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Revision as of 12:19, 7 February 2018

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


Osage County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Osage County
Location in the state of Missouri, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded January 29, 1841
County Seat Linn
Address Osage County Courthouse
106 E Main Street
Linn, MO 65501
Phone: 573.897.2139
Osage County Website

County Information[edit | edit source]

Osage County, Missouri Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1841 1883 1850 1841 1841

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records from 1841; Probate Court has probate records from 1841; County Clerk has birth and death records. [2]

History[edit | edit source]

Osage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was named for the Osage River. As of 2000, the population was 13,062. Its county seat is Linn[1]. The center of population of Missouri is located in Osage County, in the city of Westphalia[3]

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Parent County[edit | edit source]

1841 Osage County was created 29 January 1841 from Gasconade County. County seat: Linn [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Callaway • Montgomery • Gasconade • Maries • Miller • Cole

Gasconade CountyOsage CountyFranklin CountyCrawford CountyMaries CountyPhelps CountyPulaski CountyCamden CountyMiller CountyCole CountyMoniteau CountyBoone CountyCallaway CountyWarren CountyLincoln CountyMontgomery CountyMOOsage.JPG

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1880 Fire damaged the courthouse on November 14, 1880.
1922 Fire destroyed the courthouse October 30, 1922.

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Cities[edit | edit source]

Belle · Bland · Chamois · Linn · Meta · Westphalia

          To see a list of places in Osage 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: The Ramsay Place Names File for Osage County. (State Historical Society of Missouri)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

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]

  • History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and private records, besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc., etc. Chicago : Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1889.

Maps[edit | edit source]


The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Osage County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records


Service men in Osage 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 Osage County, Missouri:

- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 28th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 26th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 32nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 6th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Jefferson City newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Osage County communities.

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.

Online Probate Records

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]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Osage County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 402
    Linn, MO 65051
    Phone: 573-897-2932

Family History Centers
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Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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
Sites that search for links pertaining to Osage County, Missouri Genealogy
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 ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Osage County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Osage Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Osage County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Osage County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
Ancestry.com Osage County Message Board

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Osage County, Missouri. Page 403 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cenpop/statecenters.txt
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.