration Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Migration Intro|Doniphan}}
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Early migration routes to and from Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
 
Early migration routes to and from Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]
 
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{KS Military Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Military Intro|Doniphan}}
  
==== Civil War ====
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====Civil War====
 
{{KS Civil War Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Civil War Intro|Doniphan}}
  
 
Men from this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.
 
Men from this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.
  
==== Online Collections ====
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====Online Collections====
 
These collections are unique to Kansas. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Kansas Military Records|Kansas Military Records]].<br><br>
 
These collections are unique to Kansas. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Kansas Military Records|Kansas Military Records]].<br><br>
 
''Collections Covering Multiple Wars''<br>
 
''Collections Covering Multiple Wars''<br>
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*[http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-military-index/15797 Kansas Military Index] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/online-collections/18942 Kansas Historical Society] - Index only, includes Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts<br>
 
*[http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-military-index/15797 Kansas Military Index] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/online-collections/18942 Kansas Historical Society] - Index only, includes Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts<br>
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ks/county/ford/cemeteries/ksstatesoldhomedeaths.htm Records of the Deaths and Burials at the Kansas State Soldiers Home] - Index only, the home is located in Fort Dodge, Ford County, Kansas.<br>
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ks/county/ford/cemeteries/ksstatesoldhomedeaths.htm Records of the Deaths and Burials at the Kansas State Soldiers Home] - Index only, the home is located in Fort Dodge, Ford County, Kansas.<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
 
''Civil War''<br>
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*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index only<br>
 
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index only<br>
 
*'''1862, 1863, 1868:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1766 Kansas, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862, 1863, 1868] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1862, 1863, 1868:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1766 Kansas, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862, 1863, 1868] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1889:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2956 Kansas, Enrollment of Civil War Veterans, 1889] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1889:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2956 Kansas, Enrollment of Civil War Veterans, 1889] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
 
''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1945-1970:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1680 Kansas, United Spanish War Veterans Reports of Deaths, 1945-1970] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1945-1970:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1680 Kansas, United Spanish War Veterans Reports of Deaths, 1945-1970] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''World War I''<br>
 
''World War I''<br>
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/archives/military/ksguard/title.html History and Roster of the Kansas State Guard (WWI)] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Taken from the book by the Adjutant General's Office<br>
 
*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/archives/military/ksguard/title.html History and Roster of the Kansas State Guard (WWI)] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Taken from the book by the Adjutant General's Office<br>
 
*'''1917-1919:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2021 Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917-1919] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1917-1919:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2021 Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917-1919] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1930:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2955 Kansas, Enrollment of WWI Veterans, 1930] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1930:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2955 Kansas, Enrollment of WWI Veterans, 1930] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''World War II''<br>
 
''World War II''<br>
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*'''1940-1946:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70795 Web: Kansas, WWII Selective Service Index, 1940-1946] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1940-1946:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70795 Web: Kansas, WWII Selective Service Index, 1940-1946] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
 
*[http://ksgenweb.com/archives/ww2.htm World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of Kansas, War Dept-June 1946] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Index only<br>
 
*[http://ksgenweb.com/archives/ww2.htm World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of Kansas, War Dept-June 1946] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Index only<br>
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''Korean War''<br>
 
''Korean War''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
 
*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
 
''Vietnam War''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
 
*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Kansas Military Records]].
 
For further information see [[Kansas Military Records]].
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{KS Naturalization Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Naturalization Intro|Doniphan}}
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*'''1864 - 1972''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5175 Kansas, Naturalization Abstracts, 1864-1972] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
 
*'''1864 - 1972''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5175 Kansas, Naturalization Abstracts, 1864-1972] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
 
*'''1865 - 1874''' - [https://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-kansas-indians.html Kansas Indian Naturalizations, ca. 1865-1874] at the [https://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] — Index, District of Kansas, Record Group 21.
 
