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Platte County, Missouri
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Platte County, Missouri Facts

When was Platte County, MO Created?
Platte County was created on December 31, 1838 from part of the Platte Purchase.

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

What counties are adjacent to Platte County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Buchanan CountyClinton CountyClay CountyJackson CountyWyandotte County, Kansas, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Atchison County, Kansas.

Platte County, MO Vital Records

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

Platte County, MO Census Records

What Platte County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Platte County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Platte County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Platte County Courthouse

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

Platte County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Platte Co. MO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

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Platte Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

Platte Co. MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Platte Co. MO Military Records

Platte Co. MO Schools & Directories