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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
The county was named for Scotland. The County is located in the northeast area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Scotland County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 2018.</ref>
 
The county was named for Scotland. The County is located in the northeast area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Scotland County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 2018.</ref>
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{MO Courthouse Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Courthouse Intro|Scotland}}
 
'''Scotland County Courthouse'''<br> 117 S. Market Street<br>Memphis, MO 63555<br>Phone: 660-465-7027<br>[http://www.scotlandcountymo.org/ Scotland County Website]<br><br>
 
'''Scotland County Courthouse'''<br> 117 S. Market Street<br>Memphis, MO 63555<br>Phone: 660-465-7027<br>[http://www.scotlandcountymo.org/ Scotland County Website]<br><br>
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Probate Judge has probate records from 1841.<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 Judge has probate records from 1841.<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>
  
=== Scotland County, Missouri Record Dates ===
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===Scotland County, Missouri Record Dates===
 
{{MO Record Dates Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Record Dates Intro|Scotland}}
 
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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), Scotland 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), Scotland 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" |'''[[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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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|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Scotland}}
 
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*'''1841'''  Scotland County was created January 29, 1841 from [[Lewis County, Missouri Genealogy|Lewis]] County.
 
*'''1841'''  Scotland County was created January 29, 1841 from [[Lewis County, Missouri Genealogy|Lewis]] County.
 
*'''County seat:''' Memphis<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:''' Memphis<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===   
 
For a complete list of populated places in Scotland County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,199,c,scotland.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>  
 
For a complete list of populated places in Scotland County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,199,c,scotland.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>  
 
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>
 
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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=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Scotland}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{MO Resources Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Resources Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{MO Bible Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Bible Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{MO Biographies Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Biographies Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{MO Business Records Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Business Records Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Scotland}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Scotland County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| colspan="2" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Cemeteries of Scotland 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://www.scotland.mogenweb.org/cemeteries.htm MOGenWeb]
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*[http://www.scotland.mogenweb.org/cemeteries.htm MOGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/scotland/scotcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/scotland/scotcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/scotland.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/scotland.htm Tombstone Project]
* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=94 MOGravestones]
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*[http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=94 MOGravestones]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20663&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| style="border:1px solid black" width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|463909|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*{{FHL|463909|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Scotland+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Scotland+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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Scotland-County?id=county_1495 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Scotland-County?id=county_1495 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=394510&reqParentsLabel=Scotland%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=221&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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| colspan="2" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<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 Records ===
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===Census Records===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1850 |3782
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|1860 |8873 
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|1870 |10670
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|1880 |12508
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|1890 |12674
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|1900 |13232
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|1910 |11869
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|1920 |10700
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|1930 |8853
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|1940 |8557
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|1950 |7332
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|1960 |6484
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|1970 |5499
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|1980 |5415
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|1990 |4822
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|2000 |4983
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|2010 |4843
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{{MO Census Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Census Intro|Scotland}}
  
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
{{MO Church Intro|Scotland}}
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{{MO Church Intro|Scotland}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
  
=== Court Records ===
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?focusedId=394510&reqParents=394510&reqParentsLabel=Scotland%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=221 FamilySearch Places]'''
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===Court Records===
 
{{MO Court Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Court Intro|Scotland}}
  
 
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{MO Directories Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Directories Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{MO Emigration Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Emigration Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{MO Genealogies Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Genealogies Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{MO Guardianship Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Guardianship Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{MO Land Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Land Intro|Scotland}}
  
 
{{MO Land}}
 
{{MO Land}}
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{MO Histories Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Histories Intro|Scotland}}
  
 
{{MO History}}
 
{{MO History}}
*''History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present''. 1887. St. Louis : Goodspeed. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1020067 FamilySearch]
 
*''Odds &amp; Ends''.  Scotland County Genealogical Society quarterly newsletter (Missouri) - v. 17-19 (2003-2005) - v. 19, no. 4 (Oct. 2005).  Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE76555 FamilySearch]
 
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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*''History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present''. 1887. St. Louis : Goodspeed. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/191626-history-of-lewis-clark-knox-and-scotland-counties-missouri-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-family-records?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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*''Odds &amp; Ends''.  Scotland County Genealogical Society quarterly newsletter (Missouri) - v. 17-19 (2003-2005) - v. 19, no. 4 (Oct. 2005).  Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/519389-scgs-v-19-scotland-county-genealogical-society-quarterly-newsletter-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Scotland County}}}}
 
{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Scotland County}}}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|Scotland}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Scotland_County Scotland County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Scotland_County Scotland County townships] (Histopolis)<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 Scotland 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 Scotland County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394510&reqParentsLabel=Scotland%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=221&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|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Migration Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{MO Military Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Military Intro|Scotland}}
  
 
*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
==== Civil War ====
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====Civil War====
 
{{MO Civil War Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Civil War Intro|Scotland}}
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''Online Records'''''
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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|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
 
*'''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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Service men in Scotland 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 Scotland County, Missouri:<br>
 
