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''[[United States|[[Image:Millerhouse Miller County, Missouri.jpg|right|150x190px]][[Image:Map Miller County, Missouri.png|right|190x167px]]United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Miller_County,_Missouri|Miller County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Miller County'''
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Guide to '''Miller County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{MODC}}
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[[Image:Mill Creek Swinging Bridge.jpg|frame|right|300x300px|Mill Creek Swinging Bridge]]  
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[[Image:UserKTrimble-AP of Bagnell Dam MO 2011-03-01.jpg|frame|right|300x260px|Bagnell Dam]]  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Miller County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1837
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| founded date = February 6
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| seat = Tuscumbia
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| building address = Miller County Courthouse<br>PO Box 12; <br>Tuscumbia, MO 65082; <br>Phone: 573.369.2731<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Miller-County-Missouri-Courts.htm '''Miller County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
*[http://extension.missouri.edu/p/UED6065 Miller County Courthouse] (University of Missouri Extension)  
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<br>County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891;<br>County Recorder has marriage and divorce<br>records; Probate Judge has probate records<br>&nbsp;Clerk Circuit &nbsp;Court has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miller County, Missouri. Page 403 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/courthouselover/4852063886/ Old Miller County Courthouse] (Flickr)
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Miller County, Missouri was organized 6 February 1837. The county was named after Congressman and Missouri governor John Miller. You will find more history by selecting: [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/schultz_gerald.html HISTORY].
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Miller County, Missouri was organized 6 February 1837. The county was named after Congressman and Missouri governor John Miller. You will find more history by selecting: [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/schultz_gerald.html HISTORY].  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
 
'''1837--'''Miller County was created 6 February 1837&nbsp;from [[Cole County, Missouri|Cole]]&nbsp;and Pulaski Counties. '''County seat:''' Tuscumbia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1837--'''Miller County was created 6 February 1837&nbsp;from [[Cole County, Missouri|Cole]]&nbsp;and Pulaski Counties. '''County seat:''' Tuscumbia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Pulaski County, Missouri|Pulaski]]{{•}}
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[[Camden County, Missouri|Camden]]{{•}}
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[[Morgan County, Missouri|Morgan]]{{•}}
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[[Moniteau County, Missouri|Moniteau]]{{•}}
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[[Cole County, Missouri|Cole]]{{•}}
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[[Osage County, Missouri|Osage]]{{•}}
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[[Maries County, Missouri|Maries]]
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<center>{{MOMiller, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/schultz_gerald.html Gerald [sic; should be Gerard]] Schultz History Page (scroll down to "Boundaries" section) (Miller County Historical Society)
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*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/schultz_gerald.html Gerald [sic; should be Gerard]] Schultz History Page (scroll down to "Boundaries" section) (Miller County Historical Society)
*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html Interactive map of Missouri county boundary changes], including Miller County&nbsp;(n2genealogy)
 
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
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For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-counties/#courthouse Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
{{Miller County, Missouri}}<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''To see a list of places in Miller County, click on [Show], in the bar above.'''<br>
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{{Miller County, Missouri}}<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''To see a list of places in Miller County, click on [Show], in the bar above.'''<br>  
  
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===== '''''Populated Places'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Populated Places'''''  =====
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*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/millercountymicrofilmedrecords.pdf Miller County Records: County Records Which Are Available on Microfilm] (pdf; Miller County Museum &amp; Historical Society)  
 
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/millercountymicrofilmedrecords.pdf Miller County Records: County Records Which Are Available on Microfilm] (pdf; Miller County Museum &amp; Historical Society)  
 
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/miller.pdf Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Miller] (pdf; Missouri State Archives)
 
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/miller.pdf Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Miller] (pdf; Missouri State Archives)
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==== Biographies ====
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*All of the family biographies from the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/miller-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp History of Miller County, Missouri] (1889) by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/miller/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/miller/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momiller/ Cemeteries] (scroll down in page; GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momiller/ Cemeteries] (scroll down in page; GenWeb)  
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Miller County] (Miller County Museum &amp; Historical Society)<br>
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*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Miller County] (Miller County Museum &amp; Historical Society)<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/miller/millecem.html Cemetery Records] (USGenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/miller/millecem.html Cemetery Records] (USGenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1462 Cemetery Search Results] (for Miller County) (Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1462 Cemetery Search Results] (for Miller County) (Find A Grave)  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.millerbaptistassociation.com/ Miller County Baptist Association]
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{{MO Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.millerbaptistassociation.com/ Miller County Baptist Association]  
 
