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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
 
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The county was named for George Washington. The County is located in the eastern area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washington County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Missouri, accessed 18 Sept 2018.</ref>
The county was named for George Washington. The county has Potosi as its seat and the county was created August 21, 1813. The County is located in the eastern area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washington County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Missouri, accessed 18 Sept 2018.</ref>
 
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{MO Populated Places Intro|Washington}}
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For a complete list of populated places in Washington County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,221,c,washington.cfm HomeTownLocator].<br>
The following are locations in Washington County, Missouri:
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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, "Washington County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Missouri Washington County Missouri], accessed Dec 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irondale,_Missouri Irondale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potosi,_Missouri Potosi] county seat
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caledonia,_Missouri Caledonia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_Point,_Missouri Mineral Point]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthonies_Mill,_Missouri Anthonies Mill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptus,_Missouri Aptus]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baryties,_Missouri Baryties]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgrade,_Missouri Belgrade]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellefontaine,_Missouri Bellefontaine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berryman,_Missouri Berryman] Crawford & Washington co
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliss,_Missouri Bliss]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadet,_Missouri Cadet]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannon_Mines,_Missouri Cannon Mines]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtois,_Missouri Courtois]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruise_Mill,_Missouri Cruise Mill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delbridge,_Missouri Delbridge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebo,_Missouri Ebo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertile,_Missouri Fertile]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd,_Washington_County,_Missouri Floyd]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Town,_Missouri French Town]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frogtown,_Missouri Frogtown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Hollow,_Missouri Happy Hollow]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell,_Washington_County,_Missouri Hopewell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horton_Town,_Missouri Horton Town]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulsey,_Missouri Hulsey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latty,_Missouri Latty]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levy,_Missouri Levy]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryden,_Missouri Maryden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northcut,_Missouri Northcut]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Mines,_Missouri Old Mines]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoria,_Missouri Peoria]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaker,_Missouri Quaker]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbitville,_Missouri Rabbitville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racola,_Missouri Racola]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richwoods,_Missouri Richwoods]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robidoux,_Missouri Robidoux]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibboleth,_Missouri Shibboleth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley,_Missouri Shirley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit,_Missouri Summit]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunlight,_Missouri Sunlight]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theabeau_Town,_Missouri Theabeau Town]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiff,_Missouri Tiff]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgrade_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Belgrade]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belleview_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Belleview]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breton_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Breton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Concord]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Harmony]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Johnson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Kingston]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Liberty]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richwoods_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Richwoods]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Union]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walton_Township,_Washington_County,_Missouri Walton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelbert,_Missouri Adelbert]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil,_Missouri Brazil]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_Farm,_Missouri Fountain Farm]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourche_a_Renault,_Missouri Fourche a Renault]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishmael,_Missouri Ishmael]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mud_Town,_Missouri Mud Town]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmer,_Missouri Palmer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea_Ridge,_Missouri Pea Ridge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White,_Missouri White]
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See also:
 
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* Belgrade
 
* Berryman
 
* Cadet
 
* Caledonia
 
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* Courtois
 
* Irondale
 
* Mineral Point
 
* [http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/potosi.html Potosi]
 
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* Richwoods
 
* Tiff
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Missouri Washington County, Missouri Places] (Wikipedia)
 
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*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.
 
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Washington}}
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Washington}}
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/washingt.htm Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/washingt.htm Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=111 MOGravestones]
 
* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=111 MOGravestones]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20753&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=93&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Washington-County?id=county_1506 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Washington-County?id=county_1506 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394445&reqParentsLabel=Washington%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>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
 
=== 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/Washington_County,_Missouri#Demographic "Wikipedia.org".s]
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|1820 |2769
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|1830 |6784
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|1840 |7213
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|1850 |8811
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|1860 |9723 
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|1870 |11719
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|1880 |12896
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|1890 |13153
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|1900 |14263
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|1910 |13378
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|1920 |13803
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|1930 |14450
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|1940 |17492
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|1950 |14689
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|1960 |14346
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|1970 |15086
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|1980 |17983
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|1990 |20380
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|2000 |23344
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|2010 |25195
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{{MO Census Intro|Washington}}
 
{{MO Census Intro|Washington}}
  
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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
{{MO Church Intro|Washington}}
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{{MO Church Intro|Washington}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394445&reqParentsLabel=Washington%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
 
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/stjamesrecords.html St. James Catholic Church Records] (GenWeb)
 
*[http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/stjamesrecords.html St. James Catholic Church Records] (GenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washcrt.html Washington County, Missouri Court Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washcrt.html Washington County, Missouri Court Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
*'''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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Directories ===
 
=== Directories ===
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{{MO History}}
 
