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Divorce case files

Creator: Jackson County. District Court

Date: 1859-1917

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 59404

Space Required/Quantity: Microfilm

Title (Main title): Divorce case files

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Divorce 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. Provide information regarding parties involved, dates, motions files, petition, petition answered, grounds for divorce, testimony of witnesses, legal instruments, date and whether divorce granted.


No Locators Identified


  • AR 5203: Case #s 8-1,999 1859-1886
  • AR 5204: 1859-1917 1859-1917
  • AR 5205: 1859-1917 1859-1917
  • AR 5206: 1859-1917 1859-1917
  • AR 5207: Case #s 5,798-6,125 1915-1917

Index Terms


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

Agency Classification:

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