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Rush County, Kansas Genealogy

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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] | link2=[[Kansas , United States Genealogy|Kansas]]'' | link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngRush County, Kansas Genealogy|Rush County]] '''Rush County'''<br>}}
Guide to '''Rush County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
=== Description ===
The County was named for Alexander Rush. The County has La Crosse is the county seat as its seat and the County was created February 26, 1867. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rush, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_County,_Kansas" 9/11/2017.</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
=== Rush County, Kansas Record Dates ===
{{KS Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rush County, Kansas. Page 255 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 237.</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rush County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
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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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*'''1867--Parent County:'''Rush County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory.
*'''County seat:''' La Crosse<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
*'''Map''': [http://www.mapofus.org/kansas/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Kansas] - shows boundary changes for Kansas Counties
*'''Chronology''': [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/KS_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Kansas Historical Boundary Changes] - legislative details of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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=== Populated Places ===
{{KS Populated Places Intro|Rush}}
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kansas.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,165,c,rush.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are locations the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rush County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 30 September 2017.</ref>{{populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander,_Kansas Alexander]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bison,_Kansas Bison]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Crosse,_Kansas La Crosse]</div>| cities-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebenthal,_Kansas Liebenthal]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCracken,_Kansas McCracken]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis,_Kansas Otis]</div>| cities-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_Center,_Kansas Rush Center]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timken,_Kansas Timken]</div><!--towns column------------------->| towns-col1=| towns-col2=<div></div>| towns-col3=<div></div><!--villages column------------------->| villages-col1=| villages-col2=<div></div>| villages-col3=<div></div><!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hargrave,_Kansas Hargrave]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nekoma,_Kansas Nekoma]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schaffer,_Kansas Schaffer]</div><!--census column------------------->| census-col1=| census-col2=<div></div>| census-col3=<div></div><!--townships column------------------->| townships-col1=<div>* Alexander-Belle Prairie* Banner* Big Timber* Center</div>| townships-col2=<div>* Garfield* Hampton-Fairview* Illinois* La Crosse-Brookdale</div>| townships-col3=<div>* Lone Star* Pioneer* Pleasantdale* Union</div><!--ghost towns column------------------->| ghost-col1=| ghost-col2=<div></div>| ghost-col3=<div></div>}}
=== History Timeline ===
{{KS Business Records Intro|Rush}}
=== Cemeteries ===
{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Rush}}
| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagravewww.ksgenweb.org/cgi-binrush/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=18&GScnty=966&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagraveindex.comhtml KSGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/rush.html Tombstone Project]
* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=83 Kansas Gravestones]
* [https://billiongraveswww.comfamilysearch.org/pagessearch/searchrecord/# results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Rush%20County%2C%20Kansas%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion GravesIndex at FamilySearch]* [http://www.interment.net/us/ks/index.htm KS Interment]
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=966 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Kansas&cemetery_county=Rush&year_range=5&actionsize=search_cemetery15 Billion Graves]* [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4991&exactlocTGroup=trueCemeteries&countrydirection=United%20Statesdown&sec=0&stateqty=Kansas23&countystateAbbv=Rush&cemetery_namestateName=a# Billion GravesCemeteries for Rush County by EPodunk
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
{{Historical populations
|type = USA
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_County,_Kansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
|1880 |5490
|1890 |5204
|1900 |6134
|1910 |7826
|1920 |8360
|1930 |9093
|1940 |8285
|1950 |7231
|1960 |6160
|1970 |5117
|1980 |4516
|1990 |3842
|2000 |3551
|2010 |3307
}}
{{KS Census Intro|Rush}}
==== State and Territorial Census Records ====*'''1855-1925''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1088 Kansas State CensusCollection, 1855-1925] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images; covers census years '''1855-1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925'''*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images*'''1860'''- [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7667 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images
*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1824715|Kansas State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1825178|Kansas State Census, 1875}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1825188|Kansas State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1825193|Kansas State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2659394|Kansas State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2640442|Kansas State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1919-1961''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2270 Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — Partial index (4 counties) and images*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2659395|Kansas State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index ==== 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>
=== Church Records ===
{{KS Church Intro|Rush}}
*'''1861-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3042282|Kansas, Swedish Church Records, 1861-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
=== Court Records ===
=== Land and Property Records ===
{{KS Land Intro|Rush}}
''Online Land Records''<br>
*[http://www.kshs.org/p/land-records-and-maps/11083 Land records at Kansas Historical Society]<br>
:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209383 1901 Land Plat book for Rush County] - image of plat book<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>
*'''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>
For more information see [[Kansas Land and Property]]<br>
=== Local Histories ===
{{KS History Intro}}
''Online County Histories''
*''Golden Jubilee of the German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush counties, Kansas.'' 1926. N.p.: n.p. Online at: {{FSbook|1220972}}, [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100947454 Hathitrust], [http://www.ksgenweb.com/archives/ethnic/german-russian/jubilee/index.html KSGenWeb]; {{WorldCat|865608267|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{KS Maps Intro|Rush}}
[[Image:Ksrush.jpg{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|500px|Ksrush.jpg]]county={{KS Rush County}}}}
=== Migration ===
*Rush County was organized after the Civil War.
