Gasconade County, Missouri Genealogy

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

Gasconade County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded November 25, 1820
County Seat Hermann
Address Gasconade County Courthouse
119 E 1st St #2; PO Box 295
Hermann, MO 65041
Phone: 573.486.5427
Gasconade County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County Clerk has birth records 1867-1897 and death records 1883-1901;
Recorder of Deeds has land records; Probate Judge has probate

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1820--Gasconade County was created 25 November 1820 from Franklin County. County seat: Hermann [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

          To see a list of places in Gasconade County, click on [Show], in the bar above.

Osage County Historical Society has information on historic places from Gasconade, Maries & Osage Counties including sources and links to historic maps. Also see: Ramsay Place Names File (State Historical Society of Missouri).

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

There are 95 recorded cemeteries in the county.

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]


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]
  • 1869-1886 - Gasconade County Birth Index 1869-1886. Batch C515114 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Gasconade County Birth Index 1875. Batch C515111 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1886-1894 - Gasconade County Birth Index 1886-1894. Batch C515117 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
  • 1822-1881 - Gasconade County Marriage Books A thru D Index 1822-1881. Batch M515112 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Gasconade County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1885. Batch M515113 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.
  • 1869-1894 - Gasconade County Death Index 1869-1894. Batch B515118 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1886-1890 - Gasconade County Death Index 1886-1890. Batch B515116 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1886-1896 - Gasconade County Death Index 1886-1896. Batch B515115 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

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), Gasconade County, Missouri. Page 400 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 3.5 3.6 3.7 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at