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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
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The County was named for Lewis Cass. The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cass, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_County,_Missouri<nowiki/>.'' accessed 9/06/2018</ref>
  
The County was named for Lewis Cass. The County has Harrisonville as its seat and the County was created March 3, 1835. The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cass, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/06/2018</ref>
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===County Courthouse===
 
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
 
{{MO Courthouse Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Courthouse Intro|Cass}}
 
'''Cass County Courthouse'''<br> 102 E Wall Street<br>Harrisonville, Mo 64701<br>Phone: 816-380-8102 <br>[http://casscounty.com/ Cass County Website]<br><br>
 
'''Cass County Courthouse'''<br> 102 E Wall Street<br>Harrisonville, Mo 64701<br>Phone: 816-380-8102 <br>[http://casscounty.com/ Cass County Website]<br><br>
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Associate Division has probate records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
Associate Division has probate records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Cass County, Missouri Record Dates ===
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===Cass County, Missouri Record Dates===
 
{{MO Record Dates Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Record Dates Intro|Cass}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known 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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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cass 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" | '''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1843
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1837
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1837
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
 
| 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 Loss ===
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===Record Loss===
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Cass}}
 
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*'''1835'''  Cass County was created 3 March 1835 from [[Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy|Jackson]] County.
 
*'''1835'''  Cass County was created 3 March 1835 from [[Jackson County, Missouri Genealogy|Jackson]] County.
 
*'''County seat:''' Harrisonville<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>It was originally named [[Van Buren County, Missouri Genealogy|Van Buren]] County. Its name was changed to Cass County in 1848.<br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Harrisonville<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>It was originally named [[Van Buren County, Missouri Genealogy|Van Buren]] County. Its name was changed to Cass County in 1848.<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.
 
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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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
{{MO Populated Places Intro|Cass}}
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For a complete list of populated places in Cass County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,037,c,cass.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
The following are locations in Cass County, Missouri:
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [https://shsmo.org/collections/manuscripts/ramsay 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, "Cass County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_County,_Missouri#Communities Cass County Missouri], accessed Sept 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie,_Missouri Archie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belton,_Missouri Belton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland,_Missouri Cleveland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creighton,_Missouri Creighton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drexel,_Missouri Drexel]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Lynne,_Missouri East Lynne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman,_Missouri Freeman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_City,_Missouri Garden City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrisonville,_Missouri Harrisonville (county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City,_Missouri Kansas City (mostly in Jackson, Platte and Clay Counties)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Annette,_Missouri Lake Annette]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Winnebago,_Missouri Lake Winnebago]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee%27s_Summit,_Missouri Lee's Summit]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peculiar,_Missouri Peculiar]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Hill,_Missouri Pleasant Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymore,_Missouri Raymore]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasburg,_Missouri Strasburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Park,_Missouri Baldwin Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunn_City,_Missouri Gunn City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverview_Estates,_Missouri Riverview Estates]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Line,_Missouri West Line]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin,_Missouri Austin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daugherty,_Missouri Daugherty]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton,_Missouri Dayton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaudon,_Missouri Jaudon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisle,_Missouri Lisle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Lloyd,_Missouri Loch Lloyd]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_City,_Missouri Martin City]
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*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 Missouri Counties.
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===History Timeline===
=== History Timeline ===
 
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Cass}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{MO Resources Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Resources Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{MO Bible Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Bible Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{MO Biographies Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Biographies Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{MO Business Records Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Business Records Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Cass}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cass County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| colspan="2" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Cemeteries of Cass 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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| style="border:1px solid black" width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1415&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20150803153159/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocass/index.htm MOGenWeb]
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*[http://cass.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/cass/casscem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/cass/casscem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/cass.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/cass.htm Tombstone Project]
* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/cass.htm MOInterment]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/mo/cass.htm MOInterment]
* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=19 MOGravestones]
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*[http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=19 MOGravestones]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20171&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=40&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
 
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* {{FHL|387143|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*{{FHL|387143|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cass+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cass+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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| style="border:1px solid black" width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1415 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Cass-County?id=county_1415 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Cass&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394246&reqParentsLabel=Cass%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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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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| colspan="2" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5684 Cass County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 1] at Ancestry ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5684 Cass County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 1] 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 Records ===
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===Census Records===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1840 |4693
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|1850 |6090
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|1860 |9794
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|1870 |19296
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|1880 |22431
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|1890 |23301
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|1900 |23636
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|1910 |22973
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|1920 |21536
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|1930 |20962
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|1940 |19534
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|1950 |19325
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|1960 |29702
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|1970 |39748
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|1980 |51029
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|1990 |63808
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|2000 |82092
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|2010 |99478
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{{MO Census Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Census Intro|Cass}}
  
