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Gentry County, Missouri Facts

Gentry County

When was Gentry County, MO Created?
Gentry County was created on February 14, 1845 from Clinton County. The county was named in honor of Richard Gentry (1788-1837), a distinguished American military colonel in the Seminole Wars.

What is the County Seat of Gentry County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Albany and in addition the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Gentry County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Worth County (north), Harrison County (east), Daviess County (southeast), DeKalb County (south), Andrew County (southwest), Nodaway County (west).

What cities and towns are in Gentry County, MO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Albany, Darlington, Gentry, King City, McFall, Stanberry.


Gentry County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Gentry County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Gentry County vital records can be found at the Missouri Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1910. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Missouri for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Gentry County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Missouri Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Another resource is the Gentry County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.


Gentry County, MO Census Records

What Gentry County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Gentry County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Gentry Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Gentry Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Gentry Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Gentry Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free down-loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Missouri Census Records Research Guide


Gentry County, MO Courthouse and Government Records


Gentry County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Gentry County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Gentry County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Missouri Corthouse Records Research Guide

  • Gentry County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1 Courthouse Square, Albany, Missouri 64402
  • Gentry County Recorder of Deeds is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: 660-726-3618
    • Marriage Records: 1885 (including record of marriages performed, giving names and residence of contracting parties, date of marriage, signature of party officiating, date of filing and certificate of recorder. Arranged chronologically by date filed. Parental consent is noted for parties under age, but the name of parent consenting is rarely given. Later records include marriage license and certificate of marriage. 1903-1915) 
    • Land Records: 1885 (including transcript of deeds conveying real estate. Gives name of grantor and grantee, description and location of property, consideration, dates of transfer and filing, acknowledgment and certificate of recorder. Includes warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds, deeds of trust, sheriffs' deeds, etc. Arranged chronologically by date filed. 1849-1857)
  • Gentry County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has the direct index to records such as divorces, adoptions, judgment, and tax fee books including direct and indirect indexes. They also retain the index to criminal records and criminal files of the circuit court. Adoptions are under the jurisdiction of the circuit court. Naturalization records, including petitions, declarations of intention, certificates, and certificates of allegiance, and granting of citizenship are also located in the clerk's office, as well as an index to civil case files. The County Probate Division has jurisdiction over the estates of deceased persons. The Division hears all litigation involving trusts, including those trusts established in wills. (In the smaller counties, probate matters are handled in the same office as the associate circuit court office)
    • Phone: (660) 726-3618
    • Probate Records: 1885
    • Court & Divorce Records: 1885
  • Gentry County Clerk of the Court has indexes to common pleas, records of all extant proceedings, chancery minute books, records of births and deaths, county court records, right-of-way and road records, as well as surveyor's records (including field notes and plats made by the county surveyor). This office usually holds the county treasurer's notes, bonds and commissions, records of marks and brands, wolf scalps, stray notices, real estate assessments, and tax books. In some counties, early terms for this court included “Chancery” or the “Court of Common Pleas.”
    • Phone: (660) 726-3525
    • Birth & Death Records: 1883-93 (including deaths arranged chronologically by date filed. 1883-1893)
  • Gentry County Tax Assessor Office is responsible for appraising and assessing real estate property and person property for the purpose of taxation as well as transferring ownership of real estate, and keeping real estate maps up to date.
  • Local Records Inventory Database
  • State-Issued Land Patents 1831 - 1969
  • BLM Land Records

Gentry County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Gentry County, MO?
A list of Gentry County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Missouri Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Gentry County, MO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Gentry County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Gentry County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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