Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy

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County Courthouse

An order was made to erect the first courthouse for Buchanan County, Missouri on 04 January 1841.  The site of the first county seat was in the village of Sparta.[1] History of Buchanan County, 1881
  1. History of Buchanan County, Missouri Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns,etc., (St. Joseph, Missouri: St. Joseph Steam Printing Compnay, 1881).

History

Parent County

1838--Buchanan County was created 31 December 1838 from the Platte Purchase. County seat: St. Joseph [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • St. Joseph

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

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

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).