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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 Major Joseph Hamilton Daveiss. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Daveiss, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daviess_County,_Missouri<nowiki/>.'' accessed 9/10/2018</ref>
  
The County was named for Major Joseph Hamilton Daveiss. The County has Gallatin as its seat and the County was created December 29, 1836. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Daveiss, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daviess_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/10/2018</ref>
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===County Courthouse===
 
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
 
{{MO Courthouse Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Courthouse Intro|Daviess}}
 
'''Daviess County Courthouse'''<br>102 N Main Street<br>Gallatin, MO 64640<br>Phone: 660-663-2641<br>[http://mocounties.com/daviess-county.php Daviess County Website]<br><br>
 
'''Daviess County Courthouse'''<br>102 N Main Street<br>Gallatin, MO 64640<br>Phone: 660-663-2641<br>[http://mocounties.com/daviess-county.php Daviess County Website]<br><br>
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Probate Court 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>
 
Probate Court 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>
  
=== Daviess County, Missouri Record Dates ===
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===Daviess County, Missouri Record Dates===
 
{{MO Record Dates Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Record Dates Intro|Daviess}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Daviess 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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| 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), Daviess 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" |'''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
 
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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|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Daviess}}
 
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*'''1836'''  Daviess County was created 29 December 1836 from [[Ray County, Missouri Genealogy|Ray]] County.
 
*'''1836'''  Daviess County was created 29 December 1836 from [[Ray County, Missouri Genealogy|Ray]] County.
 
*'''County seat:''' Gallatin<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Gallatin<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
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|Daviess}}
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For a complete list of populated places in Daviess County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,061,c,daviess.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
The following are locations in Daviess County, Missouri:
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>
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Wikipedia contributors, "Daviess County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daviess_County,_Missouri Daviess County Missouri], accessed Sept 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffey,_Missouri Coffey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallatin,_Missouri Gallatin (county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilman_City,_Missouri Gilman City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamesport,_Missouri Jamesport]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattonsburg,_Missouri Pattonsburg]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont,_Missouri Altamont]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jameson,_Missouri Jameson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_Springs,_Missouri Lock Springs]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston,_Missouri Winston]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Viking,_Missouri Lake Viking]</div>
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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|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Daviess}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{MO Resources Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Resources Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{MO Bible Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Bible Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{MO Biographies Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Biographies Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{MO Business Records Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Business Records Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Daviess}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Daviess County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| colspan="2" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Cemeteries of Daviess 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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://daviess.mogenweb.org/cemetery/cemndx.htm MOGenWeb]
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*[http://daviess.mogenweb.org/cemetery/cemndx.htm MOGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/daviess/daviecem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/daviess/daviecem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/daviess.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/daviess.htm Tombstone Project]
* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=31 MOGravestones]
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*[http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=31 MOGravestones]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20231&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=22&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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* {{FHL|370142|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*{{FHL|370142|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Daviess+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Daviess+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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Daviess-County?id=county_1427 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Daviess-County?id=county_1427 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394281&reqParentsLabel=Daviess%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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*[http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~sareid/genealogy/ Daviess County Cemeteries] has about 70 transcriptions of Daviess county cemeteries. Many of these transcriptions are current only to the 1970s.&nbsp; The page also includes a historical description of all known Daviess county cemeteries and directions to their location.
 
*[http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~sareid/genealogy/ Daviess County Cemeteries] has about 70 transcriptions of Daviess county cemeteries. Many of these transcriptions are current only to the 1970s.&nbsp; The page also includes a historical description of all known Daviess county cemeteries and directions to their location.
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mocemete/daviess/winston-A-G.html Winston Cemetery Transcriptions] and [http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~phipps/genealogy/muddycreek.html Muddy Cemetery Transcriptions]; more [http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~phipps/genealogy/muddycreek.html Muddy Cemetery Transcriptions] and more [http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~phipps/genealogy/muddycreek.html Muddy Cemetery Transcriptions].  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mocemete/daviess/winston-A-G.html Winston Cemetery Transcriptions] and [http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~phipps/genealogy/muddycreek.html Muddy Cemetery Transcriptions]; more [http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~phipps/genealogy/muddycreek.html Muddy Cemetery Transcriptions] and more [http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~phipps/genealogy/muddycreek.html Muddy Cemetery Transcriptions].
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5707 Daviess County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 2] at Ancestry ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5707 Daviess County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 2] 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===
 
{{MO Census Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Census Intro|Daviess}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daviess_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1840 |2736
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|1850 |5298
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|1860 |9606
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|1870 |14410
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|1880 |19145
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|1890 |20456
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|1900 |21325
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|1910 |17605
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|1920 |16641
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|1930 |14424
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|1940 |13398
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|1950 |11180
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|1960 |9502
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|1970 |8420
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|1980 |8905
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|1990 |7865
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|2000 |8016
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|2010 |8433
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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
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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]]
  
 
The 1876 State Census for Daviess county is available at Ancestry.com or on microfilm ($15) from the Missouri State Archives.
 
