Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy

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Template:Missouri-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Jackson County

County Courthouse

History

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The county is named after War of 1812 hero Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) who became the Seventh President of the United States in 1829.[1]

Parent County

1826--Jackson County was created 15 December 1826 from Lafayette County. County seat: Kansas City [2]

Boundary Changes

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

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.

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

References

  1. "List of counties in Missouri," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).