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Guide to '''Franklin 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 = Franklin County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = December 11
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| seat = Union
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| building address = Franklin County Courthouse<br> Courthouse Square <br> PO Box 311 <br>Union, MO 63084-0311<br>Phone: 314.583.6355<br>[http://www.franklinmo.org/  '''Franklin County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1883-1892 <br>and death records 1883-1887; Recorder Deeds <br>has marriage and land records; Clerk Circuit<br>Court has divorce records; Probate Judge has <br>probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Missouri. Page 400 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1818--'''Franklin County was created 11 December 1818&nbsp;from [[St. Louis County, Missouri|St. Louis]] County. '''County seat:''' Union <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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Franklin County was established in 1818, two years before Missouri was admitted to the Union as a state. When the Missouri Territory was organized in 1812, there were only five counties: St. Charles, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau and New Madrid. Franklin County was once part of St. Louis County. Between 1812 and 1820, the number of counties increased to 15 with the addition of Washington (1813), Howard (1816), and Jefferson, Franklin, Wayne, Lincoln, Madison, Montgomery, Pike and Cooper (all 1818). Any student of history and genealogy relating to Franklin County in the first half of the 19th century would be well advised to become apprised of the details of county formation and township formation as townships also evolved before assuming their present form. Someone living in St. Louis County in 1814 might actually have been in present-day Franklin County. Likewise, someone living in Franklin County in 1818 could have been living in present-day Gasconade County.
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When the county was first organized, Newport was selected as the first county seat and remained so until 1825, when an act of Legislature effected its removal to Union. Before a courthouse could be built at Union, court was held in a structure belonging to Ambrose Ransom (see photo at right).
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Two invaluable sources of early Franklin County history are Goodspeed and Kiel histories. "Goodspeed" is an 1888 history published by Goodspeed Publishing Company of Chicago, Illinois, correctly called "History of Missouri, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, &amp; Gasconade Counties. The "Kiel" history, correctly referred to as "The Centennial Biographical Directory of Franklin County, Missouri" compiled and published by Herman Gottlieb Kiel", 1925, is basically a book of lists, but the lists are a great tool for the researcher.<ref>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mofrankl/index.htm</ref><br>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Franklin County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border 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.
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[[Crawford County, Missouri|Crawford]]
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*[[Gasconade County, Missouri|Gasconade]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Missouri|Jefferson]]
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*[[St. Charles County, Missouri|St. Charles]]
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*[[St. Louis County, Missouri|St. Louis]]
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*[[Warren County, Missouri|Warren]]
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*[[Washington County, Missouri|Washington]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://96.47.201.135/FCRD/default.php Franklin County Recorder of Deeds]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Franklin_County Franklin 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 Franklin County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-franklin-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Franklin County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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[http://home.usmo.com/~momollus/FranCoCW/USCTFCMO.htm USCT Volunteers ]who enlisted in Washtington, Franklin, Missouri
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1826-1899''' - [http://vienici.com/moabs/births/abmobrth.html Franklin County Birth Records, 1826-1899, "colored" 1865-1875] (Vien Ici)
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*'''1842-1875''' - Franklin County Birth Index 1842-1875. Batch {{IGI|C515101}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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*'''1848-1863''' - Franklin County Birth Index 1848-1863. Batch {{IGI|C515102}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*[http://96.47.201.135/FCRD/default.php Franklin County Recorder of Deeds Marriage Search]
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*'''1819-1875''' - Franklin County Marriage Index 1819-1875. Batch {{IGI|M515101}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1864-1881''' - Franklin County Marriage Books C and D Index 1864-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515102}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1881-1890''' - Franklin County Marriage Books E and F Index 1881-1890. Batch {{IGI|M515103}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caulleyfamilyinfo/MissouriMarriages/index.html Brian Oster Missouri Marriage Records Site]
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===== '''''Deaths''''' =====
  
== Townships and Cities ==
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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.
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Washington Missouri Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*Family History Library Catalog. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.franklinmo.org/ http://www.franklinmo.org/]
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*Biographies from The History of Franklin County, Missouri (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/franklin-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound] website.
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== References  ==
  
== References  ==
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<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
  
 
[[Category:Franklin_County,_Missouri]]
 
[[Category:Franklin_County,_Missouri]]

Revision as of 01:18, 7 May 2013

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

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Online Records



Franklin County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 11, 1818
County Seat Union
Courthouse
Address Franklin County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
PO Box 311
Union, MO 63084-0311
Phone: 314.583.6355
Franklin County Website


County Courthouse


 

County Clerk has birth records 1883-1892
and death records 1883-1887; Recorder Deeds
has marriage and land records; Clerk Circuit
Court has divorce records; Probate Judge has
probate records[1]

History

Parent County

1818--Franklin County was created 11 December 1818 from St. Louis County. County seat: Union [2]

Franklin County was established in 1818, two years before Missouri was admitted to the Union as a state. When the Missouri Territory was organized in 1812, there were only five counties: St. Charles, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau and New Madrid. Franklin County was once part of St. Louis County. Between 1812 and 1820, the number of counties increased to 15 with the addition of Washington (1813), Howard (1816), and Jefferson, Franklin, Wayne, Lincoln, Madison, Montgomery, Pike and Cooper (all 1818). Any student of history and genealogy relating to Franklin County in the first half of the 19th century would be well advised to become apprised of the details of county formation and township formation as townships also evolved before assuming their present form. Someone living in St. Louis County in 1814 might actually have been in present-day Franklin County. Likewise, someone living in Franklin County in 1818 could have been living in present-day Gasconade County.

When the county was first organized, Newport was selected as the first county seat and remained so until 1825, when an act of Legislature effected its removal to Union. Before a courthouse could be built at Union, court was held in a structure belonging to Ambrose Ransom (see photo at right).

Two invaluable sources of early Franklin County history are Goodspeed and Kiel histories. "Goodspeed" is an 1888 history published by Goodspeed Publishing Company of Chicago, Illinois, correctly called "History of Missouri, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, & Gasconade Counties. The "Kiel" history, correctly referred to as "The Centennial Biographical Directory of Franklin County, Missouri" compiled and published by Herman Gottlieb Kiel", 1925, is basically a book of lists, but the lists are a great tool for the researcher.[3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Franklin County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

USCT Volunteers who enlisted in Washtington, Franklin, Missouri

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Missouri. Page 400 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. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mofrankl/index.htm
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 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.