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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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Guide to '''Cooper 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
| founded year = 1818
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|organized=  December 17,  1818
| founded date = December 17
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|county seat= Boonville
| seat = [[Boonville, Missouri|Boonville]]
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|parent county= [[Howard County, Missouri Genealogy|Howard]]<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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| 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'''] }}
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|county1= [[Boone County, Missouri Genealogy|Boone]]
=== County Information ===
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|county2= [[Howard County, Missouri Genealogy|Howard]]
==== Cooper County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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|county3= [[Moniteau County, Missouri Genealogy|Moniteau]]
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|county4= [[Morgan County, Missouri Genealogy|Morgan]]
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|county5= [[Pettis County, Missouri Genealogy|Pettis]]
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|county6= [[Saline County, Missouri Genealogy|Saline]]</br><center>[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Sarshell Cooper, frontier settler who was killed by Native Americans near Arrow Rock in 1814. The County is located in the center area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cooper, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/06/2018</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Cooper}}
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'''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.gov/government.html Cooper County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893 and burial records. <br>
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Circuit Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and naturalization records from 1819, and land records from 1812.<br>
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Associate Circuit Court has probate records from 1828.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cooper 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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=== Cooper County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Cooper}}
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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), Cooper 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" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1819
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1819
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1812
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cooper County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1828
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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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" | 1819
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819
 
 
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== County Court House  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
<br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893 and burial records; Circuit Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and naturalization records from 1819, and land records from 1812; Associate Circuit Court has probate record from 1828.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cooper 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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== History ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Cooper}}
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*'''1818''' Cooper County was created 17 December 1818 from [[Howard County, Missouri Genealogy|Howard County]].
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*'''County seat:''' Boonville<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.
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1818'''  Cooper County was created 17 December 1818 from [[Howard County, Missouri Genealogy|Howard County]]. '''County seat:''' Boonville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places in Cooper County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,053,c,cooper.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
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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>
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>
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Wikipedia contributors, "Cooper County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_County,_Missouri Cooper County Missouri], accessed Sep 2019.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwater,_Missouri Blackwater]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boonville,_Missouri Boonville (county seat)]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunceton,_Missouri Bunceton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otterville,_Missouri Otterville]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_Grove,_Missouri Pilot Grove]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Home,_Missouri Prairie Home]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Place,_Missouri Windsor Place]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooldridge,_Missouri Wooldridge]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellair,_Missouri Bellair]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifton_City,_Missouri Clifton City]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisgah,_Missouri Pisgah]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed,_Missouri Speed]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwater_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Blackwater]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boonville_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Boonville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Fork_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Clark Fork]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Creek_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Clear Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Kelly]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamine_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Lamine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Lebanon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Moniteau_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri North Moniteau]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otterville_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Otterville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestine_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Palestine]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_Grove_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Pilot Grove]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Home_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Prairie Home]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saline_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri Saline]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Moniteau_Township,_Cooper_County,_Missouri South Moniteau]</div>
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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.
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Cooper}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Cooper}}
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Cooper}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Cooper}}
  
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Cooper}}
  
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cooper, Blackwater|place|disp=Blackwater}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Cooper, Boonville|place|disp=Boonville}}
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Cooper}}
*{{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>
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
==== 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]]
 
{{MOCooper, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
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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=1423&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cooper County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|433520|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1423 Findagrave.com]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cooper.mogenweb.org/CooperBitsCem.htm MOGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cooper+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=Cooper&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://cooper.mogenweb.org/CooperBitsCem.htm MOGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/cooper/coopcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/cooper.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=27 MOGravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/cooper/coopcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|433520|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cooper+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/cooper.htm Tombstone Project]
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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/Cooper-County?id=county_1423 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394275&reqParentsLabel=Cooper%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=27 MNGravestones]
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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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20209&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=37&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://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5701 Cooper County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 1-12] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5701 Cooper County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 1-12] at Ancestry ($)
 
