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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Butler_County,_Missouri|Butler County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Butler County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Butler County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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| building address = Butler County Courthouse<br>100 N Main Street<br>Poplar Bluff, MO 63901<br>Phone: 573.686.8050<br>[http://www.ofrpc.org/county/butler.html '''Butler County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Butler County Courthouse<br>100 N Main Street<br>Poplar Bluff, MO 63901<br>Phone: 573.686.8050<br>[http://www.ofrpc.org/county/butler.html '''Butler County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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== County Courthouse ==
  
<br><br><br>Recorder of&nbsp; Deeds has marriage and land records from 1849; <br>Probate court has probate records from 1849; County Clerk<br>has birth and death records 1883-1893<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Missouri. Page 398 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records from 1849; <br>Probate court has probate records from 1849; County Clerk<br>has birth and death records 1883-1893<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Missouri. Page 398 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History ==
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== History ==
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Parent County ====
  
'''1849--'''Butler County was created 27 February 1849&nbsp;from [[Wayne County, Missouri|Wayne]] County. '''County seat:''' Poplar Bluff <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1849--'''Butler County was created 27 February 1849 from [[Wayne County, Missouri|Wayne]] County. It is named after former [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Orlando_Butler U.S. Representative William O. Butler (D-Kentucky)].  '''County seat:''' Poplar Bluff <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
 
See an interactive map of Butler County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.  
 
See an interactive map of Butler County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.  
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
  
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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[[Image:Mobutler.jpg|900px|Mobutler.jpg]]  
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Populated Places ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisk,_Missouri Fisk]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poplar_Bluff,_Missouri Poplar Bluff]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fagus,_Missouri Fagas]
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
 
*[[Carter County, Missouri|Carter]]  
 
*[[Carter County, Missouri|Carter]]  
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{{Census|Missouri}}  
 
{{Census|Missouri}}  
  
==== Church ====
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==== Church ====
  
{{MO Church Intro}}
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{{MO Church Intro}}  
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/mo/butler Butler County, Missouri Online Historical Directories] -&nbsp;identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.  
 
[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/mo/butler Butler County, Missouri Online Historical Directories] -&nbsp;identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.  
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
  
{{MO Land}}
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{MO History}}
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==== Maps ====
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==== Maps ====
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Butler_County Butler County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Butler County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Butler_County Butler County townships] (Histopolis)
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Butler County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
  
==== Military ====
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Butler}}
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Butler}}  
  
 
==== Probate ====
 
==== Probate ====
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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==== Taxation ====
 
==== Taxation ====
{{MO Tax Intro}}
 
  
==== Vital Records ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}  
 
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===== '''''Births''''' =====
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===== '''''Births''''' =====
  
 
*'''1883''' - Butler County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C514682}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
 
*'''1883''' - Butler County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C514682}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
  
===== '''''Marriages''''' =====
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===== '''''Marriages''''' =====
  
 
*'''1878-1885''' - Butler County Marriage Books C thru E Index 1878-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514681}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1878-1885''' - Butler County Marriage Books C thru E Index 1878-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514681}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
===== '''''Deaths''''' =====
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>  
 
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>  
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*'''1884''' - Butler County Death Index 1884. Batch {{IGI|B514684}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1884''' - Butler County Death Index 1884. Batch {{IGI|B514684}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Poplar Bluff Missouri Family History Center]]
 
*[[Poplar Bluff Missouri Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Web Sites ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Butler|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Butler|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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Revision as of 00:00, 17 November 2013

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Guide to Butler County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Butler County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 27, 1849
County Seat Poplar Bluff
Courthouse
Address Butler County Courthouse
100 N Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Phone: 573.686.8050
Butler County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records from 1849;
Probate court has probate records from 1849; County Clerk
has birth and death records 1883-1893[1]

History

Parent County

1849--Butler County was created 27 February 1849 from Wayne County. It is named after former U.S. Representative William O. Butler (D-Kentucky). County seat: Poplar Bluff [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Butler County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Mobutler.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Butler County, Missouri census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

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.

Court

Directories

Butler County, Missouri Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Land

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

Local histories are available for Butler 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

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Butler County, Missouri newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

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.

Taxation

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

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.

Births
  • 1883 - Butler County Birth Index 1883. Batch C514682 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriages
  • 1878-1885 - Butler County Marriage Books C thru E Index 1878-1885. Batch M514681 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Deaths
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883 - Butler County Death Index 1883. Batch B514687 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884 - Butler County Death Index 1884. Batch B514684 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Missouri. Page 398 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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.