Rush County, Kansas Genealogy
Rush County, Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
|Rush County, Kansas|
Location in the state of Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
|Founded||February 26, 1867|
|County Seat||La Crosse|
|Address||Rush County Courthouse|
715 Elm Street
La Crosse, Kansas 67548-0220
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Rush County Courthouse
715 Elm Street
La Crosse, KS 67548
County Clerk has birth, death and burial records.
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1876,
probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
Register of Deeds has land records. 
History[edit | edit source]
Parent County[edit | edit source]
1867--Rush County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory. County seat: La Crosse 
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
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Places/Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
Church[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.
Court[edit | edit source]
Land[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.
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
Military[edit | edit source]
- Rush County was organized after the Civil War.
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Probate[edit | edit source]
Taxation[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]
Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers
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Web Sites[edit | edit source]
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Rush County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)