*'''1865 - 1874''' - [https://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-kansas-indians.html Kansas Indian Naturalizations, ca. 1865-1874] at the [https://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] — Index, District of Kansas, Record Group 21.
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2137 Kansas, Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images, includes German and other aliens living in Kansas
 
*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2137 Kansas, Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images, includes German and other aliens living in Kansas
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{KS Newspapers Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Newspapers Intro|Doniphan}}
 
''Kansas Newspapers Online''<br>
 
''Kansas Newspapers Online''<br>
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*[https://www.newspapers.com/ Kansas Newspapers at Newspapers.com] - ($), [http://www.kshs.org/ancestry/drivers/dlverify free to Kansas residents] through [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-digital-newspaper-program/16126 Kansas Historical Society]; [http://www.kshs.org/library/search.php?city=&title=&county=DP&state=KS&begyr=&endyr=&arrange=title&submit=SEARCH List of Doniphan newspapers] available through interlibrary loan; Titles include Highland Vidette 1892 - 2002, Weekly Kansas Chief 1873 - 1918, Kansas Chief 1920 - 2003, Severance Weekly News 1891 - 1926, Wathena Times 1905 - 2001, White Cloud Globe (Tribune) 1892 - 1946, White Cloud Review 1883 - 1921, and many more.
 
*[https://www.newspapers.com/ Kansas Newspapers at Newspapers.com] - ($), [http://www.kshs.org/ancestry/drivers/dlverify free to Kansas residents] through [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-digital-newspaper-program/16126 Kansas Historical Society]; [http://www.kshs.org/library/search.php?city=&title=&county=DP&state=KS&begyr=&endyr=&arrange=title&submit=SEARCH List of Doniphan newspapers] available through interlibrary loan; Titles include Highland Vidette 1892 - 2002, Weekly Kansas Chief 1873 - 1918, Kansas Chief 1920 - 2003, Severance Weekly News 1891 - 1926, Wathena Times 1905 - 2001, White Cloud Globe (Tribune) 1892 - 1946, White Cloud Review 1883 - 1921, and many more.
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/kansas GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/kansas GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=Kansas&ethnicity=&language= Chronicling America] - contains images of some Kansas newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=Kansas&ethnicity=&language= Chronicling America] - contains images of some Kansas newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 +
 
''Kansas Newspaper Catalogs''
 
''Kansas Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ks Kansas Online Historical Newspapers] - contains a list of known Kansas newspapers online and the websites they are found on
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ks Kansas Online Historical Newspapers] - contains a list of known Kansas newspapers online and the websites they are found on
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{KS Obituaries Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Obituaries Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{KS Other Records Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Other Records Intro|Doniphan}}
 
'''Voter Records'''<br>
 
'''Voter Records'''<br>
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*'''1854''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4099 Kansas Election List, 1854] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
 
*'''1854''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4099 Kansas Election List, 1854] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
 
*'''1854 - 1856''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3961 Kansas Voter Registration Lists, 1854-1856] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
 
*'''1854 - 1856''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3961 Kansas Voter Registration Lists, 1854-1856] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{KS Periodicals Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Periodicals Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{KS Probate Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Probate Intro|Doniphan}}
  
'''Online Records
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'''Online Records'''
  
 
*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
=== School Records ===
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===School Records===
 
{{KS Schools Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Schools Intro|Doniphan}}
  
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*Scholastic census, 1892-1916 [AR 6683-6685, AR 6699-6701]
 
*Scholastic census, 1892-1916 [AR 6683-6685, AR 6699-6701]
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{KS Tax Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Tax Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{KS Vital Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Vital Intro|Doniphan}}
  
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*Vital statistics, 1898-1916 [AR 6749]
 
*Vital statistics, 1898-1916 [AR 6749]
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{KS Birth Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Birth Intro|Doniphan}}
  
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*'''1885 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2567 Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1885 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2567 Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
==== Marriage ====
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====Marriage====
 
{{KS Marriage Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Marriage Intro|Doniphan}}
  
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*'''1861 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3583832|Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records, 1861-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3583832|Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records, 1861-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Death ====
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====Death====
 
{{KS Death Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Death Intro|Doniphan}}
  
