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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Pike County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History ==
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organizedDecemeber 14,  1818
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|county seat= Bowling Green
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|parent county= [[St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Charles]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Audrain County, Missouri Genealogy|Audrain]]
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|county2= [[Calhoun County, Illinois Genealogy|Calhoun (IL)]]
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|county3= [[Lincoln County, Missouri Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county4= [[Montgomery County, Missouri Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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|county5= [[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike (IL)]]
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|county6= [[Ralls County, Missouri Genealogy|Ralls]]</br><center>[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1818--'''Pike County was created 14 December 1818&nbsp;from St. Charles County. '''County seat:''' Bowling Green <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The County was named for Zebulon M. Pike. The County has Bowling Green as its seat and the County was created December 14, 1818. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pike, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/13/2018</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Pike}}
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'''Pike County Courthouse'''<br> 115 West Main Street<br>Bowling Green, MO 63334<br>Phone: 573-324-2412<br>[http://www.pikecountymo.net/ Pike County Website]<br><br>
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Recorder of Deeds has land records from 1819 and marriage records from 1825.<br>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has court records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Pike County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Pike}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County, Missouri. Page 397-407 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1825
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1819
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1819
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1825
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911. </center>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Pike}}
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*'''1818'''  Pike County was created December 14, 1818 from [[St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Charles]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Bowling Green<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MO Populated Places Intro|Pike}}
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The following are locations in Pike County, Missouri:
  
== Resources  ==
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*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Pike County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/pike/pikecem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/pike.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=82 MOGravestones]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20592&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=59&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|374857|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pike+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Pike-County?id=county_1478 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MO Census Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1732-1933''' {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Pike}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Pike}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=203360&subject_disp=Missouri%2C+Pike&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Pike}}
  
== References ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Pike}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Pike}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Pike}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Pike}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Pike}}
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{{MO Land}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Pike}}
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{{MO History}}
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*''The History of Pike County, Missouri''. 1882. Des Moines, Iowa : Mills. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE937751 FamilySearch]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Maps Intro|Pike}}
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|{{MOPike, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Pike_County Pike County townships] (Histopolis)
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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 Pike 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-pike-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Pike County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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=== Migration ===
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{{MO Migration Intro|Pike}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MO Military Intro|Pike}}
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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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{{MO Civil War Intro|Pike}}
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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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*'''1911-1938'''  {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Pike 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 Pike County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B attached battalion<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C attached battalion<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D attached battalion<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E attached battalion<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F attached battalion<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G attached battalion<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company H<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A attached battalion<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Pike}}
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*'''1941-1946'''  {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Pike}}
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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 Newspapers Intro|Pike}}
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Pike}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|Pike}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MO Other Records Intro|Pike}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Pike}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Pike}}
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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] — index and images ($)
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=== School Records ===
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{{MO Schools Intro|Pike}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MO Tax Intro|Pike}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MO Vital Intro|Pike}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Pike}}
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
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*'''1854-1870''' Pike County Birth Index 1854-1870. Batches {{IGI|C515602}} and {{IGI|C515603}} at FamilySearch.<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>
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Pike}}
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — 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] ($)
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*'''1820-1840''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6038 Pike County, Missouri Marriages: 1820-1840] at Ancestry ($)
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*'''1825-1865''' Pike County Marriage Index 1825-1865. Batch {{IGI|M515602}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1865-1881''' Pike County Marriage Index 1865-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515603}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1881-1885''' Pike County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515604}} at FamilySearch.
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==== Death ====
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{{MO Vital Records - Death Intro|Pike}}
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*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1878-1917''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7598 Pike County, Missouri Deaths, 1878-1917] at Ancestry ($)
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*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>
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Pike}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Pike}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|Pike}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MO Libraries Intro|Pike}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{MO Museums Intro|Pike}}
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== Societies ==
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{{MO Societies Intro|Pike}}
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*'''Pike County Genealogical Society'''<br> P. O. Box 313<br> Bowling Green, MO 63334-0313<br>Phone: 573-470-9880<br>[http://www.pcgenweb.com/pcgs/index.html Website]
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*'''Pike County Historical Society'''<br>1217 Kentucky Street<br>Louisiana, MO 63353<br>Phone: 573-754-5303<br>[http://www.pcgenweb.com/pchs/ Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{MO Websites Intro|Pike}}
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:pike+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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*  [http://pcgenweb.com MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/pike/pike.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203360|Missouri|Pike}}. Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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*  [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Pike/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Pike/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/pike/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/pike-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Pike-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Research Guides ==
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Latest revision as of 22:38, 20 September 2018

United States
Missouri
Pike County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Bowling Green
Organized: Decemeber 14, 1818
Parent County(s): St. Charles[1]
Neighboring Counties
Audrain  • Calhoun (IL)  • Lincoln  • Montgomery  • Pike (IL)  • Ralls
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriPikeCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Pike County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Zebulon M. Pike. The County has Bowling Green as its seat and the County was created December 14, 1818. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Pike County Courthouse
115 West Main Street
Bowling Green, MO 63334
Phone: 573-324-2412
Pike County Website

Recorder of Deeds has land records from 1819 and marriage records from 1825.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has court records.[3]

Pike County, Missouri Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1883 1825 1883 1819 1819 1825 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1818 Pike County was created December 14, 1818 from St. Charles County.
  • County seat: Bowling Green[5]

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.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Pike County, Missouri:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Pike County, Missouri online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Church Records

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 Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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 Pike 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.

  • The History of Pike County, Missouri. 1882. Des Moines, Iowa : Mills. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Pike 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 Pike County, Missouri:

- 33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company A
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company B
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company D
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company E
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company H
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company I
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

School Records

Tax Records

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.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

  • Pike County Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 313
    Bowling Green, MO 63334-0313
    Phone: 573-470-9880
    Website
  • Pike County Historical Society
    1217 Kentucky Street
    Louisiana, MO 63353
    Phone: 573-754-5303
    Website

Websites

  • 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
  • FamilySearch Catalog . Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • 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 ($)

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Pike, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Missouri. accessed 9/13/2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County, Missouri. Page 397-407 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. 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.