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1875 Atlas of Pike County Missouri
1883 History of Pike County
1899 Atlas of Pike County Missouri
1916 Plat Pike Co Missouri
1924 Plat Pike Co Missouri
1930 Plat Pike Co Missouri
Ashburn Area Maps Pike Co Missouri
DuPont Plant 1 Pike Co Missouri
DuPont Plant 2 Pike Co Missouri
Woodall Farmstead Salt River Twp Pike Co Missouri
Bowling Green Library: 201 West Locust Street, Bowling Green, MO 63334 (573) 324-5030. This library is housed in the Community Center. The library's collection includes large-print books and children's videos. A story Hour is offered in the summer. Open Tues, Wed, Fri 10 am - 5p.m.; Thurs 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m. - noon. Please Note: All genealogical records have been transferred from the Bowling Green Public Library to the Pike County Genealogical Society Library.
Church and Family History Research Assistance for Pike County
Linkpendium -- A comprehensive directory to genealogical resources on the Web
Louisiana Public Library
Pike County Court House
Assessor - (573) 324-3261
Probate - Probate records and index, 1825-1894; Administrator's/executor's letters, bonds and records, 1825-1837; Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1855-1888; Settlement records, 1835-1865; Will records, 1883-1923 (573) 324-5582
Circuit Clerk - Circuit court records and index, 1819-1886; Commissioner's office book, 1826-1865; Book of entries, 1819-1831 - (573) 324-3112
Collector - (573) 324-3281
County Clerk - (573) 324-2412; Fax Line - (573) 324-5154
Recorder - Index to deeds, 1820-1889; Deed records, 1819-1916; Quit claim deeds, 1869-1887; Deeds of trust, 1869-1872; Marriage records and index, 1825-1914; Marriages solemnized, 1903-1960 - (573) 324-5567
Pike County Genealogy Discussion List
Pike County General Information
Pike County Marriages
Peoples Tribune - 17 North Main Cross, Bowling Green, MO 63334 - (573) 324-6111
Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 – 1955
-- There are links to images through 1920 (all of them will eventually be
they will send you photocopies of the others for only $1.00 each!
Missouri Post-1910 Death Records - Death certificates available for $1.00
Department of Health: Bureau of Vital Records
930 Wildwood, Jefferson City, MO 65102; (573) 751-6400
Missouri "Research Room" - The Missouri State Archives is the repository for state records of historical value. Currently, the Archives holds more than 150 million pages of paper; 245,000 photographs; 14,400 books; 60,000 reels of microfilm, and 180,000 microfiche. Examples of what is available online are Judicial Records, Military Records, Archives' Online Catalog, Birth & Death Records Database, Civil War Provost Marshal Index Database. Coroner's Inquest Database, County and Municipal Records on Microfilm, Land Patents Database, Local Records Inventory Database, Missouri Supreme Court Historical Database, Naturalization Records Database, St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project, St. Louis Probate Court Digitization Project, Soldiers Database: War of 1812 - World War, and more.
Newspaper Library - The State Historical Society of Missouri
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Missouri Collection
- This collection contains maps published before 1923 of many Missouri cities.
Historical Society of Missouri
1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO 65201-7298; (573) 882-7083
University of Missouri Digital Library - 1930 Platbooks
Access to Archival Databases - National Archives and Records Administration
Bureau of Land Management - "The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site"
DAR Library in Washington, D.C.
Ellis Island - More than 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. Information about each person was written down in ships' passenger lists, known as "manifests." Manifests were used to examine immigrants upon arrival in the United States. Now you can search these millions of records for information on individual Ellis Island passengers.
Immigrant Ancestors Project - The Immigrant Ancestors Project, sponsored by the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University, uses emigration registers to locate information about the birthplaces of immigrants in their native countries, which is not found in the port registers and naturalization documents in the destination countries. Volunteers working with scholars and researchers at Brigham Young University are creating a database of millions of immigrants based on these emigration registers.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild is a group of volunteers who are endeavoring to make our ancestor's immigrant records easy and convenient to find. We currently have over 6900 manifests transcribed, all with free access.
Linkpendium -- A comprehensive directory to genealogical resources on the Web
NARA - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Contains archives for the general public, genealogists/family historians, veterans and their families, educators and students, researchers, records managers, preservation and archives professionals, information security specialists, federal employees, members of congress and press/journalists.
Obituary Links Page - State-by-state directory of obituaries & obituary resources
State Archives - A comprehensive list of state archives as provided by the state of Georgia.
State Libraries - This is a comprehensive list of state library agency websites, including an image map as provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
TheShipsList website, online since August 1999, will help you find your ancestors on ships' passenger lists. We also have immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more; as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and even some for South Africa. Be sure to check the "special projects," listed below. We have over 1300 totally free access web-pages with new databases added regularly.
American State Papers - Information regarding Spanish Land Grants
Association for Gravestone Studies - Includes information on gravestone rubbing, gravestone cleaning and symbolism on grave markers.
Dead Fred's Genealogy Photo Archive - a free, fun photo genealogy research web site devoted to helping you visualize your heritage!
Distant Cousin - DistantCousin is an online archive of genealogy records and scanned images of historical documents from a wide variety of sources, such as newspaper obituaries, city directories, census records, ship lists, school yearbooks, military records, and more. In all there are more than 6 million genealogy records from over 1,500 sources online. There are no fees or memberships required to use the records at DistantCousin.