*''Minutes of the . . . Annual Session of the Miller County Association of Baptist Churches, 1891-1957''. Aurora Springs, MO: Cresset Job Print. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/minutes-of-the-annual-session-of-the-miller-county-association-of-baptist-churches-1891-1957/oclc/48462288&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
 
*''Minutes of the . . . Annual Session of the Miller County Association of Baptist Churches, 1891-1957''. Aurora Springs, MO: Cresset Job Print. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/minutes-of-the-annual-session-of-the-miller-county-association-of-baptist-churches-1891-1957/oclc/48462288&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office] (land patent searches; searching for Miller County, Missouri without entering a name yields 208 pages of hits)  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office] (land patent searches; searching for Miller County, Missouri without entering a name yields 208 pages of hits)  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
  
 
*Hake, Peggy Smith. ''They Left a Legacy: Historical Stories of Miller County, Missouri''. St. Elizabeth, MO: Self-published, 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/they-left-a-legacy-historical-stories-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/24986026&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Hake, Peggy Smith. ''They Left a Legacy: Historical Stories of Miller County, Missouri''. St. Elizabeth, MO: Self-published, 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/they-left-a-legacy-historical-stories-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/24986026&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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*Jenkins, Clyde Lee, and Clayton Edwin Jenkins. ''Judge Jenkins' History of Miller County, Missouri''. Tuscumbia, MO?: Clayton Edwin Jenkins, 1995. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/judge-jenkins-history-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/39395283&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Jenkins, Clyde Lee, and Clayton Edwin Jenkins. ''Judge Jenkins' History of Miller County, Missouri''. Tuscumbia, MO?: Clayton Edwin Jenkins, 1995. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/judge-jenkins-history-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/39395283&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*''Miller County History and Vittles''. Tuscumbia, MO: Miller County Historical Society, 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/miller-county-heritage-and-vittles/oclc/52718200&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*''Miller County History and Vittles''. Tuscumbia, MO: Miller County Historical Society, 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/miller-county-heritage-and-vittles/oclc/52718200&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
*''Osage River Country: A History of the People and Places of Miller County, Missouri''. Tuscumbia, MO: Miller County Historical Society, 1995. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/osage-river-country-a-history-of-the-people-and-places-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/34874716&referer=brief_results WorldCat]<br>
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*''Osage River Country: A History of the People and Places of Miller County, Missouri''. Tuscumbia, MO: Miller County Historical Society, 1995. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/osage-river-country-a-history-of-the-people-and-places-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/34874716&referer=brief_results WorldCat]<br>  
 
*Schultz, Gerard. ''A History of Miller County, Missouri''. Jefferson City, MO: Midland Printing Co., 1933.&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/8886294&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Schultz, Gerard. ''A History of Miller County, Missouri''. Jefferson City, MO: Midland Printing Co., 1933.&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/8886294&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Warman-Starlings, Kelly, and Kirk D. Warman. ''The Ghost Towns of Central Missouri: Cole, Miller &amp; Moniteau Counties''. Jefferson City, MO: Ketch's Printing, 1994?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/ghost-towns-of-central-missouri-cole-miller-moniteau-counties/oclc/32636941&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
 
*Warman-Starlings, Kelly, and Kirk D. Warman. ''The Ghost Towns of Central Missouri: Cole, Miller &amp; Moniteau Counties''. Jefferson City, MO: Ketch's Printing, 1994?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/ghost-towns-of-central-missouri-cole-miller-moniteau-counties/oclc/32636941&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
  
==== Maps<br> ====
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==== Maps ====
  
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Miller County, Missouri''. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2006. [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P163.aspx Publisher] |&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-maps-of-miller-county-missouri-with-homesteads-roads-waterways-towns-cemeteries-railroads-and-more/oclc/664761282&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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[[Image:Momiller.jpg|900px|Momiller.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Miller County, Missouri''. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2006. [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P163.aspx Publisher] |&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-maps-of-miller-county-missouri-with-homesteads-roads-waterways-towns-cemeteries-railroads-and-more/oclc/664761282&referer=brief_results WorldCat]. Available online at [http://www.historygeo.com/search/ HistoryGeo.com] ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://libremap.org/data/state/missouri/ Libre Map Project] (detailed online topographic maps of Miller County)  
 
*[http://libremap.org/data/state/missouri/ Libre Map Project] (detailed online topographic maps of Miller County)  
 
