Holt County, Missouri Genealogy

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

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Holt County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded 29 February, 1841
County Seat Oregon
Address Holt County Courthouse
100 W Nodaway Street
Oregon, MO 64473
Phone: 660.446.3303
Holt County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has incomplete birth and death records 1883-1893,
marriage, divorce, land records from 1841; Clerk Circuit Court
has court records 1841; Probate  Judge has probate records from 1849[1]


Parent County

1841--Holt County was created 29 January 1841 from the Platte Purchase. County seat: Oregon [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Holt County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Holt County, Missouri Genealogy for European settlers included:



The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) Nearly 2,000 issues between 1880 and 1921 have been digitized and are fully searchable online at the Library of Congress, Chronicling America website.



Vital Records

  • 1870 - Holt County Birth Index 1870. Batch C515171 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1883-1889 - Holt County Birth Index 1883-1889. Batch C515173 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1846-1881 - Holt County Marriage Books B thru E Index 1846-1881. Batch M515171 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1881-1885 - Holt County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1885. Batch M515172 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1889 - Holt County Death Index 1883-1889. Batch B515175 at FamilySearch - free.[5]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Holt County, Missouri. Page 401 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. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 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.