*[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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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_County,_Missouri#Demographics]
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|1820 |6959
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|1830 |6904 
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|1840 |10484
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|1850 |12950
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|1860 |17356
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|1870 |20692
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|1880 |21596
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|1890 |22707
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|1900 |22532
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|1910 |20311
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|1920 |19308
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|1930 |19522
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|1940 |18075
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|1950 |16608
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|1960 |15448
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|1970 |14732 
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|1980 |14643
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|1990 |14835
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|2000 |16670
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|2010 |17601
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{{MO Census Intro|Cooper}}
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{{Census|Missouri}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1820 |6959
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|1830 |6904  
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|1840 |10484
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|1850 |12950
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|1860 |17356
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|1870 |20692
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|1880 |21596
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|1890 |22707
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|1900 |22532
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|1910 |20311
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|1920 |19308
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|1930 |19522
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|1940 |18075
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|1950 |16608
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|1960 |15448
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|1970 |14732 
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|1980 |14643
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|1990 |14835
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|2000 |16670
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|2010 |17601
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{{MO Church Intro|Cooper}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394275&reqParentsLabel=Cooper%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
{{Census|Missouri}}
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'''''Catholic'''''<br>
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'''St. Peter and Paul, Boonville'''
  
==== Church  ====
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*'''1850-1876''' St. Peter and Paul, Boonville, Baptism Index 1850-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511771}} 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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*'''1851-1876''' St. Peter and Paul, Boonville, Marriage Index 1851-1857, 1867-1876. Batch {{IGI|M511771}} at FamilySearch.
  
{{MO Church Intro}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Cooper}}
  
===== Catholic  =====
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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
  
'''St. Peter and Paul, Boonville'''
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Cooper}}
  
*'''1850 - 1876''' St. Peter and Paul, Boonville, Baptism Index 1850-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511771}} 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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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
*'''1851 - 1876''' St. Peter and Paul, Boonville, Marriage Index 1851-1857, 1867-1876. Batch {{IGI|M511771}} at FamilySearch - free.
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Cooper}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*'''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 Ethnic Groups Intro|Cooper}}
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6043 Cooper County, Missouri: Marriages (1819-1850) &amp; Wills (1820-1870)] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
  
==== Land ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Cooper}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Cooper}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Cooper}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Cooper}}
  
[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.
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{{MO Land}}
  
*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.
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=== Local Histories ===
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE115176 Family Search] (Free)
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{{MO Histories Intro|Cooper}}
*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)
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{MO History}}
  
[[Image:Mocooper.jpg|900px|Mocooper.jpg]]  
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*''A History of Cooper County, Missouri.'' By Levens and Drake. 1876. Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=ZWNAAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
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*''History of Cooper County, Missouri.'' By William Foreman Johnson. 1919. Topeka, Kansas : Historical Pub. Co. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/169190-history-of-cooper-county-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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*''History of Howard and Cooper Counties, Missouri.''  By National Historical Company. 1883. St. Louis : National Historical Co. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/338256-history-of-howard-and-cooper-counties-missouri-written-and-compiled-from-the-most-authentic-official-and-private-sources-including-a-history-of-its-townships-towns-and-villages-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?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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*''Melton's History of Cooper County, Missouri.'' By Elston Joseph Melton. 1987. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/263786-melton-s-history-of-cooper-county-missouri-an-account-from-early-times-to-the-present?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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*''Short Historical Sketches of Boonville and Vicinity.'' By J. B. Barnes. 1928. Boonville, Mo. : [Boonville Advertiser?]. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/40238-short-historical-sketches-of-boonville-and-vicinity?offset=1 FamilySearch]
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Cooper County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Cooper}}
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*[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>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Cooper_County Cooper County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Cooper County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Cooper County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-cooper-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Cooper County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-cooper-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Cooper County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394275&reqParentsLabel=Cooper%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{MO Migration Intro|Cooper}}
 
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
  
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MO Military Intro|Cooper}}
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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|Cooper}}
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''Online Records'''''
*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://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://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://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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Service men in Cooper 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 Cooper County, Missouri:<br>
 
Service men in Cooper 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 Cooper County, Missouri:<br>
 
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company E
 
:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company E
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company A
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E
 
:- [[52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E
 
:- [[52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F
 
:- [[52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G
 
:- [[52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G
 
:- [[52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
 
:- [[52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company F
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company F
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company I
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company I
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
 
  
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Cooper County:  
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'''''Civil War Battle'''''<br>
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Cooper County:
  
*June 17, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo001.htm Boonville]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August 2012)</ref> also known as First Battle of Boonville <br>  
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*June 17, 1861 [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo001.htm Boonville]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August 2012)</ref> also known as First Battle of Boonville <br>
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
  
===== World War II =====
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==== World War II ====
 
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{{MO World War II Intro|Cooper}}
*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Cooper}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Cooper}}  
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MO Newspapers Intro|Cooper}}
  