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*'''1885 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2570 Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1885 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2570 Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
==== Divorce ====
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====Divorce====
 
{{KS Divorce Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Divorce Intro|Doniphan}}
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{KS Archives Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Archives Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
=== Libraries ===
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===Libraries===
 
{{KS Libraries Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Libraries Intro|Doniphan}}
  
'''Doniphan County Library District'''<br>Central Library<br>105 N. Main<br>P. O. Box 458<br>Troy, KS 66087 <br>Telephone: (785) 985-2597<br>[http://www.librarydistrict1.org/ Website]<br>
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'''Doniphan County Library District'''<br>Central Library<br>105 N. Main<br>P. O. Box 458<br>Troy, KS 66087 <br>Telephone: (785) 985-2597<br>[http://www.librarydistrict1.org/ Website]<br>
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:Branches:
 
:Branches:
 
:*Elwood Branch Library (913) 365-2409;&nbsp; 410 N. 9th / Elwood, Kansas 66024
 
:*Elwood Branch Library (913) 365-2409;&nbsp; 410 N. 9th / Elwood, Kansas 66024
 
:*Highland Branch Library (785) 442-3078;&nbsp; 306 W. Main / Highland, Kansas 66035
 
:*Highland Branch Library (785) 442-3078;&nbsp; 306 W. Main / Highland, Kansas 66035
 
:*Wathena Branch Library (785) 989-4834;&nbsp; 206 St. Joseph / Wathena, KS 66090<br><br>
 
:*Wathena Branch Library (785) 989-4834;&nbsp; 206 St. Joseph / Wathena, KS 66090<br><br>
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'''Highland Community College Library'''<br>505 West Main St.<br>Highland, Kansas 66035<br>Telephone: (785) 442-6000<br>[http://highlandcc.edu/Site/Community/Library.php Website]<br>
 
'''Highland Community College Library'''<br>505 West Main St.<br>Highland, Kansas 66035<br>Telephone: (785) 442-6000<br>[http://highlandcc.edu/Site/Community/Library.php Website]<br>
  
=== Museums ===
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===Museums===
 
{{KS Museums Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Museums Intro|Doniphan}}
== Societies ==
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==Societies==
 
{{KS Societies Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Societies Intro|Doniphan}}
 
'''Doniphan County Historical Society'''<br>105 North Main<br>Troy
 
'''Doniphan County Historical Society'''<br>105 North Main<br>Troy
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'''Ma Hush Kah Historical Society'''<br> Route 2, Box 16<br> White Cloud, KS 66094 <br>
 
'''Ma Hush Kah Historical Society'''<br> Route 2, Box 16<br> White Cloud, KS 66094 <br>
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{KS Websites Intro|Doniphan}}
 
{{KS Websites Intro|Doniphan}}
  
 
*[http://www.ksgenweb.org/doniphan/index.html USGenWeb project for Doniphan County] has maps, histories, and information on local libraries, societies, cemeteries, schools, newspapers, and more.
 
*[http://www.ksgenweb.org/doniphan/index.html USGenWeb project for Doniphan County] has maps, histories, and information on local libraries, societies, cemeteries, schools, newspapers, and more.
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*[http://usgenealogyresearch.atwebpages.com/Kansas/Doniphan/index.html Doniphan County KS Genealogy Research]. Contains maps, histories, and information on local libraries, societies, cemeteries, schools, newspapers, and more
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|203751|Kansas|Doniphan}}The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|203751|Kansas|Doniphan}}The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*[http://kansasonthenet.com/ Kansas on the Net Doniphan County] contains a variety useful history and location details about Doniphan County including libraries, schools and government agencies.
 
