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Jasper County, Missouri
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Jasper County, Missouri Facts

When was Jasper County, MO Created?
Jasper County was created on January 29, 1841 from Barry County.

What is the County Seat of Jasper County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Carthage and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Jasper County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Barton CountyDade CountyLawrence CountyNewton CountyCherokee County, Kansas, Crawford County, Kansas.

Jasper County, MO Vital Records

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

Jasper County, MO Census Records

What Jasper County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jasper County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Jasper Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Jasper Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jasper Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jasper 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

Jasper County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Jasper County Courthouse

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

Jasper County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Jasper County Historical Society, 1718 Garrison , Carthage, MO 64836; Phone: (417) 358-2980
  • South West Missouri Genealogical Society, 5676 County Road 120, Carthage, MO 64836; Ph: (417) 358-6494
  • Carthage Historic Preservation , P.O. Box 375, Carthage, MO 64836 ; Phone: (417) 358-1776
  • Joplin Genealogy SocietyP.O. Box 1063, 300 South Main, Joplin, MO 64802; Phone: (417) 623-7953
  • Powers Museum, P.O. Box 593, 1617 West Oak , Carthage, MO 64836; Phone: (417) 358-2667
  • Missouri State Archives, Missouri State Information Center; P.O. Box 1747, 600 West Main Str, Jefferson City, MO 65102
  • Missouri State Library – 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; (573) 751-4936
  • Missouri Historical Society, P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis 63112-0040
  • Missouri State Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 833, Columbia, MO 65205-0833

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

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