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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Scotland_County,_Missouri|Scotland County]]'' <br>
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Guide to '''Scotland County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
{{MODC}}  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Scotland County  
 
| county = Scotland County  
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| county_map = Missouri Scotland County Map.svg.png
 
| state = Missouri
 
| state = Missouri
 
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| founded year = 1841
 
| founded year = 1841
 
| founded date = January 29
 
| founded date = January 29
| seat = Memphis  
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| seat = [[Memphis, Missouri|Memphis]]
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| building image = MissouriScotlandCourthouse.jpg
| building address = Scotland County Courthouse<br> 117 S Market Street<br>Memphis, MO 63555<br>Phone: 660.465.7027<br>[http://www.nemr.net/~jluther/index.html '''Scotland County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Scotland County Courthouse<br> 117 S Market Street<br>Memphis, MO 63555<br>Phone: 660.465.7027<br>[http://www.scotlandcountymo.org/ '''Scotland County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Scotland 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" | '''[[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1841
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1836
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1842
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1889; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and <br>land records from 1841; probate Judge has probate <br>records from 1841<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Scotland County, Missouri. Page 405 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1889; Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1841; Probate Judge has probate records from 1841.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Scotland County, Missouri. Page 405 {{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  ====
  
'''1841--'''Scotland County was created 29 January 1841&nbsp;from [[Lewis County, Missouri|Lewis]] County. '''County seat:''' Memphis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1841''' Scotland County was created 29 January 1841 from [[Lewis County, Missouri Genealogy|Lewis]] County. '''County seat:''' Memphis <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 Scotland 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.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Scotland, Granger|place|disp=Granger}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Scotland, Hitt|place|disp=Hitt}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Scotland, Jefferson Township|place|disp=Jefferson Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Scotland, Memphis|place|disp=Memphis}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Scotland, Rutledge|place|disp=Rutledge}}
  
 
*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>
 
*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>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Adair County, Missouri|Adair]]  
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[[Adair County, Missouri Genealogy|Adair]] {{•}} [[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy|Clark]] {{•}} [[Davis County, Iowa Genealogy|Davis County, Iowa]] {{•}} [[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy|Knox]] {{•}} [[Schuyler County, Missouri Genealogy|Schuyler]] {{•}} [[Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy|Van Buren County, Iowa]]  
*[[Clark County, Missouri|Clark]]  
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{{MOScotland, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Davis County, Iowa|Davis County, Iowa]]  
 
*[[Knox County, Missouri|Knox]]  
 
*[[Schuyler County, Missouri|Schuyler]]  
 
*[[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren County, Iowa]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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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=1495&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|463909|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=1495 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moscotla/cemeteries.htm MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Scotland+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=Scotland&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/scotland/scotcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/scotland.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=94 MOGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20663&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Missouri Cemeteries| Missouri Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== 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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*''History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri&nbsp;: from the earliest time to the present...family records...''. St. Louis&nbsp;: Goodspeed, 1887.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1020067 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*"Odds &amp; ends''. Scotland County Genealogical Society quarterly newsletter (Missouri) - v. 17-19 (2003-2005) - v. 19, no. 4 (Oct. 2005).''
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE76555 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Moscotland.jpg|right|300px|Moscotland.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Scotland_County Scotland County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Scotland_County Scotland County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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==== 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 Scotland 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 Scotland County, Missouri:<br>
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- [[69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)]], Company F<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company M<br>- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company I<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
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- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company L<br>- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company L<br>- [[30th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|30th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
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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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Scotland}}
  
 
==== 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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*'''1865'''  Scotland County Birth Index 1865. Batch {{IGI|C515791}} 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/f/f4/Igimissourir.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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*'''1841 - 1885''' Scotland County Marriage Index 1841-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515791}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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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''' Scotland County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515792}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''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>
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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
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*'''1883 - 1889''' Scotland County Death Index 1883-1889. Batch {{IGI|B515483}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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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== 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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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Societies  ====
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*Scotland County Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 232<br>Memphis, MO 63555<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moscotla/scgs.htm Website]<br>
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*Scotland County Historical Society<br> P.O. Box 263<br> 311 S Main Street<br> Memphis, MO 63555<br> Phone: 660-465-2259<br>
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==== Libraries  ====
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*Scotland County Memorial Library<br>306 W. Madison<br>Memphis, Mo 63555<br>Phone: 660-465-7042<br>[http://scotland.lib.mo.us/content/genealogy-links Website]<br>
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==== Websites  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:scotland+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/~moscotla/index.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/scotland/scotland.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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Scotland/ 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/Scotland/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/scotland/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/scotland-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/Scotland-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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== Web Sites  ==
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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=203291&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Scotland%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/title/scotland-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 "Scotland 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 "Scotland 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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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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Latest revision as of 21:12, 23 August 2017

United States
Missouri
Scotland County

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


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Scotland County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Scotland County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1841
County Seat Memphis
Courthouse
MissouriScotlandCourthouse.jpg
Address Scotland County Courthouse
117 S Market Street
Memphis, MO 63555
Phone: 660.465.7027
Scotland County Website


County Information

Scotland County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1841 1883 1850 1836 1842

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1889; Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1841; Probate Judge has probate records from 1841.[2]

History

Parent County

1841 Scotland County was created 29 January 1841 from Lewis County. County seat: Memphis [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.

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adair  • Clark  • Davis County, Iowa  • Knox  • Schuyler  • Van Buren County, Iowa

Scotland CountySchuyler CountyPutnam CountyAdair CountyKnox CountyAdams CountyLewis CountyHancock CountyLee CountyHenderson CountyDes Moines CountyHenry CountyWapello CountyDavis CountyMonroe CountyVan Buren CountyJefferson CountyAppanoose CountyClark CountyMOScotland.JPG

Resources

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
MOGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

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 Scotland 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.

  • History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present...family records.... St. Louis : Goodspeed, 1887.
  • "Odds & ends. Scotland County Genealogical Society quarterly newsletter (Missouri) - v. 17-19 (2003-2005) - v. 19, no. 4 (Oct. 2005).

Maps

Moscotland.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Scotland 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 Scotland County, Missouri:

- 69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union), Company F
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company M
- 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B

- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company L
- 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company L
- 30th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

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.

Societies

  • Scotland County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 232
    Memphis, MO 63555
    Website
  • Scotland County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 263
    311 S Main Street
    Memphis, MO 63555
    Phone: 660-465-2259

Libraries

  • Scotland County Memorial Library
    306 W. Madison
    Memphis, Mo 63555
    Phone: 660-465-7042
    Website

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 Scotland 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 Scotland 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 "Scotland Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Scotland County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search (including one for Scotland County)

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), Scotland County, Missouri. Page 405 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/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.