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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Stoddard-County?id=county_1499 Findagrave.com]
 
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoddard_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1840 |3153
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|1850 |4277
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|1860 |7877
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|1870 |8535
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|1880 |13431
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|1890 |17327
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|1900 |24669
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|1910 |27807
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|1920 |29755
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|1930 |27452
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|1940 |33009
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|1950 |33463
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|1960 |29490
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|1970 |25771
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|1980 |29009
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|1990 |28895
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|2000 |29705
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|2010 |29968
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{{MO Census Intro|Stoddard}}
 
{{MO Census Intro|Stoddard}}
  
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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Stoddard}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394505&reqParentsLabel=Stoddard%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
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*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Stoddard_County Stoddard County townships] (Histopolis)
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Stoddard_County Stoddard 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 Stoddard County.
 
*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 Stoddard County.
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=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Stoddard}}
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Stoddard}}
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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 ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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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] ($)
 
*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
 
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
 
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
*'''1863-1885''' Stoddard County Marriage Index 1863-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515831}} 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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*'''1863-1885''' Stoddard County Marriage Index 1863-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515831}} at FamilySearch.<ref> Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissourir.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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.
  
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{{MO Websites Intro|Stoddard}}
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Stoddard}}
  
*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:stoddard+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/~mostodd2/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mostodd2/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/stoddard/stoddard.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/stoddard/stoddard.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/stoddard-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 
*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/stoddard-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Stoddard-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Stoddard-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Research Guides ==
 
== Research Guides ==
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Stoddard}}
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Stoddard}}

Revision as of 11:59, 20 September 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Bloomfield
Organized: January 2, 1835
Parent County(s): Cape Girardeau[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bollinger  • Butler  • Cape Girardeau  • Dunklin  • New Madrid  • Scott  • Wayne
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriStoddardCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Stoddard County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Amos Stoddard. The County is located in the southeast area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Stoddard County Courthouse
PO Box 110
Bloomfield, MO 63825
Phone: 573-568-3339
Stoddard County Website

County Court Clerk has birth records 1883-1886 and military records.
Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce records.
Probate Judge has probate records.
Clerk of Magistrate Court has court records.[3]

Stoddard 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 1863 1883 1835 1835 1835 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]

1864 Courthouse was burned in September 1864, but records were saved.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1835 Stoddard County was created January 2, 1835 from Cape Girardeau County.
  • County seat: Bloomfield[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 Stoddard 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
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 Stoddard 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.
1840 3,153
1850 4,277 35.6%
1860 7,877 84.2%
1870 8,535 8.4%
1880 13,431 57.4%
1890 17,327 29.0%
1900 24,669 42.4%
1910 27,807 12.7%
1920 29,755 7.0%
1930 27,452 −7.7%
1940 33,009 20.2%
1950 33,463 1.4%
1960 29,490 −11.9%
1970 25,771 −12.6%
1980 29,009 12.6%
1990 28,895 −0.4%
2000 29,705 2.8%
2010 29,968 0.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


For tips on accessing Stoddard 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 Stoddard 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 Southeast Missouri. 1888. Chicago, The Goodspeed Publishing Co. Available online at MissouriDigitalHeritage

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Cape Girardeau CountyBollinger CountyScott CountyNew Madrid CountyDunklin CountyButler CountyWayne CountyArkansasMO STODDARD.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 Stoddard 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 Stoddard County, Missouri:

- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company E
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company E
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B
- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company D

- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company H
- Preston's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company A
- Preston's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B
- Preston's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company C

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.

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 Stoddard 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 Stoddard County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Stoddard County Missouri Genealogy Society
    402 West Grant
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Website
  • Stoddard County Historical Society
    14874 County Rd. 294
    Bloomfield, MO 63825
    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, "Stoddard County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoddard_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), Stoddard 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, "Stoddard County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Stoddard 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.