 
{{Census|Missouri}}
 
{{Census|Missouri}}
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
{{MO Church Intro|Cass}}
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_County,_Missouri#Demographics]
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|1840 |4693
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|1850 |6090
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|1860 |9794
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|1870 |19296
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|1880 |22431
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|1890 |23301
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|1900 |23636
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|1910 |22973
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|1920 |21536
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|1930 |20962
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|1940 |19534
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|1950 |19325
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|1960 |29702
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|1970 |39748
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|1980 |51029
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|1990 |63808
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|2000 |82092
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|2010 |99478
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{{MO Church Intro|Cass}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
  
=== Court Records ===
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394246&reqParentsLabel=Cass%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
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===Court Records===
 
{{MO Court Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Court Intro|Cass}}
  
*'''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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{MO Directories Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Directories Intro|Cass}}
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4478 Kansas City, Missouri City Directories, 1889-91] at Ancestry ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4478 Kansas City, Missouri City Directories, 1889-91] at Ancestry ($)
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{MO Emigration Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Emigration Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{MO Genealogies Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Genealogies Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{MO Guardianship Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Guardianship Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{MO Land Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Land Intro|Cass}}
  
 
{{MO Land}}
 
{{MO Land}}
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{MO Histories Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Histories Intro|Cass}}
  
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*''Kansas City, Missouri : its history and its people, 1808-1908.'' Available online at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22588 Ancestry] ($)
 
*''Kansas City, Missouri : its history and its people, 1808-1908.'' Available online at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22588 Ancestry] ($)
 
*''A Civic History of Kansas City, Missouri.'' Available online at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22352 Ancestry] ($)
 
*''A Civic History of Kansas City, Missouri.'' Available online at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22352 Ancestry] ($)
*''The History of Cass and Bates counties, Missouri : containing a history of these counties, their cities, towns; biographical sketches of their citizens, general and local statistics, history of Missouri.'' St. Joseph, Mo. : National Historical Co., 1883. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE57838 FamilySearch]
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*''The History of Cass and Bates counties, Missouri : containing a history of these counties, their cities, towns; biographical sketches of their citizens, general and local statistics, history of Missouri.'' St. Joseph, Mo. : National Historical Co., 1883. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/466851-the-history-of-cass-and-bates-counties-missouri-containing-a-history-of-these-counties-their-cities-towns-biographical-sketches-of-their-citizens-general-and-local-statistics-history-of-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch]
*''History and directory of Cass County, Missouri.'' By Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry. Harrisonville, Mo. : Cass County Leader, 1908. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE933642 Family Search]
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*''History and directory of Cass County, Missouri.'' By Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry. Harrisonville, Mo. : Cass County Leader, 1908. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/161420-history-and-directory-of-cass-county-missouri-containing-a-history-of-the-county-its-towns-commercial-interests-etc?offset=1 Family Search]
*''History of Cass County, Missouri.'' By Allen Glenn. Topeka, Kansas : Historical Pub. Co., 1917. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE90953 FamilySearch]
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*''History of Cass County, Missouri.'' By Allen Glenn. Topeka, Kansas : Historical Pub. Co., 1917. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/487080-history-of-cass-county-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Cass County}}}}
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{MO Maps Intro|Cass}}{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|{{MOCass, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}}}
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Cass_County Cass County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Cass_County Cass 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 Cass 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 Cass County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-cass-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Cass County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-cass-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Cass County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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*[https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocoplats/id/2717/rec/1 Map of Cass County, Mo.] at [https://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh# Missouri Digital Heritage]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394246&reqParentsLabel=Cass%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]]
  
=== Migration ===
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===Migration===
 
{{MO Migration Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Migration Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{MO Military Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Military Intro|Cass}}
  
==== Civil War ====
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====Civil War====
 
{{MO Civil War Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Civil War Intro|Cass}}
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''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
 
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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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Service men in Cass 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 Cass County, Missouri:<br>
 
Service men in Cass 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 Cass County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company K
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company K
 
:- [[1st Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union)|1st Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union)]], Company E
 
:- [[1st Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union)|1st Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[14th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|14th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|14th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>
  
==== World War I ====
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====World War I====
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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
 
*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
==== World War II ====
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====World War II====
 
{{MO World War II Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO World War II Intro|Cass}}
*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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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===
 
