Dallas County, Missouri Genealogy

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



Dallas County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1841
County Seat Buffalo
Courthouse
Address Dallas County Courthouse
107 Maple Street
PO Box 436
Buffalo, MO 65622-0436
Phone: 417.345.2632
Dallas County Website


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]



County Recorder has birth, marriage, death,
burial, divorce, probate, court and land records[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1841--Dallas County was created 29 January 1841 from Polk County. County seat: Buffalo. [2] Dallas was originally named Niangua County. Its name was changed to Dallas in 1844.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Dallas County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biographies
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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

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

Church[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.

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[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]

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[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.

Taxation[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.

Births[edit | edit source]
  • 1851-1866 - Dallas County Birth Index 1851-1866. Batch C514651 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1883-1922 - Dallas County Birth Index 1883-1922. Batch C514652 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1883-1922 - Dallas County Birth Index 1883-1922. Batch C514654 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
  • 1867-1885 - Dallas County Marriage Book 1 Index 1867-1885. Batch M514651 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Deaths[edit | edit source]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1924 - Dallas County Death Index 1883-1924. Batch B514657 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries [edit | edit source]

Dallas County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 594
Buffalo, MO 65622
Phone: Thelma Kurtz at 417-345-8694
Email: lcrawford@windstream.net
Website: http://www.mogenweb.org/dallas/DCHS.html

Family History Centers
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Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dallas County, Missouri. Page 399 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.

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