Douglas County, Missouri Genealogy
Guide to Douglas County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Douglas County, Missouri|
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
|Founded||October 29, 1857|
|Address|| Douglas County Courthouse|
203 SE 2nd Avenue Box 398
Ava, Mo 65608
Douglas County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Clerk Circuit Court and Recorder has marriage, divorce and court records
Probate and Magistrate Judge has probate records
See an interactive map of Douglas County border changes at N2Genealogy.
- The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
For tips on accessing Douglas County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.
- Family Maps of Douglas County, Missouri Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- Map of Douglas County townships (Histopolis)
- The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Douglas County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
Civil War Battle
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Douglas County
Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri
- 1877-1884 - Douglas County Marriage Book 1 Index 1877-1884. Batch M514891 at FamilySearch - free.
- Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas County, Missouri. Page 400 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)
- 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.