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Guide to '''Buchanan County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
| county = Buchanen County  
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| county = Buchanan County  
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| state = Missouri
 
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| founded year = 1838
 
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| founded date = December 31
 
| founded date = December 31
| seat = Joseph
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| seat = [[St. Joseph, Missouri|St. Joseph]]
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| building address = Buchanan County Courthouse<br>5th &amp; Jules<br> St. Joseph, MO 64501<br> Phone: 816.271.1412<br>[http://www.co.buchanan.mo.us/ '''Buchanan County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Buchanan County Courthouse<br>5th and Jules<br> St. Joseph, MO 64501<br> Phone: 816.271.1412<br>[http://www.co.buchanan.mo.us/ '''Buchanan County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Buchanan 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" | '''[[Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1839
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1839
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br> <br><br>Register of&nbsp; Deeds has marriage records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records; <br>Probate Judge has probate records; <br>Magistrat Court has court records; <br>County Assessor has land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Buchanan County, Missouri. Page 398 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Register of Deeds has marriage records; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce records; Probate Judge has probate records; Magistrate Court has court records; County Assessor has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Buchanan County, Missouri. Page 398 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
[[Image:Buchanan Co Courthouse.jpg|Buchanan County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Missouri]]
 
 
 
An order was made to erect the first courthouse for Buchanan County, Missouri on 04 January 1841.&nbsp; The building was to be completed by July 1841.&nbsp; The site of the first county seat was in the village of Sparta.<sup><ref name="History of Buchanan County">History of Buchanan County, Missouri Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns,etc., (St. Joseph, Missouri: St. Joseph Steam Printing Compnay, 1881).</ref><references /></sup>&nbsp;The contractor who built&nbsp;the&nbsp;simple courthouse was Guilford Moultray and the men, who made the initial plans&nbsp;for the building were George W. Nixon and William Fowler.&nbsp; This building was a temporary structure.&nbsp; On 09 November 1842 the County Court approved a second order for a more permanent structure.&nbsp; This order was for a court house to be built in Sparta which was near the center of Buchanan County, however, there was discension concerning this location.&nbsp; The residents who lived in the larger town of St. Joseph which was platted in 1843 were vying for the courthouse to be moved to this city.&nbsp; They presented a petition with the signatures of more than 3/5 of the tax-payers of the county requesting that the county seat be moved to St. Joseph and the new courthouse be built there instead of the more central village of Sparta.&nbsp; On 04 July 1843 a report drafted by three men, who were appointed as commissioners by the Justices of the County Court was filed with the State of Missouri stating that an election should be held on 05 August 1843 to decide the permanent location of the county seat.&nbsp; Residents of each township were to decide if the new courthouse should be built in what is now St. Joseph, but at that time was known as Blacksnake Hills.<ref name="History of Buchanan County (1881)">History of Buchanan County, Missouri Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns,etc., (St. Joseph, Missouri: St. Joseph Steam Printing Compnay, 1881).</ref><references />&nbsp; It took the residents about three years to make the final decision to move the courthouse. The site of the new courthouse was donated by Joseph Robidoux.&nbsp;
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Buchanan County was added to the state of Missouri with the Platte Purchase which was finalized in the year 1837.&nbsp; Prior to that it was part of the Indian lands and only a&nbsp;few white settlers and fur trappers occupied the region.&nbsp;&nbsp;One of the earliest was Joseph Robidoux, III who was a&nbsp;trader and fur trapper, who settled in the hills above the Missouri River at what is now known as St. Joseph, Missouri.&nbsp;&nbsp;He apparently, first arrived in the area about 1800 when he was&nbsp;17 years old.&nbsp; He&nbsp;and his associates had ventured&nbsp;out into the frontier&nbsp;to try to establish a trading relationship with the local Native Americans (the Blacksnake, Missouri, Otoe, Joway, Iowa&nbsp;and&nbsp;other&nbsp;tribes).<ref name="Robidoux's Town">Robert J. Willoughby, Robidoux's Town (St. Joseph, Missouri: Platte Purchase Publishers, 2006).</ref><references />
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Buchanan County was added to the state of Missouri with the Platte Purchase, finalized in the year 1837. Prior to that it was part of the Indian lands and only a few white settlers and fur trappers occupied the region.  
 