The 1876 State Census for Daviess county is available at Ancestry.com or on microfilm ($15) from the Missouri State Archives.
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{{Census|Missouri}}
 
{{Census|Missouri}}
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
{{MO Church Intro|Daviess}}
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{{MO Church Intro|Daviess}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394281&reqParentsLabel=Daviess%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=117:2:5451794591123139592:pg_R_12501423645835766372:NO&pg_min_row=1&pg_max_rows=15&pg_rows_fetched=6 Daviess County Churches, USGS] - Login required.  
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=117:2:5451794591123139592:pg_R_12501423645835766372:NO&pg_min_row=1&pg_max_rows=15&pg_rows_fetched=6 Daviess County Churches, USGS] - Login required.
  
 
'''''Baptist'''''
 
'''''Baptist'''''
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*[http://www.pblib.org/FamHist-DaviessMO.html Daviess County, Missouri] - Primitive Baptist Library in Carthage, IL
 
*[http://www.pblib.org/FamHist-DaviessMO.html Daviess County, Missouri] - Primitive Baptist Library in Carthage, IL
 
*[http://www.missourigenealogy.org/daviess/grand_river_churches.htm Grand River Baptist Church], History and list of early members - Missouri Genealogy
 
*[http://www.missourigenealogy.org/daviess/grand_river_churches.htm Grand River Baptist Church], History and list of early members - Missouri Genealogy
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'''''Methodist'''''
 
'''''Methodist'''''
* [https://centralmethodist.edu/academics/library/missouri-united-methodist-archives.php Missouri United Methodist Archives] - Records at Central Methodist University
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* [https://archive.org/details/americanmethodism American Methodism Project] - Numerous books detailing the history of Methodism, which often contain biographies of ministers. The Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South both have a wide collection of searchable books available.
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*[https://centralmethodist.edu/academics/library/missouri-united-methodist-archives.php Missouri United Methodist Archives] - Records at Central Methodist University
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*[https://archive.org/details/americanmethodism American Methodism Project] - Numerous books detailing the history of Methodism, which often contain biographies of ministers. The Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South both have a wide collection of searchable books available.
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'''Gallatin'''
 
'''Gallatin'''
  
*'''1871-1875'''  Catholic Church, Gallatin, Baptism Index 1871-1875. Batch {{IGI|C511511}} 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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*'''1871-1875'''  Catholic Church, Gallatin, Baptism Index 1871-1875. Batch {{IGI|C511511}} 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>
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{MO Court Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Court Intro|Daviess}}
  
*'''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 - [[Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*[https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/judicialrecords/ Missouri Judicial Records] from the Missouri State Archives
 
*[https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/judicialrecords/ Missouri Judicial Records] from the Missouri State Archives
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{MO Directories Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Directories Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{MO Emigration Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Emigration Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{MO Genealogies Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Genealogies Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{MO Guardianship Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Guardianship Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{MO Land Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Land Intro|Daviess}}
  
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Patents issued by the Federal Government for land in [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Daviess County].  Enter Missouri and your ancestor's surname. If you find a record for your ancestor you will be able to download a PDF of the patent. You should also consider ordering the associated [[Grants from the Federal Government (Public Domain)#Obtaining_the_Case_Files|case file]].
 
Patents issued by the Federal Government for land in [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Daviess County].  Enter Missouri and your ancestor's surname. If you find a record for your ancestor you will be able to download a PDF of the patent. You should also consider ordering the associated [[Grants from the Federal Government (Public Domain)#Obtaining_the_Case_Files|case file]].
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{MO Histories Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Histories Intro|Daviess}}
 
 
{{MO History}}
 
{{MO History}}
 
 
*[http://daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Daviess County Historical Society] lists a variety of county and family histories and other resources.
 
