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Guide to '''Clinton County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Clinton County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  January 2,  1833
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|county seat= Plattsburg
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|parent county= [[Clay County, Missouri Genealogy|Clay]]<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= [[Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy|Buchanan]]
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|county2= [[Caldwell County, Missouri Genealogy|Caldwell]]
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|county4= [[DeKalb County, Missouri Genealogy|Dekalb]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for DeWitt Clinton. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clinton, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/06/2018</ref>
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Clinton}}
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'''Clinton County Courthouse'''<br> 211 N Main Street<br>PO Box 245<br>Plattsburg, MO 64477-0245<br>Phone: 816-539-3719<br>[http://clintoncomo.org/ Clinton County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1833 and military records from 1919. <br>
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Probate Judge has probate 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>
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| founded year = 1833
 
| founded date = January 2
 
| seat = [[Plattsburg, Missouri|Plattsburg]]
 
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| building address = Clinton County Courthouse<br> 211 N Main Street<br>PO Box 245<br>Plattsburg, MO 64477-0245<br>Phone: 816.539.3719<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Clinton-County-Missouri-Courts.htm  '''Clinton County Website'''] }}
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== Clinton County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
 
  
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=== Clinton County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Clinton}}
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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), Clinton 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>
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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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1847
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1833
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1833
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1833
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1863
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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>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1847
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833
 
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1833 and military records from 1919; Probate Judge has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Missouri. Page 399 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1833'''  Clinton County was created 2 January 1833 from [[Clay County, Missouri Genealogy|Clay]] County. '''County seat:''' Plattsburg <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== 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  ====
 
 
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Clinton}}
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*'''1833''' Clinton County was created 2 January 1833 from [[Clay County, Missouri Genealogy|Clay]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Plattsburg<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.
  
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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=== Populated Places ===
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Clinton, Cameron|place|disp=Cameron}}
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For a complete list of populated places in Clinton County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,049,c,clinton.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Clinton, Gower|place|disp=Gower}}
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The [https://shsmo.org 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>
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Clinton, Hemple|place|disp=Hemple}}
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Clinton, Osborn|place|disp=Osborn}}
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Wikipedia contributors, "Clinton County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County,_Missouri Clinton County Missouri], accessed 17 August 2019.</ref>
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Clinton, Perrin|place|disp=Perrin}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Clinton, Plattsburg|place|disp=Plattsburg}}
 
  
*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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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron,_Missouri Cameron (partly in DeKalb County)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gower,_Missouri Gower (partly in Buchanan County)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holt,_Missouri Holt (partly in Clay County)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lathrop,_Missouri Lathrop]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborn,_Missouri Osborn (partly in DeKalb County)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plattsburg,_Missouri Plattsburg (county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trimble,_Missouri Trimble]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turney,_Missouri Turney]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemple,_Missouri Hemple]</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Clinton}}
  
[[Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy|Cameron]], Missouri. Population over 9,000 (this includes the prison.)
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Clinton}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Clinton}}
  
[[Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy|Buchanan]] {{•}} [[Caldwell County, Missouri Genealogy|Caldwell]] {{•}} [[Clay County, Missouri Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} [[DeKalb County, Missouri Genealogy|Dekalb]] {{•}} [[Platte County, Missouri Genealogy|Platte]] {{•}} [[Ray County, Missouri Genealogy|Ray]]
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=== Biographies  ===
{{MOClinton, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Clinton}}
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Biographies ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8543 Buchanan and Clinton Counties, Missouri Biographical Record] at Ancestry ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25941 Portrait and biographical record of Buchanan and Clinton Counties, Missouri] at Ancestry ($)
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8543 Buchanan and Clinton Counties, Missouri Biographical Record] at Ancestry.com ($)
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25941 Portrait and biographical record of Buchanan and Clinton Counties, Missouri&nbsp;: containing biographical sketches of prominent and] at Ancestry.com ($)
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Clinton}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Clinton}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| 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=1421&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|432507|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1421 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moclinto/cemeteries/index.htm MOGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clinton+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Clinton&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/clinton/clintcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/clinton.htm Tombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/clinton.htm MOInterment]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Clinton County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=25 MNGravestones]
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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://clinton.mogenweb.org/cccem.htm MOGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/clinton/clintcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/clinton.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/clinton.htm MOInterment]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=25 MOGravestones]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20200&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=30&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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* {{FHL|432507|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clinton+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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/Clinton-County?id=county_1421 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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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
 
