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Pike County, Missouri
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Pike County, Missouri Facts

When was Pike County, MO Created?
Pike County was created on December 14, 1818 (effective February 1, 1819) from St. Charles County.

What is the County Seat of Pike County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Bowling Green and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Pike County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Ralls CountyPike County, Illinois, Calhoun County, Illinois, Lincoln CountyMontgomery CountyAudrain County.

Pike County, MO Vital Records

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

Pike County, MO Census Records

What Pike County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pike County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820 (missing)183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Pike County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Pike County Courthouse

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

Pike County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Pike Co. MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Pike Co. MO Military Records

Pike Co. MO Schools & Directories