Johnson County, Missouri Genealogy

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

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Johnson County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1834
County Seat Warrensburg
Address Johnson County Courthouse
300 N Holden Street
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.747.6161
Johnson County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893;
Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records
from 1835; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court
records from late 1860’s; Probate Judge has probate
records from mid-1800’s[1]


Parent County

1834--Johnson County was created 13 December 1834 from Lafayette County. County seat: Warrensburg [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






St. Patrick, Holden

  • 1869-1876 - St. Patrick, Holden, Baptism Index 1869-1876. Batch C511991 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1869-18?3 - St. Patrick, Holden, Marriage Index 1869-18?3. Batch M511991 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Sacred Heart, Warrensburg

  • 1871-1876 - Sacred Heart, Warrensburg, Baptism Index 1871-1876. Batch C511811 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1872-1881 - Sacred Heart, Warrensburg, Marriage Index 1872-1881. Batch M511811 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



Local Histories


Map of Johnson County townships (Histopolis)

The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Johnson County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.


Newspapers ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Sedalia newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that sometimes included Johnson County residents.



Vital Records

  • 1835-1873 - Johnson County Birth Index, Volumes F and G, 1835-1873. Batch C515281 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1835-1873 - Johnson County Marriage Index, Volumes F and G, 1835-1873. Batch M515281 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1885 - Johnson County Marriage Index, Volumes H thru K, 1873-1885. Batch M515282 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Missouri. Page 401 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at