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{{MO Census Intro|Clinton}}
*'''1732-1933''' - {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
 
{{Census|Missouri}}
 
{{Census|Missouri}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
 
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{{MO Church Intro|Clinton}}
{{MO Church Intro}}  
 
  
===== Baptist =====
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'''''Baptist'''''<br>
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'''Cameron First Baptist Church'''
  
Cameron First Baptist Church
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'''''Catholic'''''<br>
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'''St. Ann's, Plattsburg'''
  
===== Catholic =====
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*'''1868-1876''' St. Ann's, Plattsburg, Baptism Index 1868-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511761}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1869-1885'''  St. Ann's, Plattsburg, Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch {{IGI|M511761}} at FamilySearch
  
'''St. Ann's, Plattsburg'''  
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'''''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'''''<br>
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cameron
  
*'''1868 - 1876'''  St. Ann's, Plattsburg, Baptism Index 1868-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511761}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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=== Court Records ===
*'''1869 - 1885'''  St. Ann's, Plattsburg, Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch {{IGI|M511761}} at FamilySearch - free.
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{{MO Court Intro|Clinton}}
  
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
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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 and images
  
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cameron
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Clinton}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
*'''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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{{MO Emigration Intro|Clinton}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Clinton}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Clinton}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Clinton}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Clinton}}
  
[http://books.google.com/books?id=bORDAAAAYAAJ ''The History of Clinton County, Missouri: containing a history of the County ...''] (1881) is available online free from Google Books.
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Clinton}}
  
A [http://books.google.com/books?id=p30UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA111 ''Portrait and biographical record of Buchanan and Clinton counties, Missouri containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens...''] (1893) is available online free from Google Books. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Buchanan and Clinton county residents.
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{{MO Land}}
  
*Johnston, Carrie Polk. ''History of Clinton and Caldwell counties, Missouri''. Topeka, Kan.&nbsp;: Historical Pub., 1923.
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=== Local Histories ===
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE476643 FamilySearch] (Free)
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{{MO Histories Intro|Clinton}}
*''Clinton County in pictures&nbsp;: a pictorial review of Clinton County commemorating one hundred years of progress''. U.S.&nbsp;: s.n., 19--?.
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2622697 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
*Miles, Kathleen White. ''Tattle-tales, bits and pieces about the golden valley&nbsp;: this is the way it was, Clinton, Missouri''. Clinton, Missouri&nbsp;: Democrat Publishing Co., 1967.
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1891809 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{MO History}}
  
[[Image:Moclinton.jpg|900px|Moclinton.jpg]]  
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*''Clinton County in Pictures : a Pictorial Review of Clinton County Commemorating One Hundred Years of Progress.'' 19--?. U.S. : s.n. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE2622697 FamilySearch]
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*''History of Clinton and Caldwell Counties, Missouri.'' By Carrie Polk Johnston. 1923. Topeka, Kan. : Historical Pub., 1923. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE476643 FamilySearch]
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*''The History of Clinton County, Missouri.'' 1881. Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=bORDAAAAYAAJ Google Books]
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*''Portrait and Biographical Record of Buchanan and Clinton Counties, Missouri.'' 1893. Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=p30UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA111 Google Books]. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Buchanan and Clinton county residents.
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*''Tattle-tales, Bits and Pieces About the Golden Valley : This is the Way it Was, Clinton, Missouri.'' By Kathleen White Miles. 1967. Clinton, Missouri : Democrat Publishing Co. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1891809 FamilySearch]
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Clinton County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Clinton}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Clinton_County Clinton County townships] (Histopolis)
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Clinton_County Clinton County townships] (Histopolis)
 
 
*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 Clinton County.
 
