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Guide to '''Cole County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{MODC}}  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Cole County  
 
| county = Cole County  
| county_map =  
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| county_map = Missouri Cole County Map.svg.png
 
| state = Missouri
 
| state = Missouri
 
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| founded year = 1820
 
| founded year = 1820
 
| founded date = November 16
 
| founded date = November 16
| seat = Jefferson City  
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| seat = [[Jefferson City, Missouri|Jefferson City]]
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| building image = MissouriColeCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Cole County Courthouse<br> 01 E High Street<br>Jefferson City, MO 65101<br>Phone: 573.634.9106<br>[http://www.colecounty.org/ '''Cole County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Cole County Courthouse<br> 01 E High Street<br>Jefferson City, MO 65101<br>Phone: 573.634.9106<br>[http://www.colecounty.org/ '''Cole County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Cole County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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" | '''[[Cole County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cole County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cole County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cole County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Cole County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cole County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1821
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1821
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1834
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
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<br>Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1821; Probate Judge has probate records from 1821; Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records from 1821.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, : Everton Pub., 2002), Cole County, . Page 399 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1821; <br>Probate Judge has probate records from 1821; Recorder Deeds <br>has marriage and land records from 1821<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cole County, Missouri. Page 399 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1820--'''Cole County was created 16 November 1820&nbsp;from [[Cooper County, Missouri|Cooper]] County. '''County seat:''' Jefferson City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1820''' Cole County was created 16 November 1820 from [[Cooper County, Missouri|Cooper]] County. '''County seat:''' Jefferson City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, :Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Cole County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary 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.  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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[[Moniteau County, Missouri Genealogy|Moniteau County]]{{•}} [[Miller County, Missouri Genealogy|Miller County]]{{•}} [[Maries County, Missouri Genealogy|Maries County]]{{•}} [[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy|Osage County]]{{•}} [[Callaway County, Missouri Genealogy|Callaway County]]{{•}} [[Boone County, Missouri Genealogy|Boon County]]
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{{MOCole, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''Jefferson City, MO Cole County Courthouse Fire'''
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
Jefferson City, Mo., March 14. -- The Cole County courthouse was destroyed by fire this afternoon. The records which were in fireproof vaults were not damaged. The building was insured for $70,000. The cost of replacing the structure, it was stated today would be $100,000, though the original cost was $59,000.
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 15 Mar 1918<br>(source:[http://www3.gendisasters.com/missouri/6930/jefferson-city-mo-cole-county-courthouse-fire-mar-1918 ''GenDisasters''])
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cole, Eugene|place|disp=Eugene}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cole, Henley|place|disp=Henley}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cole, Jefferson City|place|disp=Jefferson City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cole, Marion|place|disp=Marion}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cole, Russellville|place|disp=Russellville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cole, St. Thomas|place|disp=St. Thomas}}
  
{{Cole County, Missouri}}<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''To see a list of places in Cole County, click on [Show], in the bar above.'''<br><br>  
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{{Cole County, Missouri}}<br> '''To see a list of places in Cole County, click on [Show], in the bar above.'''<br><br>  
  
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 Missouri Counties.<br>  
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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 place names] for all Counties.<br>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies  ====
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*All of the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/cole-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp family biographies from the History of Cole County, ] (1889) by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records for [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ Jefferson City National Cemetery] and other Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries around the country.
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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=1422&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|433366|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=1422 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.colecountygenealogy.com/cemeteries.html MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cole+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=Cole&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/cole/colecem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/cole.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/cole.htm MOInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=26 MNGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20203&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records for [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ Jefferson City ] and other Cemeteries around the country.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2290 Jefferson City, Missouri, Jefferson City National Cemetery, 1861-2010] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{Census|Missouri}}  
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
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'''Lutheran'''
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*St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lohman, records in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== 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
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*''History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri&nbsp;: from the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and private records, besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc., etc''. Chicago&nbsp;: Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1889.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE993954 Family Search] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Cole_County Maps of townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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[[Image:Mocole.jpg|900px|Mocole.jpg]]  
  
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 Cole County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Cole_County Maps of townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of 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 county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all counties including Cole County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-cole-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Cole County, ] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== 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'''''
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Service men in Cole 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 Cole County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[26th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|26th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union)|Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union)|Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union)|Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union)]], Company ?
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union)|Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union)]], Company A
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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  ====
  
