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The Daily Genealogist: Harvey County Genealogical Society, Kansas

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Harvey County Genealogical Society, Kansas  
Harvey County is located in south central Kansas. Its county seat is Newton. The Harvey County Genealogical Society has made a number of resources available on its website. Click on the title links on the homepage to access the databases.
The website contains a database of obituaries for residents and former residents of Harvey County. The data fields in the index are last name, maiden name, given name, birth date, birthplace, date of death, and death place. Click on the "view" link to open a new page containing the text of the obituary. Other information may include age and burial location, as well as the source (title of the newspaper in which the obituary appeared) and date of publication.
Here you will find databases for more than thirty Harvey County cemeteries. Click on the cemetery name link to view alphabetical lists of individuals buried in that cemetery. The data fields are last name, given name, birth date, date of death, and burial location information (section, row, stone). Click on the "view" link to open a new page containing a photograph of the tombstone. (In a few cases, the cemetery transcriptions are offline.)
This section includes four databases. The veterans' databases consist of alphabetical lists of Civil War veterans buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, and Confederate and Union Civil War veterans buried in Harvey County cemeteries. The highlighted names indicate residence or burial in Harvey County. An alphabetical index to World War I draft registrations lists last, first, and middle names, and birth date. The final database is an index to World War II Casualties from Harvey County, which was transcribed from the World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of Kansas War Department, June 1946.

Click on this link to read brief histories of Harvey County churches. The descriptions have been organized alphabetically by denomination and then by town.
Schools and Teachers
This section contains alphabetical lists of graduates from two high schools: Burrton High School (1886-1978) and Newton High School (1886-1901); a list of students from Henry M. Rudecill Music and Art Studio (1890-1935); and a list of schools in Harvey County with links to histories and photographs.
Townships and Towns
This section contains general information and short histories of the county's towns and townships.
Census Indexes
There are two census indexes on the website, compiled by members of the Harvey County Genealogical Society. One is an alphabetical index to the 1875 Kansas state census for Harvey County. The data fields are name, township, page number, line number, birthplace, and birth year. The second indexes Harvey County residents in the 1880 federal census. The data fields in this index are residence, last name, first name, birth year, and birthplace. 

Posted by Jean Powers at 08/13/2013 02:18:34 PM | 

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