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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Genealogy|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cooper_CountyCooper County,_MissouriMissouri|Cooper County]]''
Guide to '''Cooper County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Cooper County Courthouse <br>200 Main Street <br> PO Box 123 <br>Boonville, MO 65233-0123<br>Phone: 660.882.2626<br>[http://www.coopercountymo.org/cccircuit.htm '''Cooper County Website'''] }}
=== County Information ===
==== Cooper County, Missouri Record Dates ====
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<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" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy #Probate|Probate]]'''
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== County Court House ==
==== Boundary Changes ====
 
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 ====
 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 ==
 '''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  *{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cooper, Blackwater|place|disp=Blackwater}} *{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cooper, Boonville|place|disp=Boonville}} *{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cooper, Chouteau Springs|place|disp=Chouteau Springs}} *{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cooper, Pilot Grove|place|disp=Pilot Grove}} *{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cooper, Pleasant Grove|place|disp=Pleasant Grove}} *{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cooper, Speed|place|disp=Speed}}
*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>
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Boone County, Missouri Genealogy|Boone]] {{•}}[[Howard County, Missouri Genealogy|Howard]] {{•}}[[Moniteau County, Missouri Genealogy|Moniteau]] {{•}}[[Morgan County, Missouri Genealogy|Morgan]] {{•}}[[Pettis County, Missouri Genealogy|Pettis]] {{•}} [[Saline County, Missouri Genealogy|Saline]]<center>{{MOCooper, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center> 
== Resources ==
==== Court ====
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6043 Cooper County, Missouri: Marriages (1819-1850) & amp; Wills (1820-1870)] at Ancestry.com ($)
==== Land ====
{{MO History}}
[http://books.google.com/books?id=ZWNAAAAAYAAJ ''A history of Cooper County, Missouri from the first visit by white men, in February, 1804, to the fifth day of July, 1876''] by Levens and Drake (1876) is available online free from Google Books. *National Historical Company. ''History of Howard and Cooper counties, Missouri &nbsp;: written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of its townships, towns, and villages &nbsp;: together with a condensed history of Missouri, a reliable and detailed history of Howard and Cooper counties-- its pioneer record, resources, biographical sketches of prominent citizens, general and local statistics of great value, incidents and reminiscences''. St. Louis &nbsp;: National Historical Co., 1883.**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE115176 Family Search] (Free)*Johnson, William Foreman. ''History of Cooper County, Missouri''. Topeka, Kansas &nbsp;: Historical Pub. Co., 1919.**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE519431 FamilySearch] (Free)*Melton, Elston Joseph. ''Melton's history of Cooper County, Missouri, an account from early times to the present''. Salt Lake City, Utah &nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987.**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1244462 FamilySearch] (Free)*Barnes, J. B. ''Short historical sketches of Boonville and vicinity''. Boonville, Mo. &nbsp;: [Boonville Advertiser?], 1928.
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1667507 Family Search] (Free)
[[Image:Mocooper.jpg|900px|Mocooper.jpg]]
 *[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Cooper_County Cooper County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
*1827 - 1935 {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*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 $
*'''1819-1867''' - Cooper County Birth Index, Volumes A thru C, 1819-1867. Batch {{IGI|C514821}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
*'''1868-1872''' - Cooper County Birth Index, Volume E, 1868-1872. Batch {{IGI|C514822}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
===== '''''Marriages''''' =====
 
*1802 - 1969 {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
*1750 - 1920 {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*1805 - 2002 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/*1850 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*'''1819-1867''' - Cooper County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1819-1867. Batch {{IGI|M514821}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
*'''1867-1883''' - Cooper County Marriage Book E Index 1867-1883. Batch {{IGI|M514822}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
===== '''''Deaths''''' =====
 
*1867 - 1976 {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*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 $
*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>
*'''1883-1884''' - Cooper County Death Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|B514827}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & amp; Genealogical Societies] 
==== Family History Centers ====
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
==== Web Sites ====
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies,_Archives_and_Libraries.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
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|width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/mo/cooper/ genealogy.com]|width="70%" | Cooper County, MO Genealogy Forum
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|width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.cooper/mb.ashx ancestry.com]|width="70%" | Cooper County Message Board
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== References ==
<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
[[Category:Cooper_County,_Missouri]]
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