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

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Dent County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 10, 1851
County Seat Salem
Courthouse
Address Dent County Courthouse
400 N Main Street
Salem, MO 6556
Phone: 573.729.4144
Dent County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, and court records;
Clerk Magistrate Court has probate records; County Recorder
land records[1]

History

Parent County

1851--Dent County was created 10 February 1851 from Crawford and Shannon Counties. County seat: Salem [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
  • 1883-1884 - Dent County Birth Index 1883-1884. Batch C514883 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriages
  • 1851-1878 - Dent County Marriage Books A and B Index 1851-1878. Batch M514881 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1878-1885 - Dent County Marriage Books C and D Index 1878-1885. Batch M514882 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Deaths
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1884 - Dent County Death Index 1883-1884. Batch B514884 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), Dent County, Missouri. Page 400 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.

 

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