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Dent County, Missouri
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Dent County, Missouri Facts

When was Dent County, MO Created?
Dent County was created on February 10, 1851 from Crawford County and Shannon County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Dent County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Crawford CountyIron CountyReynolds CountyShannon CountyTexas CountyPhelps County.

Dent County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Dent County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Dent 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 Dent 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 Dent County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.

Dent County, MO Census Records

What Dent County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Dent County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Dent Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1860. Dent Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dent Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dent 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

Dent County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Dent County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Dent County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Dent County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Missouri courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Missouri residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Dent County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Missouri Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Dent County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Dent County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Dent 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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Dent Co. MO Military Records

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