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Cooper}}
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=26324 Sedalia newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's covering local news that included residents from Cooper County communities.<br>
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=26324 Sedalia newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's covering local news that included residents from Cooper County communities.<br>
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|Cooper}}
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MO Other Records Intro|Cooper}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Periodicals ===
*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Cooper}}
*'''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  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Cooper}}
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766-1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1820-1870''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6043 Cooper County, Missouri: Marriages (1819-1850) &amp; Wills (1820-1870)] at Ancestry ($)
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MO Schools Intro|Cooper}}
  
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MO Tax Intro|Cooper}}
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MO Vital Intro|Cooper}}
  
*'''1819 - 1867''' Cooper County Birth Index, Volumes A thru C, 1819-1867. Batch {{IGI|C514821}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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==== Birth ====
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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{{MO Birth Intro|Cooper}}
*'''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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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1868 - 1872''' Cooper County Birth Index, Volume E, 1868-1872. Batch {{IGI|C514822}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1819-1867''' Cooper County Birth Index, Volumes A thru C, 1819-1867. Batch {{IGI|C514821}} at FamilySearch
*'''1883 - 1884''' Cooper County Birth Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|C514825}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ 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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*'''1868-1872''' Cooper County Birth Index, Volume E, 1868-1872. Batch {{IGI|C514822}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1883-1884''' Cooper County Birth Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|C514825}} at FamilySearch
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Cooper}}
  
*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''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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*'''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 $
*'''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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1819 - 1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6043 Cooper County, Missouri: Marriages (1819-1850) &amp; Wills (1820-1870)] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
*'''1819 - 1867''' Cooper County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1819-1867. Batch {{IGI|M514821}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1819-1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6043 Cooper County, Missouri: Marriages (1819-1850) &amp; Wills (1820-1870)] at Ancestry ($)
*'''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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*'''1819-1867''' Cooper County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1819-1867. Batch {{IGI|M514821}} at FamilySearch.
*'''1867 - 1883''' Cooper County Marriage Book E Index 1867-1883. Batch {{IGI|M514822}} 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] — index ($)
*'''1881 - 1885''' Cooper County Marriage Books 1 thru 3 Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514823}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1867-1883''' Cooper County Marriage Book E Index 1867-1883. Batch {{IGI|M514822}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1881-1885''' Cooper County Marriage Books 1 thru 3 Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514823}} at FamilySearch.
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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==== Death ====
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{{MO Death Intro|Cooper}}
  
*'''1820 - 1870''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6043 Cooper County, Missouri: Marriages (1819-1850) &amp; Wills (1820-1870)] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*'''1820-1870''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6043 Cooper County, Missouri: Marriages (1819-1850) &amp; Wills (1820-1870)] at Ancestry ($)
*'''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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*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1883 - 1884''' Cooper County Death Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|B514827}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1883-1884''' Cooper County Death Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|B514827}} at FamilySearch.
*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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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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>
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Divorce Intro|Cooper}}
  
*Boonslick Historical Society Of Cooper And Howard Counties<br>P.O. Box 324<br>Boonville, MO 65233<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Cooper}}
  
*[http://www.pilotgrovemo.org/cchs.html Cooper County Historical Society &amp; Research Center]<br>P.O. Box 51<br>111 Roe Street<br>Pilot Grove, MO 65276<br>Phone: 660-834-3582<br>
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|Cooper}}
  
*[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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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MO Libraries Intro|Cooper}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]<br>
  
==== Websites  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{MO Museums Intro|Cooper}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
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== Societies ==
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{{MO Societies Intro|Cooper}}
  
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*'''Boonslick Historical Society Of Cooper And Howard Counties'''<br>P.O. Box 324<br>Boonville, MO 65233<br>
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*'''Cooper County Historical Society &amp; Research Center'''<br>P.O. Box 51<br>111 Roe Street<br>Pilot Grove, MO 65276<br>Phone: 660-834-3582<br>[http://www.pilotgrovemo.org/ Website]
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:cooper+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
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| width="30%" | [http://cooper.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/cooper/cooper.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
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== Websites ==
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{{MO Websites Intro|Cooper}}
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Cooper/ RootsWeb resources]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| 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/Cooper/ Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| 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/cooper/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/cooper-county// StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Cooper-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
 
