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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jackson County'''  
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Guide to '''Jackson County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br><br> ''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Genealogy|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jackson County''' {{MODC}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jackson County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1826
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| founded date = December 15
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| seat = [[Independence|Independence]]
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=== County Information ===
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==== Jackson County, Missouri Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
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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.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Records 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]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Blue Springs|place|disp=Blue Springs}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Blue Township|place|disp=Blue Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Buckner|place|disp=Buckner}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Centropolis|place|disp=Centropolis}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Esctawpa|place|disp=Esctawpa}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Fort Osage Township|place|disp=Fort Osage Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Grandview|place|disp=Grandview}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Hickman Mills|place|disp=Hickman Mills}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Independence|place|disp=Independence}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Kansas City|place|disp=Kansas City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Lee's Summit|place|disp=Lee's Summit}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Levasy|place|disp=Levasy}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Lone Jack|place|disp=Lone Jack}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Mount Washington|place|disp=Mount Washington}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Oak Grove|place|disp=Oak Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Raytown|place|disp=Raytown}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Sugar Creek|place|disp=Sugar Creek}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Jackson, Westport|place|disp=Westport}}
  
 
*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>
 
*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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cass County, Missouri|Cass]]  
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[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy|Cass]] {{•}} [[Clay County, Missouri Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} [[Johnson County, Missouri Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}} [[Johnson County, Kansas Genealogy|Johnson County, Kansas]] {{•}} [[Lafayette County, Missouri Genealogy|Lafayette]] {{•}} [[Ray County, Missouri Genealogy|Ray]] {{•}} [[Wyandotte County, Kansas Genealogy|Wyandotte County, Kansas]]  
*[[Clay County, Missouri|Clay]]  
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<center>{{MOJackson, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Johnson County, Missouri|Johnson]]  
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=== Resources  ===
*[[Johnson County, Kansas|Johnson County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Lafayette County, Missouri|Lafayette]]  
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*[[Ray County, Missouri|Ray]]  
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*[[Wyandotte County, Kansas|Wyandotte County, Kansas]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
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===== Catholic  =====
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'''Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, Kansas City'''
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*'''1834-1876''' - Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, Kansas City, Baptism Index 1834-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511801}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1846-1876''' - Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, Kansas City, Marriage Index 1846-1876. Batch {{IGI|M511801}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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'''St. Mary's, Independence'''
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*'''1848-1876''' - St. Mary's, Independence, Baptism Index 1848-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511981}} 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/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1850-1883''' - St. Mary's, Independence, Marriage Index 1850-1883. Batch {{IGI|M511981}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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'''St. Patrick's, Kansas City'''
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*'''1869-1885''' - St. Patrick's, Kansas City, Baptism Index 1869-1885. Batch {{IGI|C515221}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1869-1885''' - St. Patrick's, Kansas City, Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515221}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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*Independence  
 
*Independence  
 
*Kansas City
 
*Kansas City
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of Grace Lutheran Church, Kansas City, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
 
==== City Directories  ====
 
==== City Directories  ====
  
*[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_648/city_directories_kansas_city Kansas City Directories 1865-1923] (only 4 yrs. missing) available online.
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*[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_648/city_directories_kansas_city Kansas City Directories 1865-1923] (only 4 yrs. missing) available online.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4478 Kansas City, Missouri City Directories, 1889-91] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
  
 
[http://books.google.com/books?id=CH0UAAAAYAAJ ''The History of Jackson county, Missouri''] ''containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Jackson county in the late war... history of Missouri, map of Jackson county ...'' (1881) 1006 pages, is available online free from Google Books.  
 
[http://books.google.com/books?id=CH0UAAAAYAAJ ''The History of Jackson county, Missouri''] ''containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Jackson county in the late war... history of Missouri, map of Jackson county ...'' (1881) 1006 pages, is available online free from Google Books.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22588 Kansas City, Missouri&nbsp;: its history and its people, 1808-1908] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
Google Books has several books on Kansas City and its residents including:  
 
Google Books has several books on Kansas City and its residents including:  
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:*[http://books.google.com/books?id=vWdAAAAAYAAJ ''Kansas City, Missouri its history and its people 1808-1908, Vol. 1''], [http://books.google.com/books?id=UsQUAAAAYAAJ Vol. 2], [http://books.google.com/books?id=DH0UAAAAYAAJ Vol. 3] (1908) by Carrie Westlake Whitney.  
 
:*[http://books.google.com/books?id=vWdAAAAAYAAJ ''Kansas City, Missouri its history and its people 1808-1908, Vol. 1''], [http://books.google.com/books?id=UsQUAAAAYAAJ Vol. 2], [http://books.google.com/books?id=DH0UAAAAYAAJ Vol. 3] (1908) by Carrie Westlake Whitney.  
 