*[http://www.modot.mo.gov/newsandinfo/documents/countymaps/miller.pdf Miller County Highway Map] (pdf; MO Department of Transportation)  
 
*[http://www.modot.mo.gov/newsandinfo/documents/countymaps/miller.pdf Miller County Highway Map] (pdf; MO Department of Transportation)  
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*[http://www.zipmap.net/Missouri/Miller_County.htm Miller County, Missouri Zip Code Boundary Map]  
 
*[http://www.zipmap.net/Missouri/Miller_County.htm Miller County, Missouri Zip Code Boundary Map]  
 
*[http://www.emslanders.com/MillerCoMO.htm Miller County Townships] (simple outline map; scroll down in page)  
 
*[http://www.emslanders.com/MillerCoMO.htm Miller County Townships] (simple outline map; scroll down in page)  
*''Plat Book of Miller County, Missouri.&nbsp;''Rockford, IL: W.W. Hixson &amp; Co., date uncertain, abt late 1920s-early 1930s. [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?c=platic;sort=platic_ti;sid=18687e4ee0832f25fdf27deff08e0cd6;q1=miller;rgn1=platic_ti;size=20;start=1;type=boolean;view=thumbnail University of Missouri Digital Library] (digital copy) | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/plat-book-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/8269147&referer=brief_results WorldCat]<br>
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*''Plat Book of Miller County, Missouri.&nbsp;''Rockford, IL: W.W. Hixson &amp; Co., date uncertain, abt late 1920s-early 1930s. [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?c=platic;sort=platic_ti;sid=18687e4ee0832f25fdf27deff08e0cd6;q1=miller;rgn1=platic_ti;size=20;start=1;type=boolean;view=thumbnail University of Missouri Digital Library] (digital copy) | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/plat-book-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/8269147&referer=brief_results WorldCat]<br>  
 
*''Standard Atlas of Miller County''. Chicago: Alden Publishing Co., 1905.
 
*''Standard Atlas of Miller County''. Chicago: Alden Publishing Co., 1905.
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Miller}}
  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Miller&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America list of historic Miller County newspapers] (Chronicling America at the Library of Congress)  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Miller&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America list of historic Miller County newspapers] (Chronicling America at the Library of Congress)  
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*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/missouri/miller-county.htm Miller County, Missouri Obituaries] (NewspaperObituaries.net)  
 
*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/missouri/miller-county.htm Miller County, Missouri Obituaries] (NewspaperObituaries.net)  
 
*[http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/mo/mo-miller1.htm Miscellaneous Miller County Obituaries] (Obit Central)  
 
*[http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/mo/mo-miller1.htm Miscellaneous Miller County Obituaries] (Obit Central)  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Miller County communities.<br>
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) 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 Miller County communities.<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momiller/newspapers.htm Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Historical Society of Missouri] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momiller/newspapers.htm Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Historical Society of Missouri] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/miller/milleobi.html Obituary Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/miller/milleobi.html Obituary Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/ProbateIndex_alpha.pdf Miller County Probate Records] (Miller County Museum &amp; Historical Society)  
 
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/ProbateIndex_alpha.pdf Miller County Probate Records] (Miller County Museum &amp; Historical Society)  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
  
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/ Missouri Birth &amp; Death Records Database, Pre-1910]&nbsp;(very incomplete, but searching for Miller County without entering a name yields 2,258 birth records) (Missouri State Archives)
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/ Missouri Birth &amp; Death Records Database, Pre-1910]&nbsp;(very incomplete, but searching for Miller County without entering a name yields 2,258 birth records) (Missouri State Archives)  
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*'''1883-1891''' - Miller County Birth Index 1883-1891. Batches {{IGI|C515876}} and {{IGI|C515877}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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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*'''1837-1882''' - Miller County Marriage Books A and B Index 1837-1882. Batch {{IGI|M515431}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1881-1885''' - Miller County Marriage Book C Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515432}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*Barnhouse, August F., and Carl G. Kelsay. ''Marriages, Miller County, Missouri''. Eldon, MO: A.F. Barnhouse, 1984?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriages-miller-county-missouri/oclc/11343855&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Barnhouse, August F., and Carl G. Kelsay. ''Marriages, Miller County, Missouri''. Eldon, MO: A.F. Barnhouse, 1984?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriages-miller-county-missouri/oclc/11343855&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Hickok, Thelma Scott. ''Index to Marriages of Miller County, Missouri''. Eldon, MO: Barnhouse and Kelsay, 1973-1974. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-to-marriages-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/1926036&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Hickok, Thelma Scott. ''Index to Marriages of Miller County, Missouri''. Eldon, MO: Barnhouse and Kelsay, 1973-1974. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-to-marriages-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/1926036&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/ Missouri Birth &amp; Death Records Database, Pre-1910] (very incomplete, but searching for Miller County without entering a name yields 646 death records) (Missouri State Archives)  
 
