Ness County, Kansas Records
Ness County, Kansas (Map It) was created on February 26, 1867 from Unorganized Land and Peketon Territory. The county was named in honor of Noah V. Ness, Corporal in 7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during Civil War..
Ness County is bordered by Trego County (north), Ellis County (northeast), Rush County (east), Pawnee County (southeast), Hodgeman County (south), Finney County (southwest), Lane County (west), Gove County (northwest).
Ness County Cities and Towns include Ness City, Ransom, Bazine, Utica, Brownell.
A Map of Ness County, Kansas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Ness County, Kansas Courthouse Records
Ness County, KS Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Ness county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Ness County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 18?, Marriage Records from 1880 and Death Records from 18?. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
- Ness County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1880. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
- Ness County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1880 and Court Records from 1880. The Clerk of Court is part of the Judicial Branch of local government and as such is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings, and collect various fines and forfeitures ordered by the court and specified by statute.
- Ness County Treasurers Office by Kansas State law is responsible for the tax billing, collection and distribution of tax money for the State, County, Cities and all other taxing entities that levy Ad Valorem and/or special assessment taxes. For the most part, tax records remain at the local level. Assessment and tax rolls are kept, permanently, by the County Treasurer's office.
Ness County, Kansas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Kansas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1855, Census Collection, 1855-1925, 1919-1961
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Ness County, Kansas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Kansas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from July 1, 1911 to present
- Marriage Records: from May 1, 1913 to present.
- Divorce Records: from July 1, 1951 to present.
- Locations: Kansas Office of Vital Statistics, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S W Jackson, Suite 120, Topeka, KS 66612-2221; (785) 296-3253
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Ness County, Kansas Resources
- State of Kansas Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Kansas
- Ness County Historical Society
- Search for Ness Co. records at the Kansas State Archives
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Ness County, Kansas External Links
- Kansas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Ness County, Kansas Books - Amazon
- Ness Co., Kansas - FindaGrave
- Kansas Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Ness County, Kansas Links - Cyndi's List
- Ness County - Kansas Historical Society Biography
- Historical Newspapers from Kansas (1841–1981)
- Ness Co. KSGenweb
- Ness County, Kansas Ancestry Database Collections
- Ness County, Kansas Military Records