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Revision as of 15:40, 21 May 2020

Guide to Doniphan County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Troy
Organized: February 20, 1855
Parent County(s): Original county [1]
Neighboring Counties
Andrew (MO)  • Atchison  • Brown  • Buchanan (MO)  • Holt (MO)  • Richardson (NE)
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasDoniphanCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Doniphan County svg.bmp
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Named for Col. Alexander W. Doniphan, of Missouri. He commanded a regiment of cavalry during the Mexican War, marching across the plains, and taking a very prominent part in the conquest of New Mexico. He was a zealous partisan in the effort made to extend slavery into Kansas.[2] The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Doniphan County Courthouse
Main Street
Troy, Kansas 66087
Phone: 785.985.3513
Doniphan County Website

Clerk District Court has birth and death reords1898-1910, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1856.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1858.
A yearly county census is taken. [1]

County Clerk
Mailing Address – P.O. Box 278 - Troy, Kansas 66087
Physical Address – 120 East Chestnut - South Side 1st Floor - County Courthouse - Troy, Kansas
Telephone: (785) 985- 3513
Fax: (785) 985-3723
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

District Court
Mailing Address - P.O. Box 295 - Troy, Kansas 66087
Physical Address - 120 East Chestnut - 2nd Floor County Courthouse -Troy, Kansas
Telephone: (785) 985-3582 & (785) 985-3583
Fax: (785) 985-2402

Register of Deeds
Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087
Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087
Telephone: (785) 985-3932

Doniphan County, Kansas Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1898 1886 1898 1856 1858 1856 1855
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.[5]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Burr Oak
  • Center
  • Independence
  • Iowa
  • Marion
  • Union
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Wolf River


Note: The wandering Missouri River forms Dohiphan's northern and eastern borders separating it from the Missouri counties of Holt, Andrew, and Buchanan. The main population center for the area is St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri which, because of the meander of the river, almost surrounds the Doniphan town of Elwood. Doniphan's larger towns; Elwood, Wathena, and Troy; all lay in the vicinity of St Joseph, Missouri.  It is important to look for records of residence of Doniphan in these surrounding Nebraska and Missouri counties especially Buchanan, Missouri.

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Doniphan County, Kansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 8,083
1870 13,969 72.8%
1880 14,257 2.1%
1890 13,535 −5.1%
1900 15,079 11.4%
1910 14,422 −4.4%
1920 13,438 −6.8%
1930 14,063 4.7%
1940 12,936 −8.0%
1950 10,499 −18.8%
1960 9,574 −8.8%
1970 9,107 −4.9%
1980 9,268 1.8%
1990 8,134 −12.2%
2000 8,249 1.4%
2010 7,945 −3.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Kansas became a territory in 1854 and the first territory census taken was in 1855. It was also enumerated as Kansas Territory in the 1860 Federal Census, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. The state continued to take state censuses after it was admitted to the Union in 1861.[7] See links listed below.

State and Territorial Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.[8] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Kansas Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Kansas Church Records.

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Wathena


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Kansas State Historical Society holds these titles on microfilm.  They may be available through interlibrary loan:

  • Civil appearance dockets, 1858-1923 [AR 6751-6755]
  • District court journals, 1858-1918 [AR 6755-6762]
  • Judgement docket and record book, 1858-1926 [AR 6762-6763]
  • Marriage records, 1856-1921 [AR 6746-6749]
  • Naturalization index, 1881-1942 [AR 6750]
  • Naturalization certificate stubs, 1925-1928 [AR 6750]
  • Naturalization declaration of intention, petitions, and record, 1906-1934 [AR 6750]
  • Naturalization final record, 1859-1910 [AR 6763-6766]
  • Naturalization miscellaneous citizenship papers, 1905-1934 [AR 6750]
  • Probate court index and abstracts, 1855-1938 [AR 6767, AR 6778]
  • Probate court journals, 1858-1923 [AR 6778-6783]
  • Probate case files, 1857-1917 [AR 6796-6797, AR 6784-6793, AR 6798, AR 7066-7067, AR 11934]
  • Will records, 1882-1915 [AR 6767-6769]
  • Other probate records, 1858-1935 [AR 6766-6778, AR 6784-6798, AR 7066-7067]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Register of Deeds:
Phone: (785) 985-3932
Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087
Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087

Kansas State Historical Society holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:

  • Indexes, 1856-1908 [AR 6651-6652, AR 6681-6683]
  • Deed and mortgage records, 1856-1919 [AR 6649, AR 6652-6683, AR 6698]
  • Troy City Cemetery record, Mt. Olive Cemetery, 1871-1913 [AR 6783]


Online Land Records

For more information see Kansas Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Kansas Local Histories.