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/ Missouri Birth &amp; Death Records Database, Pre-1910] (very incomplete, but searching for Miller County without entering a name yields 646 death records) (Missouri State Archives)  
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1960] (online digital scans; searching for Miller County without entering a name yields 6,437 records) (Missouri State Archives)<br>
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1960] (online digital scans; searching for Miller County without entering a name yields 6,437 records) (Missouri State Archives)<br>  
 
*See also Newspapers &gt; Obituaries (above)
 
*See also Newspapers &gt; Obituaries (above)
  
== 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 & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://heartland.lib.mo.us/ Heartland Regional Library System] (Miller and Maries Counties)  
 
*[http://heartland.lib.mo.us/ Heartland Regional Library System] (Miller and Maries Counties)  
 
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/ Miller County Museum], Home of Miller County Historical Society
 
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/ Miller County Museum], Home of Miller County Historical Society
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Osage Beach Missouri Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites<br> ==
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== Web Sites<br> ==
  
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Miller|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/miller-county/ Miller County, MO History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Missouri Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/218845911485304/ Missouri Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Miller|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Miller/ Miller County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Miller/ Miller County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momiller/ Miller County GenWeb] (MOGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momiller/ Miller County GenWeb] (MOGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.emslanders.com/MillerCoMO.htm Miller County, Missouri] (Emslanders to the American Mid-West)  
 
*[http://www.emslanders.com/MillerCoMO.htm Miller County, Missouri] (Emslanders to the American Mid-West)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mo/miller/ Miller County, Missouri Genealogical Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mo/miller/ Miller County, Missouri Genealogical Forum] (GenForum)  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/miller/ Miller County, Missouri Genealogy &amp; History] (Genealogy Trails)  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/miller/ Miller County, Missouri Genealogy &amp; History] (Genealogy Trails) *[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/miller/miller.html Miller County USGenWeb Archives] (USGenWeb Archives)  
*[http://www.missouri.n2genealogy.com/mo-county-miller.html Miller County, Missouri Genealogy, Facts and Records Resources] (n2genealogy)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/miller/miller.html Miller County USGenWeb Archives] (USGenWeb Archives)  
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=20495 Profile for Miller County, Missouri] (ePodunk)  
 
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*[http://millercountymissouri.org/ Welcome to Miller County]
 
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Guide to Miller County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Miller County, Missouri
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1837
County Seat Tuscumbia
Courthouse
Address Miller County Courthouse
PO Box 12;
Tuscumbia, MO 65082;
Phone: 573.369.2731
Miller County Website


County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891;
County Recorder has marriage and divorce
records; Probate Judge has probate records
 Clerk Circuit  Court has court records[1]

History

Miller County, Missouri was organized 6 February 1837. The county was named after Congressman and Missouri governor John Miller. You will find more history by selecting: HISTORY.

Parent County

1837--Miller County was created 6 February 1837 from Cole and Pulaski Counties. County seat: Tuscumbia [2]

Neighboring Counties

Pulaski • Camden • Morgan • Moniteau • Cole • Osage • Maries

Miller CountyCole CountyOsage CountyGasconade CountyDent CountyDallas CountyLaclede CountyPulaski CountyMaries CountyPhelps CountyPolk CountyHickory CountyCamden CountyMorgan CountyBenton CountyPettis CountyCooper CountyMoniteau CountyCallaway CountyBoone CountyCole CountyMontgomery CountyMOMiller.JPG


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.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities


          To see a list of places in Miller County, click on [Show], in the bar above.


