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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pike_County,_Missouri|Pike County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Genealogy|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pike_County,_Missouri|Pike County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Pike County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| founded year = 1818
 
| founded year = 1818
 
| founded date = Decemeber 14
 
| founded date = Decemeber 14
| seat = Bowling Green  
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| seat = [[Bowling Green, Missouri|Bowling Green]]
 
| building image =  
 
| building image =  
 
| building address = Pike County Courthouse<br> 115 West Main Street<br>Bowling Green, Mo 63334<br>Phone:&nbsp; 573-324-2412<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Pike.htm '''Pike County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Pike County Courthouse<br> 115 West Main Street<br>Bowling Green, Mo 63334<br>Phone:&nbsp; 573-324-2412<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Pike.htm '''Pike County Website'''] }}  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br><br><br>Recorder of Deeds has land records from 1819 and<br>marriage records from 1825, Clerk Circuit Court <br>has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County, Missouri. Page 404 {{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 land records from 1819 and marriage records from 1825  
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*Clerk Circuit Court has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County, Missouri. Page 404 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818--'''Pike County was created 14 December 1818&nbsp;from [[St. Charles County, Missouri|St. Charles]] County. '''County seat:''' Bowling Green <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818--'''Pike County was created 14 December 1818&nbsp;from [[St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Charles]] County. '''County seat:''' Bowling Green <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*See an interactive map of Pike County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border 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  ====
 
==== 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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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Ashley Township|place|disp=Ashley Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Bowling Green|place|disp=Bowling Green}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Buffalo Township|place|disp=Buffalo Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Clarksville|place|disp=Clarksville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Cuivre Township|place|disp=Cuivre Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Eolia|place|disp=Eolia}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Frankford|place|disp=Frankford}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Hartford Township|place|disp=Hartford Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Indian Township|place|disp=Indian Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Louisiana|place|disp=Louisiana}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Salt River Township|place|disp=Salt River Township}}
  
 
*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  ====
  
*[[Audrain County, Missouri|Audrain]]  
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[[Audrain County, Missouri Genealogy|Audrain]] {{•}}
*[[Calhoun County, Illinois|Calhoun County, Illinois]]  
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[[Calhoun County, Illinois Genealogy|Calhoun County, Illinois]] {{•}}
*[[Lincoln County, Missouri|Lincoln]]  
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[[Lincoln County, Missouri Genealogy|Lincoln]] {{•}}
*[[Montgomery County, Missouri|Montgomery]]  
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[[Montgomery County, Missouri Genealogy|Montgomery]] {{•}}
*[[Pike County, Illinois|Pike County, Illinois]]  
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[[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike County, Illinois]] {{•}}
*[[Ralls County, Missouri|Ralls]]
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[[Ralls County, Missouri Genealogy|Ralls]]
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<center>{{MOPike, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*''The history of Pike County, Missouri : an encyclopedia of useful information...condensed history of...Missouri ...St. Louis...history of Pike County...biographical sketches...''. Des Moines, Iowa : Mills, 1882.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE937751 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Pike_County Pike County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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[[Image:Mopike.jpg|600px|Mopike.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Pike_County Pike County townships] (Histopolis)
  
 
*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 Pike County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*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 Pike County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-pike-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Pike County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War<br>  =====
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:- [[33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>:- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C<br>:- [[1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C<br>:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company A<br>:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company B<br>:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company C<br>:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company D<br>:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B attached battalion<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C attached battalion<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D attached battalion<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E attached battalion<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F attached battalion<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G attached battalion<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K<br>:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company H<br>:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company I<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A attached battalion<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br><br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Pike}}
  
 
==== 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 $
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*'''1854-1870''' - Pike County Birth Index 1854-1870. Batches {{IGI|C515602}} and {{IGI|C515603}} 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>
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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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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*'''1820-1840''' - Pike County Marriage Index 1820-1840. Batch {{IGI|M515601}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1825-1865''' - Pike County Marriage Index 1825-1865. Batch {{IGI|M515602}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1865-1881''' - Pike County Marriage Index 1865-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515603}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1881-1885''' - Pike County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515604}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6038 Pike County, Missouri Marriages: 1820-1840] 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 $
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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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7598 Pike County, Missouri Deaths, 1878-1917] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
*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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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Pike County Genealogical Society  ====
 
==== Pike County Genealogical Society  ====
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*Churches and Cemeteries
 
*Churches and Cemeteries
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Historical Society  ====
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Pike County Historical Society<br>1217 Kentucky Street<br>Louisiana, MO 63353<br>Phone: (573) 754-5303<br>Website: [http://www.pcgenweb.com/pchs/ http://www.pcgenweb.com/pchs/]
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Web Sites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:pike+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://pcgenweb.com 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/pike/pike.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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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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/Pike/ 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/Pike/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/pike/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/pike-county/ StateofUS]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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== Web Sites  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203291&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Pike%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/title/pike-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=pike+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="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Pike County"
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Pike|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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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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|-
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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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|-
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|width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/mo/pike/ genealogy.com]
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|width="70%" | Pike County, MO Genealogy Forum
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|width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.pike/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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|width="70%" | Pike County Message Board
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}  
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<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
  
 
[[Category:Pike_County,_Missouri]]
 
[[Category:Pike_County,_Missouri]]

Latest revision as of 17:18, 30 March 2015

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Pike County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records



Pike County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded Decemeber 14, 1818
County Seat Bowling Green
Courthouse
Address Pike County Courthouse
115 West Main Street
Bowling Green, Mo 63334
Phone:  573-324-2412
Pike County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

  • Recorder of Deeds has land records from 1819 and marriage records from 1825
  • Clerk Circuit Court has court records[1]

History

Parent County

1818--Pike County was created 14 December 1818 from St. Charles County. County seat: Bowling Green [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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Audrain  • Calhoun County, Illinois  • Lincoln  • Montgomery  • Pike County, Illinois  • Ralls

Pike CountyLincoln CountyWarren CountyMontgomery CountySt. Charles CountyRalls CountyShelby CountyGreene CountyCalhoun CountyJersey CountyScott CountyMarion CountyPike CountyMonroe CountyAudrain CountyCallaway CountyMOPike1.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

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 Pike 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 Pike County, Missouri : an encyclopedia of useful information...condensed history of...Missouri ...St. Louis...history of Pike County...biographical sketches.... Des Moines, Iowa : Mills, 1882.

Maps

Mopike.jpg

Military

Civil War
- 33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
:- 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
:- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
:- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
:- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
:- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company A
:- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company B
:- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company C
:- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company D
:- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company E
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B attached battalion
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C attached battalion
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D attached battalion
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E attached battalion
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F attached battalion
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G attached battalion
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
:- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company H
:- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company I
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A attached battalion
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
:- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pike 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

Pike County Genealogical Society

They have a number of resources available on their website that encompass the following:

  • Marriages
  • Census
  • Obituaries
  • Churches and Cemeteries

Historical Society

Pike County Historical Society
1217 Kentucky Street
Louisiana, MO 63353
Phone: (573) 754-5303
Website: http://www.pcgenweb.com/pchs/

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 Pike 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 Pike 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 "Pike County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Pike County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
genealogy.com Pike County, MO Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Pike County Message Board

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County, Missouri. Page 404 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 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.

 

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