*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 Clinton County.
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
*'''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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{{MO Migration Intro|Clinton}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MO Military Intro|Clinton}}
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*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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==== Civil War ====
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{{MO Civil War Intro|Clinton}}
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''Online Records'''''
*'''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|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''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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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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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
  
 
'''''Regiments'''''
 
'''''Regiments'''''
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company F<br>
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company F<br>
  
===== World War II =====
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Clinton}}
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1941-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*'''1941-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Clinton}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MO Newspapers Intro|Clinton}}
  
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Clinton}}
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Clinton}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|Clinton}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MO Other Records Intro|Clinton}}
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Clinton}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Clinton}}
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
*'''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 $
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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 ($)
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MO Schools Intro|Clinton}}
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MO Tax Intro|Clinton}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MO Vital Intro|Clinton}}
  
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
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==== Birth ====
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{{MO Birth Intro|Clinton}}
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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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*'''1863-1875''' Clinton County Birth Index 1863-1875. Batch {{IGI|C514801}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissouria.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1865''' Clinton County Birth Index, Volumes B and C, 1865. Batch {{IGI|C514802}} at FamilySearch.
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Clinton}}
  
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — 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 $  
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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 $
*'''1863 - 1875''' Clinton County Birth Index 1863-1875. Batch {{IGI|C514801}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissouria.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf]].</ref>
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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 and images
*'''1865''' Clinton County Birth Index, Volumes B and C, 1865. Batch {{IGI|C514802}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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] ($)
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*'''1847-1881''' Clinton County Marriage Books B thru C Index 1847-1881. Batch {{IGI|M514802}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1881-1885''' Clinton County Marriage Book 2 Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514803}} at FamilySearch
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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==== Death ====
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{{MO Death Intro|Clinton}}
  
*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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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 ($)
*'''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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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''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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*'''1883-1888''' Clinton County Death Index 1883-1888. Batch {{IGI|B514854}} at FamilySearch
*'''1847 - 1881''' Clinton County Marriage Books B thru C Index 1847-1881. Batch {{IGI|M514802}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''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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*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.
*'''1881 - 1885''' Clinton County Marriage Book 2 Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514803}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Divorce Intro|Clinton}}
  
*'''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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== Research Facilities ==
*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Clinton}}
*'''1883 - 1888''' Clinton County Death Index 1883-1888. Batch {{IGI|B514854}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*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.
 
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|Clinton}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moclinto/histsoc/ Clinton County Historical and Genealogy Society]<br>515 W. Clay Avenue<br>Plattsburg, MO 64477<br>Phone: 816-930-1909
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moclinto/histsoc/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Cameron Historical Society]<br> 508 South Walnut Street<br>Cameron, MO 64429<br>Phone: 816-632-3538
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*[[Cameron Missouri Family History Center]]
  
*[http://www.nwmogenealogy.com/ Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society]<br>412 Felix Street<br>Saint Joseph, MO 64501<br>Phone: 816-233-0524<br>Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 382<br>Saint Joseph, MO 64502
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MO Libraries Intro|Clinton}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]<br>
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{MO Museums Intro|Clinton}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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== Societies ==
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{{MO Societies Intro|Clinton}}
  
*[[Cameron Missouri Family History Center]]
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*'''Clinton County Historical and Genealogy Society'''<br>515 W. Clay Avenue<br>Plattsburg, MO 64477<br>Phone: 816-930-1909<br>[https://www.facebook.com/ClintonCountyHistoricalSociety/  Website]
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*'''Cameron Historical Society'''<br> 508 South Walnut Street<br>Cameron, MO 64429<br>Phone: 816-632-3538<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cameron-Historical-Society/1032551423436127 Website]
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*'''Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society'''<br>412 Felix Street<br>Saint Joseph, MO 64501<br>Phone: 816-233-0524<br>''Mailing Address:''<br>P.O. Box 382<br>Saint Joseph, MO 64502<br>[http://www.nwmogenealogy.com/ Website]
  
