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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Genealogy|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Carter County, Missouri|Carter County]]''
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Guide to '''Carter County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Carter County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  March 10,  1859
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|county seat= Van Buren
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|parent county= [[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy|Ripley]], [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Butler County, Missouri Genealogy|Butler]]
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|county2= [[Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy|Oregon]]
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|county3= [[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy|Reynolds]]
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|county4= [[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy|Ripley]]
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|county5= [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]]
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|county6= [[Wayne County, Missouri Genealogy|Wayne]]</br><center>[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The county was named for Zimri A. Carter, a pioneer settler who came to Missouri from South Carolina in 1812. The County is located in the south central area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Carter County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Missouri, accessed 18 Sept 2018.</ref>
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== County Courthouse ===
| county = Carter County
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Carter}}
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'''Carter County Courthouse'''<br> 105 Main Street <br>Van Buren, MO 63965-0517<br>Phone: 573-323-4527 <br>[http://mocounties.com/carter-county.php Carter County Website]<br><br>
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Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records.<br>
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Probate Court has probate records from 1859.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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| founded year = 1859
 
| founded date = March 10
 
| seat = [[Van Buren, Missouri|Van Buren]]
 
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| building address = Carter County Courthouse<br> 105 Main Street; <br>Van Buren, MO 63965-0517<br>Phone: 573.323.4527 <br>[http://www.ofrpc.org/county/carter.html '''Carter County Website'''] }}
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== Carter County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
 
  
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=== Carter County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Carter}}
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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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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter County, Missouri. Page 397-407 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1910
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1861  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1910
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1859
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1859
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.</center>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records; <br>Probate Court has probate records from 1859<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter 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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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Carter}}
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*'''1859'''  Carter County was created 10 March 1859 from [[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy|Ripley]] and [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Van Buren<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.
  
== History  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MO Populated Places Intro|Carter}}
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The following are locations in Carter County, Missouri:
  
==== Parent County  ====
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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.
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Carter}}
  
'''1859--'''Carter County was created 10 March 1859&nbsp;from [[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy|Ripley]] and [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Van Buren <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Carter}}
  
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.
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Carter}}
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Carter}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Carter County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [https://cousin-collector.com/projects/index.php/carter/cemeteries MOGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/carter/cartcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/carter.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=18 MOGravestones]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20168&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|Carter|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Carter+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Carter-County?id=county_1414 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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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.
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MO Census Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*'''1732-1933''' - {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
[[Butler County, Missouri Genealogy|Butler]] {{•}} [[Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy|Oregon]] {{•}} [[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy|Reynolds]] {{•}} [[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy|Ripley]] {{•}} [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]] {{•}} [[Wayne County, Missouri Genealogy|Wayne]]
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{{Census|Missouri}}
<center>{{MOCarter, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Carter}}
  
{{Census|Missouri}}  
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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
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Carter}}
  
{{MO Church Intro}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*'''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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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Carter}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Carter}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
[[Image:Mocarter.jpg|900px|Mocarter.jpg]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Carter}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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{{MO History}}
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Carter County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Carter}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Carter_County Carter County townships] (Histopolis)
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Carter_County Carter County townships] (Histopolis)
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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 Carter County.
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=== Migration ===
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{{MO Migration Intro|Carter}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MO Military Intro|Carter}}
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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
  
*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 Carter County.
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==== Civil War ====
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{{MO Civil War Intro|Carter}}
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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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*'''1911-1938'''  {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Military  ====
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==== World War II ====
*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{MO World War II Intro|Carter}}
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*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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
  
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Carter}}  
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MO Newspapers Intro|Carter}}
  
Carter County Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Historical Society [http://shs.umsystem.edu/newspaper/newspapercatalog/cartercounty.shtml/Carter County Newspapers]
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Carter}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5134335~S7 Carter County], vital record abstracts from Carter County newspapers (Missouri State Historical Society)
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|Carter}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Other Records ===
*'''1750 – 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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{{MO Other Records Intro|Carter}}
*'''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  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Carter}}
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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] — index and images $
  
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
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=== School Records ===
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{{MO Schools Intro|Carter}}
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MO Tax Intro|Carter}}
  
*1827 - 1935 {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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=== Vital Records ===
*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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{{MO Vital Intro|Carter}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MO Birth Intro|Carter}}
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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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] — index/images $
  
 
Some Pre-1910 Birth Records are available online at Missouri State Archives. [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/ Birth Records] - Over 250 reels of microfilm containing birth and death records from 1883 to 1893 are available at the Archives for research. To learn more about researching birth and death records from this period, contact the Archives using email: [mailto:archref@sos.mo.gov archref@sos.mo.gov]
 
