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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
The County was named for George M. Dallas. The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Dallas, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/10/2018</ref>
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The County was named for George M. Dallas. The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Dallas, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_County,_Missouri<nowiki/>.'' accessed 9/10/2018</ref>
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{MO Courthouse Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Courthouse Intro|Dallas}}
 
'''Dallas County Courthouse'''<br> 107 Maple Street<br>PO Box 436<br>Buffalo, MO 65622-0436<br>Phone: 417-345-2632<br>[http://www.buffalococ.com/dallasgov.htm Dallas County Website]<br><br>
 
'''Dallas County Courthouse'''<br> 107 Maple Street<br>PO Box 436<br>Buffalo, MO 65622-0436<br>Phone: 417-345-2632<br>[http://www.buffalococ.com/dallasgov.htm Dallas County Website]<br><br>
 
County Recorder has birth, marriage, death, burial, divorce, probate, court and land 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>
 
County Recorder has birth, marriage, death, burial, divorce, probate, court and land 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>
  
=== Dallas County, Missouri Record Dates ===
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===Dallas County, Missouri Record Dates===
 
{{MO Record Dates Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Record Dates Intro|Dallas}}
 
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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), Dallas 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" |'''[[Dallas County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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=== Record Loss ===
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===Record Loss===
 
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'''1863''' Fire burned courthouse October 18, 1863.<br>
 
'''1863''' Fire burned courthouse October 18, 1863.<br>
  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Dallas}}
 
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*'''1841'''  Dallas County was created 29 January 1841 from [[Polk County, Missouri Genealogy|Polk]] County.
 
*'''1841'''  Dallas County was created 29 January 1841 from [[Polk County, Missouri Genealogy|Polk]] County.
 
*'''County seat:''' Buffalo<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>Dallas was originally named [[Niangua County, Missouri Genealogy|Niangua]] County. Its name was changed to Dallas in 1844.<br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Buffalo<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>Dallas was originally named [[Niangua County, Missouri Genealogy|Niangua]] County. Its name was changed to Dallas in 1844.<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===
 
For a complete list of populated places in Dallas County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,059,c,dallas.cfm HomeTownLocator].<br>  
 
For a complete list of populated places in Dallas County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,059,c,dallas.cfm HomeTownLocator].<br>  
 
The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
 
The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Dallas}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{MO Resources Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Resources Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{MO Bible Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Bible Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{MO Biographies Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Biographies Intro|Dallas}}
  
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/dallas-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Dallas County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/dallas-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Dallas County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{MO Business Records Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Business Records Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Dallas}}
  
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://dallas.mogenweb.org/cemeteries.html MOGenWeb]
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*[http://dallas.mogenweb.org/cemeteries.html MOGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/dallas/dallascem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/dallas/dallascem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/dallas.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/dallas.htm Tombstone Project]
* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=30 MOGravestones]
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*[http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=30 MOGravestones]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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* {{FHL|349449|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Dallas+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Dallas+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Dallas-County?id=county_1426 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Dallas-County?id=county_1426 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394282&reqParentsLabel=Dallas%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394282&reqParentsLabel=Dallas%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
  
=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
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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 - [[Missouri State and Territorial Census Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1732-1933''' - {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Missouri State and Territorial Census Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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{{Census|Missouri}}
 
{{Census|Missouri}}
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
 
{{MO Church Intro|Dallas}}<br>
 
{{MO Church Intro|Dallas}}<br>
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394282&reqParentsLabel=Dallas%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394282&reqParentsLabel=Dallas%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{MO Court Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Court Intro|Dallas}}
  
 
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{MO Directories Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Directories Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{MO Emigration Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Emigration Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{MO Genealogies Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Genealogies Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{MO Guardianship Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Guardianship Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{MO Land Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Land Intro|Dallas}}
  
 
{{MO Land}}
 
{{MO Land}}
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{MO Histories Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Histories Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO History}}
 
{{MO History}}
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*''The Dallas County, Missouri, History, 1841-1971.'' 1974. By Dallas County Historical Society. Cassville, Missouri: Dallas County Historical Society. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/98848-the-dallas-county-missouri-history-1841-1971?offset=1 FamilySearch]
 
*''The Dallas County, Missouri, History, 1841-1971.'' 1974. By Dallas County Historical Society. Cassville, Missouri: Dallas County Historical Society. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/98848-the-dallas-county-missouri-history-1841-1971?offset=1 FamilySearch]
 
*''History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent counties, Missouri.'' 1889. Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/439170-history-of-laclede-camden-dallas-webster-wright-texas-pulaski-phelps-and-dent-counties-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch]; and at [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/69855 Missouri Digital History]
 