==== Websites ====
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== Websites ==
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{{MO Websites Intro|Clinton}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:clinton+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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*  [http://clinton.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/clinton/clinton.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|202946|Missouri|Clinton}}. 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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*  [https://web.archive.org/web/20150516063032/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Clinton/ 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/Clinton/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/clinton/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/clinton-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Clinton-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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{{MO Research Guides Intro|Clinton}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:clinton+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moclinto/ MOGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/clinton/clinton.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
  
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== References ==
|-
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<references />
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Clinton/ RootsWeb resources]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Clinton/ Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/clinton/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/clinton-county// StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Clinton-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|}
 
  
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{{Missouri|Missouri}}
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[[Category:Clinton_County,_Missouri]]
| 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=202928&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Clinton%22 FamilySearch catalog]
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=clinton+county+missouri WorldCat]
 
| 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]
 
| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Clinton Missouri" and search catalog.
 
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
 
| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Clinton County"
 
|-
 
| 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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[[Category:Missouri_Counties]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
 
| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
 
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
 
| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
 
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.clinton/mb.ashx Ancestry.com ]
 
| width="70%" | Clinton County Message Board
 
|}
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
 
 
<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
 
 
 
[[Category:Clinton_County,_Missouri]]
 

Latest revision as of 12:02, 8 November 2019

Guide to Clinton 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: Plattsburg
Organized: January 2, 1833
Parent County(s): Clay[1]
Neighboring Counties
Buchanan  • Caldwell  • Clay  • Dekalb  • Platte  • Ray
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriClintonCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Clinton County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for DeWitt Clinton. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Clinton County Courthouse
211 N Main Street
PO Box 245
Plattsburg, MO 64477-0245
Phone: 816-539-3719
Clinton County Website

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1833 and military records from 1919.
Probate Judge has probate records.[3]

Clinton County, Missouri Record Dates[edit | edit source]

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
1863 1847 1883 1833 1833 1833 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1833 Clinton County was created 2 January 1833 from Clay County.
  • County seat: Plattsburg[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[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places in Clinton County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Clinton 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[edit | edit source]

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Baptist
Cameron First Baptist Church

Catholic
St. Ann's, Plattsburg

  • 1868-1876 St. Ann's, Plattsburg, Baptism Index 1868-1876. Batch C511761 at FamilySearch
  • 1869-1885 St. Ann's, Plattsburg, Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch M511761 at FamilySearch

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cameron

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Clinton 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.

  • Clinton County in Pictures : a Pictorial Review of Clinton County Commemorating One Hundred Years of Progress. 19--?. U.S. : s.n. Available online at FamilySearch
  • History of Clinton and Caldwell Counties, Missouri. By Carrie Polk Johnston. 1923. Topeka, Kan. : Historical Pub., 1923. Available online at FamilySearch
  • The History of Clinton County, Missouri. 1881. Available online at Google Books
  • Portrait and Biographical Record of Buchanan and Clinton Counties, Missouri. 1893. Available online at Google Books. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Buchanan and Clinton county residents.
  • Tattle-tales, Bits and Pieces About the Golden Valley : This is the Way it Was, Clinton, Missouri. By Kathleen White Miles. 1967. Clinton, Missouri : Democrat Publishing Co. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Clinton 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 Clinton County, Missouri:

- 48th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 48th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 48th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 48th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 4th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company F

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Clinton County Historical and Genealogy Society
    515 W. Clay Avenue
    Plattsburg, MO 64477
    Phone: 816-930-1909
    Website
  • Cameron Historical Society
    508 South Walnut Street
    Cameron, MO 64429
    Phone: 816-632-3538
    Website
  • Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society
    412 Felix Street
    Saint Joseph, MO 64501
    Phone: 816-233-0524
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 382
    Saint Joseph, MO 64502
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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, "Clinton, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County,_Missouri. accessed 9/06/2018
  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), Clinton 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Clinton County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Clinton County Missouri, accessed 17 August 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.