  • Bendena, Kansas, Centennial, 1887-1987. 1988. By Bendena Centennial Committee. N.p.: n.p. (K978.1/-D71/B432).
  • Doniphan County Clippings, 1858-1988. (4 vols.). Kansas State Historical Society. Topeka, KS: KSHS, n.d. (K978.1/-D71/Clipp.).
  • Doniphan Village Twice Site of Once-Thriving Community. 1949. Atchison Daily Globe (2nd). Dec. 11, 1949. [1 p.]. (Reel: A1859).
  • History of Leona, 1885. Kercher, Delno. N.p.: n.d. (K978.1/-D71/Mss/no. 1).
  • History of Wathena, Kansas. By Ralph Brazelton. 1978. N.p.: n.p. (K978.1/-D71/ Pam.v.1/no. 4).
  • Index to Gray's Doniphan County History. Topeka, KS: KSHS, 1974. (Reel: MF 295, no. 8).
  • Makers of Kansas History: A Series of Sketches of Characters & Events. Lynn, C.P. Ness County News & Ness City Times. May 26-June 30, 1906. [6 pp.]. (Reel: N497).
  • Records of the Squatter Association of Whitehead District, Doniphan County. Kansas Historical Quarterly 13 (Feb. 1944): 16-35. Edited by Martha B. Caldwell. (SP 906/K13q). Available online.
  • A Sketch of Doniphan County, Kansas. 1878. By C. G. Bridges. Troy, KS: Bulletin Office, 1878. (K978.1/-D71/ Pam.v.1/no. 2).


Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Richardson CountyHolt CountyAndrew CountyBuchanan CountyJefferson CountyLeavenworth CountyAtchison CountyBrown CountyDoniphan, Kansas.JPG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Plat Book of Doniphan County Kansas. (1904) (Digitized) This atlas includes plats of the townships and largest towns of Doniphan County with the names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory.

Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with illistrations. (1882) Chicogo, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized)

Migration[edit | edit source]

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Early migration routes to and from Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Men from this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to Kansas. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Kansas Military Records.

Collections Covering Multiple Wars

Civil War

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see Kansas Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Kansas Newspapers.

Kansas Newspapers Online

Kansas Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Kansas, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Kansas, Doniphan and click Probate records.


Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Kansas State Historical Society holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:

  • Scholastic census, 1892-1916 [AR 6683-6685, AR 6699-6701]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Kansas tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Kansas Taxation.


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Kansas Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Kansas State Historical Society holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:

  • Marriage records, 1856-1921 [AR 6746-6749]
  • Vital statistics, 1898-1916 [AR 6749]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Doniphan County Library District
Central Library
105 N. Main
P. O. Box 458
Troy, KS 66087
Telephone: (785) 985-2597
Website

Branches:
  • Elwood Branch Library (913) 365-2409;  410 N. 9th / Elwood, Kansas 66024
  • Highland Branch Library (785) 442-3078;  306 W. Main / Highland, Kansas 66035
  • Wathena Branch Library (785) 989-4834;  206 St. Joseph / Wathena, KS 66090

Highland Community College Library
505 West Main St.
Highland, Kansas 66035
Telephone: (785) 442-6000
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Doniphan County Historical Society
105 North Main
Troy

Ma Hush Kah Historical Society
Route 2, Box 16
White Cloud, KS 66094

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doniphan County, Kansas. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Doniphan, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/doniphan/ 8/10/2017."
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Doniphan, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doniphan_County,_Kansas" 8/10/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doniphan County, Kansas. Page 249 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. “Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Doniphan County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doniphan_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 14 September 2017.
  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.
  9. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  10. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  11. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).