Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Jackson County Courthouse
415 E 12th Street;
Kansas City, MO 64106-2706
Phone: 816.881.3333 

Department of Records has marriage and land records;
Court Administration has divorce and court records;
Probate Judge has probate records


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Record Loss

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)