Service men in Scotland 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 Scotland County, Missouri:<br>
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- [[69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)]], Company F<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company M<br>- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company I<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
 
- [[69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)]], Company F<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company M<br>- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company I<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
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- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company L<br>- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company L<br>- [[30th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|30th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
 
- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>- [[29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company L<br>- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company L<br>- [[30th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|30th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
 
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==== World War II ====
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====World War II====
 
{{MO World War II Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO World War II Intro|Scotland}}
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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
 
*'''1940-1945''' {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Scotland}}
  
 
*'''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|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Scotland}}
  
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Scotland}}
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{MO Other Records Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Other Records Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{MO Probate Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Probate Intro|Scotland}}
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''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] — 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|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Scotland}}
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===Social Security 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]].
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{MO Tax Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Tax Intro|Scotland}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{MO Vital Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Vital Intro|Scotland}}
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{MO Birth Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Birth Intro|Scotland}}
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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
 
*'''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 ($)
 
*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''1865'''  Scotland County Birth Index 1865. Batch {{IGI|C515791}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1865'''  Scotland County Birth Index 1865. Batch {{IGI|C515791}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissourir.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
  
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Scotland}}
 
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*'''1881-1885''' Scotland County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515792}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1881-1885''' Scotland County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515792}} at FamilySearch.
  
==== Death ====
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{{MO Death Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Death Intro|Scotland}}
  
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*'''1883-1889''' Scotland County Death Index 1883-1889. Batch {{IGI|B515483}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1883-1889''' Scotland County Death Index 1883-1889. Batch {{IGI|B515483}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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
 
*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.
 
*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.
  
==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Divorce Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Divorce Intro|Scotland}}
  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
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{{MO Museums Intro|Scotland}}
 
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*'''Scotland County Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 263<br> 311 S Main Street<br> Memphis, MO 63555<br> Phone: 660-465-2259
 
*'''Scotland County Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 263<br> 311 S Main Street<br> Memphis, MO 63555<br> Phone: 660-465-2259
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Scotland}}
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Scotland}}
  
* [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:scotland+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://sites.rootsweb.com/~moscotla/index.htm MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*[http://usgenealogyresearch.atwebpages.com/Missouri/Scotland/index.html Scotland County MO Genealogy Research]. Contains information for researching genealogy in Scotland County MO, Census, bios, obituary, birth, death, marriage, maps, and other records
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/scotland/scotland.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~moscotla/index.htm MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/scotland/scotland.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|203426|Missouri|Scotland}}. 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|203426|Missouri|Scotland}}. 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/20150516022618/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Schuyler/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20150516022618/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Schuyler/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Scotland/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Scotland/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/scotland/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/scotland/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
* [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/scotland-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/scotland-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
* [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Scotland-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Scotland-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
== Research Guides ==
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Revision as of 14:55, 1 October 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Memphis
Organized: January 29, 1841
Parent County(s): Lewis[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adair  • Clark  • Davis (IA)  • Knox  • Schuyler  • Van Buren (IA)
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriScotlandCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Scotland County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Scotland. The County is located in the northeast area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Scotland County Courthouse
117 S. Market Street
Memphis, MO 63555
Phone: 660-465-7027
Scotland County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1889.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1841.
Probate Judge has probate records from 1841.[3]

Scotland 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 1841 1883 1841 1841 1841 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]

  • 1841 Scotland County was created January 29, 1841 from Lewis County.
  • County seat: Memphis[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 Scotland 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
Townships


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 Scotland 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.
1850 3,782
1860 8,873 134.6%
1870 10,670 20.3%
1880 12,508 17.2%
1890 12,674 1.3%
1900 13,232 4.4%
1910 11,869 −10.3%
1920 10,700 −9.8%
1930 8,853 −17.3%
1940 8,557 −3.3%
1950 7,332 −14.3%
1960 6,484 −11.6%
1970 5,499 −15.2%
1980 5,415 −1.5%
1990 4,822 −11.0%
2000 4,983 3.3%
2010 4,843 −2.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


For tips on accessing Scotland 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

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 Scotland 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.


  • History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present. 1887. St. Louis : Goodspeed. Available online at FamilySearch
  • Odds & Ends. Scotland County Genealogical Society quarterly newsletter (Missouri) - v. 17-19 (2003-2005) - v. 19, no. 4 (Oct. 2005). Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Davis CountyVan Buren CountyClark CountyLewis CountyKnox CountyAdair CountySchuyler CountyMO SCOTLAND.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 Scotland 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 Scotland County, Missouri:

- 69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union), Company F
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company M
- 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B

- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 29th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company L
- 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company L
- 30th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (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 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 Scotland 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 Scotland County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Scotland County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 232
    Memphis, MO 63555
    Website
  • Scotland County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 263
    311 S Main Street
    Memphis, MO 63555
    Phone: 660-465-2259

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Missouri Digital Heritage. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
  • Scotland County MO Genealogy Research. Contains information for researching genealogy in Scotland 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, "Scotland County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 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), Scotland 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, "Scotland County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Scotland County Missouri, accessed Dec 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.