 
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In these early years, Joe Robidoux did not establish a permanent residence in what later became St. Joseph.&nbsp; Instead, he traveled up and down the Missouri Valley from St. Louis, Missouri&nbsp;to Council Bluffs, Iowa bartering and trading with the Native Americans.&nbsp; In later years, Robidoux became an employer of the American Fur Company and established a permanent residence.&nbsp; The area was known as Blacksnake Hills.
 
 
 
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By 1834 white settlers began to enter the area illegally and began squatting on land.&nbsp; Their main intent was to take acquire land.&nbsp; Since this area was not yet part of the United States they could not legally obtain title to their land and it was the duty of the U.S. military to see to it that they did not invade the area.&nbsp; One of the military leaders in charge of this&nbsp;agency was General Andrew Hughes, who did not like to enforce the policy of no squatters in the area.  
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1838--'''Buchanan County was created 31 December 1838 from the [[Platte County, Missouri|Platte]] Purchase. '''County seat: '''St. Joseph <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1838''' Buchanan County was created 31 December 1838 from the [[Platte County, Missouri Genealogy|Platte]] Purchase. When originally formed in 1838, the county was named Roberts County, after settler Hiram Roberts; it was renamed in 1839 for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Buchanan James Buchanan], then a U.S. Senator and later President of the United States. '''County seat: '''St. Joseph <ref>''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 Buchanan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border 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  ==
  
*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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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Buchanan, De Kalb|place|disp=De Kalb}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Buchanan, Easton|place|disp=Easton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Buchanan, Gower|place|disp=Gower}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Buchanan, Hurlingen|place|disp=Hurlingen}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Buchanan, Rushville|place|disp=Rushville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Buchanan, St. Joseph|place|disp=St. Joseph}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Buchanan, Washington Township|place|disp=Washington Township}}
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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/St._Joseph,_Missouri St. Joseph]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Andrew County, Missouri|Andrew]]  
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[[Andrew County, Missouri Genealogy|Andrew]] {{•}} [[Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy|Atchison County, Kansas]] {{•}} [[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy|Clinton]] {{•}} [[DeKalb County, Missouri Genealogy|Dekalb]] {{•}} [[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy|Doniphan County, Kansas]] {{•}} [[Platte County, Missouri Genealogy|Platte]]  
*[[Atchison County, Kansas|Atchison County, Kansas]]  
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{{MOBuchanan, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Clinton County, Missouri|Clinton]]  
 
*[[DeKalb County, Missouri|Dekalb]]  
 
*[[Doniphan County, Kansas|Doniphan County, Kansas]]  
 
*[[Platte County, Missouri|Platte]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Biographies ====
  
The following link will take you to the MOGenWeb site&nbsp;containing information about Buchanan County cemeteries:&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobuchan/buch_cemeteries.htm http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobuchan/Cemeteries.htm]&nbsp;  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8543 Buchanan and Clinton Counties, Missouri Biographical Record] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25941 Portrait and biographical record of Buchanan and Clinton Counties, Missouri&nbsp;: containing biographical sketches of prominent and] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
Index and list of tombstones and cemetery records in the FHL;
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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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=1407&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|460061|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=1407 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobuchan/buch_cemeteries.htm MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Buchanan+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=Buchanan&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/buchanan/buchcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/buchanan.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/buchanan.htm MOInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 MNGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20140&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
  
{{FHL|977.8155 V3}}
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==== Census  ====
  
{{FHL|6049448}}  
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{{Census|Missouri}}  
  
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==== Church  ====
  
*The following link will take you to Find A Grave. This is a list of 151 cemeteries in Buchanan County. Many have photos of the tombstones. [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1407 Find A Grave]
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
==== Census ====
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===== Catholic =====
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'''Cathedral, St. Joseph'''
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*'''1856 - 1876'''  Cathedral, St. Joseph, Baptism Index 1856-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511741}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1846 - 1876'''  Cathedral, St. Joseph, Marriage Index 1846-1876. Batch {{IGI|M511621}} at FamilySearch - free.
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'''Immaculate Conception, St. Joseph'''
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*'''1860 - 1876'''  Immaculate Conception, St. Joseph, Baptism Index 1860-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511731}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1860 - 1885'''  Immaculate Conception, St. Joseph, Marriage Index 1860-1885. Batch {{IGI|M511731}} at FamilySearch - free.
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'''St. Joseph's, Easton'''
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*'''1868 - 1876'''  St. Joseph's, Easton, Baptism Index 1868-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511571}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1868 - 1885'''  St. Joseph's, Easton, Marriage Index 1868-1885. Batch {{IGI|M511571}} at FamilySearch - free.
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'''St. Patrick's, St. Joseph'''
  
