The Original Barber County Court House, Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.
For all counties in Kansas, birth and death records since July 1, 1911; marriages since May 1, 1913; and divorces since July 1, 1951 are obtainable at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas 66620. Records are indexed alphabetically by year.
The forms needed to order records from the Office of Vital Statistics are available online from The Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment Office of Vital Statistics. Another source of these forms is vitalrec.com.
For vital records before the dates given above, and for probate, land records and other civil records, contact the appropriate office at the:
Barber County Courthouse
120 East Washington Street
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104-1421
Phone: (620) 886-3961. Fax: (620) 886-5425.
To locate the names of current county officials and contact information for them, use the following Google search results:
"Barber County" +courthouse
Laws of Kansas books
"These are books I purchased at an auction in Medicine Lodge a couple of weeks ago.
The inscriptions in the books indicate that some are from the lawfirm of Noble & Tincher and some from Adrian Houck.
All were Barber County attorneys in years past. "
Photo & comment courtesy of Kim Fowles, 18 March 2007.
Thanks to Kim Fowles for contributing the old photographs to this web site and to Nathan Lee for the photograph of the current courthouse!
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