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Guide to '''Pike County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
  
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Guide to '''Pike County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| founded year = 1818
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|organized=  Decemeber 14,  1818
| founded date = Decemeber 14
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|county seat= Bowling Green
| seat = [[Bowling Green, Missouri|Bowling Green]]  
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|parent county= [[St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Charles]]<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>
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| building address = Pike County Courthouse<br> 115 West Main Street<br>Bowling Green, Mo 63334<br>Phone:&nbsp; 573-324-2412<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Pike.htm '''Pike County Website'''] }}  
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|county1= [[Audrain County, Missouri Genealogy|Audrain]]
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|county3= [[Lincoln County, Missouri Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county4= [[Montgomery County, Missouri Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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|county5= [[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike (IL)]]
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|county6= [[Ralls County, Missouri Genealogy|Ralls]]</br><center>[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
=== County Information  ===
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Zebulon M. Pike. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pike, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/13/2018</ref>
  
==== Pike County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Pike}}
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'''Pike County Courthouse'''<br> 115 West Main Street<br>Bowling Green, MO 63334<br>Phone: 573-324-2412<br>[http://www.pikecountymo.net/ Pike County Website]<br><br>
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Recorder of Deeds has land records from 1819 and marriage records from 1825.<br>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has court 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>
  
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=== Pike County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Pike}}
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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), Pike 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="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>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</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1825
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1819
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1819
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1825
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911. </center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825
 
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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Recorder of Deeds has land records from 1819 and marriage records from 1825.  Clerk of the Circuit Court has court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County, Missouri. Page 404 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1818'''  Pike County was created 14 December 1818 from [[St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Charles]] County. '''County seat:''' Bowling Green <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Pike}}
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*'''1818''' Pike County was created December 14, 1818 from [[St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Charles]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Bowling Green<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.
  
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places in Pike County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,163,c,pike.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [https://collections.shsmo.org/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, "Pike County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Missouri Pike County Missouri], accessed Nov 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling_Green,_Missouri Bowling Green] county seat
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarksville,_Missouri Clarksville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curryville,_Missouri Curryville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankford,_Missouri Frankford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana,_Missouri Louisiana]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annada,_Missouri Annada]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashburn,_Missouri Ashburn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eolia,_Missouri Eolia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paynesville,_Missouri Paynesville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarrants,_Missouri Tarrants]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calumet,_Missouri Calumet]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrene,_Missouri Cyrene]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgewood,_Missouri Edgewood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estes,_Missouri Estes]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmer,_Missouri Farmer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazette,_Missouri Gazette]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kissenger,_Missouri Kissenger]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCune,_Missouri McCune]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntosh,_Missouri McIntosh]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Harmony,_Missouri New Harmony]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hartford,_Missouri New Hartford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sledd,_Missouri Sledd]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencerburg,_Missouri Spencerburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stark,_Missouri Stark]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera,_Missouri Vera]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley,_Missouri Ashley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Clement,_Missouri St. Clement]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Township,_Pike_County,_Missouri Ashley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Township,_Pike_County,_Missouri Buffalo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calumet_Township,_Pike_County,_Missouri Calumet]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuivre_Township,_Pike_County,_Missouri Cuivre]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_Township,_Pike_County,_Missouri Hartford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Township,_Pike_County,_Missouri Indian]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peno_Township,_Pike_County,_Missouri Peno]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairieville_Township,_Pike_County,_Missouri Prairieville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_River_Township,_Pike_County,_Missouri Salt River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Township,_Pike_County,_Missouri Spencer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booth,_Missouri Booth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busch,_Missouri Busch]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaMotte,_Missouri LaMotte]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairieville,_Missouri Prairieville]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading,_Missouri Reading]
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Ashley Township|place|disp=Ashley Township}}
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=== History Timeline ===
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Bowling Green|place|disp=Bowling Green}}
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Pike}}
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Buffalo Township|place|disp=Buffalo Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Clarksville|place|disp=Clarksville}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Cuivre Township|place|disp=Cuivre Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Eolia|place|disp=Eolia}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Frankford|place|disp=Frankford}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Hartford Township|place|disp=Hartford Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Indian Township|place|disp=Indian Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Louisiana|place|disp=Louisiana}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Pike, Salt River Township|place|disp=Salt River Township}}
 
  
*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 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Pike}}
  
