Welcome! KSGenWeb Project
Barton County, Kansas Genealogy
A stranger [to Kansas], if he listened to the
voice of experience, would not start upon his pilgrimage at any season
of the year without an overcoat, a fan, a lightning rod, and an umbrella.
John James Ingalls "In Praise of Blue Grass" (1875)
Created 1867 from Ellsworth County
PO Box 1089
Great Bend, Kansas 67530-1089
Important Phone Numbers
Records Department 316-793-1870
Register of Deeds 316-793-1849
the Courthouses of Kansas
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1892-1911
Marriage, divorce, probate, civil court and land
records from 1872
The Records Department has the probate information
and the older birth and death records
Some cemetery records
County Genealogical Society
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
County Historical Society
Offering to share information
about Bryant, Pohlman and Schrepel as well as all Barton County families.
Have compiled a Family Tree Maker data base of over 87,000 entries for
Barton County families with connected family trees base on family histories,
birth & death records, and census data. Marlin
Looking for "lost" items or have you "found" something you think
may be of interest to someone researching the area?? Post your notice here!!!
The USGenWeb Can Help You Find Your
Now you can help!
We'll try to provide a link to those counties and alert you to any
archived info that may be available for downloading via the KSGenWeb
Archives ! Be sure to register your surnames in each county that your
You can help, by uploading your census information, wills and other
public domain documents to the USGenWeb county of your interest. Nothing
copyrighted, unless you have written permission from the author.
Please contact Yvonne
for more information.
Where were your Barton County families from, where
did they go???
Links with common migratory routes!
WHAT TO TAKE: Let your trunk, if
you have to buy one, be of moderate size and of the strongest make. Test
it by throwing it from the top of a three-storied house; if you pick it
up uninjured, it will do to go to Kansas. Not otherwise.
James Redpath & Richard Hinton Hand-Book to Kansas
County Historical Society
has produced in cooperation with Barton County Community College,"Long
Days Journey to Sundown: The Santa Fe Trail from Plum Buttes to Pawnee
Rock".22 minutes in length, has very good content, but is weak on "production
values".The price is $15.00, the BCHS will mail a copy for $2.50 extra
(postage & handling) or a total of $17.50. Of that, $5 is considered
a donation to the BCHS for tax purposes. Just send the $17.50, your name
and mailing address and tell 'em you want the videotape. No special
price, but they might appreciate the Internet more if they learned that
you heard about it from me on the net, so you have my permission to mention
you heard about it from me. It won't get you any discounts or anything,
and won't get anything for me, but they might better appreciate our technology.
Trail Family History Project In celebration
of the 175th Anniversary,
is being collected on families related to the Santa Fe Trail, 1821-1880.
Your knowledge of people, places, and events is needed. Who were the freighters,
stage coach drivers, and soldiers? What do you know about the Jicarilla
Apaches, Mouache Utes, Kiowas, and Comanches? Do you have any family stories
about ciboleros, comancheros, traders, or trappers? Who operated the mills,
forage stations, and blacksmith shops? What do you know about the Texas
Rangers, penitentes, or Gorras Blancas? Were your ancestors cattle drovers,
sheep herders, or stone masons? Did they run a store, boarding house, or
stage station? When did your family come to the area? Where did they come
from and where did they settle? What adventures did they have? Do you have
old maps, photographs, drawings, diaries, or other records? Descendants
will be recognized during the two year Celebration, 1996-1997. Copies of
your family history will be filed in the Santa Fe Trail Archives at the
Las Vegas Carnegie Public Library, and the Special Collections Branch,
Albuquerque Public Library, Edith and Central, courtesy of the New Mexico
Genealogical Society. Please send copies of your family materials to the
Santa Fe Trail Family History Project, in care of Nancy Robertson, PO Box
1516, Raton, NM 87740. No special forms are necessary. Nancy Robertson
GenConnect at RootsWeb