Coffey County Kansas genealogy research
Coffey County Kansas genealogy resources
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Coffey County, Kansas
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Coffey County Kansas ancestors

Founded in 1855, Coffey County is an original Kansas County.                                                          

Coffey County was organized as one of the original 33 counties created by the Territorial Legislature. The initial boundaries were established by the legislature on July 22, 1855, and the county was organized on February 17, 1857. The county contains the cities of Burlington, Gridley, Lebo, New Strawn and Waverly. The county was named for Colonel A. M. Coffey, a resident of Miami County, and member of the Territorial Legislature.

The first church was the Burlington Methodist founded in 1860. The first county fair was held in 1868, and is considered the state's oldest continuous county fair. The first school district was founded in Burlington in 1858.

This KSGenWeb site is being sponsored to assist those researching Coffey County families. Researchers should be aware that the Coffey County Genealogical Society and the Coffey County Historical Society should also be consulted for further information.  My name is Rebecca Maloney and I am your Coffey County Coordinator.  Our goal is to provide free genealogical resources to you for your family history research.  We hope you fill in your family tree and information on your ancestors utilizing our site.  Please consider sharing your genealogy research with us to post here for other researchers!  Email me anytime!

You are invited to become part of this effort. Besides queries, and surnames, we will publish family histories, bible records, diaries, letters, and county records. Enjoy your exploration of our resources.

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1859 Territorial Census
Coffey Co. Historical Museum
1860 Census

1865 Census
with complete index
Obituary Index

More Obituaries
Newsworthy Notes
Newspaper Excerpts

Coffey County Archives


County Cousins


Cities, Towns & surrounding

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Being a County or State Administrator is fun and rewarding. If you have an interest in the history of Kansas and the genealogy of it's residents please consider it. If you think "there is no way I can do this" there are many people ready, willing and able to help you. It's not near as difficult as you might think.

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Coffey County Coordinator:  Rebecca Maloney (Temporary)
Kansas State Coordinators: Tom & Carolyn Ward

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