Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

For Genealogical Help in Finney County, contact:

Finney County Genealogical Society

PO Box 592

Garden City, KS  67846-0592

e-mail: bjstr@sbcglobal.net

FI   Finney County, Kansas, was established in 1883.  It was created out of Arapahoe, Grant, Kearney, & Sequoyah counties, and named for David Finney, who was the 10th Lieutenant Governor of Kansas. The county seat of Finney County is Garden City, Kansas.

Old, Newspaper

Finney County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

The Project Based Society

There was a time in Kansas history when organizations such as the local Jack Rabbit Club, Anti Horse-Thief Association, Protection Guild, and Literary Club were absolute necessities in each community. Societies were essential for a wide variety of reasons, both social...

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To Dues or Not To Dues

To Dues or Not To Dues: that should be the question. Belonging to a society, was very important throughout much of American history. The organizations you belonged to added prestige to your resume and announced to the world those things which were most important to...

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Richard Asten

KANSAS CITY - On Thursday evening, June 11, 1998, Police Sergeant Richard J. Asten was killed when he was struck by a stolen vehicle being pursued by another officer. Asten was on duty in northwest Kansas City when he learned of the pursuit and realized that the...

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Virgil Schmidt Murder

Preliminary Hearing Set In Two Marion County Murders MARION, KS - Preliminary hearings have been set in two Marion County murder cases, one after a finding last week that the defendant was competent to stand trial. Barbara Moore, 35, Conway Springs, is set for a...

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Dennis Armstrong Murder

Probation Denied For Alleged Slayer ABILENE, KS - To no one's surprise, Joseph Brigman's application for probation on a burglary charge was denied Monday in Dickinson County District Court by Judge William D. Clement. In the time between when Brigman was returned from...

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Rawson Reunion

WAMEGO, KS - Eighty-year-old twins Henry A. Rawson, Marquette, and H. Alfred Rawson of Wamego, enjoyed a reunion with their oldest sister, Mrs. Ellen Lattimore, 87, of Mt Clemens, Mich., their youngest sister, Mrs. Paul Cobb of Los Angeles, and a brother, Paul Rawson...

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