[[Audrain County, Missouri Genealogy|Audrain]] {{•}} [[Calhoun County, Illinois Genealogy|Calhoun County, Illinois]] {{•}} [[Lincoln County, Missouri Genealogy|Lincoln]] {{•}} [[Montgomery County, Missouri Genealogy|Montgomery]] {{•}} [[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike County, Illinois]] {{•}} [[Ralls County, Missouri Genealogy|Ralls]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
{{MOPike, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Pike}}
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Pike}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1478&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|374857|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1478 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/pike/pikecem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pike+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Pike&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/pike.htm Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Pike County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=82 MOGravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/pike/pikecem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/pike.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=82 MOGravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20592&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=59&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|374857|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pike+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Pike-County?id=county_1478 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394489&reqParentsLabel=Pike%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://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1820 |3747
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|1830 |6129
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|1840 |10646
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|1850 |13609 
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|1860 |18417
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|1870 |23076
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|1880 |26715
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|1890 |26321
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|1900 |25744
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|1910 |22556
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|1920 |20345
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|1930 |18001
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|1940 |18327
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|1950 |16844
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|1960 |16706
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|1970 |16928 
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|1980 |17568
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|1990 |15969 
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|2000 |18351
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|2010 |18516
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{{MO Census Intro|Pike}}
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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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=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Pike}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394489&reqParentsLabel=Pike%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Pike}}
  
*'''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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Pike}}
  
{{MO Church Intro}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*'''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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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Pike}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Pike}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Pike}}
  
*''The history of Pike County, Missouri&nbsp;: an encyclopedia of useful information...condensed history of...Missouri ...St. Louis...history of Pike County...biographical sketches...''. Des Moines, Iowa&nbsp;: Mills, 1882.
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{{MO Land}}
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE937751 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Pike}}
  
[[Image:Mopike.jpg|right|250px|Mopike.jpg]]
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{{MO History}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]  
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*''The History of Pike County, Missouri''. 1882. Des Moines, Iowa : Mills. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/235163-the-history-of-pike-county-missouri-an-encyclopedia-of-useful-information-condensed-history-of-missouri-st-louis-history-of-pike-county-biographical-sketches?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Pike County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Pike}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Pike_County Pike County townships] (Histopolis)
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Pike_County Pike County townships] (Histopolis)
 
 
*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 Pike 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 Pike County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-pike-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Pike County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394489&reqParentsLabel=Pike%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]]
  
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-pike-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Pike County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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=== Migration ===
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{{MO Migration Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
*'''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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{{MO Military Intro|Pike}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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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
  
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==== Civil War ====
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{{MO Civil War Intro|Pike}}
 
'''''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|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''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|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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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
  
 
'''''Regiments'''''
 
'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Pike 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 Pike County, Missouri:<br>
 
Service men in Pike 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 Pike County, Missouri:<br>
 
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:- [[33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>
 
:- [[33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>
 
:- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C<br>
 
:- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>
 
:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>
 
:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D attached battalion<br>
 
:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D attached battalion<br>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E attached battalion<br>
 
:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E attached battalion<br>
 
:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>
 
:- [[49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>
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===== World War II =====
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Pike}}
 +
*'''1940-1945''' {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1941-1946'''  {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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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
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Pike}}
  
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Pike}}
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Pike}}
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Other Records ===
 +
{{MO Other Records Intro|Pike}}
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Pike}}
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 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{MO Probate Intro|Pike}}
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate 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
*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — 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 ($)
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{MO Schools Intro|Pike}}
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===Social Security Records===
 +
*'''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]].
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{MO Tax Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{MO Vital Intro|Pike}}
  
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
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==== Birth ====
 +
{{MO Birth Intro|Pike}}
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
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*'''1854-1870''' Pike County Birth Index 1854-1870. Batches {{IGI|C515602}} and {{IGI|C515603}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissourij.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf]].</ref>
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Pike}}
  
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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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 $
*'''1854 - 1870''' Pike County Birth Index 1854-1870. Batches {{IGI|C515602}} and {{IGI|C515603}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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.</ref>
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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
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*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1820-1840''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6038 Pike County, Missouri Marriages: 1820-1840] at Ancestry ($)
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*'''1820-1874''' {{RecordSearch|2521615|Missouri, Civil Marriages, 1820-1874}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1825-1865''' Pike County Marriage Index 1825-1865. Batch {{IGI|M515602}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1865-1881''' Pike County Marriage Index 1865-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515603}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1881-1885''' Pike County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515604}} at FamilySearch.
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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==== Death ====
 +
{{MO Death Intro|Pike}}
  
*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''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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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
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*'''1878-1917''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7598 Pike County, Missouri Deaths, 1878-1917] at Ancestry ($)
*'''1820 - 1840''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6038 Pike County, Missouri Marriages: 1820-1840] at Ancestry.com $
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1825 - 1865''' Pike County Marriage Index 1825-1865. Batch {{IGI|M515602}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1910-1960''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10018/missouri-death-certificates-1910-1960?s=275764761 Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1960] at MyHeritage ($) — index
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
*'''1865 - 1881''' Pike County Marriage Index 1865-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515603}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1881 - 1885''' Pike County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515604}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
  