*''History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent counties, Missouri.'' 1889. Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/439170-history-of-laclede-camden-dallas-webster-wright-texas-pulaski-phelps-and-dent-counties-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch]; and at [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/69855 Missouri Digital History]
* ''History of Missouri's Counties, County Seats, and Courthouse Squares''. 1983. by Marian M. Ohman. Missouri: Missouri State Library. Online at: [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/16769/rec/3 Missouri Digital History]
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*''History of Missouri's Counties, County Seats, and Courthouse Squares''. 1983. by Marian M. Ohman. Missouri: Missouri State Library. Online at: [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/16769/rec/3 Missouri Digital History]
* ''Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region.'' 1884. Missouri: Missouri State Library. Online at: [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/58819/rec/4 Missouri Digital History]
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*''Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region.'' 1884. Missouri: Missouri State Library. Online at: [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/58819/rec/4 Missouri Digital History]
* ''State of Missouri: an autobiography''. 1904. By Walter Williams. Columbia, Mo: Press of E. W. Stephens. Online at: [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/93865/rec/6 Missouri Digital History]
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*''State of Missouri: an autobiography''. 1904. By Walter Williams. Columbia, Mo: Press of E. W. Stephens. Online at: [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/93865/rec/6 Missouri Digital History]
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Dallas County}}}}
 
{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Dallas County}}}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|Dallas}}
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*[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/Dallas_County Dallas County townships] (Histopolis)
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Dallas_County Dallas County townships] (Histopolis)
* ''Missouri As It Is In 1867''. 1867. by Nathan II. Parker. Philadelpia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. Online at: [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/93408/rec/5 Missouri Digital History]
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*''Missouri As It Is In 1867''. 1867. by Nathan II. Parker. Philadelpia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. Online at: [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/93408/rec/5 Missouri Digital History]
 
*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 Dallas 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 Dallas County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-dallas-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Dallas County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-dallas-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Dallas County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
*[https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocoplats/id/6020/rec/1 Plat Book of Dallas County, Missouri] at [https://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh# Missouri Digital Heritage]  
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*[https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocoplats/id/6020/rec/1 Plat Book of Dallas County, Missouri] at [https://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh# Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394282&reqParentsLabel=Dallas%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]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394282&reqParentsLabel=Dallas%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|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Migration Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{MO Military Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Military Intro|Dallas}}
  
 
*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images - [[Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images - [[Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Civil War ====
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====Civil War====
 
{{MO Civil War Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Civil War Intro|Dallas}}
 
'''''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 - [[Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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Service men in Dallas 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 Dallas County, Missouri:<br>
 
Service men in Dallas 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 Dallas County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company I<br>
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company I<br>
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company F<br>
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company F<br>
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:- [[6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I
 
:- [[6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I
  
==== World War II ====
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====World War II====
 
{{MO World War II Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO World War II Intro|Dallas}}
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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 - [[Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1940-1945''' {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1941-1946'''  {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1941-1946'''  {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Dallas}}
  
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=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Dallas}}
  
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Dallas}}
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{MO Other Records Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Other Records Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{MO Probate Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Probate Intro|Dallas}}
  
 
''Online Probate Indexes and Records''
 
''Online Probate Indexes and Records''
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images - [[Missouri Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images - [[Missouri Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
*'''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|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Dallas}}
 
===Social Security Records===
 
===Social Security 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]].
 
*'''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]].
 
*'''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]].
 
*'''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]].
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{MO Tax Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Tax Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{MO Vital Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Vital Intro|Dallas}}
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{MO Birth Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Birth Intro|Dallas}}
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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.
 
*'''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.
 
*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri, Births - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri, Births - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1827-1935'''  {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1827-1935'''  {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1851-1866''' Dallas County Birth Index 1851-1866. Batch {{IGI|C514651}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissouria.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1851-1866''' Dallas County Birth Index 1851-1866. Batch {{IGI|C514651}} 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>
 
*'''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 ($)
 
*'''1883-1922''' Dallas County Birth Index 1883-1922. Batch {{IGI|C514652}} at FamilySearch
 
*'''1883-1922''' Dallas County Birth Index 1883-1922. Batch {{IGI|C514652}} at FamilySearch
 
*'''1920-2015''' [https://archive.org/details/mobirthindex Reclaim the Records: Missouri Birth Index] at [https://archive.org/ Archive.org] - images of index
 
*'''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 Marriage Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Marriage Intro|Dallas}}
  
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*'''1867-1885''' Dallas County Marriage Book 1 Index 1867-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514651}} at FamilySearch
 
*'''1867-1885''' Dallas County Marriage Book 1 Index 1867-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514651}} at FamilySearch
  
==== Death ====
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====Death====
 
