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Douglas County, Missouri
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Douglas County, Missouri Facts

When was Douglas County, MO Created?
Douglas County was created on October 29, 1857 from Ozark County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Douglas County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Webster CountyWright CountyTexas CountyHowell CountyOzark CountyTaney CountyChristian County.

Douglas County, MO Vital Records

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

Douglas County, MO Census Records

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

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

Douglas County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Douglas County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Douglas County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Douglas 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 Douglas 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.

Douglas County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Douglas County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Douglas 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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Douglas Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

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Douglas Co. MO Military Records

Douglas Co. MO Schools & Directories