Populated Places

Townships:

Communities:

Resources

For more about Miller County populated places, see the following:

Resources

General

Biographies

Cemeteries

General
  • Cemeteries (Genealogy Trails)
  • Cemeteries (scroll down in page; GenWeb)
  • Cemeteries of Miller County (Miller County Museum & Historical Society)
  • Cemetery Records (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Cemetery Search Results (for Miller County) (Find A Grave)
  • Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. Cemetery Records of Miller County, Missouri. Chillicothe, MO: Self-published, n.d. WorldCat
  • Equality Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Franklin Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Glaize Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Jim Henry Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Kelsay, Carl G. Tombstone Inscriptions, Miller County, Missouri. Rocky Mount, MO?: Self-published, 1972?. WorldCat
  • Kelsay, Carl G., et al. Index to Cemeteries, Miller County, Missouri. Rocky Mount, MO: [s.n.], 1972?. WorldCat
  • Miller County (The Tombstone Transcription Project)
  • Miller County Cemeteries (ePodunk)
  • Miller County Cemetery Records (Interment.net)
  • Osage Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Richwoods Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Saline Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
Specific cemeteries
  • Eldon Cemetery: Yarnell, Ilene Sims. Eldon, Mo. Cemetery, Miller County. Versailles, MO: Self-published, 196-?. WorldCat
  • Tol Wood Cemetery: Arnel, James, and Karen Arnel. Tol Wood Cemetery, Franklin Township, Miller County, Missouri. Wichita, KS: Self-published, 2003. WorldCat

Census

General
1840
  • 1840 Census (GenWeb)
  • McKinley, Robert L. 1840 Census of Miller County, Missouri with Annotations. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997. WorldCat
1850
  • 1850 Census (GenWeb): Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Index
  • Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. Miller County, Missouri 1850 Federal Census. Chillicothe, MO: Self-published, n.d. WorldCat
  • Strange, Gaylord. 1850 & 1860 Census, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Self-published, 1986?. WorldCat
1860
  • Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. 1860 Census for Miller County, Missouri. Chillicothe, MO: Self-published, n.d. WorldCat
  • Strange, Gaylord. 1850 & 1860 Census, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Self-published, 1986?. WorldCat
1870
  • Strange, Gaylord, 1870 Census, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Self-published, 198-?. WorldCat
1880
  • Strange, Gaylord. 1880 Census, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Self-published, 1986?. WorldCat
1900
1920

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

Education

Genealogies and Biographies

General
  • Family Histories (at Library of the Miller County Historical Society)
  • Hake, Peggy Smith. Pioneer Families of Miller County, Missouri: A Journey to the Past. St. Elizabeth, MO: Self-published, 2000. WorldCat | Index
Specific families

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 Miller 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.

  • Hake, Peggy Smith. They Left a Legacy: Historical Stories of Miller County, Missouri. St. Elizabeth, MO: Self-published, 1991. WorldCat
  • History of Miller County (Welcome to Miller County website)
  • Jenkins, Clyde Lee. Judge Jenkins' History of Miller County, Missouri. Tuscumbia, MO, 1971. WorldCat
  • Jenkins, Clyde Lee, and Clayton Edwin Jenkins. Judge Jenkins' History of Miller County, Missouri. Tuscumbia, MO?: Clayton Edwin Jenkins, 1995. WorldCat
  • Miller County History and Vittles. Tuscumbia, MO: Miller County Historical Society, 1991. WorldCat
  • Osage River Country: A History of the People and Places of Miller County, Missouri. Tuscumbia, MO: Miller County Historical Society, 1995. WorldCat
  • Schultz, Gerard. A History of Miller County, Missouri. Jefferson City, MO: Midland Printing Co., 1933. WorldCat
  • Warman-Starlings, Kelly, and Kirk D. Warman. The Ghost Towns of Central Missouri: Cole, Miller & Moniteau Counties. Jefferson City, MO: Ketch's Printing, 1994?. WorldCat

Maps

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Military

General
Civil War
World War II

Miscellaneous

  • Hake, Peggy Smith. Book of Marks and Brands, Miller County, Missouri, 1837-1856. St. Elizabeth, MO: Self-published, n.d. WorldCatInternet Archive (digital copy)

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Miller 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.

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
  • 1837-1882 - Miller County Marriage Books A and B Index 1837-1882. Batch M515431 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Miller County Marriage Book C Index 1881-1885. Batch M515432 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Barnhouse, August F., and Carl G. Kelsay. Marriages, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: A.F. Barnhouse, 1984?. WorldCat
  • Hickok, Thelma Scott. Index to Marriages of Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Barnhouse and Kelsay, 1973-1974. WorldCat
  • Marriage Transcriptions (GenWeb)
  • Marriages of Miller and Maries Counties (Miller County Museum & Historical Society)
  • Strange, Gaylord. Marriages, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Self-published, n.d. WorldCat
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miller County, Missouri. Page 403 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 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.