{{Census|Missouri}}  
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*'''1869 - 1876'''  St. Patrick's, St. Joseph, Baptism Index 1869-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511751}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1869 - 1885'''  St. Patrick's, St. Joseph, Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch {{IGI|M511751}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
==== Church  ====
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*St. Joseph
 
*St. Joseph
  
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'''Kesler Settlement, German Congregation'''
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*'''1847 - 1876'''  Kesler Settlement, German Congregation, Baptism Index 1847-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511921}} at FamilySearch - free.
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'''St. Joseph's Lutheran Church'''
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*Records of St. Joseph's Lutheran Church 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>
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==== City Directories ====
  
*The following link will take you to Naturalization Records for Buchanan County. They are for the years 1816-1955.[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/naturalization/results.asp?Name=&Country=&County=Buchanan&BegYear=&EndYear= Naturalization Records] They are from the Missouri State Archives.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4842 St. Joseph, Missouri Directories, 1887-90] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4017 St. Joseph, Missouri City Directory, 1890] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3694 Buchanan County, Missouri Directories, 1902, 1904-06] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
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==== 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
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*'''1816 - 1955''' [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/naturalization/results.asp?Name=&Country=&County=Buchanan&BegYear=&EndYear= Buchanan County Naturalization Records] - Missouri State Archives.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
Deed records are available from 1839 to the present.&nbsp; They are archived at the Recorder of Deeds Office in the Courthouse.  
 
Deed records are available from 1839 to the present.&nbsp; They are archived at the Recorder of Deeds Office in the Courthouse.  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
  
 
A [http://books.google.com/books?id=p30UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA111 ''Portrait and biographical record of Buchanan and Clinton counties, Missouri containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens...''] (1893) is available online free from Google Books. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Buchanan and Clinton county residents.  
 
A [http://books.google.com/books?id=p30UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA111 ''Portrait and biographical record of Buchanan and Clinton counties, Missouri containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens...''] (1893) is available online free from Google Books. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Buchanan and Clinton county residents.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8486 Buchanan County, Missouri History] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*Hodges, Nadine. Abstracts of wills and administrations from books "A" and "B", 1839-1857.Kansas City, Missouri&nbsp;: Hodges &amp; Woodruff, 1969.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE88217 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Rutt, Christian Ludwig. ''The Daily News' history of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, Mo., from the time of the Platte Purchase to the end of the year 1898,&nbsp;: preceeded by a short history of Missouri, supplemented by biographical sketches''. [St. Joseph, Missouri]&nbsp;: St. Joseph Pub. Co., [1898].
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE993876 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*''History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, Mo.&nbsp;: from the time of the Platte Purchase to...1915, preceded by a short history of Missouri, supplemented by biographical sketches. St. Joseph, Missouri&nbsp;: History Pub. Co., [1915?].''
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE993933 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Buchanan_County Buchanan County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Buchanan_County Buchanan County townships] (Histopolis)  
*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 Buchanan County.<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 Buchanan County.  
 
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-buchanan-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Buchanan County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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Early migration routes to and from Buchanan County, Missouri for European and African American settlers included:  
  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]  
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon <ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California <ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://www.octa-trails.org/learn/virtual-trail (accessed 20 August 2016).</ref>  
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah <ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.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://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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'''''Regiments'''''<br>
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Service men in Buchanan 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 Buchanan County, Missouri"<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union)|Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union)|Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company L
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company L
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:- [[36th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|36th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company M
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:- [[41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company M
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:- [[25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[36th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|36th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[36th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|36th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Buchanan}}
  
 
==== 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}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3870 Buchanan County, Missouri Taxpayers, 1887-90] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4254 Buchanan County, Missouri Taxpayers, 1891-95, 1901] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''Births'''''
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
*''[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MO_Buchanan.html Birth records]'' can be found also in the [http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=VitalRecords&klp=GA98001&cam=315&KW2=Missouri&Location=MO&gclid=CMuP3OSegqoCFQNubAodRC2i0g State Records].<br>
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===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1827 - 1935'''  {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1837 - 1871'''  Buchanan County Birth Volumes A thru C Index 1837-1871. Batch {{IGI|C514671}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''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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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MO_Buchanan.html Buchanan birth records], can be found also in the [http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=VitalRecords&klp=GA98001&cam=315&KW2=Missouri&Location=MO&gclid=CMuP3OSegqoCFQNubAodRC2i0g State Records].<br>
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
  