:*[http://books.google.com/books?id=7H8UAAAAYAAJ ''Men who are making Kansas City a biographical directory''] (1902) by G. Creel and J. Slavens.
 
:*[http://books.google.com/books?id=7H8UAAAAYAAJ ''Men who are making Kansas City a biographical directory''] (1902) by G. Creel and J. Slavens.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22352 A civic history of Kansas City, Missouri] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*Norman &amp; Robertson. ''Abstract of Mount Auburn, an addition to Kansas City&nbsp;: a subdivision of all of the S.W. 1-4 of the N.W. 1-4 of sec. 17 Township 49, Range 33, except two acres in the S. W. corner, situate in Jackson County, Mo., except that part thereof occupied by the Grand Boulevard''Kansas City, Mo.&nbsp;: Norman &amp; Robertson, [1886].
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1074155 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Sieben, Henry. ''Seven of 72 survive&nbsp;: voyages on Missouri River by Henry Sieben's Commodores sand bars''. The Kansas City genealogist - v. 43-44 (2002-2004).
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE97496 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Chiles, Mary Sue. "A brief history of the Six Mile Territory". The Kansas City genealogist - v. 43-44 (2002-2004) - v. 43, no. 2 (fall 2002).
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE97496 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Jackson_County Jackson County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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[[Image:MOJackson.JPG|400px|MOJackson.JPG]]  
  
*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 Jackson County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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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.
  
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Jackson_County Jackson 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 Jackson County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-jackson-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Jackson County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company C<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company D<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company E<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company G<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company H<br>
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:- [[2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union)|2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union)|2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company H<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company I<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company K<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company H<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company H<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company B<br><br>
  
 
===== Civil War Battles  =====
 
===== Civil War Battles  =====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Jackson}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*1827 - 1935 {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1851 - 1910 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
  
*Marriage licenses dating back to 1826 are available to be searched and viewed at&nbsp;[http://records.jacksongov.org/search.asp?cabinet=marriage http://records.jacksongov.org/search.asp?cabinet=marriage].
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*1802 - 1969 {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*1750 - 1920 {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1805 - 2002 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/
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*1850 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*Marriage licenses dating back to 1826 are available to be searched and viewed at&nbsp;[http://records.jacksongov.org/search.asp?cabinet=marriage http://records.jacksongov.org/search.asp?cabinet=marriage].  
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*'''1827-1860''' - Jackson County Marriage Index 1827-1860. Batch {{IGI|M515211}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1827-1872''' - Jackson County Marriage Index 1827-1872. Batch {{IGI|M515212}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1872-1881''' - Jackson County Marriage Index 1872-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515213}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1881-1885''' - Jackson County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515214}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70488 Web: Jackson County, Missouri, Marriage Index, 2002-2010] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29454 The marriage records of Jackson County, Missouri.] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5471 Jackson County, Missouri Marriages, 1827-60, Vol. 1] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
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*1867 - 1976 {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1834 - 1910 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
 
*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>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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 &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Historical Societies  ====
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Jackson County Historical Society<br> P.O. Box 4241<br>Independence, Missouri 64051<br>Phone: History Center (816) 461-1897; Archives (816) 252-4754<br>Website: http://jchs.org/<br>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jchs.org
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==== Libraries  ====
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The Kansas City Public Library<br>14 West 10th Street<br>Kansas City, MO 64105<br>Phone: (816) 701-3400<br>Website: http://www.kclibrary.org/databases
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Blue Springs Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[Kansas City Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[Riverview Missouri Family History Center]]
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== Websites  ==
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*[[Blue Springs Missouri Family History Center]]1416 SW 19th St, Blue Springs, MO 64051-5203 United State [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=1416+SW+19th+St%2C+Blue+Springs%2C+MO+64051-5203+United+States&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87c11bdaed3fcf53%3A0x4cac0d5bfd0d1d2f!3m8!1m3!1d3331!2d-123.385132!3d48.096297!3m2!1i1295!2i960!4f13.1!4m2!3d39.001131!4d-94.285984 Location Map]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[[Kansas City Missouri Family History Center]] 13025 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145-1211 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=+13025+Wornall+Rd%2C+Kansas+City%2C+MO+64145-1211+United+States&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87c0c284cf578f0f%3A0xd2c4a189269ca3be!3m8!1m3!1d3331!2d-123.385132!3d48.096297!3m2!1i1295!2i960!4f13.1!4m2!3d38.890659!4d-94.594038 Location Map]
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
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*[[Riverview Missouri Family History Center]] 2540 Brooklyn, Kansas City, MO 64127 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=2540+Brooklyn%2C+Kansas+City%2C+MO+64127+United+States++United+States&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87c0faa41f33a0e3%3A0x53ef9b9e240e3368!3m8!1m3!1d3882!2d-94.594038!3d38.890659!3m2!1i1295!2i960!4f13.1!4m2!3d39.079609!4d-94.5570104 Location Map]
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*[[Platte City Missouri Family History Center]] 2700 Ensign Dr Platte City MO 64079 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=2700+Ensign+Dr+Platte+City+MO+64079+United+States++United+States&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87c067aad60b5cf5%3A0x35bf57359811c0c5!3m8!1m3!1d3871!2d-94.5570012!3d39.0796087!3m2!1i1295!2i960!4f13.1!4m2!3d39.3504153!4d-94.768746 Location Map]
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==== Web Sites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:Jackson+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="20%" | Free
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mojackso/ MOGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/jackson/jackson.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Jackson/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Jackson/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/jackson/ CyndisList]
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/jackson-county// StateofUS]
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203068&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Jackson%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=jackson+county+missouri WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=jackson++county%2C+missouri&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
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| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
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| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/mo/jackson/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Jackson County, MO Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.jackson/mb.ashx ancestry.com]  
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Latest revision as of 21:53, 3 August 2015

