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Microfilm - Elk County

Elk County Courthouse

Elk County was formerly part of Howard Co. from 1867-1875. Howard County was established February 26, 1867. On March 25, 1875, Howard County was divided lengthwise into Elk and Chautauqua counties, primarily to settle the county seat feud. The Kansas State Historical Society also has microfilmed records for Chautauqua County.

Below is an inventory of our local government records microfilm for this county. Contact the reference staff by phone (785-272-8681, ext. 117) or email if you need help finding a reel number. Please see our interlibrary loan page for information on how to request microfilm on interlibrary loan to a Kansas public library.

Howard City Clerk

Birth Records, 1911-1955 (Howard) [MF 7483]
Birth Records (Elk Falls and Longton), 1911-1947 [MF 7484]
Burial Records, 1938-1959 (Howard) [MF 7483]
Death Records (Howard), 1911-1967 [MF 7484]
Death Records (Elk Falls), 1911-1947 [MF 7484]
Death Records (Longton), 1926-1943 [MF 7484]

County Clerk

Register of Marriages, 1896-1913 [MF 7490]
Vital Statistics Register, 1875-1911 [MF 7588]

District Court

Coroner's Records, 1877-1997 (varies) [MF 7535-7536]
District Court Civil Appearance Dockets, 1906-1917 [MF 7502-7503]
District Court Divorce Files, no. 3840 (1875) - no. 4929 (1917) [MF 7504-7505]
District Court General Index, 1907-2004 [MF 7492-7494]
District Court Journal, 1875-1920 [MF 7503-7504]
Howard Township Appearance Dockets, 1890-1900 (survived 1906 fire) [MF 7502]

Probate Court

Estate Records

Probate Court General Index, 1875-1983 [MF 7505] (Some indexed records were destroyed in 1906 fire)
Probate District Court General Index, 1874-1985 (dates vary) [MF 7495]
Probate Court Journals, 1873-1921 [MF 7497-7501]
Probate Court Appearance Dockets, 1887-1926 [MF 7506-7507]
Probate Court Case Files, nos. 001 to 0377 (1875-????) [MF 7507-7509]
Probate Court Case Files, nos. 1 to 992 (????-1917) [MF 7510-7530]
Guardians Final Record, 1877-1920 [MF 7495]
Guardians Letters and Bonds, 1872-1925 [MF 7496]
Inventory and Appraisal (Inheritance Tax Record), 1909-1920 [MF 7535]
Inventory and Appraisal Record Books, 1871-1943 [MF 7533-7534]
Record of Sale of Real Estate, 1877-1929 [MF 7532-7533]
Record of Final Settlements, 1875-1920 [MF 7495-7496]
Record of Wills, 1872-1926 [MF 7531] Record of Foreign Wills, 1902-1927 [MF 7532]

Marriage Records

Marriage Index, 1875-2005 (varies) [MF 7485-7487]
Marriage Application Record Book, 1878-1917 [MF 7487-7488]
Marriage Record, 1875-1950 [MF 7489-7492]

Naturalization Records

Naturalization, 1912-1924 [MF 7588]

Register of Deeds

Deeds

Cemetery Index, 1870-- [MF 7588]
Patent Record, 1872-1892 [MF 7546-7548]
Quick Claim, 1882-1886 [MF 7553]
Grantor and Grantee Record Index, 1873-1875 [MF 7537]
General Index to Deeds, 1873-1905 [MF 7537-7539]
Affidavit Index, 1871-2005 [MF 7587]
Deed Records, 1870-1873 [MF 7545]
Deeds, 1871-1902 [MF 7548-7552, MF 7554-7559, MF 7564-7567]
Numerical Index to City or Town Lots, 1875-1900 [MF 7544-7545]
Numerical Index to County Property, 1875-1905 [MF 7539-7543]
Sheriff's Deed, Book M, 1882-1886 [MF 7553]
Tax Deeds, 1875-1900 [MF 7553, MF 7564, MF 7566]
Transcript of Deeds, 1873-1882 [MF 7546]
Warranty Deeds, 1875-1900 [MF 7559-7563]

County School Records

Record of District Boundaries, 1874-1960 [MF 7568]
Scholastic Census, Annual Reports, 1906-1940 (varies) [MF 7568-7585]
Superintendent's Record Book, 1929-1945 [MF 7587]

Military Records

Military Discharge Record, 1865-1966 (varies) [MF 7586]