Douglas County, Missouri

Census Records

MO Gen Web, Kristi Towe and Sharon Sanders, Coordinators


Census Research in Douglas County is tricky because the county was not formed until 1857 and its boundaries were not solidified until 1872 (See the Boundaries Page).  The following census transcription books are the most valuable to researchers:

On-line images of census records

Online 1860 Douglas County MO transcribed by Jay Gentry (Lyn Masnor, proofreader) (copyright 2001)

Books with transcriptions available from Nancie Todd Weber:

  • 1840 Taney County MO: A Study of 565 Households

  • 1850 Taney County MO, with many, many of those tiresome initials identified, plus original map.

  • 1850 Ozark County MO

  • 1860 Ozark County MO

  • 1860 Douglas County MO

  • 1870 Douglas County MO

Books with transcriptions available from Douglas County Hist. & Gen. Society

  • 1880 Douglas County MO

  • 1900 Douglas County MO

  • 1910 Douglas County MO

  • 1920 Douglas County MO

  • 1930 Douglas County MO

Copyrights and Good Ethics -- This site is copyrighted to protect the many creators of the body of work contained here.  Use this information freely but tell your readers where you acquired the information.  A copyright comes into existence when a work is created. Only “original works of authorship” can be protected by copyright.  An example of this would be cemetery records – if you copy names and dates from a cemetery, that in itself might not be copyrightable, unless you have added information to it, such as compiling multiple cemeteries into one source, such as Laine Sutherland’s (et al) Gone But Not Forgotten: Cemetery Survey of the Eastern District, Douglas County , Missouri (1995).  My own transcriptions of Fairview and Oak Forest Cemetery are also copyrighted, because I added additional information not available on the headstones. For works created after 1978, copyright protection lasts for the “life of the author, plus seventy years”. For works created before 1978, the protection is good for a maximum of 95 years, with a minimum of 28 years. Note that “official government publications are not eligible for copyright in any form by anyone” – the information can be used, as it is public domain, but you cannot call it your original work. -- Kristi Towe, Coordinator

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Last updated on 06/26/2014
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