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Cass}}
  
 
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Cass}}
  
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Cass}}
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Cass}}
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{MO Other Records Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Other Records Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{MO Probate Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Probate Intro|Cass}}
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1766-1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images $
 
*'''1766-1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images $
  
=== School Records ===
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===School Records===
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Cass}}
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===Social Security Records===
  
=== Tax Records ===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
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===Tax Records===
 
{{MO Tax Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Tax Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{MO Vital Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Vital Intro|Cass}}
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
{{MO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Cass}}
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{{MO Birth Intro|Cass}}
 
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*'''Pre-1910''' [https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/birthdeath/Default.aspx#searchDB Missouri Birth and Death Records Database, Pre-1910] at Missouri Digital Heritage - index.
*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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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
 
*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
 
*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
*'''1865-1867''' Cass County Birth Index 1865-1867. Batch {{IGI|C514751}} 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/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1865-1867''' Cass County Birth Index 1865-1867. Batch {{IGI|C514751}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissouria.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1920-2015''' [https://archive.org/details/mobirthindex Reclaim the Records: Missouri Birth Index] at [https://archive.org/ Archive.org] - images of index
  
==== Marriage ====
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====Marriage====
{{MO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Cass}}
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Cass}}
  
*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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 $
*'''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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
 
*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
 
*'''1835-1882'''  Cass County Marriage Books A thru E Index 1835-1882. Batch {{IGI|M514751}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1835-1882'''  Cass County Marriage Books A thru E Index 1835-1882. Batch {{IGI|M514751}} at FamilySearch.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29462 The marriage records of Cass (Van Buren) County, Missouri] at Ancestry ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29462 The marriage records of Cass (Van Buren) County, Missouri] at Ancestry ($)
  
==== Death ====
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====Death====
{{MO Vital Records - Death Intro|Cass}}
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{{MO Death Intro|Cass}}
  
 
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestrym] — index/images $
 
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestrym] — 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.org] — index
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1870-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70535 Web: Cass County, Missouri, Obituary Index, 1870-2011] at Ancestry ($)
 
*'''1870-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70535 Web: Cass County, Missouri, Obituary Index, 1870-2011] at Ancestry ($)
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*'''1910-1960''' [https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/Archives/ArchivesMvc/DeathCertificates#searchDB Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969] at Missouri Digital Heritage - index and images.
 
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
 
*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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*'''1968-2015''' [https://archive.org/details/modeathindex Reclaim the Records: Missouri Death Index] at [https://archive.org/ Archive.org] - images of index
  
==== Divorce ====
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====Divorce====
{{MO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Cass}}
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{{MO Divorce Intro|Cass}}
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{MO Archives Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Archives Intro|Cass}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
=== Libraries ===
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*[[Riverview Missouri Family History Center]]
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===Libraries===
 
{{MO Libraries Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Libraries Intro|Cass}}
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]<br>
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]<br>
  
=== Museums ===
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===Museums===
 
{{MO Museums Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Museums Intro|Cass}}
  
 
*'''Cass County Family History Guild'''<br>Pearson Hall<br>400 E. Mechanic Street<br>Harrisonville, MO 64701<br>Phone: 816-773-8464<br>[http://www.orgsites.com/mo/casscountygenealogicalsocietyinc/ Website]
 
*'''Cass County Family History Guild'''<br>Pearson Hall<br>400 E. Mechanic Street<br>Harrisonville, MO 64701<br>Phone: 816-773-8464<br>[http://www.orgsites.com/mo/casscountygenealogicalsocietyinc/ Website]
  
== Societies ==
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==Societies==
 
{{MO Societies Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Societies Intro|Cass}}
  
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*'''Cass County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 406<br>400 E Mechanic Street<br>Harrisonville, MO 64701-0406<br>Phone: 816-887-2393<br>[https://www.facebook.com/cchsmo/ Facebook]
 
*'''Cass County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 406<br>400 E Mechanic Street<br>Harrisonville, MO 64701-0406<br>Phone: 816-887-2393<br>[https://www.facebook.com/cchsmo/ Facebook]
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Cass}}
  
* [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:clinton+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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*[http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/desktop/en/search.html Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
* [http://cass.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*[http://usgenealogyresearch.atwebpages.com/Missouri/Cass/index.html Cass County Missouri Genealogy Research]. Contains information for researching genealogy in Cass County MO, Census, bios, obituary, birth, death, marriage, maps, and other records
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/cass/cass.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*[http://cass.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/cass/cass.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|202910|Missouri|Cass}}. 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
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|202910|Missouri|Cass}}. 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
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20150516012357/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Cass/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20150516012357/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Cass/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Cass/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Cass/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/cass/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/cass/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
* [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/cass-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/cass-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
* [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Cass-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Cass-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  
== Research Guides ==
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==Research Guides==
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Cass}}
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Cass}}
  
