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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Osage County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History ==
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  January 29, 1841
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|county seat= Linn
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|parent county= [[Gasconade County, Missouri Genealogy|Gasconade]]<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= [[Callaway County, Missouri Genealogy|Callaway]]
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|county2= [[Montgomery County, Missouri Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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|county3= [[Gasconade County, Missouri Genealogy|Gasconade]]
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|county4= [[Maries County, Missouri Genealogy|Maries]]
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|county5= [[Miller County, Missouri Genealogy|Miller]]
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|county6= [[Cole County, Missouri Genealogy|Cole]]</br><center>[[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:MissouriOsageCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Missouri Osage County Map.svg.png|245x245px]]
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for the Osage River. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Osage, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/06/2018</ref>
  
'''1841--'''Osage County was created 29 January 1841&nbsp;from [[Gasconade County, Missouri|Gasconade]] County. '''County seat:''' Linn <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Osage}}
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'''Osage County Courthouse'''<br> 106 E Main Street<br>Linn, MO 65501<br>Phone: 573-897-2139<br>[http://osagecountygov.com/ Osage County Website]<br><br>
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Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records from 1841.<br>
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Probate Court has probate records from 1841.<br>
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County Clerk has birth and death 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>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Osage County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Osage}}
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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), Osage 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></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osage County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1841
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1841
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1841
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1841
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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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>
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==== Record Los  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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== Places / Localities ==
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'''1880''' Fire damaged the courthouse on November 14, 1880. <br>
  
{{Osage County, Missouri}}
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'''1922'''  Fire destroyed the courthouse October 30, 1922.<br>
  
<br> '''To see a list of places in Madison County, click on [Show], in the bar above.'''
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== Resources ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Osage}}
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*'''1841''' Osage County was created 29 January 1841&nbsp;from [[Gasconade County, Missouri Genealogy|Gasconade]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Linn<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 Map of US.org website.
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places in Osage County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,151,c,osage.cfm HomeTownLocator].<br>
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [https://collections.shsmo.org/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_osage.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, "Osage County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_County,_Missouri Osage County Missouri], accessed Nov 2019.</ref>
  
==== Church  ====
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle,_Missouri Belle] Mostly in Maries Co
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bland,_Missouri Bland] Mostly in Mostly in Gasconade Co
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamois,_Missouri Chamois]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linn,_Missouri Linn] County seat
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta,_Missouri Meta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_County,_Missouri Westphalia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyle,_Missouri Argyle] Partly in Maries Co
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeburg,_Missouri Freeburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aud,_Missouri Aud]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babbtown,_Missouri Babbtown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnots_Mill,_Missouri Bonnots Mill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron,_Missouri Byron]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_Hill,_Missouri Cooper Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crook,_Missouri Crook]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer,_Missouri Deer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk,_Missouri Folk]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein,_Missouri Frankenstein]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom,_Missouri Freedom]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope,_Missouri Hope]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge,_Missouri Judge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koeltztown,_Missouri Koeltztown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koenig,_Missouri Koenig]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loose_Creek,_Missouri Loose Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luystown,_Missouri Luystown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mint_Hill,_Missouri Mint Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potts,_Missouri Potts]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Fountain,_Missouri Rich Fountain]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Aubert,_Missouri Saint Aubert]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benton_Township,_Osage_County,_Missouri Benton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_Township,_Osage_County,_Missouri Crawford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Osage_County,_Missouri Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Osage_County,_Missouri Jefferson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linn_Township,_Osage_County,_Missouri Linn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Osage_County,_Missouri Washington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Rock,_Missouri Castle Rock]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingley,_Missouri Dingley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feuersville,_Missouri Feuersville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gascondy,_Missouri Gascondy]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisletown,_Missouri Lisletown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryors,_Missouri Ryors]
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==== Court  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Osage}}
  
==== Land  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Osage}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Osage}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Osage}}
  
==== Military  ====
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*All of the family biographies from the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/osage-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp History of Osage County, Missouri ](1889) by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Osage}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Osage}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Osage County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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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://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/osage/osagceme.html MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/osage.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/osage.htm MOInterment]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=76 MOGravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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|-
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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|432959|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Osage+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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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/Osage-County?id=county_1472 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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==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1850 |6704 
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|1860 |7879 
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|1870 |10793
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|1880 |11824
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|1890 |13080
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|1900 |14096
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|1910 |14283
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|1920 |13559
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|1930 |12462
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|1940 |12375
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|1950 |11301
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|1960 |10867
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|1970 |10994
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|1980 |12014
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|1990 |12018
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|2000 |13062
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|2010 |13878
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}}
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{{MO Census Intro|Osage}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*'''1732-1933''' {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Church Records ===
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Osage|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{MO Church Intro|Osage}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394477&reqParentsLabel=Osage%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
== References  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Osage}}
  
