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Guide to Callaway County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Callaway County, Missouri|
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
|Founded||November 25, 1820|
|Address|| Callaway County Courthouse|
10 E 5th Street
Fulton, MO 65251-1700
Callaway County Website
County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1888;
County Recorder has marriage and land records; Clerk
Ciruit Court has divorce records; Probate Judge has
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
- The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all Missouri Counties.
- 1865-1915 - Callaway County Colored Marriage Books A thru C Index 1865-1915. Batch M514703 at FamilySearch - free.
- Callaway County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 1-3, 6 at Ancestry.com ($)
For tips on accessing Callaway County, Missouri census records online, see: Missouri Census.
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.
Local histories are available for Callaway County, Missouri. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.
- Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)
- Family Maps of Callaway County, Missouri (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- Map of Callaway County townships (Histopolis)
- The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Callaway County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
- Callaway County, Missouri Veterans at Ancestry.com ($)
- Callaway County, Missouri Veterans at Ancestry.com ($)
- - 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
:- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
:- 61st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company M
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Callaway County, Missouri newspapers in online catalogs like:
- Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Jefferson City newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news that included residents from Callaway County communities.
In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.
Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.
St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births. The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.
- 1821-1882 - Callaway County Marriage Books A thru D Index 1821-1882. Batch M514701 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1881-1885 - Callaway County Marriage Books E thru G Index 1881-1885. Batch M514702 at FamilySearch - free.
- Callaway County, Missouri Marriages, 1870-1922 at Ancestry.com ($)
- Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
- Callaway County, Missouri Deaths, 1900-1948 at Ancestry.com ($)
- Callaway County, Missouri, Obituaries, 1888-1910 at Ancestry.com ($)
- Callaway County, Missouri Obituaries, 1920-55 at Ancestry.com ($)
- Callaway County, Missouri Obituaries, 1910-30 at Ancestry.com ($)
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Centers provide: • Personal one-on-one assistance • Access to genealogical records through the Internet or microfilm loan program • Free how-to classes (varies by location). See Family History Centers for more information.
- Fulton Missouri Family History Center 1603 Kingswood Dr, Fulton, MO 65251-1382 United States Location Map
Check back often with these websites. Internet offerings are growing at record rates.
Local societies and libraries may know of other websites.
Sites with online indexes or images of records Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions Sites that search for links pertaining to Callaway County, Missouri 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 Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Callaway County, Missouri
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box. 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 "Callaway County" See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries Social networking sites pertaining to Callaway County, Missouri 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 Callaway County, MO Genealogy Forum ancestry.com Callaway County Message Board
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Callaway County, Missouri. Page 398 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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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