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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clark_County,_Missouri|Clark County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Genealogy|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clark County, Missouri|Clark County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Clark County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Clark County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{MODC}}  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| founded year = 1836
 
| founded year = 1836
 
| founded date = December 16
 
| founded date = December 16
| seat = kahoka
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| seat = [[Kahoka, Missouri|Kahoka]]
| building image =  
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| building image = MissouriClarkCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Clark County Courthouse<br>111 E Court Street <br>Kahoka, MO 63445-1268<br>Phone: 660.727.3283 <br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Missouri&county=Clark '''Clark County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Clark County Courthouse<br>111 E Court Street <br>Kahoka, MO 63445-1268<br>Phone: 660.727.3283 <br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Missouri&county=Clark '''Clark County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Clark County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <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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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1836
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1836
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court,<br>and &nbsp;land records from 1836<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Missouri. Page 399 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court, and land records from 1836.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Missouri. Page 399 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Clark County was created 16 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Lewis County, Missouri|Lewis]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Kahoka <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836''' Clark County was created 16 December 1836 from [[Lewis County, Missouri Genealogy|Lewis]] County. '''County seat:''' Kahoka <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 Clark County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Clark, Kahoka|place|disp=Kahoka}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Clark, St. Patrick|place|disp=St. Patrick}}
  
 
*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  ====
  
*[[Hancock County, Illinois|Hancock County, Illinois]]  
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[[Hancock County, Illinois Genealogy|Hancock County, Illinois]] {{•}} [[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy|Knox]] {{•}} [[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy|Lee County, Iowa]] {{•}} [[Lewis County, Missouri Genealogy|Lewis]] {{•}} [[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy|Scotland]] {{•}} [[Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy|Van Buren County, Iowa]] {{•}}
*[[Knox County, Missouri|Knox]]  
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{{MOClark, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Lee County, Iowa|Lee County, Iowa]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Lewis County, Missouri|Lewis]]  
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*[[Scotland County, Missouri|Scotland]]  
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==== Biography  ====
*[[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren County, Iowa]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*All of the family biographies from the 1887 History of Clark County, Missouri by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free online on [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/clark-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1419&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|463894|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1419 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.mogenclark.com/clark/cemeteri.php MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clark+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Clark&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/clark/clarceme.html MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/clark.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=23 MNGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20188&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=38&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Missouri Cemeteries| Missouri Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*''History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri&nbsp;: from the earliest time to the present...family records''. St. Louis&nbsp;: Goodspeed, 1887.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1020067 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Moclark.jpg|900px|Moclark.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Clark County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Clark County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[69th Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|69th Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[69th Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|69th Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Clark}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
  
*'''1883''' - Clark County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C514776}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*'''1883-1887''' - Clark County Birth Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|C514775}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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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*'''1883''' - Clark County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C514776}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissouria.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf]].</ref>  
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*'''1883 - 1887''' Clark County Birth Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|C514775}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
  
*'''1836-1895''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1836-1895. Batch {{IGI|M514771}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*'''1856-1872''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1856-1872. Batch {{IGI|M514772}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1872-1881''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1872-1881. Batch {{IGI|M514773}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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/ Ancestry.com] $
*'''1881-1885''' - Clark County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514774}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1836 - 1895''' Clark County Marriage Index 1836-1895. Batch {{IGI|M514771}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''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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*'''1872 - 1881''' Clark County Marriage Index 1872-1881. Batch {{IGI|M514773}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1881 - 1885''' Clark County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514774}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*'''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 $
*'''1883''' - Clark County Death Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|B514777}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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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*'''1883'''  Clark County Death Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|B514777}} 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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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*Clark County Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 202<br>252 N Morgan Street<br>Kahoka, MO 63445<br>Phone: 660-727-1072
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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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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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==== Websites  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:clark+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moclark/ 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/clark/clark.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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|}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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/Clark// 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/Clark/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/clark/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/clark-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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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Clark-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]  
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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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== 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=202928&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Clark%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=clark+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://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Clark Missouri" and search catalog.
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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 "Clark County"
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Latest revision as of 19:10, 27 January 2017

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


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


County Information

Clark County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1830 1836 1883 1830 1833 1836

County Courthouse


County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court, and land records from 1836.[2]

History

Parent County

1836 Clark County was created 16 December 1836 from Lewis County. County seat: Kahoka [3]

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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

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



Resources

Biography

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

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MNGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Clark County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Clark County, Missouri 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.

  • History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present...family records. St. Louis : Goodspeed, 1887.

Maps

Moclark.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Clark County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Clark County, Missouri:

- 21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union), Company K
- 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 69th Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 69th Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Online Probate Records

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

  • Clark County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 202
    252 N Morgan Street
    Kahoka, MO 63445
    Phone: 660-727-1072

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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites



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 Clark 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
Missouri Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Clark 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 Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Clark Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Clark County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Clark County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
Ancestry.com Clark 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Missouri. Page 399 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.