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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

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If you have information that you'd like to share about any town, family, county or subject, please send it to us and we'll make sure it gets posted to the right county.

Types of Data We're Looking to Post Online

Send transcribed biographies, obituaries, vital records, census records, newspaper gleanings, military records, or if you have walked cemeteries and have transcribed those names and dates,and any other type of data you think would be helpful to researchers.

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Regretfully, we do not have time to do research for anybody.

All data we come across will be added to these sites.
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Kansas County Data


Ottawa County is divided into twenty townships.  The city of Minneapolis is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships.  In the following list, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Minneapolis is the county seat.


Bennington .. Blaine .. Buckeye .. Center .. Chapman .. Concord .. Culver .. Durham .. Fountain .. Garfield .. Grant .. Henry .. Lincoln .. Logan .. Morton .. Ottawa .. Richland .. Sheridan .. Sherman .. Stanton


Minneapolis .. Delphos .. Tescott .. Culver



Ottawa County, Kansas Data


Cemeteries Marriages
Census Military
Death  Records Newspaper  Items
Directories Obituaries
Fires Railroad
History Weather-Related  Items
Law  Enforcement Wills,  Probates,  etc.
Legal  Hangings  


AUGUST,  2018 ~ Obits


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