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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington_County,_Missouri|Washington County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington_County,_Missouri|Washington County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Washington County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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| founded year = 1813
 
| founded year = 1813
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
| seat = Potosi  
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| seat = [[Potosi, Missouri|Potosi]]
 
| building image =  
 
| building image =  
| building address = Washington County Courthouse<br> 102 N Missouri Street<br>Potosi, MO 63664<br>Phone: 573.438.4901<br>[http://www.washingtoncountymo.us/ '''Washington County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Washington County Courthouse<br> 102 N Missouri Street<br>Potosi, MO 63664<br>Phone: 573.438.4901<br>[http://www.washingtoncountymo.us/ '''Washington County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891 <br>and death records 1883-1886; Clerk Circuit<br>Court has marriage, divorce, court and land&nbsp;<br>records from 1825; Probate Office has probate<br>records from 1814<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Missouri. Page 406 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891 <br>and death records 1883-1886; Clerk Circuit<br>Court has marriage, divorce, court and land&nbsp;<br>records from 1825; Probate Office has probate<br>records from 1814<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Missouri. Page 406 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=UED6109 Washington County Courthouse] history of the Washington County Courthouse
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
Washington County, Missouri was organized 21 August 1813. This became effective 1 November 1813. The county was named after George Washington.  
 
Washington County, Missouri was organized 21 August 1813. This became effective 1 November 1813. The county was named after George Washington.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23757 History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford &amp; Gasconade Counties, Missouri&nbsp;: from the earliest time to the present&nbsp;: t] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://www.freewebs.com/aawashco/ FreeWeb] African-American History of Washington County and the surrounding area
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*[http://carrollscorner.net/SitesWashCo_OldMines.htm CarrolsCorner] History of Old Mines area of Washington County
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*See an interactive map of Washington 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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Crawford County, Missouri|Crawford]]  
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[[Crawford County, Missouri|Crawford]] {{•}}
*[[Franklin County, Missouri|Franklin]]  
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[[Franklin County, Missouri|Franklin]] {{•}}
*[[Iron County, Missouri|Iron]]  
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[[Iron County, Missouri|Iron]] {{•}}
*[[Jefferson County, Missouri|Jefferson]]  
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[[Jefferson County, Missouri|Jefferson]] {{•}}
*[[St. Francois County, Missouri|St. Francois]]
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[[St. Francois County, Missouri|St. Francois]]
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<center>{{MOWashington, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*'''1865-1875''' - Washington County Marriage Index 1865-1875. Batch {{IGI|M515903}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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==== Biographies<br>  ====
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/washington-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Washington County, Missouri] (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/stjamesrecords.html St. James Catholic Church Records] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/stjamesrecords.html St. James Catholic Church Records] (GenWeb)  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/washington-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Biographies from The History of Washington County, Missouri] (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mowashington.jpg|900px|Mowashington.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.
  
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Washington_County Washington County townships] (Histopolis)
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Washington_County Washington 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 Washington County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
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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 Washington County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-washington-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Washington County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washmil.html Washington County, Missouri Military Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washmil.html Washington County, Missouri Military Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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===== Civil War<br>  =====
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:- [[54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K<br>:- [[54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>:- [[31st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|31st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company B<br>:- [[31st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|31st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C<br>:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company F<br>:- [[32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>:- [[32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>:- [[32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>:- [[32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>:- [[32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>:- [[32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>:- [[32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>:- [[32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>:- [[54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>:- [[54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>:- [[54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>:- [[54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>:- [[54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company L<br>:- [[54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company M<br>:- [[54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Provisional Company A<br>:- [[55th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|55th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>:- [[8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>:- [[8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>:- [[8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K<br>:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company G<br><br>
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Washington}}
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washnews.html Washington County, Missouri Newspapers] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washnews.html Washington County, Missouri Newspapers] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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'''''  =====
  
*[http://vienici.com/moabs/births/abmobrth.html Washington County Birth Records, 1865-1875, 1882-1895] (Vien Ici)
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*'''1865-1895''' - [http://vienici.com/moabs/births/abmobrth.html Washington County Birth Records, 1865-1875, 1882-1895] (Vien Ici)  
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*'''1865-1875''' - Washington County Birth Index 1865-1875. Batch {{IGI|C515903}} 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/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1883''' - Washington County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C514619}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
  
