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|Andrew County, Missouri|
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
|Founded||January 29, 1841|
|Address|| Andrew County Courthouse|
P.O. Box 206 411 Court Street
Savannah, MO 64485-0206
Telephone: (816) 324-3624
Andrew County Website
County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893;
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce and court
records from 1841, land and military records; Probate
Judge has probate records from 1841
Andrew County, Missouri is located in Northwest Missouri and one of the six Platte Purchasecounties acquired by the United States from the Native Americans in 1836. The area now located in Andrew County was first part of Buchanan County, Missouri. Since it was organized in 1841 it is important to determine when ancestors first arrived in Andrew County. If they were there prior to 1841 it will be necessary to look for their records in Buchanan County. The marjority of the original records filed after 1841 are available at the courthouse which is located in Savannah, Missouri.
1841--Andrew County was created 29 January 1841 from the Platte Purchase. County seat: Savannah 
For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses
Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog
- The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
For tips on accessing Andrew County, Missouri census records online, see: Missouri Census.
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.
- Land patents are available online from 1844 to 1969 at the Missouri Secretary of State website
- Available from 1841 to present - original records filed at the Circuit Clerk and Recorder's Office
Local histories are available for Andrew County, Missouri. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.
- Hodges, Nadine. Andrew County, Missouri, marriage records, 1841-1856 and early settlers. 1967.
- Online at FamilySearch (Free)
- History of Andrew and De Kalb counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present; together with sundry personal, business and professional sketches and family records, besides a condensed history of the state of Missouri, etc. Reprint. Originally published: St. Louis : Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888.Salt Lake City : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2012.
- Online at FamilySearch (Free)
- Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. Index to biographies for Andrew County, Missouri : from History of Andrew and De Kalb counties, Missouri, 1888. Salt Lake City : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2013.
- Online at FamilySearch (Free)
Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moandrew/and-hist.html
- 1803 - what would become the state was a part of the Louisiana Purchase.
- 1820 - Missouri became a state.
- 1821 - Lewis and Clark began their explorations of the area.
- 1837 February - local tribes signed a treaty giving up their rights to land east of the Missouri River in what is now northwestern Missouri. This was called the Platte Purchase.
- 1841 January 29 - Andrew County was formally organized from part of this "Platte Purchase".
- 1844 - the Mormons were moving to Utah.
- 1849 - The California gold rush saw even faster westward expansion.
- The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Andrew County.
Early migration routes to and from Andrew County, Missouri for European settlers included:
- - 35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
:- Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union), Company A
:- Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union), Company B
:- Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union), Company C
:- Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union), Company I
:- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri National Guard Infantry (Union), Company A
:- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri National Guard Infantry (Union), Company B
:- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri National Guard Infantry (Union), Company C
:- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri National Guard Infantry (Union), Company D
:- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri National Guard Infantry (Union), Company E
:- 3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)Edit , Company A
:- 41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
:- 41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Andrew County, Missouri newspapers in online catalogs like:
In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.
Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.
St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births. The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.
- 1840-1875 - Andrew County Marriage Book A Index 1840-1875. Batch M514591 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1850-1883 - Andrew County Marriage Books B and C Index 1850-1883. Batch M514592 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1881-1885 - Andrew County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1885. Batch M514593 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1883-1893 - Andrew County Death Index 1883-1893. Batch B514594 at FamilySearch - free.
- Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
Societies and Libraries
- List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies
- Andrew County Museum
202 East Duncan Drive
Savannah, Missouri 64485
- Missouri State Archives has a list of records available online.
- St. Joseph Public Library
927 Felix Street
St. Joseph, Missouri 64501
- Andrew County Historical Society
P. O. Box 12
Savannah, Missouri 64485
- Mid-Continent Library
317 West Highway 24
Independence, Missouri 64050
[moving in 2008 to new facility near Noland Road and Highway 24]
Family History Centers
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| Check back often with these websites. Internet offerings are growing at record rates.
Local societies and libraries may know of other websites.
|Missouri Digital Heritage||Free||digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State|
|ARGenWeb||Free||Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions|
|USGenWeb Archives||Free||Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions|
|RootsWeb resources||Free||Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions|
|Linkpendium||Free||Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)|
|CyndisList||Free||Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)|
|StateofUS||Free||family history resources and government records|
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
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|WorldCat||To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.|
|Allen County Public Library||located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.|
|Missouri State Archives Library||catalog; from this page you must search "Andrew County"|
|GeneaBloggers||enter "missouri" in the search box to see a list and links to Missouri Blogs|
|Google+||Missouri Genealogy Network Community|
|list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search|
|genealogy.com||Andrew County, MO Genealogy Forum|
|ancestry.com||Andrew County Message Board|
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Andrew County, Missouri. Page 397 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
- ↑ National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.
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