Economic History - helps you figure out what those estate dollars would be in today's money
Family History Place - contains links, articles and games, all related to genealogy
Family Search - sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
GEDCOM Index - This site indexes thousands of different GEDCOM files found on other web sites. GEDCOM files are special genealogy files that can be imported into almost any genealogy software, such as Family Tree Maker.
Genealogy and the Law - A Layman's Guide to Legalese
Genealogy Forum - In order to assist you in your research, we've put everything together, in one centralized area. Find addresses you'll need to contact One Name Societies. Compare GEDCOMs with others tracing your surnames. Post a message on our searchable Surname Message Boards, or surf over to sites on the internet-- featuring your surname.
Gone West Publications by Sherry Raleigh-Adams - Devoted to bringing you items of genealogical merit from Missouri newspapers, quality transcriptions and personal research
Illinois Research Articles by Michael John Neill
Interment.net - Cemetery Transcription Library - Records for 3,897,472 cemetery records across 8375 cemeteries from around the world
Law Dictionary - Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America and the several states of the American Union
1895 Map of Missouri (VERY large file)
Map of Missouri Counties - outlines only
Map Libraries - List of links sponsored by University of Minnesota
Maps of Missouri - From the St. Louis Public Library - Includes Cities, Towns & Counties; Conservation & Environment; Discovery & Exploration; Cultural Landscapes; Military, Battle & Campaign; Transportation & Communication; and General maps
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - Historical Map Web Sites
Look to the Past - focuses mainly on Missouri genealogy records, although we also have many records for Kansas, Illinois, and surrounding states.
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Wiki - The RAOGK wiki is a workaround for the official RAOGK site being down. Bridgett and Doc Schneider were the founders of the RAOGK website and like other genealogists, I am deeply indebted to their efforts as I benefited immensely from the work of their volunteers. When I created the wiki, it was out of my utmost respect for Bridgett and Doc's work. The wiki was my way to give back – my personal RAOGK for the RAOGK community – by providing a workaround for FB posts like Amy Mueller Stiles (and similar ones on the USA groups) on April 27: "...wall requests are ok on FB but it's like pulling teeth to get the info of what they are looking for sometimes. Direct email contact is best." My hope and intent with the wiki is that it fills a gap for genealogists while the official site is down ... a place for researchers and volunteers to connect (with the familiar ease of use) until the official site is operational again. (I wrote Doc on Mar 7, 2012, about the wiki, etc. and again on April 27. On April 17, the [lead] RAOGK admin gave "conditional approval" for the wiki.) In a Facebook post (27 Apr 2012), Doc indicated he was starting to restore the RAOGK site.
Saving Graves - How to do a Gravestone Rubbing
Today in German History - Pick any date to see what happened in the history of Germany on that date.
Traveling to Find Your Roots - A Guide to Genealogy Research in Europe
University of Missouri Digital Library - Includes Territorial Papers of the United States, Volume XIII & Volume XIV, The St. Louis Directory and Register and more
WeRelate - a genealogy wikipedia
Army Medical Department 1775-1818 - Army Historical Series
Civil War Pensions Index provided free of charge by Footnote
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System - Search for soldier by name
Continental Congress: Hospital Reports - Medical treatment during the Revolutionary War
Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database - An Index Compiled by Fred Delap in cooperation with the Illinois State Archives
People, Places and Events of the Civil War (added here with our thanks to Danny!)
Veteran's Administration - The VA has made it easier and faster for the public to get answers about family history, old war buddies or famous war heroes. The agency has put on the Web 3.2 million records for veterans buried at 120 national cemeteries since the Civil War. The VA's Nationwide Gravesite Locator also has records for some state veterans cemeteries and burials in Arlington National Cemetery since 1999 (http://www.cem.va.gov/). The navigator includes names, dates of birth and death, military service dates, service branch and rank if known, cemetery information and grave location in the cemetery. The VA will withhold some information, such as next of kin, for privacy purposes. For more details, see this article. For more on military death and burial programs, see the Death & Burial Overview.
WWII Pilots - A French site dedicated to American Air Force and Navy pilots who died in France during WW2. Marcel Ertel (Website Owner) is a member of a group which arranges to place plaques and hold celebrations locally in France, with the deceased's family when possible. (Note: This site is largely in French.)
African American Community of Northeast Missouri 1880-1960
African American Griots - dedicated to assisting all of those in pursuit of African American ancestry by being a central depository for African American records of historical proportion.
AfriGeneas - African Ancestored Genealogy -- a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.
Black Irish - Who are they?
Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) - organized in 1992 as an umbrella organization that promotes family research in eastern and central Europe without any ethnic, religious, or social distinctions.
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy -- An affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
M.A.G.I.C. - Midwest Afro-American Genealogical Interest Coalition
MALUNGU: The African Origin of American Melungeons, by Tim Hashaw
Native American Genealogy - State Historical Society of Missouri
Polish Genealogical Society of America - provides Polish genealogy resources to find your Polish roots
Techniques and Tips - The Search for Free African American Ancestors, by Aaron L. Day
Books of Interest - Available online
The History of Salt River Association, Missouri by Wiley Jones Patrick
Champ Clark by W. L. (William Larkin) Webb
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