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/desktop/en/search.html Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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*  [http://cooper.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
| 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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*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/cooper/cooper.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|202959|Missouri|Cooper}}. 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
| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=202928&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Cooper%22 FamilySearch catalog]  
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[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Cooper/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Cooper/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/cooper/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=cooper+county+missouri WorldCat]  
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[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/cooper-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Cooper-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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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 "Cooper 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 "Cooper County"
 
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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.cooper/mb.ashx Ancestry.com]
 
| width="70%" | Cooper County Message Board
 
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Revision as of 15:38, 6 July 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Boonville
Organized: December 17, 1818
Parent County(s): Howard[1]
Neighboring Counties
Boone  • Howard  • Moniteau  • Morgan  • Pettis  • Saline
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriCooperCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Cooper County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Sarshell Cooper, frontier settler who was killed by Native Americans near Arrow Rock in 1814. The County is located in the center area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Cooper County Courthouse
200 Main Street
PO Box 123
Boonville, MO 65233-0123
Phone: 660-882-2626
Cooper County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893 and burial records.
Circuit Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and naturalization records from 1819, and land records from 1812.
Associate Circuit Court has probate records from 1828.[3]

Cooper 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
1883 1819 1883 1819 1812 1828 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]

  • 1818 Cooper County was created 17 December 1818 from Howard County.
  • County seat: Boonville[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 Cooper 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
Townships


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 Cooper 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]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 6,959
1830 6,904 −0.8%
1840 10,484 51.9%
1850 12,950 23.5%
1860 17,356 34.0%
1870 20,692 19.2%
1880 21,596 4.4%
1890 22,707 5.1%
1900 22,532 −0.8%
1910 20,311 −9.9%
1920 19,308 −4.9%
1930 19,522 1.1%
1940 18,075 −7.4%
1950 16,608 −8.1%
1960 15,448 −7.0%
1970 14,732 −4.6%
1980 14,643 −0.6%
1990 14,835 1.3%
2000 16,670 12.4%
2010 17,601 5.6%
Source: [1]


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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 6,959
1830 6,904 −0.8%
1840 10,484 51.9%
1850 12,950 23.5%
1860 17,356 34.0%
1870 20,692 19.2%
1880 21,596 4.4%
1890 22,707 5.1%
1900 22,532 −0.8%
1910 20,311 −9.9%
1920 19,308 −4.9%
1930 19,522 1.1%
1940 18,075 −7.4%
1950 16,608 −8.1%
1960 15,448 −7.0%
1970 14,732 −4.6%
1980 14,643 −0.6%
1990 14,835 1.3%
2000 16,670 12.4%
2010 17,601 5.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Catholic
St. Peter and Paul, Boonville

  • 1850-1876 St. Peter and Paul, Boonville, Baptism Index 1850-1876. Batch C511771 at FamilySearch.[7]
  • 1851-1876 St. Peter and Paul, Boonville, Marriage Index 1851-1857, 1867-1876. Batch M511771 at FamilySearch.

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 Cooper 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.


  • A History of Cooper County, Missouri. By Levens and Drake. 1876. Available online at Google Books.
  • History of Cooper County, Missouri. By William Foreman Johnson. 1919. Topeka, Kansas : Historical Pub. Co. Available online at FamilySearch
  • History of Howard and Cooper Counties, Missouri. By National Historical Company. 1883. St. Louis : National Historical Co. Available online at FamilySearch
  • Melton's History of Cooper County, Missouri. By Elston Joseph Melton. 1987. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Available online at FamilySearch
  • Short Historical Sketches of Boonville and Vicinity. By J. B. Barnes. 1928. Boonville, Mo. : [Boonville Advertiser?]. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Saline CountyHoward CountyBoone CountyCole CountyMoniteau CountyMorgan CountyPettis CountyMO COOPER.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Cooper 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 Cooper County, Missouri:

- 13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 52nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Detached Company
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company A
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company B
- 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company F
- 9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company I

Civil War Battle
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Cooper County:

  • June 17, 1861 Boonville[8] also known as First Battle of Boonville
  • Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Boonslick Historical Society Of Cooper And Howard Counties
    P.O. Box 324
    Boonville, MO 65233
  • Cooper County Historical Society & Research Center
    P.O. Box 51
    111 Roe Street
    Pilot Grove, MO 65276
    Phone: 660-834-3582
    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, "Cooper, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_County,_Missouri. accessed 9/06/2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cooper County, Missouri. Page 399 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cooper 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, "Cooper County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Cooper County Missouri, accessed Sep 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.
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)