Difference between revisions of "Platte County, Missouri Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(footnote)
(13 intermediate revisions by 9 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Missouri-stub}}  
+
{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Platte_County,_Missouri|Platte County]]''
  
&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Missouri|Missouri]]&nbsp;&gt; Platte County'' <br>
+
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
+
[http://www.co.platte.mo.us/ Platte County Courthouse]<br>415 3rd Street; PO Box 30CH; <br>Platte City, MO 64079<br>Phone: 816.858.2232&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1883-1887 <br>and death records 1883-1888; Recorder Deeds <br>has marriage and land records; Clerk Circuit <br>Court has divorce records; Probate &nbsp;Judge <br>has probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Platte County, Missouri. Page 404 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
Line 9: Line 9:
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1838--'''[http://www.co.platte.mo.us/ Platte County] was created 31 December 1838 from&nbsp;the Platte purchase. '''County seat:''' Platte City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
+
'''1838--'''[http://www.co.platte.mo.us/ Platte County] was created 31 December 1838 from&nbsp;the Platte purchase. '''County seat:''' Platte City <ref name="Handybook">''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 Platte County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 +
 +
*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.<br>
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
Line 49: Line 53:
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 +
 +
==== Census  ====
 +
 +
{{Census|Missouri}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
Line 57: Line 65:
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 +
 +
*William McClung Paxton's ''Annals of Platte County, Missouri'', pub 1897, 1182 pages. A digital copy is searchable online using [http://books.google.com/books?id=6F1KAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover Google Books] and [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F156091 FamilySearch] (warning: downloads as a large file in a viewer). Also available as {{FHL|1000300}}.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 +
 +
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Platte_County Platte County 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 Platte County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 +
 +
<br>
 +
 +
==== Migration  ====
 +
 +
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European settlers included:
 +
 +
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]
 +
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 +
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
Line 69: Line 93:
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 +
 +
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 +
 +
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 +
 +
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 +
 +
*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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 +
 +
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/mo/platte/tombstone.htm Platte County Archives]
 +
 +
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mopchgs/ Platte County Historical Society]
 +
 +
Northland Genelogical Society
 +
 +
[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Platte+City+Missouri+Library&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Library&hnear=0x87c067d0ae65ac63:0xd9e0d68a4e85e406,Platte+City,+MO&cid=13393241006071388188 Mid-Continent Public Libraries in Platte City], Weston, and several locations in Southern Platte County.
 +
 +
==== Family History Centers  ====
 +
 +
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 +
*[[Platte City Missouri Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=203372&subject_disp=Missouri%2C+Platte&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
+
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Platte|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />
+
<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
  
 
[[Category:Platte_County,_Missouri]]
 
[[Category:Platte_County,_Missouri]]
{{Missouri|Missouri}}
 

Revision as of 22:47, 17 October 2012

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

County Courthouse

Platte County Courthouse
415 3rd Street; PO Box 30CH;
Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: 816.858.2232 

County Clerk has birth records 1883-1887
and death records 1883-1888; Recorder Deeds
has marriage and land records; Clerk Circuit
Court has divorce records; Probate  Judge
has probate and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1838--Platte County was created 31 December 1838 from the Platte purchase. County seat: Platte City [2]

Boundary Changes

  • See an interactive map of Platte County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Camden Point
  • Dearborn
  • Edgerton
  • Farley
  • Ferrelview
  • Houston Lake
  • Iatan
  • Lake Waukomis
  • Northmoor
  • Parkeville
  • Platte City
  • Platte Woods
  • Ridgely
  • Riverside
  • Tracy
  • Weatherby Lake
  • Weston

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Platte County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • William McClung Paxton's Annals of Platte County, Missouri, pub 1897, 1182 pages. A digital copy is searchable online using Google Books and FamilySearch (warning: downloads as a large file in a viewer). Also available as FHL 1000300.

Maps


Migration

Early migration routes to and from Platte County, Missouri Genealogy for European settlers included:

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Platte County Archives

Platte County Historical Society

Northland Genelogical Society

Mid-Continent Public Libraries in Platte City, Weston, and several locations in Southern Platte County.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Platte County, Missouri. Page 404 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. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).