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/james-m.html St. James Church, Washington County, Missouri, Various Marriage Records, 1827-1904] (GenWeb)  
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*'''1815-1881''' - Washington County Marriage Index 1815-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515901}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/joachim-m.html St. Joachim Church, Washington County, Missouri, Various Marriage Records, 1821-1899] (GenWeb)  
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*'''1827-1904''' - [http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/james-m.html St. James Church, Washington County, Missouri, Various Marriage Records, 1827-1904] (GenWeb)  
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*'''1821-1899''' - [http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/joachim-m.html St. Joachim Church, Washington County, Missouri, Various Marriage Records, 1821-1899] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/wcmarriage.html Washington County, Missouri Early Marriages] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/wcmarriage.html Washington County, Missouri Early Marriages] (GenWeb)  
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/wcb34-35.html Washington County, Missouri Marriage Book #34 and #35] (1897-1911) (GenWeb)  
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*'''1881-1885''' - Washington County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515902}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1897-1911''' - [http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/wcb34-35.html Washington County, Missouri Marriage Book #34 and #35] (1897-1911) (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washmarr.html Washington County, Missouri Marriage Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washmarr.html Washington County, Missouri Marriage Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caulleyfamilyinfo/MissouriMarriages/index.html Brian Oster Missouri Marriage Records Site]
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caulleyfamilyinfo/MissouriMarriages/index.html Brian Oster Missouri Marriage Records Site]
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===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*[http://vienici.com/moabs/deaths/abmodeth.html Washington County Death Records, 1883-1893, 1973-1976] (Vien Ici)  
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*'''1883-1893, 1973-1976''' - [http://vienici.com/moabs/deaths/abmodeth.html Washington County Death Records, 1883-1893, 1973-1976] (Vien Ici)  
*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.
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*'''1910-''' - 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.  
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*'''1883''' - Washington County Death Index 1883. Batches {{IGI|B514619}} and {{IGI|B514608}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
== 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 & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/mabhs.html Mine au Breton Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/mabhs.html Mine au Breton Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moomahs/ Old Mines Area Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moomahs/ Old Mines Area Historical Society]  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Washington Missouri Family History Center]] 110 E 14th St, Washington, MO 63090-4528 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=110+E+14th+St+Washington+MO+63090-4528+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87d94e8b61d88915%3A0x9dd117c4d3895303!3m8!1m3!1d3601!2d-91.13627!3d38.851573!3m2!1i1394!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d38.545175!4d-91.0148616 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:washington+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="30%" | [http://washington.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb][http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/potosi.html]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions; 2nd link is about the name of the county seat Potosi
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washington.html 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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| 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/Washington/ 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/Washington/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/Washington/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/washington-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%" 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=203545&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Washington%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/washington-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=washington+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 "Washington 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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*[http://www.freewebs.com/aawashco/ African-American History] (Washington and Iron Counties)
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://carrollscorner.net/SitesWashCo_OldMines.htm Old Mines, Washington County, Missouri] (Carroll's Corner)
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/potosi.html Potosi, Washington County, Missouri] (GenWeb)
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*[http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=UED6109 Washington County Courthouse] (University of Missouri Extension)
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washbio.html Washington County, Missouri Biographies] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/index.html Washington County, Missouri GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washhst.html Washington County, Missouri History] (biographies, U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]  
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/wcpioneers.html Washington County, Missouri Pioneer Families] (GenWeb)
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washington.html Washington County, Missouri U.S. GenWeb Archives]
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|width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/mo/washington/ genealogy.com]
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|width="70%" | Washington County, MO Genealogy Forum
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}  
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<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
  
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Missouri]]
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Missouri]]

Latest revision as of 01:38, 25 June 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Washington County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records


Washington County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1813
County Seat Potosi
Courthouse
Address Washington County Courthouse
102 N Missouri Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Phone: 573.438.4901
Washington County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


 

County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891
and death records 1883-1886; Clerk Circuit
Court has marriage, divorce, court and land 
records from 1825; Probate Office has probate
records from 1814[1]

Washington County Courthouse history of the Washington County Courthouse

History

Washington County, Missouri was organized 21 August 1813. This became effective 1 November 1813. The county was named after George Washington.

  • FreeWeb African-American History of Washington County and the surrounding area

Parent County

1813--Washington County was created 21 August 1813 from Ste. Genevieve County. County seat: Potosi [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

  • Belgrade
  • Berryman
  • Cadet
  • Caledonia
  • Courtois
  • Irondale
  • Mineral Point
  • Potosi
  • Richwoods
  • Tiff

See also:

Neighboring Counties

Crawford  • Franklin  • Iron  • Jefferson  • St. Francois

Washington CountyCrawford CountyDent CountyIron CountyPerry CountyBollinger CountySt. Clair CountyMadison CountyMonroe CountyWayne CountyGasconade CountyReynolds CountySte. Genevieve CountyFranklin CountyRandolph CountyJefferson CountySt. Francois CountySt. Louis CountyShannon CountyMOWashington.JPG


Resources

African American

  • 1865-1875 - Washington County Marriage Index 1865-1875. Batch M515903 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Washington 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 Washington 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

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Military

Civil War
- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
:- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
:- 31st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
:- 31st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
:- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
:- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
:- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
:- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
:- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
:- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
:- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
:- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
:- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
:- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
:- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
:- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
:- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
:- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
:- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
:- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company L
:- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company M
:- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Provisional Company A
:- 55th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
:- 8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
:- 8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
:- 8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
:- 8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company G

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Washington 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
Marriages
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Family History Centers

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[1] Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions; 2nd link is about the name of the county seat Potosi
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Washington County, Missouri
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 Washington County, Missouri
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 "Washington County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Washington County, Missouri
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
genealogy.com Washington County, MO Genealogy Forum

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Missouri. Page 406 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.

 

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