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This website is dedicated to preserving the history of Franklin County, Missouri and to providing helpful information and resources to people researching Franklin County history and genealogy. It is not connected to any historical society or governmental body; however information about such organizations is included herein. The content is copyrighted and is not to be used without permission.

 History and Genealogy of  Franklin County, Missouri




 Message Board

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Black History

Historical Societies

Books For Sale


Sources for Records
►Birth Records
►Marriage Records
►Death Records
►Secretary of State
   ►Scenic Regional Library
► Franklin County Offices

Franklin County Churches

Franklin County Schools
►Black Schools
►Rural Schools
►Private Schools
►Parochial Schools
►Town Schools
► Steelville Normal

Lots of Links
Franklin Co. Links
Missouri Links
Neighboring Counties
Family Genealogy Websites
Genealogy Help

National Registry - Historic Places in Franklin Co.

Family History Center

►Newspapers on Microfilm
►Present-Day Newspapers


Contact County Coordinator


Franklin County Research Links

Missouri Research Links

Census Records for Franklin County

Research Facilities

Helpful General Links for Researchers


Franklin County Research Links

Message Board, over 25,000 entries - remember to check the circle marked Franklin County and to add your information.

Personal Genealogy Websites for Franklin County Families - Please send a link to your website!

Brian Oster's Site - includes Volumes A, B, and L of Franklin County Marriages - from 1819 - 1865 and Volume A colored 1914 - 1922 plus births from 1826 - 1899. site History and genealogy of the Washington area and a list of helpful links for researchers

Paula "Polly" Hein photographs, primarily of Union Area

U.S. Military Pensioners on the rolls - 1883

Census Records for Franklin County, Missouri

1830 Census Images for Franklin County

1840 Census Images for Franklin County

1850 Census Images for Franklin County

Census Records transcribed

Census Records on Microfilm are available at Scenic Regional Library and other research centers.


Research Facilities in Franklin County

Scenic Regional Library

Family History Center

Franklin County Offices

Historical Societies

The Missourian newspaper serves Washington, Union, Pacific, and St. Clair communities


Helpful General Links

Social Security Index - over 65 million entries

Trying to figure out what county a town is in? Try this site. Includes all of U.S.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will do lookups in their database if you believe an ancestor served in the American Revolution. Address your message subject: DAR Lookup > surname > location > dates. Put information about the person in the body, fill in the surnames box and leave the email response box checked. Allow a week or so for a response.

Search for surnames and genealogy sites here (includes  Common Threads and I Found It!)

The Political Graveyard The Web Site That Tells Where the Dead Politicians are Buried

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - This is a comprehensive listing of sites of value to genealogy researchers.

Passenger records of more than 22 million who entered US through Ellis Island

Mailing list index for over 21,000 RootsWeb-hosted genealogy mailing lists

 Census Records transcribed (none for Franklin County as of this date)

LDS Search A site that is collecting information from city directories.
Public Profiler - World Names - Check Out this Map of Surname Origins


MISSOURI Research Links

St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds - perhaps your Franklin County ancestors were born, died, or were married in nearby St. Louis

Index to The Civil War in Missouri

Vital Records - Missouri Website providing information on requesting state records.

Missouri State Genealogical Association

Missouri Family History (connected with Missouri State Genealogical Association)

Review the Missouri Surname Researchers List

Missouri Archive & Manuscript Repositories

Missouri Historical Society

Missouri Death Index

Vivid pictures of a Missouri Pacific Train wreck (three trains) of people going to the 1904 World's Fair. (Happened near Warrensburg).

U.S. Military Pensioners on the Rolls in Missouri 1883

Missouri County Formation Maps 1804 to Present and Missouri Census Maps



This page was last updated Tuesday February 21, 2012 .

  Sue Blesi, Franklin County Coordinator, Missouri USGenWeb Project


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