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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maries_County,_Missouri|Maries County]]''
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Guide to '''Maries County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and 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 = Maries County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1855
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| founded date = March 2
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| seat = [[Vienna, Missouri|Vienna]]
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| building address = Maries County Courthouse<br>PO Box 205<br>Vienna, MO 65582<br>Phone: 573.422.3388 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Maries-County-Missouri-Courts.htm  '''Maries County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Maries County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Maries County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Maries County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Maries County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Maries County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Maries County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Maries County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Maries-County-Missouri-Courts.htm Maries County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 205;<br>Vienna, MO 65582<br>Phone: 573.422.3388 <br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1873, <br>divorce and court records from 1866, land records<br>from 1855 and school records from 1911; Probate<br>Division has probate records from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maries County, Missouri. Page 402 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage records from 1873, divorce and court records from 1866, land records from 1855 and school records from 1911; Probate Division has probate records from 1880.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maries County, Missouri. Page 402 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1855--'''Maries County was created 2 March 1855&nbsp;from [[Osage County, Missouri|Osage]] and [[Pulaski County, Missouri|Pulaski]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Vienna <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1855''' Maries County was created 2 March 1855&nbsp;from [[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy|Osage]] and [[Pulaski County, Missouri Genealogy|Pulaski]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Vienna <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*See an interactive map of Maries County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Phelps County, Missouri Genealogy|Phelps County]]{{•}} [[Pulaski County, Missouri Genealogy|Pulaski County]]{{•}} [[Miller County, Missouri Genealogy|Miller County]]{{•}} [[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy|Osage County]]{{•}} [[Gasconade County, Missouri Genealogy|Gasconade County]]
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{{MOMaries, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''1868'''  Fire destroyed the courthouse and most records November 6, 1868.<br>
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== Places/Localities<br><br> ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
  
{{Maries County, Missouri}}<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''To see a list of places in Maries County, click on [Show], in the bar above.'''<br><br>
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Maries, Argyle|place|disp=Argyle}}  
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Maries, Vienna|place|disp=Vienna}}
  
[http://www.osagecounty.org/ Osage County Historical Society] has information on [http://www.osagecounty.org/localhist/towns-ref.htm historic places] from Gasconade, Maries &amp; Osage Counties including sources and links to historic maps. Also see: [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html Missouri Place Names, 1928-1945]. (State Historical Society of Missouri)<br>
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[http://www.osagecounty.org/ Osage County Historical Society] has information on [http://www.osagecounty.org/localhist/towns-ref.htm historic places] from Gasconade, Maries &amp; Osage Counties including sources and links to historic maps. Also see: [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html Missouri Place Names, 1928-1945]. (State Historical Society of Missouri)<br>  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies<br>  ====
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/maries-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Maries County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1459&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|688642|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1459 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momaries/maricem.htm MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Maries+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Maries&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/maries/mariecem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/maries.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/maries.htm MOInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=62 MOGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20469&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/maries-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Biographies from The History of Maries County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
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*King, Everett Marshall. ''History of Maries County''. Cape Girardeau, Missouri&nbsp;: Ramfre Press, c1963.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE105944 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Maries_County Maps of townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Maries_County Maps of townships] (Histopolis)<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 Maries County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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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 Maries County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-maries-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Maries County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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===== Civil War =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Maries County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Maries County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Maries}}
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Maries County communities.<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Maries}}
  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Maries County communities.<br>
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Maries County communities.<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1883'''  Maries County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C515403}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.</ref>
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1881 - 1885''' Maries County Marriage Book B Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515401}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
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*'''1834 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*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.<br>
 
*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.<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Historical Society  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momaries/marihiso.htm Historical Society of Maries County]<br>Sharon Wulff, Correspondent<br>PO Box 289<br>Vienna, MO 65582
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==== Library  ====
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Heartland Regional Library <br>315 Third Street<br>Vienna, MO 65582<br>Phone: 573-422-9866<br>[http://heartland.lib.mo.us/default.htm Website]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Websites  ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:maries+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momaries/maries.htm MOGenWeb]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/maries/maries.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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== Web Sites ==
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Maries/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Maries/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/maries/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/maries-county// StateofUS]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Maries-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Maries|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203068&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Maries%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Maries+county+missouri WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Maries Missouri" and search catalog.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Maries County"
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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Latest revision as of 20:36, 23 August 2017

United States
Missouri
Maries County

Guide to Maries County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Maries County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Maries County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 2, 1855
County Seat Vienna
Courthouse
MissouriMariesCourthouse.jpg
Address Maries County Courthouse
PO Box 205
Vienna, MO 65582
Phone: 573.422.3388
Maries County Website


County Information

Maries County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1869 1883 1860 1855 1866

County Courthouse

Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage records from 1873, divorce and court records from 1866, land records from 1855 and school records from 1911; Probate Division has probate records from 1880.[2]

History

Parent County

1855 Maries County was created 2 March 1855 from Osage and Pulaski Counties. County seat: Vienna [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Neighboring Counties

Phelps County • Pulaski County • Miller County • Osage County • Gasconade County

Maries CountyDent CountyCrawford CountyPhelps CountyPulaski CountyLaclede CountyMorgan CountyMiller CountyCamden CountyMoniteau CountyCallaway CountyCole CountyFranklin CountyGasconade CountyOsage CountyMOMaries.JPG


Record Loss

1868 Fire destroyed the courthouse and most records November 6, 1868.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Osage County Historical Society has information on historic places from Gasconade, Maries & Osage Counties including sources and links to historic maps. Also see: Missouri Place Names, 1928-1945. (State Historical Society of Missouri)

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MOInterment
MOGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Maries County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.

  • King, Everett Marshall. History of Maries County. Cape Girardeau, Missouri : Ramfre Press, c1963.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Maries County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Maries County, Missouri:

- 9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Maries County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Maries County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries


List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Historical Society

Historical Society of Maries County
Sharon Wulff, Correspondent
PO Box 289
Vienna, MO 65582

Library

Heartland Regional Library
315 Third Street
Vienna, MO 65582
Phone: 573-422-9866
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Maries County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Missouri Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Maries County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Maries Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Maries County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Maries County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
Ancestry.com Maries County Message Board

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maries County, Missouri. Page 402 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.


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