Some Pre-1910 Birth Records are available online at Missouri State Archives. [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/ Birth Records] - Over 250 reels of microfilm containing birth and death records from 1883 to 1893 are available at the Archives for research. To learn more about researching birth and death records from this period, contact the Archives using email: [mailto:archref@sos.mo.gov archref@sos.mo.gov]
  
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Carter}}
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1802-1969''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/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] $
*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index $
*'''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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*'''1861-1885''' - Carter County Marriage Book A Index 1861-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514741}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissouria.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf]].</ref>
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $  
 
*'''1861-1885''' - Carter County Marriage Book A Index 1861-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514741}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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>
 
*'''1860-1900''' - Carter County, Missouri Marriages, 1860 -1900. County court records located at Van Buren, Missouri. Family History Library film # (0927642) [http://goo.gl/l221p / Film]
 
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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==== Death ====
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{{MO Death Intro|Carter}}
  
*1867 - 1976 {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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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] — index/images $
*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] — index
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*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.
 
*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.
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Divorce Intro|Carter}}
  
*West Carter County Genealogy Society,<br> P.O. Box 309,<br> Van Buren Mo 63965<br> Phone 573-323-4315
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Carter}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MO Libraries Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{MO Museums Intro|Carter}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
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== Societies ==
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{{MO Societies Intro|Carter}}
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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*'''West Carter County Genealogy Society'''<br> P.O. Box 309<br> Van Buren, MO 63965<br>Phone: 573-323-4315<br>
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:carter+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
| width="20%" | Free
 
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocarter/ MOGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/carter/carter.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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== Websites ==
|-
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{{MO Websites Intro|Carter}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Carter/ RootsWeb resources]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Carter/ Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/carter/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/carter-county// StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Carter-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:carter+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
|-
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[https://cousin-collector.com/projects/index.php/carter MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
| 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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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/carter/carter.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
|-
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|202909|Missouri|Carter}}. Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=202897&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Carterl%22 FamilySearch catalog]  
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[https://web.archive.org/web/20170510120452/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/USA/MO/Carter/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Carter/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
|-
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*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/carter/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=carter+county+missouri WorldCat]  
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/carter-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Carter-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
|-
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== Research Guides ==
| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=carter+county%2C+missouri&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
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{{MO Research Guides Intro|Carter}}
| width="70%" | located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]  
 
| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Carter County"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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== References ==
|-
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<references />
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers]
 
| enter "missouri" in the search box to see a list and links to Missouri Blogs
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
 
| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
 
|-
 
| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
 
| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.carter/mb.ashx Ancestry.com]
 
| width="70%" | Carter County Message Board
 
|}
 
  
== References  ==
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{{Missouri|Missouri}}
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[[Category:Carter_County,_Missouri]]
  
<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
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[[Category:Missouri_Counties]]
 
 
[[Category:Carter_County,_Missouri]]
 

Latest revision as of 18:37, 9 May 2019

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

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County Facts
County seat: Van Buren
Organized: March 10, 1859
Parent County(s): Ripley, Shannon[1]
Neighboring Counties
Butler  • Oregon  • Reynolds  • Ripley  • Shannon  • Wayne
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriCarterCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Carter County Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Zimri A. Carter, a pioneer settler who came to Missouri from South Carolina in 1812. The County is located in the south central area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Carter County Courthouse
105 Main Street
Van Buren, MO 63965-0517
Phone: 573-323-4527
Carter County Website

Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records.
Probate Court has probate records from 1859.[3]

Carter County, Missouri Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1910 1861 1910 1866 1845 1859 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1859 Carter County was created 10 March 1859 from Ripley and Shannon Counties.
  • County seat: Van Buren[5]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Carter County, Missouri:

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Carter County, Missouri online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Carter County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Carter 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.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Carter County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


  • Carter County, vital record abstracts from Carter County newspapers (Missouri State Historical Society)

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Some Pre-1910 Birth Records are available online at Missouri State Archives. Birth Records - Over 250 reels of microfilm containing birth and death records from 1883 to 1893 are available at the Archives for research. To learn more about researching birth and death records from this period, contact the Archives using email: archref@sos.mo.gov

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • West Carter County Genealogy Society
    P.O. Box 309
    Van Buren, MO 63965
    Phone: 573-323-4315

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • FamilySearch Catalog . Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • 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 ($)

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Carter County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Missouri, accessed 18 Sept 2018.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter County, Missouri. Page 397-407 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.