Atchison County, Kansas History & Genealogy

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State law authorizes the issuance of certified copies of vital records. Uncertified copies or verifications are not provided to the public.

State law also specifies that the initial fee for a certified death certificate copy is a five-year record search fee one certified copy is issued if the record is found and if not found, the fee is retained. You will receive either the certified copy or a letter explaining the search conducted and that no record was located. Check with the offices for updated fees.

Death certificates began being filed at the State level July 1, 1911.  The Office of Vital Statistics has six methods available for making a request for a death certificate: regular mail, priority mail, telephone, fax, internet, and walk-in customer service. Detailed instructions are available at the Kansas Department of Health & Environment.

Between about 1885 and July 1, 1911 deaths may have been recorded at the county or city clerk's office in register volumes. Not all of these registers have survived. To inquire about information and fees contact:

Atchison County Clerk
423 N. 5th St.
Atchison, KS 66002
Telephone: (785) 367-1653


  • Death Notices of Members of Fraternal Orders



The Kansas State Historical Society have copies of some county and city death records available on microfilm.  Below is a listing of death records on microfilm and their microfilm number.  Contact the KSHS for additional information in obtaining these records. 

  • Deaths, 1891-1911 [AR 6625]

Death information located at the LDS Libraries or


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