{{MO History}}
  
*''History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and Gasconade Counties, Missouri.'' 1888. The Goodspeed Publishing Company.  Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1074064 FamilySearch]
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*''History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and Gasconade Counties, Missouri.'' 1888. The Goodspeed Publishing Company.  Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/350152-history-of-franklin-jefferson-washington-crawford-gasconade-counties-missouri-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-together-with-sundry-personal-business-and-professional-sketches-and-numerous-family-records-besides-a-valuable-fund-o?offset=1 FamilySearch]
*''Historic Washington County''. Historical Washington County Society (Washington County, Mo.). [1947.] [S.l.&nbsp;: Historical Washington County Society]. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3454069 FamilySearch]
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*''Historic Washington County''. Historical Washington County Society (Washington County, Mo.). [1947.] [S.l.&nbsp;: Historical Washington County Society]. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/231385-historic-washington-county?offset=1 FamilySearch]
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Washington County}}}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|Washington}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|Washington}}
{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|{{MOWashington, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}}}
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Washington_County Washington County townships] (Histopolis)
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Washington_County Washington 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 Washington County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
 
*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 Washington County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-washington-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Washington County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-washington-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Washington County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394445&reqParentsLabel=Washington%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]]
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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==== World War II ====
 
==== World War II ====
 
{{MO World War II Intro|Washington}}
 
{{MO World War II Intro|Washington}}
*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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
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*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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'''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] — 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 ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Washington}}
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Washington}}
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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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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{MO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Washington}}
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{{MO Birth Intro|Washington}}
 
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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://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''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 ($)
*'''1865-1875'''  Washington County Birth Index 1865-1875. Batch {{IGI|C515903}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1865-1875'''  Washington County Birth Index 1865-1875. Batch {{IGI|C515903}} 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>
 
*'''1883'''  Washington County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C514619}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1883'''  Washington County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C514619}} at FamilySearch.
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{MO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Washington}}
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Washington}}
  
*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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 $
*'''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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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] ($)
 
*'''1815-1881''' Washington County Marriage Index 1815-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515901}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1815-1881''' Washington County Marriage Index 1815-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515901}} at FamilySearch.
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==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{MO Vital Records - Death Intro|Washington}}
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{{MO Death Intro|Washington}}
  
 
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1883-1893, 1973-1976''' [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/MOWASHIN/2000-06/0962328818 Washington County Death Records, 1883-1893, 1973-1976] (Rootsweb)
 
*'''1883-1893, 1973-1976''' [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/MOWASHIN/2000-06/0962328818 Washington County Death Records, 1883-1893, 1973-1976] (Rootsweb)
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1910-1964'''  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.
 
*'''1910-1964'''  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.
 
*Washington County Death Index (from Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976). Batches {{IGI|B514619}} and {{IGI|B514608}} at FamilySearch.
 
*Washington County Death Index (from Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976). Batches {{IGI|B514619}} and {{IGI|B514608}} at FamilySearch.
  
 
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:washington+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://washington.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions; 2nd link is about the name of the county seat Potosi
 
*  [http://washington.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions; 2nd link is about the name of the county seat Potosi
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washington.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/washington/washington.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/washington-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 
*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/washington-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Washington-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Washington-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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Revision as of 12:02, 20 September 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Potosi
Organized: August 21, 1813
Parent County(s): Ste. Genevieve[1]
Neighboring Counties
Crawford  • Franklin  • Iron  • Jefferson  • St. Francois
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriWashingtonCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Washington County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for George Washington. The County is located in the eastern area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Washington County Courthouse
102 N. Missouri Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Phone: 573-438-4901
Washington County Website

County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891 and death records 1883-1886.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1825.
Probate Office has probate records from 1814.[3]

Washington County Courthouse: history of the Washington County Courthouse

Washington 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 1825 1825 1814 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]

1906 Courthouse burned, but records were saved.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1813 Washington County was created August 21, 1813 from Ste. Genevieve County.
  • County seat: Potosi[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 Washington County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTownLocator.
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 Washington 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 2,769
1830 6,784 145.0%
1840 7,213 6.3%
1850 8,811 22.2%
1860 9,723 10.4%
1870 11,719 20.5%
1880 12,896 10.0%
1890 13,153 2.0%
1900 14,263 8.4%
1910 13,378 −6.2%
1920 13,803 3.2%
1930 14,450 4.7%
1940 17,492 21.1%
1950 14,689 −16.0%
1960 14,346 −2.3%
1970 15,086 5.2%
1980 17,983 19.2%
1990 20,380 13.3%
2000 23,344 14.5%
2010 25,195 7.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".s


For tips on accessing Washington 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]

African Americans[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 Washington 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 Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and Gasconade Counties, Missouri. 1888. The Goodspeed Publishing Company. Available online at FamilySearch
  • Historic Washington County. Historical Washington County Society (Washington County, Mo.). [1947.] [S.l. : Historical Washington County Society]. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Franklin CountyJefferson CountySt. Francois CountyIron CountyDent CountyCrawford CountyMO WASHINGTON.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 Washington 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 Washington County, Missouri:

- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 31st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 31st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H

- 32nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company L
- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company M
- 54th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Provisional Company A
- 55th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 8th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company G

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

  • Washington County, Missouri Library
    Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Washington County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 146
    113 E 4th Street
    Washington, MO 63090
    Phone: 636-239-0280
    Website
  • Mine au Breton Historical Society
    Rt 1, Box 3154
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Website
  • Old Mines Area Historical Society
    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; 2nd link is about the name of the county seat Potosi
  • 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, "Washington County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Missouri, accessed 18 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), Washington 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, "Washington County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Washington 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.