*[http://daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Daviess County Historical Society] lists a variety of county and family histories and other resources.
*''History of Daviess and Gentry Counties, Missouri.''. By John C. Leopard. 1974. Tucson, Arizona : W.C. Cox. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE476557 FamilySearch]
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*''History of Daviess and Gentry Counties, Missouri.''. 1922. By John C. Leopard & Buel Leopard. Topeka: Historical Publishing Company: Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/471362-history-of-daviess-and-gentry-counties-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch]; and at [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/83522/rec/1 Missouri Digital History]
*''The History of Daviess County, Missouri.'' 1882. Kansas City, Missouri : Birdsall &amp; Dean. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE87309 FamilySearch]
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*''The History of Daviess County, Missouri.'' 1882. Kansas City, Missouri: Birdsall & Dean. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/551034-the-history-of-daviess-county-missouri-an-encyclopedia-of-useful-information-and-a-compendium-of-actual-facts?offset=1 FamilySearch]; and at [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/56942/rec/2 Missouri Digital History]
*''Memories : being a story of early times in Daviess County, Missouri.'' By John F. Jordin. [1904?]. Gallatin, Mo. : North Missourian Press. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE951906 FamilySearch]
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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]
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*''Memories: being a story of early times in Daviess County, Missouri.'' 1904. By John F. Jordin. Gallatin, Mo: North Missourian Press. Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/378981-memories-being-a-story-of-early-times-in-daviess-county-missouri-and-character-sketches-of-some-of-the-men-who-helped-to-develop-its-latent-resources?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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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 Daviess County}}}}
 
{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Daviess County}}}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|Daviess}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*This map shows [http://daviess.mogenweb.org/maps/twp.htm Daviess County townships] and known cemeteries within each.<br>
 
*This map shows [http://daviess.mogenweb.org/maps/twp.htm Daviess County townships] and known cemeteries within each.<br>
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Daviess_County Daviess County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Daviess_County Daviess County townships] (Histopolis)
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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 Daviess 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 Daviess County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*[https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocoplats/id/5572/rec/1 Plat Book of Daviess County, Missouri] at [https://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh# Missouri Digital Heritage]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394281&reqParentsLabel=Daviess%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|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Migration Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{MO Military Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Military Intro|Daviess}}
  
*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images.
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*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.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|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Civil War Intro|Daviess}}
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''Online Records'''''
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|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]]
*'''1911-1938'''  {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1911-1938'''  {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
'''''Regiments'''''
 
'''''Regiments'''''
  
 
Service men in Daviess 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 Daviess County, Missouri:<br>
 
Service men in Daviess 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 Daviess County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|23rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company H<br>
 
:- [[23rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|23rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company H<br>
 
:- [[2nd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Millitia, 6 months (Union)|2nd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union)]], Company C<br>
 
:- [[2nd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Millitia, 6 months (Union)|2nd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company I<br>
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company I<br>
 
:- [[3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>
 
:- [[3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>
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:- [[4th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|4th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company M<br>
 
:- [[4th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|4th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company M<br>
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company G<br>
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company G<br>
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==== World War II ====
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====World War II====
 
{{MO World War II Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO World War II Intro|Daviess}}
*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://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 - [[Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''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]]
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Daviess}}
  
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1816-1955''' [https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/naturalization/ Missouri Naturalization Records] — index
 
*'''1816-1955''' [https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/naturalization/ Missouri Naturalization Records] — index
 
*'''1856-1942''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61203 Missouri, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1942] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]  — index and images
 
*'''1856-1942''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61203 Missouri, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1942] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]  — index and images
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Daviess}}
  
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Daviess}}
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*[https://shsmo.org/collections/newspapers/mdnp#list Missouri Digital Newspaper Project] at Missouri State Historical Society
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*The [http://chillicothe.newspaperarchive.com Archives of The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune] (1889-2009) provides free access to their newspapers online. Their newspapers covered local news that included residents from Daviess County communities.
 
*[http://grm.net/~daviess/Genealogy.htm The Genealogy Department of the Daviess County Library], given a specific date, will do lookups in the newspapers listed on their website for a small fee.<br>
 
*[http://grm.net/~daviess/Genealogy.htm The Genealogy Department of the Daviess County Library], given a specific date, will do lookups in the newspapers listed on their website for a small fee.<br>
*The [http://chillicothe.newspaperarchive.com Archives of The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune] (1889-2009) provides free access to their newspapers online. Their newspapers covered local news that included residents from Daviess County communities.
 
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{MO Other Records Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Other Records Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{MO Probate Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Probate Intro|Daviess}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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''Online Probate Indexes and 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 - [[Missouri Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1766-1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images $
 
*'''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|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Daviess}}
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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|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Tax Intro|Daviess}}
  
 
As of Mar 2013 neither the Missouri State Archives, nor the FHL appear to have early tax lists in their microfilm collections for Daviess County. So if they exist, they are probably held by the county clerk's office at the courthouse.
 