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{MO Divorce Intro|Pike}}
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Pike}}
  
*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
+
=== Archives ===
*'''1834 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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{{MO Archives Intro|Pike}}
*'''1878 - 1917''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7598 Pike County, Missouri Deaths, 1878-1917] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
 
  
 +
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{MO Libraries Intro|Pike}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{MO Museums Intro|Pike}}
  
*Pike County Genealogical Society<br> P. O. Box 313<br> Bowling Green, MO 63334-0313<br>Phone: 573-470-9880<br>[http://www.pcgenweb.com/pcgs/index.html Website]
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== Societies ==
 +
{{MO Societies Intro|Pike}}
  
*Pike County Historical Society<br>1217 Kentucky Street<br>Louisiana, MO 63353<br>Phone: 573-754-5303<br>[http://www.pcgenweb.com/pchs/ Website]
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*'''Pike County Genealogical Society'''<br> P. O. Box 313<br> Bowling Green, MO 63334-0313<br>Phone: 573-470-9880<br>[http://www.pcgenweb.com/pcgs/index.html Website]
 +
*'''Pike County Historical Society'''<br>1217 Kentucky Street<br>Louisiana, MO 63353<br>Phone: 573-754-5303<br>[http://www.pcgenweb.com/pchs/ Website]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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== Websites ==
 +
{{MO Websites Intro|Pike}}
 +
* [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://pcgenweb.com MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 +
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/pike/pike.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|203360|Missouri|Pike}}. 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
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*  [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Pike/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 +
*  [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Pike/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/pike/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/pike-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 +
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Pike-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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== Research Guides ==
 +
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Pike}}
  
==== Websites  ====
+
== References ==
 +
<references />
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}
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{{Missouri|Missouri}}
 
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[[Category:Pike_County,_Missouri]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:pike+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://pcgenweb.com MOGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/pike/pike.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
 
 
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|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Pike/ RootsWeb resources]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Pike/ Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/pike/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/pike-county/ StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Pike-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|}
 
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203291&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Pike%22 FamilySearch catalog]
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/pike-county-missouri WorldCat]
 
| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
 
| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Pike Missouri" and search catalog.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
 
| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Pike County"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
 
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[[Category:Missouri_Counties]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
 
| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
 
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Revision as of 15:04, 19 September 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Bowling Green
Organized: Decemeber 14, 1818
Parent County(s): St. Charles[1]
Neighboring Counties
Audrain  • Calhoun (IL)  • Lincoln  • Montgomery  • Pike (IL)  • Ralls
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriPikeCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Pike County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Zebulon M. Pike. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Pike County Courthouse
115 West Main Street
Bowling Green, MO 63334
Phone: 573-324-2412
Pike County Website

Recorder of Deeds has land records from 1819 and marriage records from 1825.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has court records.[3]

Pike 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 1825 1883 1819 1819 1825 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]

  • 1818 Pike County was created December 14, 1818 from St. Charles County.
  • County seat: Bowling Green[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 Pike 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
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
Ghost towns


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 Pike 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.
1820 3,747
1830 6,129 63.6%
1840 10,646 73.7%
1850 13,609 27.8%
1860 18,417 35.3%
1870 23,076 25.3%
1880 26,715 15.8%
1890 26,321 −1.5%
1900 25,744 −2.2%
1910 22,556 −12.4%
1920 20,345 −9.8%
1930 18,001 −11.5%
1940 18,327 1.8%
1950 16,844 −8.1%
1960 16,706 −0.8%
1970 16,928 1.3%
1980 17,568 3.8%
1990 15,969 −9.1%
2000 18,351 14.9%
2010 18,516 0.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Pike County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.


  • The History of Pike County, Missouri. 1882. Des Moines, Iowa : Mills. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Pike CountyCalhoun CountyLincoln CountyMontgomery CountyAudrain CountyRalls CountyMO PIKE.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 Pike 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 Pike County, Missouri:

- 33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company A
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company B
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company D
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company E
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company H
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company I
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A attached battalion
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 49th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Pike County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Pike County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Pike County Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 313
    Bowling Green, MO 63334-0313
    Phone: 573-470-9880
    Website
  • Pike County Historical Society
    1217 Kentucky Street
    Louisiana, MO 63353
    Phone: 573-754-5303
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • 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, "Pike, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Missouri. accessed 9/13/2018
  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), Pike 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, "Pike County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Pike County Missouri, accessed Nov 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.