{{MO Death Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Death Intro|Dallas}}
  
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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
 
*'''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 Divorce Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Divorce Intro|Dallas}}
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{MO Archives Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Archives Intro|Dallas}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
=== Libraries ===
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===Libraries===
 
{{MO Libraries Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Libraries Intro|Dallas}}
  
 
*[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|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Museums Intro|Dallas}}
  
== Societies ==
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==Societies==
 
{{MO Societies Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Societies Intro|Dallas}}
  
 
*'''Dallas County Historical Society, Inc.'''<br>P.O. Box 594 <br>Buffalo, MO 65622<br>Phone: Thelma Kurtz at 417-345-8694<br>Email: [mailto:lcrawford@windstream.net lcrawford@windstream.net]<br> [http://www.mogenweb.org/dallas/DCHS.html Website]
 
*'''Dallas County Historical Society, Inc.'''<br>P.O. Box 594 <br>Buffalo, MO 65622<br>Phone: Thelma Kurtz at 417-345-8694<br>Email: [mailto:lcrawford@windstream.net lcrawford@windstream.net]<br> [http://www.mogenweb.org/dallas/DCHS.html Website]
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Dallas}}
  
* [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://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://dallas.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*[http://usgenealogyresearch.atwebpages.com/Missouri/Dallas/index.html Dallas County Missouri Genealogy Research]. Contains information for researching genealogy in Dallas County MO, Census, bios, obituary, birth, death, marriage, maps, and other records
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/dallas/dallas.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*[http://dallas.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/dallas/dallas.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|202979|Missouri|Dallas}}. 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|202979|Missouri|Dallas}}. 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
* [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Dallas/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Dallas/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Dallas/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Dallas/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/dallas/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/dallas/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
* [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/dallas-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/dallas-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
* [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Dallas-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Dallas-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  
== Research Guides ==
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==Research Guides==
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Dallas}}
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Dallas}}
  
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Revision as of 08:38, 16 April 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Buffalo
Organized: January 29, 1841
Parent County(s): Polk[1]
Neighboring Counties
Camden  • Greene  • Hickory  • Laclede  • Polk  • Webster
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriDallasCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Dallas County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for George M. Dallas. The County is located in the west central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Dallas County Courthouse
107 Maple Street
PO Box 436
Buffalo, MO 65622-0436
Phone: 417-345-2632
Dallas County Website

County Recorder has birth, marriage, death, burial, divorce, probate, court and land records.[3]

Dallas 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 1867 1883 1867 1867 1867 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]

1863 Fire burned courthouse October 18, 1863.

1864, 1867 Fire also destroyed two subsequent buildings in 1864 and 1867, consuming most county records.

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


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1841 Dallas County was created 29 January 1841 from Polk County.
  • County seat: Buffalo[5]Dallas was originally named Niangua County. Its name was changed to Dallas in 1844.

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 Dallas 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
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 Dallas 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 3,648
1860 5,892 61.5%
1870 8,383 42.3%
1880 9,263 10.5%
1890 12,647 36.5%
1900 13,903 9.9%
1910 13,181 −5.2%
1920 12,033 −8.7%
1930 10,541 −12.4%
1940 11,523 9.3%
1950 10,392 −9.8%
1960 9,314 −10.4%
1970 10,054 7.9%
1980 12,096 20.3%
1990 12,646 4.5%
2000 15,661 23.8%
2010 16,777 7.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.
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 Dallas 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.


  • The Dallas County, Missouri, History, 1841-1971. 1974. By Dallas County Historical Society. Cassville, Missouri: Dallas County Historical Society. Online at: FamilySearch
  • History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent counties, Missouri. 1889. Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co. Online at: FamilySearch; and at Missouri Digital History
  • History of Missouri's Counties, County Seats, and Courthouse Squares. 1983. by Marian M. Ohman. Missouri: Missouri State Library. Online at: Missouri Digital History
  • Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region. 1884. Missouri: Missouri State Library. Online at: Missouri Digital History
  • State of Missouri: an autobiography. 1904. By Walter Williams. Columbia, Mo: Press of E. W. Stephens. Online at: Missouri Digital History

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Hickory CountyCamden CountyLaclede CountyWright CountyWebster CountyGreene CountyPolk CountyMO DALLAS.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 Dallas 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 Dallas County, Missouri:

- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company I
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 26th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company L
- 6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I

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 Indexes and 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 Dallas 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 Dallas County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Missouri Digital Heritage. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
  • Dallas County Missouri Genealogy Research. Contains information for researching genealogy in Dallas 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, "Dallas, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_County,_Missouri. accessed 9/10/2018
  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), Dallas 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, "Dallas County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Dallas 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.