<references /> {{Missouri|Missouri}}  
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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
  
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Osage}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Osage}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Osage}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Osage}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Osage}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Osage}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Osage}}
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{{MO Land}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Osage}}
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{{MO History}}
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*''History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri''. 1889. Chicago : Goodspeed Pub. Co. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE993954 FamilySearch]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Osage County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Osage}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Osage_County Maps of townships] (Histopolis)
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*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 Osage County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
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=== Migration ===
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{{MO Migration Intro|Osage}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MO Military Intro|Osage}}
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*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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==== Civil War ====
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{{MO Civil War Intro|Osage}}
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1911-1938''' {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Osage 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 Osage County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K<br>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>
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:- [[26th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|26th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company H<br>
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:- [[32nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|32nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|6th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Osage}}
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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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Osage}}
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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
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MO Newspapers Intro|Osage}}
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Osage}}
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available online. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Osage County communities.<br>
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|Osage}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MO Other Records Intro|Osage}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Osage}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Osage}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766-1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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=== School Records ===
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{{MO Schools Intro|Osage}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MO Tax Intro|Osage}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MO Vital Intro|Osage}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MO Birth Intro|Osage}}
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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://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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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Osage}}
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
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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 $
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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
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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] ($)
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*'''1841-1861''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29444 Marriage records, Osage County, Missouri, Book "A", 1841-1861] at Ancestry ($)
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*'''1841-1875''' Osage County Marriage Index 1841-1875. Batch {{IGI|M515531}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.</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 ($)
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*'''1875-1885''' Osage County Marriage Index 1875-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515532}} at FamilySearch.
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==== Death ====
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{{MO Death Intro|Osage}}
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*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
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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.
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Divorce Intro|Osage}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Osage}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|Osage}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Osage Beach Missouri Family History Center]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MO Libraries Intro|Osage}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{MO Museums Intro|Osage}}
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== Societies ==
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{{MO Societies Intro|Osage}}
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*'''Osage County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 402<br>Linn, MO 65051<br>Phone: 573-897-2932<br>[http://www.osagecounty.org/ Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{MO Websites Intro|Osage}}
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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://sites.rootsweb.com/~moosage/vosage.htm MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/osage/osage.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203319|Missouri|Osage}}. 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/20081226235711/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/USA/MO/Osage 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/Osage/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/osage/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/osage-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Osage-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|Osage}}
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== References ==
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Revision as of 20:42, 24 June 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Linn
Organized: January 29, 1841
Parent County(s): Gasconade[1]
Neighboring Counties
Callaway  • Montgomery  • Gasconade  • Maries  • Miller  • Cole
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriOsageCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Osage County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Osage River. The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Osage County Courthouse
106 E Main Street
Linn, MO 65501
Phone: 573-897-2139
Osage County Website

Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records from 1841.
Probate Court has probate records from 1841.
County Clerk has birth and death records. [3]

Osage 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 1841 1883 1841 1841 1841 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]

1880 Fire damaged the courthouse on November 14, 1880.

1922 Fire destroyed the courthouse October 30, 1922.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1841 Osage County was created 29 January 1841 from Gasconade County.
  • County seat: Linn[5]

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the Map of US.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places in Osage County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTownLocator.
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
  • Belle Mostly in Maries Co
  • Bland Mostly in Mostly in Gasconade Co
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Townships
Ghost towns


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 Osage 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.
1850 6,704
1860 7,879 17.5%
1870 10,793 37.0%
1880 11,824 9.6%
1890 13,080 10.6%
1900 14,096 7.8%
1910 14,283 1.3%
1920 13,559 −5.1%
1930 12,462 −8.1%
1940 12,375 −0.7%
1950 11,301 −8.7%
1960 10,867 −3.8%
1970 10,994 1.2%
1980 12,014 9.3%
1990 12,018 0.0%
2000 13,062 8.7%
2010 13,878 6.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

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 Osage County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.


  • History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri. 1889. Chicago : Goodspeed Pub. Co. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Boone CountyCallaway CountyMontgomery CountyGasconade CountyMaries CountyMiller CountyCole CountyMO OSAGE.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 Osage 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 Osage County, Missouri:

- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 26th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 32nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 6th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D

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 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]

  • Osage County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 402
    Linn, MO 65051
    Phone: 573-897-2932
    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, "Osage, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_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), Osage 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, "Osage County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Osage County Missouri, accessed Nov 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.