[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on Cole County residents as well as residents from surrounding counties.<br>  
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Cole}}
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[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on Cole County residents as well as residents from surrounding counties.<br> [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?sort=relevance&city=&rows=20&terms=&language=&lccn=&material_type=&year1=1690&year2=2014&labor=&county=Cole&state=Missouri&frequency=&page=4&ethnicity= Chronicling America] a list of 1836 to 1922 Cole County newspapers with their descriptions and where they are held <br> [http://shs.umsystem.edu/newspaper/mdnp/mdnptable.shtml The State Historical Society of Missouri] digitized newspapers from Cole County - you must sort by Cole County
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51565 Jefferson City Post-Tribune (Jefferson City, Missouri)] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51229 Daily Capital News (Jefferson City, Missouri)] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51780 News and Tribune (Jefferson City, Missouri)] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== 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}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''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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*'''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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*'''1865 - 1874''' Cole County 1865-1874. Batch {{IGI|C514812}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of , ''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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*'''1883'''  Cole County 1883. Batch {{IGI|C514814}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1883 - 1906''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7786 Cole County, Missouri Births, 1883-1906] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*'''1885'''  Cole County 1885. Batch {{IGI|C514815}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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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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*'''1821 - 1851''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6024 Cole County, Missouri Marriages: 1821-51] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*'''1821 - 1865''' Cole County A and B Index 1821-1865. Batch {{IGI|M514811}} 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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*'''1881 - 1885''' Cole County 1 and 2 Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514813}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  
 
===== '''''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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*'''1871 - 1899''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4075 Cole County, Missouri Obituaries, 1871-99] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*'''1883 - 1906''' Cole County Death Index 1883-1906. Batch {{IGI|B514817}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1883 - 1906''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7787 Cole County, Missouri Deaths, 1883-1906] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*'''1924 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7659 Cole County, Missouri Deaths, 1924-1930] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*State provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>  
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
  
'''Cole County Historical Society'''<br>109 Madison Street<br>Jefferson City, MO 65101<br>(573)-635-1850<br>Website: [http://www.colecohistsoc.org/ http://www.colecohistsoc.org/]<br>  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*Cole County Historical Society<br>109 Madison Street<br>Jefferson City, MO 65101<br>Phone: 573-635-1850<br>[http://www.colecohistsoc.org/ Website]<br>  
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Jefferson City Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[Jefferson City Missouri Family History Center]] 4618 Henwick Ln, Jefferson, City MO 65109-0108 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=4618+Henwick+Ln%2C+Jefferson%2C+City+MO+65109-0108+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87db584dba2a4e75%3A0x973b12336f55aed1!3m8!1m3!1d3685!2d-92.2627557!3d37.1616577!3m2!1i1127!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d38.592604!4d-92.274593 Location Map]
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:cole+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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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocole/cole.html 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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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/cole/cole.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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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Cole/ 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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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Cole/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/cole/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/cole-county// StateofUS]
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Cole-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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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=202928&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Cole%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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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=cole+county+missouri WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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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 "Cole Missouri" and search catalog.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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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="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
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| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
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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.cole/mb.ashx Ancestry.com]
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| width="70%" | Cole County Message Board
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Latest revision as of 19:35, 23 August 2017

United States
Missouri
Cole County

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


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Cole County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Cole County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 16, 1820
County Seat Jefferson City
Courthouse
MissouriColeCourthouse.jpg
Address Cole County Courthouse
01 E High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573.634.9106
Cole County Website



County Information

Cole County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1821 1883 1830 1821 1834

County Courthouse


Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1821; Probate Judge has probate records from 1821; Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records from 1821.[2]

History

Parent County

1820 Cole County was created 16 November 1820 from Cooper County. County seat: Jefferson City [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.

Neighboring Counties

Moniteau County • Miller County • Maries County • Osage County • Callaway County • Boon County

Cole CountyOsage CountyGasconade CountyAudrain CountyMontgomery CountyCallaway CountyBoone CountyRandolph CountyHoward CountyMoniteau CountyCooper CountySaline CountyChariton CountyMiller CountyCamden CountyMorgan CountyBenton CountyPettis CountyPhelps CountyCrawford CountyMaries CountyLaclede CountyPulaski CountyDent CountyDallas CountyHickory CountyPolk CountyMOCole.jpg

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog


To see a list of places in Cole County, click on [Show], in the bar above.

The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical place names for all Counties.

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 Cole County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Lutheran

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lohman, records in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cole 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.

  • History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and private records, besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc., etc. Chicago : Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1889.

Maps

Mocole.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Cole 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 Cole County, Missouri:
- 10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 26th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union), Company I
- Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union), Company K
- Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union), Company ?
- 42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 42nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company D
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company E
- 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company B
- Richardson Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union), Company A

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Jefferson City newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on Cole County residents as well as residents from surrounding counties.
Chronicling America a list of 1836 to 1922 Cole County newspapers with their descriptions and where they are held
The State Historical Society of Missouri digitized newspapers from Cole County - you must sort by Cole County

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

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

  • Cole County Historical Society
    109 Madison Street
    Jefferson City, MO 65101
    Phone: 573-635-1850
    Website

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 Cole 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 Cole 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 "Cole Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Cole County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Cole County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
Ancestry.com Cole 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, : Everton Pub., 2002), Cole County, . Page 399 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, :Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of , Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.