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Barton County Community College Library
245 NE 30 Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: (620) 792-9365

Ellinwood School Community Library
210 N. Schiller
Ellinwood, KS 67526
Phone: (316) 564-2306

Great Bend Public

1409 Williams Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: (316) 792-2409

Hoisington Public Library
169 S. Walnut
Hoisington, KS 67544
Phone: (316) 653-4128

Digital Library of the KSGenWeb

Kansas State Library

Barton County Kansas Archives
USGenWeb Archives

Kansas State Database

National Archives Guide to Genealogical Research

(NARA) National Archives & Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20408

Family History Centers
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Great Bend Kansas
5851 Eisenhower
Great Bend, KS
Phone: (316) 793-7328

Historical & Genealogical

Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Barton County Historical Society
85 S. Highway 281
P.O. Box 1091
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Phone (620) 793-5125

Hoisington Historical Society
120 E. 2nd Street
Hoisington, KS

Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies
Topeka, Kansas

Kansas State Historical Society

Katy Railroad Historical Society
The website for fans of the Missouri-Kansas -
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Territorial Kansas
Heritage Alliance

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Barton County Kansas Genealogy & Family History Resources
Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Ellinwood, Great Bend, Hoisington)
Complete List of Cities & Towns

Established: February 26, 1867
Parent County: Marion
County Seat: Great Bend

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records
  • Kansas State Vital Records
    Office of Vital Statistics
    Charles B. Curtis State Office
    1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 120
    Topeka, Kansas 66612
    Phone: 785-296-1400
    Fax: 785-357-4332

    Email: info@kdhe.state.ks.us
    *Birth & Death Records beginning July 1, 1911
    *Marriage Records beginning May 1, 1913
    *Divorce Records beginning July 1, 1951
    (Before these dates check with County District Courts)
    *Marriage licenses not required by law until 1867
  • Barton County Kansas Marriage Records
    Entries under surnames "Isern" and "Dunekack" in marriage records of Barton County, Great Bend, Kansas, 1872-1979
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Barton Coutny Kansas Migrations Project
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
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