*''[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MO_Buchanan.html Marriage records]'' can be found also in the [http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=VitalRecords&klp=GA98001&cam=315&KW2=Missouri&Location=MO&gclid=CMuP3OSegqoCFQNubAodRC2i0g State Records].<br>
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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
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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] $
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*'''1839 - 1855''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6017 Buchanan County, Missouri Marriages: 1839-55] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*'''1839 - 1874''' Buchanan County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1839-1874. Batch {{IGI|M514671}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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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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*'''1874 - 1883'''  Buchanan County Marriage Books D and E Index 1874-1883. Batch {{IGI|M514672}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1883 - 1885'''  Buchanan County Marriage Books F and G Index 1883-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514673}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MO_Buchanan.html Buchanan marriage records], can be found also in the [http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=VitalRecords&klp=GA98001&cam=315&KW2=Missouri&Location=MO&gclid=CMuP3OSegqoCFQNubAodRC2i0g State Records].<br>
  
 
===== '''''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 $
*
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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 - 1893'''  Buchanan County Death Index 1883-1893. Batch {{IGI|B514674}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MO_Buchanan.html Death records] can be found also in the [http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=VitalRecords&klp=GA98001&cam=315&KW2=Missouri&Location=MO&gclid=CMuP3OSegqoCFQNubAodRC2i0g State Records].  
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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.  
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MO_Buchanan.html Buchanan death records], can be found also in the [http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=VitalRecords&klp=GA98001&cam=315&KW2=Missouri&Location=MO&gclid=CMuP3OSegqoCFQNubAodRC2i0g State Records].
  
 
==== Census Records  ====
 
==== Census Records  ====
  
*1840-{{FHL|977.8 A1}} no 61
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*1840 {{FHL|977.8 A1 no. 61}}  
*1850-{{FHL|6049078}}  
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*1850 {{FHL|6049078}}  
*1860_{{FHL|977.8132 X2p}}  
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*1860 {{FHL|977.8132 X2p}}  
*1870-{{FHL|6048380}}
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*1870 {{FHL|6048380}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.nwmogenealogy.com/ Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society]<br>412 Felix Street<br> Saint Joseph, MO 64501<br>Mailing Address:<br> P.O. Box 382<br> Saint Joseph, MO 64502<br> Phone: 816-233-0524
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*[http://www.robidouxrowmuseum.org/ Saint Joseph Historical Society]<br> P.O. Box 246<br> Third and Poulin Streets<br> St. Joseph, MO 64502<br>Phone: 816-232-5861
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[St Joseph Missouri Family History Center|St Joseph Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[St Joseph Missouri Family History Center]] 7 N Carriage Dr, St Joseph, MO 64506 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=7+N+Carriage+Dr%2C+St+Joseph%2C+MO+64506&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87c01c1b8304a62f%3A0x7a822ce1e8cd5cee!3m8!1m3!1d3088!2d-123.385132!3d48.096297!3m2!1i1350!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d39.8119467!4d-94.8164737 Location Map]
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:buchanan+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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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobuchan/ 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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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/buchanan/buchanan.htm 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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|}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Buchanan/ 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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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Buchanan/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/buchanan/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/buchanan-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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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Buchanan-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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|-
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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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|-
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=194704&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Buchanan%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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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Buchanan+county%2C+missouri WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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|-
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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 "Buchanan Missouri" and search catalog.
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|-
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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 "Buchanan County"
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|-
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Societies_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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|}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Buchanan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers]
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| enter "missouri" in the search box to see a list and links to Missouri Blogs
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|-
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
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| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
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|-
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.buchanan/mb.ashx Ancestry.com]
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| width="70%" | Buchanan County Message Board
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|}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 19:32, 23 August 2017

United States
Missouri
Buchanan County

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


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Buchanan County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Buchanan County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 31, 1838
County Seat St. Joseph
Courthouse
MissouriBuchananCourthouse.jpg
Address Buchanan County Courthouse
5th and Jules
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Phone: 816.271.1412
Buchanan County Website


County Information

Buchanan County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1839 1883 1830 1839 1839

County Courthouse

Register of Deeds has marriage records; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce records; Probate Judge has probate records; Magistrate Court has court records; County Assessor has land records.[2]

History

Buchanan County was added to the state of Missouri with the Platte Purchase, finalized in the year 1837. Prior to that it was part of the Indian lands and only a few white settlers and fur trappers occupied the region.

