Difference between revisions of "Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Local Histories)
({{MODC}})
(24 intermediate revisions by 10 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Jackson County, Missouri|Jackson County]]''
+
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jackson County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
+
<br>
  
== History  ==
+
{{MODC}}
 
 
[[Image:Andrew Jackson.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]
 
 
 
The county is named after War of 1812 hero [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson Andrew Jackson] (1767-1845) who became the Seventh President of the United States in 1829.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Missouri "List of counties in Missouri,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1826--'''Jackson County was created 15 December 1826&nbsp;from [[Lafayette County, Missouri|Lafayette]] County. '''County seat:''' Kansas City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
See an interactive map of Jackson County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
Line 42: Line 28:
  
 
*Blue Springs Cemetery ([http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27649&CScn=blue+springs&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1444& Find a Grave])<br>2800 Southwest Walnut Street<br>Blue Springs, MO 64015-3321
 
*Blue Springs Cemetery ([http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27649&CScn=blue+springs&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1444& Find a Grave])<br>2800 Southwest Walnut Street<br>Blue Springs, MO 64015-3321
 +
 +
BillionGraves:
 +
 +
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=61012 Blue Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City]
 +
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=62651 Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City]
 +
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=61012 River Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City]
 +
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=63877 Union Cemetery, Kansas City]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
Line 54: Line 47:
 
==== City Directories  ====
 
==== City Directories  ====
  
*[http://www.footnote.com/ Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.footnote.com/title_648/city_directories_kansas_city Kansas City Directories 1865-1923] (only 4 yrs. missing) available online.
+
*[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_648/city_directories_kansas_city Kansas City Directories 1865-1923] (only 4 yrs. missing) available online.
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
Line 62: Line 55:
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://books.google.com/books?id=CH0UAAAAYAAJ ''The History of Jackson county, Missouri containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Jackson county in the late war... history of Missouri, map of Jackson county ...''] (1881) 1006 pages, is available online free from Google Books.
+
[http://books.google.com/books?id=CH0UAAAAYAAJ ''The History of Jackson county, Missouri''] ''containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Jackson county in the late war... history of Missouri, map of Jackson county ...'' (1881) 1006 pages, is available online free from Google Books.
 +
 
 +
Google Books has several books on Kansas City and its residents including:
 +
 
 +
:*[http://books.google.com/books?id=vWdAAAAAYAAJ ''Kansas City, Missouri its history and its people 1808-1908, Vol. 1''], [http://books.google.com/books?id=UsQUAAAAYAAJ Vol. 2], [http://books.google.com/books?id=DH0UAAAAYAAJ Vol. 3] (1908) by Carrie Westlake Whitney.
 +
:*[http://books.google.com/books?id=7H8UAAAAYAAJ ''Men who are making Kansas City a biographical directory''] (1902) by G. Creel and J. Slavens.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
Line 70: Line 68:
 
*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 Jackson County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*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 Jackson County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
  
 +
<br>
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
Line 76: Line 75:
  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]  
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
+
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
 
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.footnote.com/ Footnote.com] ($) has Civil War and other military records available online.
+
*[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has Civil War and other military records available online.
 +
 
 +
===== Civil War  =====
 +
 
 +
===== Civil War Battles  =====
 +
 
 +
The following Civil War Battles was fought in Jackson County
 +
 
 +
*August 11, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo014.htm Independence I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo014.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>
 +
 
 +
*August 15-16, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo015.htm Lone Jack]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo015.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>
 +
 
 +
*October 21, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo024.htm Little Blue River]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo024.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref> also known as&nbsp;Westport
 +
 
 +
*October 22-23, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo026.htm Byram’s Ford]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo026.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August 2012)</ref> also known as Big Blue River
 +
 
 +
*October 22, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo025.htm Independence II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo025.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>
 +
 
 +
*October 23, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo027.htm Westport]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo027.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 16 August 2012)</ref>
 +
 
 +
[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
Line 102: Line 121:
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 +
 +
==== Family History Centers  ====
 +
 +
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 +
*[[Blue Springs Missouri Family History Center]]
 +
*[[Kansas City Missouri Family History Center]]
 +
*[[Riverview Missouri Family History Center]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
Line 107: Line 133:
 
*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.  
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 +
 +
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
 +
 +
[[Missouri, Jackson, Voter Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Missouri, Jackson, Voter Registration (FamilySearch Historical &nbsp;Records)]]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references /> {{Missouri|Missouri}}  
+
<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}  
  
 
[[Category:Jackson_County,_Missouri]]
 
[[Category:Jackson_County,_Missouri]]

Revision as of 19:55, 31 December 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Jackson County


Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Blue Springs Cemetery (Find a Grave)
    2800 Southwest Walnut Street
    Blue Springs, MO 64015-3321

BillionGraves:

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Independence Dist
  • Centropolis
  • Independence
  • Kansas City

City Directories

Court

Land

Local Histories

The History of Jackson county, Missouri containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Jackson county in the late war... history of Missouri, map of Jackson county ... (1881) 1006 pages, is available online free from Google Books.

Google Books has several books on Kansas City and its residents including:

Maps


Migration

Early migration routes to and from Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military

  • Fold3.com ($) has Civil War and other military records available online.
Civil War
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles was fought in Jackson County

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

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

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Missouri, Jackson, Voter Registration (FamilySearch Historical  Records)

References

  1. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  2. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 16 August 2012)