Jasper County, Missouri Genealogy
Guide to Jasper County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Jasper County, Missouri|
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
|Founded||January 29, 1841|
|Address|| Jasper County Courthouse|
302 S Main Street
Carthage, MO 64836-1696
Jasper County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County Clerk has birth records 1883-1900
and death records 1883-1891;Recorder Deeds
has marriage and land records; Probate Judge
has probate and court records
HistoryWilliam Jasper (c1750-1779).
See an interactive map of Jasper County border changes at N2Genealogy.
An EF5 tornado struck the southern part of the city in May 2011, it is possible some record loss did occur as some locations where records may have been kept or stored were hit by the twister.
- The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on Missouri Place Names, 1928-1945 for all Missouri Counties.
Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin BillionGraves. May contain some interments of those killed by the tornado in 2011.
The biographical record of Jasper County, Missouri (1901) by Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor is available online free from Google Books. This book has biographical sketches of county residents. A name index is provided on page 5 of the book.
Biographies from The History of Jasper County, Missouri (1883) published by Mills & Company are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website
- Family Maps of Jasper County, Missouri Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- Map of Jasper County townships (Histopolis)
- The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Jasper County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
- Historic maps of Jasper County, Missouri
Civil War Battle
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Jasper County
Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri
- Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Joplin newspapers and Neosho newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Jasper County communities.
- 1816-1864 - Jasper County Birth Index 1816, 1828-1832, 1851-1864. Batch C515261 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1841-1874 - Jasper County Marriage Books A thru D Index 1841-1874. Batch M515261 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1873-1881 - Jasper County Marriage Books E thru G Index 1873-1881. Batch M515262 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1881-1885 - Jasper County Marriage Books H and I Index 1881-1885. Batch M515263 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
- Jasper County Web Site
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jasper County, Missouri. Page 401 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- "William Jasper," Wikipedia.
- 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/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.