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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bates County, Missouri|Bates County]]''
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bates_County,_Missouri|Bates County]]''
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Guide to '''Bates County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Bates County  
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1841
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| founded date = January 29
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| seat = [[Butler, Missouri|Bulter]]
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| building address = Bates County Courthouse<br> 1 N Delaware Street<br> Butler, MO 64730<br> Phone: 660.679.3371 <br>[http://www.batescounty.net/ '''Bates County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1887; <br>County Recorder has marriage recordsrec from 1860 <br>and land records from 1840; Clerk Circuit Court has <br>divorce records from 1860; Probate Judge has probate<br> records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bates County, Missouri. Page 397 {{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  ====
  
'''1841--'''Bates County was created 29 January 1841&nbsp;from [[Cass County, Missouri|Cass]], Van Buren and [[Jackson County, Missouri|Jackson]] Counties.&nbsp; Van Buren County name was changed to Cass County 19 Feb 1849.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Butler <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1841--'''Bates County was created 29 January 1841from [[Cass County, Missouri|Cass]], Van Buren and [[Jackson County, Missouri|Jackson]] Counties. Van Buren County name was changed to Cass County 19 Feb 1849. '''County seat:''' Butler <ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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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.  
See an interactive map of Bates County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
 
  
 
==== 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  ==
  
*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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[[Image:Mobates.jpg|right|600px|Mobates.jpg]]
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*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.
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian,_Missouri Adrian]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoret,_Missouri Amoret]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler,_Missouri Butler]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hume,_Missouri Hume]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cass County, Missouri|Cass]]  
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[[Cass County, Missouri|Cass]] {{•}}
*[[Henry County, Missouri|Henry]]  
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[[Henry County, Missouri|Henry]] {{•}}
*[[Linn County, Kansas|Linn County, Kansas]]  
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[[Linn County, Kansas|Linn County, Kansas]] {{•}}
*[[Miami County, Kansas|Miami County, Kansas]]  
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[[Miami County, Kansas|Miami County, Kansas]] {{•}}
*[[St. Clair County, Missouri|St. Clair]]  
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[[St. Clair County, Missouri|St. Clair]] {{•}}
*[[Vernon County, Missouri|Vernon]]
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[[Vernon County, Missouri|Vernon]]
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<center>{{MOBates, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Zion Lutheran Church, Rich Hill, records in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{MO History}}
  
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Bates_County Bates County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=pH0UAAAAYAAJ ''The old settlers' history of Bates County, Missouri from its first settlement to the first day of January, 1900''] is available online free from Google Books.
  
*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 Bates County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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==== Maps  ====
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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.
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Bates_County Bates County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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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 Bates County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Bates}}
  
 
==== 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'''''  =====
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*'''1880-1911''' - Bates County Birth Index 1880-1911. Batches {{IGI|C514634}} and {{IGI|C514633}} 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>
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1860-1877''' - Bates County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1860-1877. Batch {{IGI|M514631}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1877-1885''' - Bates County Marriage Books 3 thru 5 Index 1877-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514632}} 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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*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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*'''1883-1911''' - Bates County Death Index 1883-1911. Batch {{IGI|B514635}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/bates-county/ Bates County, MO History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Missouri Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/218845911485304/ Missouri Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Bates|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Bates|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 19:02, 28 March 2014

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

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Bates County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1841
County Seat Bulter
Courthouse
Address Bates County Courthouse
1 N Delaware Street
Butler, MO 64730
Phone: 660.679.3371
Bates County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1887;
County Recorder has marriage recordsrec from 1860
and land records from 1840; Clerk Circuit Court has
divorce records from 1860; Probate Judge has probate
records[1]

History

Parent County

1841--Bates County was created 29 January 1841from Cass, Van Buren and Jackson Counties. Van Buren County name was changed to Cass County 19 Feb 1849. County seat: Butler [1]

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

Mobates.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cass  • Henry  • Linn County, Kansas  • Miami County, Kansas  • St. Clair  • Vernon

Bates CountyJackson CountyLafayette CountyPolk CountyCedar CountyPettis CountyWilson CountyNeosho CountyCrawford CountyCoffey CountyAnderson CountyLinn CountyMiami CountyFranklin CountyLeavenworth CountyBourbon CountyWoodson CountyOsage CountyShawnee CountyDouglas CountyJohnson CountyAllen CountyVernon CountyBarton CountyDade CountyGreene CountyJohnson CountyBenton CountyHenry CountyHickory CountyCass CountySt. Clair CountyMOBates.jpg

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Bates 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.

Lutheran
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Rich Hill, records in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[2]

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 Bates 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.

The old settlers' history of Bates County, Missouri from its first settlement to the first day of January, 1900 is available online free from Google Books.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

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
  • 1880-1911 - Bates County Birth Index 1880-1911. Batches C514634 and C514633 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriages
  • 1860-1877 - Bates County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1860-1877. Batch M514631 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1877-1885 - Bates County Marriage Books 3 thru 5 Index 1877-1885. Batch M514632 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Deaths
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1911 - Bates County Death Index 1883-1911. Batch B514635 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bates County, Missouri. Page 397 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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.