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District Court Divorce Files

Creator: Elk County. District Court

Date: 1875-1917

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 199027

Space Required/Quantity: Microfilm only

Title (Main title): District Court Divorce Files

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Record of divorce cases heard in Elk County district court. Case files can include inventories, pleadings, summonses, subpoenas, motions, affidavits, court orders, instructions to juries, jury verdicts, journal entries, and other original instruments. All of these documents were usually filed in a large cardboard enclosure known as a “jacket,” which was labeled on the spine or front with the case number and plaintiff/defendant, then filed in sequential order. Divorce case information will include parties involved, dates, motions files, petition, petition answered, grounds for divorce, testimony of witnesses, legal instruments, date and whether divorce granted.


No Locators Identified


  • MF 7504 no. 3: 3840 to 4297 1875-1917
  • MF 7505: 4298 to 4929 1875-1917

Index Terms


    Elk County (Kan.) -- Genealogy
    District courts -- Kansas -- Elk County
    Divorce records -- Kansas -- Elk County

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Elk County. Courts. District Court.