== References ==
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 11:51, 4 January 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Harrisonville
Organized: March 3, 1835
Parent County(s): Jackson[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bates  • Henry  • Jackson  • Johnson  • Johnson (KS)  • Miami (KS)
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriCassCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Cass County Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Lewis Cass. The County is located in the west central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Cass County Courthouse
102 E Wall Street
Harrisonville, Mo 64701
Phone: 816-380-8102
Cass County Website

County Clerk has birth records 1861-1896 and court records from 1843.
Recorder of Deeds has marriage, divorce and land records.
Associate Division has probate records.[3]

Cass 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
1861 1836 1883 1843 1837 1835 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]

  • 1835 Cass County was created 3 March 1835 from Jackson County.
  • County seat: Harrisonville[5]It was originally named Van Buren County. Its name was changed to Cass County in 1848.

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 Cass 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
Census-designated places


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 Cass 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.
1840 4,693
1850 6,090 29.8%
1860 9,794 60.8%
1870 19,296 97.0%
1880 22,431 16.2%
1890 23,301 3.9%
1900 23,636 1.4%
1910 22,973 −2.8%
1920 21,536 −6.3%
1930 20,962 −2.7%
1940 19,534 −6.8%
1950 19,325 −1.1%
1960 29,702 53.7%
1970 39,748 33.8%
1980 51,029 28.4%
1990 63,808 25.0%
2000 82,092 28.7%
2010 99,478 21.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 4,693
1850 6,090 29.8%
1860 9,794 60.8%
1870 19,296 97.0%
1880 22,431 16.2%
1890 23,301 3.9%
1900 23,636 1.4%
1910 22,973 −2.8%
1920 21,536 −6.3%
1930 20,962 −2.7%
1940 19,534 −6.8%
1950 19,325 −1.1%
1960 29,702 53.7%
1970 39,748 33.8%
1980 51,029 28.4%
1990 63,808 25.0%
2000 82,092 28.7%
2010 99,478 21.2%
Source: [1]

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 Cass 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 and directory of Cass County, Missouri. By A.L. Weber. 1908. Available online at Google Books.
  • Kansas City, Missouri : its history and its people, 1808-1908. Available online at Ancestry ($)
  • A Civic History of Kansas City, Missouri. Available online at Ancestry ($)
  • The History of Cass and Bates counties, Missouri : containing a history of these counties, their cities, towns; biographical sketches of their citizens, general and local statistics, history of Missouri. St. Joseph, Mo. : National Historical Co., 1883. Available online at FamilySearch
  • History and directory of Cass County, Missouri. By Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry. Harrisonville, Mo. : Cass County Leader, 1908. Available online at Family Search
  • History of Cass County, Missouri. By Allen Glenn. Topeka, Kansas : Historical Pub. Co., 1917. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Cass 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 Cass County, Missouri:

- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company K
- 1st Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union), Company E
- 2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union), Company A
- 2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union), Company C
- 2nd Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union), Company D
- 11th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry State Guard (8th Division) - Confederate, Company A
- 11th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry State Guard (8th Division) - Confederate, Company B
- 11th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry State Guard (8th Division) - Confederate, Company C
- 1st Battery, Missouri Light Artillery - Confederate, Also known as Henry Guibor's Light artillery Battery
- 14th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D

World War I[edit | edit source]

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]

Social Security 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]

Listed below are archives in Cass County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

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 Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Cass County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

  • Cass County Family History Guild
    Pearson Hall
    400 E. Mechanic Street
    Harrisonville, MO 64701
    Phone: 816-773-8464
    Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Cass County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Missouri Societies.

  • Cass County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 406
    400 E. Mechanic Street
    Harrisonville, MO 64701
    Phone: 816-380-4396
    Website
  • Cass County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 406
    400 E Mechanic Street
    Harrisonville, MO 64701-0406
    Phone: 816-887-2393
    Facebook

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Missouri Digital Heritage. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
  • Cass County Missouri Genealogy Research. Contains information for researching genealogy in Cass County MO, Census, bios, obituary, birth, death, marriage, maps, and other records
  • 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, "Cass, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_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), Cass 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, "Cass County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Cass County Missouri, accessed Sept 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.