Parent County

1838 Buchanan County was created 31 December 1838 from the Platte Purchase. When originally formed in 1838, the county was named Roberts County, after settler Hiram Roberts; it was renamed in 1839 for James Buchanan, then a U.S. Senator and later President of the United States. County seat: St. Joseph [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

Andrew  • Atchison County, Kansas  • Clinton  • Dekalb  • Doniphan County, Kansas  • Platte

Buchanan CountyClinton CountyAndrew CountyDeKalb CountyDaviess CountyRay CountyClay CountyCaldwell CountyPlatte CountyHolt CountyJackson CountyBrown CountyNemaha CountyJackson CountyJackson CountyShawnee CountyJefferson CountyLeavenworth CountyWyandotte CountyAtchison CountyMOBuchanan1.JPG


Resources

Biographies

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
MOInterment
MNGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Buchanan 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.

Catholic

Cathedral, St. Joseph

  • 1856 - 1876 Cathedral, St. Joseph, Baptism Index 1856-1876. Batch C511741 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1846 - 1876 Cathedral, St. Joseph, Marriage Index 1846-1876. Batch M511621 at FamilySearch - free.

Immaculate Conception, St. Joseph

  • 1860 - 1876 Immaculate Conception, St. Joseph, Baptism Index 1860-1876. Batch C511731 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1860 - 1885 Immaculate Conception, St. Joseph, Marriage Index 1860-1885. Batch M511731 at FamilySearch - free.

St. Joseph's, Easton

  • 1868 - 1876 St. Joseph's, Easton, Baptism Index 1868-1876. Batch C511571 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1868 - 1885 St. Joseph's, Easton, Marriage Index 1868-1885. Batch M511571 at FamilySearch - free.

St. Patrick's, St. Joseph

  • 1869 - 1876 St. Patrick's, St. Joseph, Baptism Index 1869-1876. Batch C511751 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1869 - 1885 St. Patrick's, St. Joseph, Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch M511751 at FamilySearch - free.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • St. Joseph
German

Kesler Settlement, German Congregation

  • 1847 - 1876 Kesler Settlement, German Congregation, Baptism Index 1847-1876. Batch C511921 at FamilySearch - free.
Lutheran

St. Joseph's Lutheran Church

  • Records of St. Joseph's Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

City Directories

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.

Deed records are available from 1839 to the present.  They are archived at the Recorder of Deeds Office in the Courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Buchanan 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.

A Portrait and biographical record of Buchanan and Clinton counties, Missouri containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens... (1893) is available online free from Google Books. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Buchanan and Clinton county residents.

  • Buchanan County, Missouri History at Ancestry.com ($)
  • Hodges, Nadine. Abstracts of wills and administrations from books "A" and "B", 1839-1857.Kansas City, Missouri : Hodges & Woodruff, 1969.
  • Rutt, Christian Ludwig. The Daily News' history of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, Mo., from the time of the Platte Purchase to the end of the year 1898, : preceeded by a short history of Missouri, supplemented by biographical sketches. [St. Joseph, Missouri] : St. Joseph Pub. Co., [1898].
  • History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, Mo. : from the time of the Platte Purchase to...1915, preceded by a short history of Missouri, supplemented by biographical sketches. St. Joseph, Missouri : History Pub. Co., [1915?].

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Buchanan County, Missouri for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments
Service men in Buchanan 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 Buchanan County, Missouri"

- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company C
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union), Company A
- 3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union), Company B
- 3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union), Company C
- 3rd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union), Company D
- Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union), Company D
- Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union), Company E
- 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company L
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company L
- 36th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company M
- 41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 41st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company C
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company K
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company H
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company I
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company K
- 9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company M
- 25th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 36th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 36th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Census Records

Societies and Libraries

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 Buchanan 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 Buchanan 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 "Buchanan Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Buchanan County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy
GeneaBloggers enter "missouri" in the search box to see a list and links to Missouri Blogs
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
Ancestry.com Buchanan 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), Buchanan County, Missouri. Page 398 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. "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.
  5. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://www.octa-trails.org/learn/virtual-trail (accessed 20 August 2016).
  7. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. 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.