TAX ASSESSMENT INDEX GUIDELINES
These documents are nearly all of legal (8 1/
2x14), therefore the cost of the first page will be $3.00 with
additional pages at .50 each. This does include the cost of postage.
Send your request via postal mail to: OCHS,
P.O. Box 361, Lyndon, KS. 66451 Or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
include in your request: NAME (business, organization, or residence), CITY or
TOWNSHIP; and YEAR of CENSUS. When the records are found, we will advise as
to the number of pages and the total costs. Copies will be mailed upon
receipt of payment.
following criteria were set for the indexing of these records:
- Records for 1890
have been transcribed for the townships of Burlingame, Dragoon, Ridgeway
and Superior. NOTE: Original records for this group are not available at
OCHS. They can possibly be obtained at the Schuyler Museum in
Burlingame, Kansas. Our grateful thanks to Arlene Jennings for having
done this work and for the inspiration for the remainder of the project.
We will send Arlene’s transcriptions.
- Partial years of
records from various cities and townships which range from 1919 to 1927
- Records from
1950 through 1975 (taken every five years) for every city and township
are included. Because these are fairly recent, there may be privacy
issues and we ask for proof of direct family relationship before we can
provide actual copies of records.
- These records
can provide proof of residency during years when census records are not
available, such as 1890 and those from 1950 onward. For residences, the
records generally include a physical description of the land, assets of
the owner such as livestock, crop information, vehicles and household
items owned, etc.. The records can provide a good picture of life in
that particular year.
- The index
columns are arranged in the following order: NAME (of business,
organization, or residence), CITY or TOWNSHIP, YEAR of census, PAGE #, #
IN FAMILY, DATE OF BIRTH, AGE. Not all information was collected in
every census year.