Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Genealogical Information

The Register of Deeds office has an index of all instruments recorded against every piece of property in Wabaunsee County.  If you do not know the exact legal description, there are alphabetical index books to deeds that may be searched by names. However, in Kansas, if a person inherits an interest in real estate, there will not necessarily be a deed recorded in this office.  Inherited interests may be found in probate cases, which are filed in the office of the Wabaunsee County Clerk of the District Court.

Our office will perform limited genealogical searches for individuals on a “as time permits” basis.  We request that a search fee of $5 plus a SASE accompany the request.   Copy charges are $ .50  per page.

In addition to the records in the Wabaunsee County Courthouse, our county has other genealogical resource sites:
Wabaunsee County Historical Society & Museum

3rd & Missouri - PO Box 387
Alma, KS  66401
Phone:  785-765-2200

Hours:  10am-4pm (Tues-Sat), 1pm-4pm (Sun), Closed-Monday

Along with the many wonderful displays of historical artifacts for viewing, the Historical Society has extensive geneology files of Wabaunsee County families.  These files are “closed”, but the society members will perform searches for a nominal fee.

Pottawatomie-Wabaunsee Regional Library

There are four branches of the library: 
Alma, Alta Vista, Eskridge and Harveyville.

Library branches have microfilm records of their respective town newspapers.  Contact the individual library for more information. 

Contact information can be found on the library website: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/kansas/library/pottwablib

Register of Deeds

215 Kansas, PO Box 278 
Alma, KS 66401 

Phone: 785-765-3822
Fax: 785-765-3824
Email: rod@wbcounty.org


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