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Decatur County, Kansas



Decatur County Museum

The Decatur County Last Indian Raid Museum
258 S. Penn
Oberlin, KS  67749

This site contains an abundance of information pertaining to the genealogy and history of Decatur County.   The contents of this site are FREE to you to use in compiling your family histories or to learn more about the history of the county. If you have information that you would like to share with us such as stories, pictures, memorabilia, etc.   Working together we can make this a valuable resource site as we read through old public records, walk cemeteries, and sort through boxes of photographs and postcards while we research our family histories…

I am your host, Sharleen Wurm.   I am also the Director at the Decatur County Last Indian Raid Museum in Oberlin.  The Museum houses most of the genealogical research and the center for the county history. 

EEmail addresses:  Decatur County Museum ... lirm@ruraltel.net
Sharleen Wurm ... swurm@ruraltel.net

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Decatur County Resources Online

List of all Cemeteries in the County
with most online

Registered Deaths 1885-1911
Obits, Etc
Registered Births 1885-1911
Marriage Record Index
1881-1912 and 1917-1926
Land Records
Homesteading patients, Etc.
Maps and Atlases
1905, 1921 and 1949 Atlases
Early County Maps
Towns and Communities
Past and Present with 
Photo Albums and information 
Rural School Districts, Teachers
 and History
Civil War Vets, WWI and WWII
Much More
Family Photos
Old Photos of early settlers 
in the County
Decatur County History
Townships, Commissioners
Pictures and Much More
Surnames and Queries
Surnames, Personal WebPages,
Queries, ETC
1885, 1895 Ag
1900 by Townships
Naturalization Records Look-ups and Research Contacts
Genealogy Society Sister Site: 
Decatur County Museum
County Newspapers and Articles
Other Decatur County Links Kansas Genealogy Links Useful Research Tools

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Norton KSGenWeb Rawlins Red Willow, NE Hitchcock, NE

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©2005 by Sharleen Wurm
This site was  established Oct 2001 by Sharleen Wurm and Ardie Grimes and is dedicated to free access to records, documents and photos of historical and genealogical value. Documents contained herein may be copied for personal, non-commercial use as long as this message remains on all copied material.   These records, documents and photos may not be reproduced, published or re-published for any reason, in any format,  including electronic (web pages or CD's) and print, without prior written consent of the contributors or copyright holders.

Last updated Saturday, June 21, 2014