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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clark_County,_Missouri|Clark County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Clark County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| county = _Clark County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = December 16
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| seat = [[Kahoka, Missouri|Kahoka]]
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| building address = Clark County Courthouse<br>111 E Court Street <br>Kahoka, MO 63445-1268<br>Phone: 660.727.3283 <br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Missouri&county=Clark '''Clark County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Missouri&county=Clark Clark County Courthouse]<br>111 E Court Street <br>Kahoka, MO 63445-1268<br>Phone: 660.727.3283&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court,<br>and &nbsp;land records from 1836<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Missouri. Page 399 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court,<br>and &nbsp;land records from 1836<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Missouri. Page 399 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Clark County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-counties/#courthouse Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Hancock County, Illinois|Hancock County, Illinois]]  
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[[Hancock County, Illinois|Hancock County, Illinois]] {{•}}
*[[Knox County, Missouri|Knox]]  
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[[Knox County, Missouri|Knox]] {{•}}
*[[Lee County, Iowa|Lee County, Iowa]]  
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[[Lee County, Iowa|Lee County, Iowa]] {{•}}
*[[Lewis County, Missouri|Lewis]]  
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[[Lewis County, Missouri|Lewis]] {{•}}
*[[Scotland County, Missouri|Scotland]]  
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[[Scotland County, Missouri|Scotland]] {{•}}
*[[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren County, Iowa]]
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[[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren County, Iowa]] {{•}}
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<center>{{MOClark, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
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*All of the family biographies from the 1887 History of Clark County, Missouri by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free online on [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/clark-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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{{MO History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Moclark.jpg|900px|Moclark.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Clark_County Clark County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Clark_County Clark County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Clark}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
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*'''1883''' - Clark County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C514776}} 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>
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*'''1883-1887''' - Clark County Birth Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|C514775}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
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*'''1836-1895''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1836-1895. Batch {{IGI|M514771}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1856-1872''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1856-1872. Batch {{IGI|M514772}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1872-1881''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1872-1881. Batch {{IGI|M514773}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1881-1885''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514774}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*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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*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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*'''1883''' - Clark County Death Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|B514777}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/clark-county/ Clark County, MO History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Missouri Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/218845911485304/ Missouri Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*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+Clark|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Clark|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 11:54, 26 March 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Clark County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records


_Clark County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 16, 1836
County Seat Kahoka
Courthouse
Address Clark County Courthouse
111 E Court Street
Kahoka, MO 63445-1268
Phone: 660.727.3283
Clark County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court,
and  land records from 1836[1]

History

Parent County

1836--Clark County was created 16 December 1836 from Lewis County. County seat: Kahoka [2]

Boundary Changes

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.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Hancock County, Illinois  • Knox  • Lee County, Iowa  • Lewis  • Scotland  • Van Buren County, Iowa  •

Clark CountyScotland CountySchuyler CountyLewis CountyKnox CountyMarion CountyAdair CountyWapello CountyDavis CountyMacon CountyShelby CountyJefferson CountyVan Buren CountyHenry CountyDes Moines CountyWarren CountyHenderson CountyLee CountyHancock CountyMcDonough CountyAdams CountySchuyler CountyBrown CountyPike CountyMOClark1.JPG


Resources

Biography

  • All of the family biographies from the 1887 History of Clark County, Missouri by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free online on My Genealogy Hound

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Clark 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

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 Clark 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

Moclark.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clark 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 - Clark County Birth Index 1883. Batch C514776 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1883-1887 - Clark County Birth Index 1883-1887. Batch C514775 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriages
  • 1836-1895 - Clark County Marriage Index 1836-1895. Batch M514771 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1856-1872 - Clark County Marriage Index 1856-1872. Batch M514772 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1872-1881 - Clark County Marriage Index 1872-1881. Batch M514773 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Clark County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch M514774 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 - Clark County Death Index 1883. Batch B514777 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Missouri. Page 399 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 3.4 3.5 3.6 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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