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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cooper_County,_Missouri|Cooper County]]''
  
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Guide to '''Cooper County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Cooper County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = December 17
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| seat = Boonville
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| building address = Cooper County Courthouse <br>200 Main Street <br> PO Box 123 <br>Boonville, MO 65233-0123<br>Phone: 660.882.2626<br>[http://www.coopercountymo.org/cccircuit.htm '''Cooper County Website'''] }}
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== County Court House  ==
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&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893<br>and burial records; Circuit Clerk has marriage,<br>divorce, court and naturalization records from 1819 <br>and land&nbsp;records from 1812; Associate Circuit Court<br>has probate record from 1828<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cooper County, Missouri. Page 399 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1818--'''Cooper County was created 17 December 1818&nbsp;from [[Howard County, Missouri|Howard<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228597545406_919" />]] County. '''County seat:''' Boonville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Cooper County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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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.<br>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Boone County, Missouri|Boone]]
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*[[Howard County, Missouri|Howard]]
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*[[Moniteau County, Missouri|Moniteau]]
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*[[Morgan County, Missouri|Morgan]]
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*[[Pettis County, Missouri|Pettis]]
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*[[Saline County, Missouri|Saline]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Missouri}}
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=ZWNAAAAAYAAJ ''A history of Cooper County, Missouri from the first visit by white men, in February, 1804, to the fifth day of July, 1876''] by Levens and Drake (1876) is available online free from Google Books.
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==== Maps  ====
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Cooper_County Cooper County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Cooper County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Cooper County
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June 17, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo001.htm Boonville]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August 2012)</ref> also known as First Battle of Boonville <br>
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
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==== Newspapers  ====
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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] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=26324 Sedalia newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's covering local news that included residents from Cooper County communities.<br>
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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== Web Sites  ==
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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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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Cooper|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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Revision as of 22:00, 15 March 2013

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

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Cooper County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 17, 1818
County Seat Boonville
Courthouse
Address Cooper County Courthouse
200 Main Street
PO Box 123
Boonville, MO 65233-0123
Phone: 660.882.2626
Cooper County Website


County Court House

 

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893
and burial records; Circuit Clerk has marriage,
divorce, court and naturalization records from 1819
and land records from 1812; Associate Circuit Court
has probate record from 1828[1]

History

Parent County

1818--Cooper County was created 17 December 1818 from Howard County. County seat: Boonville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Cooper County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

A history of Cooper County, Missouri from the first visit by white men, in February, 1804, to the fifth day of July, 1876 by Levens and Drake (1876) is available online free from Google Books.

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Cooper County

June 17, 1861 = Boonville[3] also known as First Battle of Boonville

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cooper County, Missouri. Page 399 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)
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