Douglas County, Missouri

County History

MO Gen Web, Kristi Towe and Sharon Sanders, Coordinators

  • 1995 -- DOUGLAS COUNTY MISSOURI History & Families 1857-1995 480 pp.  Copyright by Douglas County Historical Society, Published by Turner Publishing Company.  ISBN: 1-56311-282-5.  CLICK HERE for Description of Contents
  • 1957 -- A Reminiscent History of Douglas County, Missouri -- 1857-1957 By J.E. Curry, 191 pp.  Publisher Douglas County Herald {Book is currently out of print}  CLICK HERE for Description of Contents
  • 1952 -- Early Settlers of Douglas County, Missouri By Bessie J. Selleck.  307 pp. {Book is currently out of print}  CLICK HERE for Description of Contents


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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