Gentry County, Missouri
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Gentry County

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.

The Gentry County Seat is situated in Albany and in addition the county government website is unknown

Areas surrounding Gentry County include Worth County (north), Harrison County (east), Daviess County (southeast), DeKalb County (south), Andrew County (southwest), Nodaway County (west).

Cities and towns to be found in Gentry County include Albany, Darlington, Gentry, King City, McFall, Stanberry.

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.

Gentry County has Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present 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.

Gentry County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Gentry County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Gentry County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently forget about the value of Gentry County court, probate, and land files as a source of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Missouri courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the ambitions and worries of many Missouri residents.

The odds are great that your potential ancestors have left a comprehensive record of at least a number of aspects of their lives in the Gentry County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other procedures which often can have lead to her or him showing up in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what marriage, birth, death, property, probate, and legal records can be found in Gentry County. The years suggested below are the first known records data with this county. Courthouse destroyed by windstorm 1883. Incomplete sporadic records before 1885.

You need to call the clerk's dept to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts before visiting or looking for information because of in some cases changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring private issues. A lot of staff will guide men and women in locating the resources, but it's up to the particular person to complete the research.
  • 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.
  • Gentry County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980

Gentry County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated 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. Feel free to present your own most liked Gentry County genealogy or family history related sites.

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Gentry Co. MO Census Records

Gentry Co. MO Cemeteries & Graveyards

Gentry Co. MO Church & Bible Records

Gentry Co. MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Gentry Co. MO General and History Websites

Gentry Co. MO Military Records

Gentry Co. MO Schools & Directories

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