Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

For Genealogical Help in Ford County, contact:

Kansas Genealogical Society

PO Box 103

2601 Central

Dodge City, KS  67801-0103

e-mail: kgslibrary@gmail.com

FO   Ford County, Kansas, was established in 1867.  It was named for James Ford, a Union General during the Civil War. The county seat of Ford County is Dodge City, Kansas.

Old, Newspaper

Ford 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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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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A Balky, Unruly Mule

WAMEGO, KS - Dr. A.N. Ruby is nursing a broken left arm. He sustained the break while attempting to treat a balky mule. He was standing on the Manger rail and accidentally fell when the mule became unruly.  The Wamego Reporter, Wamego, Kansas.  May 23, 1940.  (c)...

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Alex Kaine Dead

WAMEGO, KS - “Alex” Kaine a prominent farmer and resident here for the past 16 years, died at Genn Hospital early Tuesday morning, April 2. He had been a patient at the hospital several weeks following a major operation. Mr. Kaine was born at Hoysten, Compsie,...

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