Barton County KSGenWeb Project
Barton County Genealogy

This site was established Oct 5, 1996, by Yvonne James-Henderson and much of the information here is still a reflection of her handiwork. Kudos and thanks to her for a job well done.

Hello and welcome! Our names are Bill and Diana Schremmer Sowers. We are coordinators for this KSGenWeb county site, a part of the USGenWeb Project. If you have any questions or comments regarding this page feel free to contact us at:
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Germans from Russia Census Extraction
1920 U.S. Census, Barton County

transcribed by Gene Jenkins
1900 Federal Census transcription
1872 list of Barton County residents
(People who resided in Barton County in the spring of 1872)
1880 Federal Census Transcription
Walnut Township (Olmitz), Barton County
St Anne's Cemetery, Olmitz
Partial transcription
Hoisington City Cemetery
transcribed by Sue Crawford Smith
Barton County Queires & Surnames
(Seek and find others researching your family)
Barton County Obituaries and Death Notices
obits online, indexes & obit services
Barton CountyBiographies
Short biographies of Barton County residents from books or written and submitted by researchers
Barton County Marriages
Marriage announcements and records of Barton County residents from newspapers and other sources
Barton County Birth Announcements
Birth announcements from Barton County newspapers
Barton County Newspaper Gleanings
Short stories from older Barton County newspapers
Barton County Maps Online
Old and new online maps of Barton County
Barton County Military Information
Online sources on men and women from Barton County who served in the military at home and overseas
Barton County Stories
Historic tales of Barton County from books, newspaper articles or personal reminiscences
Barton County Books
An incomplete list of books, articles and maps on Barton County with Kansas library locations
Barton County Lookups
Mike Emmerich will do lookups from 1903 plat maps as well as cemetery records for the Catholic cemetery in Odin
Barton County Bits and Pieces
Bits and pieces on Barton County residents from different sources such as directories, school listings, military rolls, membership lists, etc.

Another online biographical resource is: 1912 Biographical History of Barton County, Kansas


Barton County Genealogy E-Mail List

Come join others in discussing genealogy in Barton County!


Great Bend Public Library
Genealogy Web Page
Genealogical Resources
for Barton County

(Great Bend Public Library Web Site)
Cemetery Map
Barton County, Kansas

(Great Bend Public Library Web Site)
Microfilmed Barton County Newspapers
available at Great Bend Public Library

(Great Bend Public Library Web Site)
Great Bend Tribune
Obituary Index

Copies of obits can be requested for $5.00
(Great Bend Public Library Web Site)
Great Bend Tribune Online
Obituary Web Page

(Full obituaries back to 2001. Older obits are linked from the top of the web page)
Look-ups for out-of-county

A $5.00 charge for each surname

(Great Bend Public Library Web Site)
Barton County Digital Archives
(KSGenWeb Project)
Microfilmed Barton County Local Government Records
available on interlibrary loan

(Kansas State Historical Society)
Kratzke-Brent Mai's Research
Germans from Russia

An amazing collection of research on many families with over 12,000 individuals. Some of these families settled in and around Hoisington
Barton Co KS GenForum page
(Part of the GenForum Server. A place to post questions and answers for Barton County genealogical questions)
Barton County Migrations
Information supplied by researchers on Barton County immigrants and emigrants. You can submit information to this web page!
Barton County Government Online
(Barton County government information)
Barton County
Historical Society, Museum and Village

If you're considering a visit to Barton County don't miss the museum and village)
Barton County Historical Society
Genealogical Resources

Lower Volga Village Project
Includes some Barton County family information. Check out the obituary links at the bottom.
Barton County Chapter
Cutler's History of Kansas (1883)

Also called the Andreas History of Kansas. This is the complete text from the book made available by the Kansas Collection
U.S. Geological Survey
Geographic Names Information System

You can limit your search by county, state and place.
Old Barton County photos
Includes photos of Albert, Claflin, Great Bend, Hoisington and Pawnee Rock.
(Wichita State Univ. Special Collections)
Kansas and the West Photos
Community info on:
Barton County
Great Bend (Chamber of Commerce)
Great Bend (City)
History of Kansas Knights of Columbus

Online reprint of a 1950 book on the Roman Catholic men's organization. Check out local chapter information for:
St. Joseph Council 1187, Ellinwood -- Great Bend Council 1862 -- Hoisington Council 1521 -- Holy Family Council 2630, Odin -- Olmitz Council 2100.

Barton County Families Online

(Check out Barton County families on the Internet)

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Neighboring KSGenWeb County Sites:

Ellsworth -- Pawnee -- Rice -- Rush -- Russell -- Stafford

Kansas State Historical Society Gateway to The Kansas Heritage Group's community of web sites EKIS Workshop for the Kansas Collection
(Early Kansas Imprint Scanners ) Forts
1895 Kansas Census Index
(An online index for part of the state. Includes part of Barton County)
Kansas in The Civil War
(KSGenWeb Project site)
Digital Library and Archives
KSGenWeb Project
USGenWeb Archives
Kansas Page
1918 Standard History of
Kansas & Kansans
Biography Section
1919 Standard History of
Kansas & Kansans
Biography Section
Kansas Interactive Genealogy
Kansas Pioneers Project Swedish Immigrants
in Kansas
Kansas Genealogy Links
(KSGenWeb Project) Kansas links Kansas Library Catalog
(Search the catalogs of many Kansas libraries)
Orphan Trains of Kansas ATLAS online catalog
(Topeka area libraries, including the Kansas State Historical Society
Kansas Physicians and Midwives, 1881-1900
(Provided by the Kansas State Historical Society)
Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961
(Provided by the Kansas State Historical Society)
Kansas G.A.R. Necrology Index
(Provided by the Kansas State Historical Society)


Santa Fe Trail history Interactive Santa Fe Trail Homepage Commerce of the Prairie
(Online 1844 book on the Santa Fe Trail)
USGenWeb Census Project USGenWeb Archives Census Project
American Local History Network Social Security Death Index
(Click on the link to Social Security Death index on left menu)
ShadCat's Genealogy Links The Obituary Links Page Cyndi's List of genealogy sites on the Internet
L.D.S. Church site
Tombstone Transcription Project Frank and Jesse James Site USGenWeb Archives Date Calendar
(figure out birth dates here)

KSGenWeb Project -- USGenWeb -- WorldGenWeb

Please email any contributions or suggestions to:

Bill and Diana Sowers at

1746 SW Fairmont Road
Topeka, Kansas 66604

This page was first set up online by Bill & Diana Sowers
on September 3, 2000, as a continuation of the Barton County KSGenWeb page of Yvonne James-Henderson

(Last updated 2015)
If you'd like some information on Bill and Diana Sowers click HERE.

KsGenWeb logo designed by Tom and Carolyn Ward.

Copyright 2000 by Bill and Diana Sowers

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