As of Mar 2013 neither the Missouri State Archives, nor the FHL appear to have early tax lists in their microfilm collections for Daviess County. So if they exist, they are probably held by the county clerk's office at the courthouse.
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{MO Vital Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Vital Intro|Daviess}}
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{MO Birth Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Birth Intro|Daviess}}
 
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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 - [[Missouri, Births - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''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]]
 
*'''1851-1910''' [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 ($)
 
*'''1883-1891''' Daviess County Birth Index 1883-1891. Batch {{IGI|C514864}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1883-1891''' Daviess County Birth Index 1883-1891. Batch {{IGI|C514864}} at FamilySearch.
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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 Marriage Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Marriage Intro|Daviess}}
  
*'''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 - [[Missouri Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''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 - [[Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''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] ($)
 
*'''1836-1855''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5483 Daviess County, Missouri Marriages, 1836-55] at Ancestry ($)
 
*'''1836-1855''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5483 Daviess County, Missouri Marriages, 1836-55] at Ancestry ($)
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*'''1878- 1885''' Daviess County Marriage Books E thru G Index 1878-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514862}} at FamilySearch
 
*'''1878- 1885''' Daviess County Marriage Books E thru G Index 1878-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514862}} at FamilySearch
  
==== Death ====
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====Death====
 
{{MO Death Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Death Intro|Daviess}}
  
 
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Missouri Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1883-1891''' Daviess County Death Index 1883-1891. Batch {{IGI|B514867}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1883-1891''' Daviess County Death Index 1883-1891. Batch {{IGI|B514867}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Missouri Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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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.
 
*The Missouri Secretary of State has [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/default.asp Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910, a few earlier. Some certificates were never completed or filed, others have creative spellings. The information is only as good as the informant could recall at the time.
 
*The Missouri Secretary of State has [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/default.asp Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910, a few earlier. Some certificates were never completed or filed, others have creative spellings. The information is only as good as the informant could recall at the time.
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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 Divorce Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Divorce Intro|Daviess}}
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{MO Archives Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Archives Intro|Daviess}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Gallatin Missouri Family History Center]] 211 Ash St, Gallatin, MO 64640 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=The+Church+of+Jesus+Christ+of+Latter-Day+Saints&data=!1m4!1m3!1d3675!2d-91.9204937!3d37.3579632!4m55!2m15!1m13!1s0x0%3A0x8a2924f5d1ef777!3m8!1m3!1d3675!2d-91.9204937!3d37.3579632!3m2!1i1350!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d37.358202!4d-91.9213743!6s211+Ash+St.%2C+Gallatin%2C+MO+64640!5m38!1m37!1s211+Ash+St.%2C+Gallatin%2C+MO+64640!4m8!1m3!1d3675!2d-91.9204937!3d37.3579632!3m2!1i1350!2i890!4f13.1!10b1!19m6!1e1!1e2!1e9!1e10!1e12!4smaps_sv.tactile!20m13!1e1!1e2!1e3!1e4!1e5!1e9!1e10!1e11!1e12!2m2!1i203!2i100!5smaps_sv.tactile!26m4!1e12!1e13!1e3!4smaps_sv.tactile Location Map]
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*[[Gallatin Missouri Family History Center]]
  
=== Libraries ===
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===Libraries===
 
{{MO Libraries Intro|Daviess}}
 
{{MO Libraries Intro|Daviess}}
  
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*'''Daviess County Library'''<br>Main Library<br>306 West Grand<br>Gallatin, MO 64640<br>Phone: 660-663-3222<br>[http://www.daviesscountylibrary.org Website]<br>(birth and death records on microfilm 1883-1893 and local census for 1876)
 
*'''Daviess County Library'''<br>Main Library<br>306 West Grand<br>Gallatin, MO 64640<br>Phone: 660-663-3222<br>[http://www.daviesscountylibrary.org Website]<br>(birth and death records on microfilm 1883-1893 and local census for 1876)
  
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*'''State Historical Society of Missouri'''<br>[http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml Website]<br>Website has links to the different research centers in Missouri
 
 
*'''Daviess County Genealogical Society'''<br>[http://daviess.mogenweb.org/gensoc.htm Website]
 
*'''Daviess County Genealogical Society'''<br>[http://daviess.mogenweb.org/gensoc.htm Website]
*'''Daviess County Historical Society'''<br>[http://www.daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/index.php Website]
 
