To request a lookup please follow these simple guidelines:

  1. Put DECATUR COUNTY LOOKUP in subject line.
  2. Request only one name per request and be specific. 
    (Not: I would like information on all the Smiths)
  3. Don't forget to thank your volunteer.

All of these Centennial and History Books includes many family histories and pictures.

For a lookup in the Jennings Centennial Book 1888-1988 contact Pat. 

For a lookup in the Decatur County History Book published 1983 contact Keith.

For a lookup in the Leoville or Selden History Books contact Frank.

For a lookup in the Norcatur Centennial 1886-1986 contact Luanne.


Research Contacts

Need an obit, newspaper article, or  help with research on a surname in Decatur County?   The place to go is the Decatur County Last Indian Raid Museum, 132 S. Penn, Oberlin, Kansas  67749.  Their phone number is 1-785-475-2712.

Resource materials available there include: a microfilm reader/printer, census and newspaper microfilm, a photocopy machine, Centennial history books, plats, and much more for your research needs.  The Decatur County Genealogical Society's Library Collection is located in the basement of the museum for your convenience. 

The museum provides genealogy assistance at a very reasonable rate and they are very helpful.  The price for research is $7/hr with a 25 cent per page copy fee.

Need a land record, marriage record, probate record, or tax roll information?  Then the Decatur County Courthouse is the place to research.  Most records of genealogical interest are located at the County Clerk's Office, 1-785-475-8102 or the Clerk of the District Court 1-785-475-8107. Both are located at 120 E. Hall, Oberlin, KS, 67749.

Need a birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificate dated after July 1911?  Then visit the Kansas Vital Records Information page.

For funeral home information contact Paul's Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin, KS  67749.

Need a cemetery lookup? Check out the Cemetery Index on the Decatur County Home Page.  If you find who you are looking for there and would like a digital picture of the gravestone you can email me and as soon as I have time I will be glad to take some for you.  

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