Guide to Jackson County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Jackson County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 15, 1826
County Seat Independence
Courthouse

Contents

County Information

Jackson County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

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.

Records Loss

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

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cass  • Clay  • Johnson  • Johnson County, Kansas  • Lafayette  • Ray  • Wyandotte County, Kansas

Jackson CountyPlatte CountyClay CountyClinton CountyRay CountyPettis CountyCass CountyLafayette CountyJohnson CountyHenry CountyBenton CountySaline CountyCarroll CountyAtchison CountyWyandotte CountyMiami CountyFranklin CountyDouglas CountyJefferson CountyLeavenworth CountyJohnson CountyMOJackson1.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

  • Blue Springs Cemetery (Find a Grave)
    2800 Southwest Walnut Street
    Blue Springs, MO 64015-3321

BillionGraves:

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.

Catholic

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, Kansas City

  • 1834-1876 - Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, Kansas City, Baptism Index 1834-1876. Batch C511801 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1846-1876 - Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, Kansas City, Marriage Index 1846-1876. Batch M511801 at FamilySearch - free.[2]

St. Mary's, Independence

  • 1848-1876 - St. Mary's, Independence, Baptism Index 1848-1876. Batch C511981 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1850-1883 - St. Mary's, Independence, Marriage Index 1850-1883. Batch M511981 at FamilySearch - free.[2]

St. Patrick's, Kansas City

  • 1869-1885 - St. Patrick's, Kansas City, Baptism Index 1869-1885. Batch C515221 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1869-1885 - St. Patrick's, Kansas City, Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch M515221 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Independence Dist
  • Centropolis
  • Independence
  • Kansas City
Lutheran
  • Records of Grace Lutheran Church, Kansas City, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[3]

City Directories

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 Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy. 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.

The History of Jackson county, Missouri containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Jackson county in the late war... history of Missouri, map of Jackson county ... (1881) 1006 pages, is available online free from Google Books.

Google Books has several books on Kansas City and its residents including:

  • A civic history of Kansas City, Missouri at Ancestry.com ($)
  • Norman & Robertson. Abstract of Mount Auburn, an addition to Kansas City : a subdivision of all of the S.W. 1-4 of the N.W. 1-4 of sec. 17 Township 49, Range 33, except two acres in the S. W. corner, situate in Jackson County, Mo., except that part thereof occupied by the Grand BoulevardKansas City, Mo. : Norman & Robertson, [1886].
  • Sieben, Henry. Seven of 72 survive : voyages on Missouri River by Henry Sieben's Commodores sand bars. The Kansas City genealogist - v. 43-44 (2002-2004).
  • Chiles, Mary Sue. "A brief history of the Six Mile Territory". The Kansas City genealogist - v. 43-44 (2002-2004) - v. 43, no. 2 (fall 2002).

Maps

MOJackson.JPG

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military

  • Fold3.com ($) has Civil War and other military records available online.
Civil War
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company C
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company D
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company E
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company G
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company H
- 2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union), Company B
- 2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union), Company E
- 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company H
- 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company I
- 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company K
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company H
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company H
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B

Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles was fought in Jackson County

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy 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
Marriages
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Historical Societies

Jackson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 4241
Independence, Missouri 64051
Phone: History Center (816) 461-1897; Archives (816) 252-4754
Website: http://jchs.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jchs.org

Libraries

The Kansas City Public Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: (816) 701-3400
Website: http://www.kclibrary.org/databases

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites



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 Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy
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 Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy
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 "Jackson County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries


Social networking sites pertaining to Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
genealogy.com Jackson County, MO Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Jackson County Message Board

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.
  3. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.
  4. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  9. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)
  10. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 16 August 2012)

 

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