  
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*'''Daviess County Historical Society'''<br>[http://www.daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]
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*'''Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 382<br>St. Joseph, MO 64502<br>Phone: 816-233-0524<br>[http://www.nwmogenealogy.com/ Website]
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* [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:daviess+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://daviess.mogenweb.org/daviess.htm MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*[http://usgenealogyresearch.atwebpages.com/Missouri/Daviess/index.html Daviess County Missouri Genealogy Research]. Contains information for researching genealogy in Daviess County MO, Census, bios, obituary, birth, death, marriage, maps, and other records
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/daviess/daviess.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*[http://daviess.mogenweb.org/daviess.htm MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/daviess/daviess.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|202981|Missouri|Daviess}}. 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|202981|Missouri|Daviess}}. 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/20170510113512/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Daviess/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170510113512/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Daviess/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Daviess/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Daviess/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/daviess/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/daviess/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
* [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/daviess-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/daviess-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
* [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Daviess-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Daviess-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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Revision as of 16:44, 26 May 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Gallatin
Organized: December 29, 1836
Parent County(s): Ray[1]
Neighboring Counties
Caldwell  • Dekalb  • Gentry  • Grundy  • Harrison  • Livingston
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriDaviessCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Daviess County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Major Joseph Hamilton Daveiss. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Daviess County Courthouse
102 N Main Street
Gallatin, MO 64640
Phone: 660-663-2641
Daviess County Website

Recorder of Deeds has land records.
Probate Court has probate records.[3]

Daviess 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 1837 1883 1837 1838 1890 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]

  • 1836 Daviess County was created 29 December 1836 from Ray County.
  • County seat: Gallatin[5]

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

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places in Daviess 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
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 Daviess 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 2,736
1850 5,298 93.6%
1860 9,606 81.3%
1870 14,410 50.0%
1880 19,145 32.9%
1890 20,456 6.8%
1900 21,325 4.2%
1910 17,605 −17.4%
1920 16,641 −5.5%
1930 14,424 −13.3%
1940 13,398 −7.1%
1950 11,180 −16.6%
1960 9,502 −15.0%
1970 8,420 −11.4%
1980 8,905 5.8%
1990 7,865 −11.7%
2000 8,016 1.9%
2010 8,433 5.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

The 1876 State Census for Daviess county is available at Ancestry.com or on microfilm ($15) from the Missouri State Archives.

For tips on accessing Daviess 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

Baptist

Catholic

Methodist

  • Missouri United Methodist Archives - Records at Central Methodist University
  • American Methodism Project - Numerous books detailing the history of Methodism, which often contain biographies of ministers. The Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South both have a wide collection of searchable books available.

Gallatin

  • 1871-1875 Catholic Church, Gallatin, Baptism Index 1871-1875. Batch C511511 at FamilySearch.[7]

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.

There are two types of patents. Those issued by the state and those by the Federal Government.

The Missouri Secretary of State sponsors a site with land patents for Daviess county 1831-1969.

Patents issued by the Federal Government for land in Daviess County. Enter Missouri and your ancestor's surname. If you find a record for your ancestor you will be able to download a PDF of the patent. You should also consider ordering the associated case file.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Daviess 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.

  • Daviess County Historical Society lists a variety of county and family histories and other resources.
  • History of Daviess and Gentry Counties, Missouri.. 1922. By John C. Leopard & Buel Leopard. Topeka: Historical Publishing Company: Online at: FamilySearch; and at Missouri Digital History
  • The History of Daviess County, Missouri. 1882. Kansas City, Missouri: Birdsall & Dean. 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
  • Memories: being a story of early times in Daviess County, Missouri. 1904. By John F. Jordin. Gallatin, Mo: North Missourian Press. Online at FamilySearch
  • 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]

Harrison CountyGrundy CountyLivingston CountyCaldwell CountyDeKalb CountyGentry CountyMO DAVIESS.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 Daviess 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 Daviess County, Missouri:

- 23rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 2nd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union), Company C
- 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company I
- 3rd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 4th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company M
- 6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 4th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 4th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 57th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 57th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 57th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 2nd Battalion, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 6 months (Union), Company A

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.

As of Mar 2013 neither the Missouri State Archives, nor the FHL appear to have early tax lists in their microfilm collections for Daviess County. So if they exist, they are probably held by the county clerk's office at the courthouse.

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 Daviess County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • 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 Daviess County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Daviess County Genealogical Society
    Website
  • Daviess County Historical Society
    Website
  • Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 382
    St. Joseph, MO 64502
    Phone: 816-233-0524
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Missouri Digital Heritage. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
  • Daviess County Missouri Genealogy Research. Contains information for researching genealogy in Daviess 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, "Daveiss, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daviess_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), Daviess 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, "Daviess County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Daviess 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.