 
==== 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>
''Collections Covering Multiple Wars''<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>
''Civil War''<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>
*'''1866-1931:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2580 Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Bound Post Records, 1866-1931] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
*'''1880-1940:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1700 Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), 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>
''Spanish-American War (1898)''<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] - ($), Index and images<br>
''World War I''<br>
*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/archives/military/ksguard/title.html History and Roster of the Kansas State Guard (WWI)] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Taken from the book by the Adjutant General's Office<br>
*'''1917-1919:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2021 Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917-1919] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
*'''1930:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2955 Kansas, Enrollment of WWI Veterans, 1930] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
''World War II''<br>
*'''1940-1946:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70795 Web: Kansas, WWII Selective Service Index, 1940-1946] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), 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>
''Korean War''<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>
''Vietnam War''<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>
For further information see [[Kansas Military Records]].
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
{{KS Naturalization Intro|Rush}}
*'''1864 - 1972''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5175 Kansas, Naturalization Abstracts, 1864-1972] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
*'''1865 - 1874''' - [https://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-kansas-indians.html Kansas Indian Naturalizations, ca. 1865-1874] at the [https://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] — Index, District of Kansas, Record Group 21.
*'''1865 - 1984''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61199 Kansas, Federal Naturalization Records, 1865-1984] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images
*'''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] — ($), Index and images, includes German and other aliens living in Kansas
=== Newspapers ===
{{KS Newspapers Intro|Rush}}
''Kansas Newspapers Online''<br>{{KS *[https://www.newspapers.com/ Kansas Newspapers at Newspapers.com] - ($), [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.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/kansas GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/kansas/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers*[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''Kansas Newspaper Catalogs''*[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 abstracts|Rush}}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 ===
=== Other Records ===
{{KS Other Records Intro|Rush}}
'''Voter Records'''<br>
*'''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
=== Periodicals ===
'''Online Records
*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://homesearch.ancestry.com / Ancestry.com] — index and images $
=== School Records ===
==== Birth ====
{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Rush}}
*'''1818 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*'''1885 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|2727732|Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''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 ====
{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Rush}}
*'''1800 - 1946''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kansas United States Marriages – Kansas, 1800-1946] at [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records findmypast] — ($), Index and images*'''1811 - 1911''' - {{RecordSearch|2381595|Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search| FamilySearch] — indexIndex*'''1840 1811 - 19351911''' {{RecordSearch|1674845|- [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61371 Kansas, County Marriages, 18401811-1935}} 1911] at [httpshttp://familysearchsearch.org/ FamilySearchancestry.orgcom Ancestry] — index($), Index*'''1855 1840 - 19111935''' - {{RecordSearch|18510401674845|Kansas County , Marriages, 18551840-19111935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search| FamilySearch.org] — imagesIndex*'''1855 1854 - 19111861''' - [http://searchwww.ancestrykshs.comorg/p/searchkansas-marriage-index/db.aspx?dbid=60292 11315 KHS KansasMarriage Index, County Marriages, 18551854-19111861] at [http://homewww.ancestrykshs.comorg/p/research/ Ancestry.com19385 Kansas Historical Society] — images $Index
==== Death ====
{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Rush}}
*'''1885 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1674844|Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
==== Divorce ====
{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Rush}}
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