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Records from Geary County

Creator: Geary County (Kan.)

Date: 1861 - 1951

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 216929

Abstract: This collection contains records from Geary County between 1861-1951. The records were created by the district court, probate court, Franklin Elementary School, and the Junction City Commissioners. The majority of the records are on microfilm. Records from the district court document major civil and criminal cases, naturalization of immigrants wishing to become United States citizens, divorces, monetary claims within a particular boundary, and similar matters. These include civil appearance dockets, 1870-1921; journals, 1861-1918; divorce case files, 1867-1917; marriage records, 1860-1918; and naturalization records, 1865-1920. Records from the probate court document marriages, town incorporations, estates, wills, adoptions, insanities, delinquent and dependent children, and similar matters within the county. These include estate administrators index, 1859-1874; probate case files, numbers 1-3814; will records, 1898-1923; administrators bonds and letters, 1869-1924; inventories and appraisements, 1869-1913; and finale records, 1868-1913. Records from the Junction City Commissioners include minutes and journals, 1871-1942, and records from Franklin Elementary School include index enrollment cards, 1947-1951.

Space Required/Quantity: Microfilm + circa 1 cubic foot and volumes.

Title (Main title): Records from Geary County

Administrative History

Administrative History: Geary County was established on March 07, 1889. It was named in honor of John W. Geary (1819-1873), territorial governor of Kansas. Junction City is the county seat and most populous city. Townships include Blakely, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Lyon, Milford, Smoky Hill, and Wingfield.

[Kansas State Historical Society. "Kansas Counties - Geary County." http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:GE (accessed 22 December 2010.)]

Index Terms

Subjects

    Geary County (Kan.) -- Genealogy
    Geary County (Kan.) -- History
    Civil law -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Criminal law -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Marriage records -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Naturalization records -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Probate records -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Wills -- Kansas -- Geary County

Creators and Contributors


Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Geary County.