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Phelps County, Missouri
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Phelps County, Missouri Facts

When was Phelps County, MO Created?
Phelps County was created on November 13, 1857 from Crawford County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Phelps County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Maries CountyGasconade CountyCrawford CountyDent CountyTexas CountyPulaski County.

Phelps County, MO Vital Records

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

Phelps County, MO Census Records

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

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

Phelps County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Phelps County Courthouse

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

Phelps County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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