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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Polk County'''
  
&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Missouri|Missouri]]&nbsp;&gt; Polk County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Polk County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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| county = Polk County
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| state = Missouri
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| seat = Bolivar
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| building address = Polk County Courthouse<br> 102 East Broadway Street<br>Bolivar, Mo 65613<br>Phone: 417-326-4031<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Polk.htm '''Polk County Website'''] }}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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== County Courthouse ==
  
'''1835--'''Polk County was created 5 January 1835&nbsp;from [[Greene County, Missouri|Greene]] County. '''County seat:''' Bolivar <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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<br><br><br>County Recorder hasa marriage from 1835 and land records<br>from 1836 Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <br>from 1857; Probate Judge has probate records from 1947<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk 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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cedar County, Missouri|Cedar]]  
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*[[Cass County, Missouri|Cass]]  
*[[Dade County, Missouri|Dade]]  
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*[[Clay County, Missouri|Clay]]  
*[[Dallas County, Missouri|Dallas]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Missouri|Johnson]]  
*[[Greene County, Missouri|Greene]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Kansas|Johnson County, Kansas]]  
*[[Hickory County, Missouri|Hickory]]  
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*[[Lafayette County, Missouri|Lafayette]]  
*[[St. Clair County, Missouri|St. Clair]]
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*[[Ray County, Missouri|Ray]]
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*[[Wyandotte County, Kansas|Wyandotte County, Kansas]]
  
 
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==== Maps ====
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Polk_County Polk County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
*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 Polk County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*'''1829-1885''' - Polk County Birth Index 1829-1885 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] 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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*'''1836-1874''' - Polk County Marriage Index 1836-1874. Batch {{IGI|M515621}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1874-1885''' - Polk County Marriage Index 1874-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515622}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
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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''' - Polk County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883. Batch {{IGI|B582479}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites  ==
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Polk|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Revision as of 17:36, 24 April 2013

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records


Polk County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded information needed
County Seat Bolivar
Courthouse
Address Polk County Courthouse
102 East Broadway Street
Bolivar, Mo 65613
Phone: 417-326-4031
Polk County Website

Contents

County Courthouse




County Recorder hasa marriage from 1835 and land records
from 1836 Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records
from 1857; Probate Judge has probate records from 1947[1]



Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

City Directories

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battles

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
  • 1836-1874 - Polk County Marriage Index 1836-1874. Batch M515621 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1874-1885 - Polk County Marriage Index 1874-1885. Batch M515622 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
Deaths
  • 1883 - Polk County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883. Batch B582479 at FamilySearch - free.[2]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, Missouri. Page 404 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 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.