Dent County, Missouri Genealogy
Guide to Dent County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Dent County, Missouri|
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
|Founded||February 10, 1851|
|Address|| Dent County Courthouse|
400 N Main Street
Salem, MO 6556
Dent County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, and court records;
Clerk Magistrate Court has probate records; County Recorder
See an interactive map of Dent County border changes at N2Genealogy.
- The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
For tips on accessing Dent County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.
- Family Maps of Dent County, Missouri Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- Map of Dent County townships (Histopolis)
- The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Dent County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
- 1851-1878 - Dent County Marriage Books A and B Index 1851-1878. Batch M514881 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1878-1885 - Dent County Marriage Books C and D Index 1878-1885. Batch M514882 at FamilySearch - free.
- Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
- 1883-1884 - Dent County Death Index 1883-1884. Batch B514884 at FamilySearch - free.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dent County, Missouri. Page 400 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.