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Cole County, Missouri was named, in 1820, in honor of Capt. Stephen Cole, who erected Cole's Fort where the town of Boonville now stands, during the War of 1812, as a protection against the British Indians or allies. The county seat is Jefferson City, which is also the State Capitol of Missouri.  More History

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                 Cole County Surnames

A list of people researching particular surnames in Cole County. Add yours here!




Cole County Family Pages

Add a link to your existing family page or submit your family data to Troy S. Hogg for a custom page on this site!

The ENLOE Family by Kelly Hagen

My Line of Southern Strongs,

by Robert Strong

STRONG, SCRIVNER, LEGG and BARRY families of Cole County

Jean Landrum Christian's Homepage




Post your Cole County Queries, Bible Records, Bios, Deeds, Obits, Pensions and Wills here.

Bible Records

UPDATED 5/14/04


UPDATED 6/15/04
Pensions Wills
UPDATED 5/14/04

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Contribute your Cole County ancestors photographs to our photo album! CLICK HERE to view photos and find the instructions on how to submit your family photographs.

St. John's Lutheran Church

Schubert, Missouri


CLICK HERE to go to the history of St. John's Lutheran Church which is located in Schubert, Missouri about five miles east of Jefferson City. Dating back to about 1844 and still going strong, the history includes quite a few Cole County surnames, photographs and biographies of past Reverends.


On-Site Cole County Records

UPDATED 5/14/04


Township Map c. 1900

Land Patents Index

Immigrants to Cole County

Letters From Home
Updated 5/14/04

Goodspeed's 1889 Cole County History and Biographies

Marriage Records
Updated 6/15/04

Cole County in the Military
                    Schools  NEW 5/14/04


Cole County Databases on the Web

1838 Cole County Militia

1830/1840 Census

1850 Census

Birth and Death Records at the Missouri State Archives

WWI Service Cards at the Missouri State Archives

WWII Casualties at Access Genealogy

Cole County Archives at USGenWeb

1895 Atlas of Cole County

Emslanders to the American Mid-West

Cole County, Missouri Government Site

Cole County GenForum at

Cole County Historical Society

So as to not leave out any resources available, the following Cole County, Missouri databases are available with a subscription. They do however, offer trial subscriptions.

Cole County, Missouri Marriages 1821-51

Cole County, Missouri Obituaries 1871-99

Missouri Newspaper Death Index including Cole County


Cole County Books for Sale

Hearthstone Legacy Publications


Missouri Genealogy Sites

Missouri Vital Records

Birth & Death Certificates


State Historical Society of Missouri at Columbia

The Civil War in Missouri at USGenWeb

Missouri Civil War Rosters

Civil War in Missouri Links sponsored by MOLLUS

Missouri County Formation and Census Maps at Southeastern Genealogy Online

Railroad Map of mid Missouri published in 1897 by Geo. A. Ogle & Co. of Chicago, Ill.

Compliments of the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society (KCHSoc) at Fulton, Missouri


Genealogical Databases and User-Submitted Family Trees



Message Boards



Other Great Genealogy & History Sites

American Family History Immigration Center (Ellis Island)

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness


Newspaper Abstracts

Cyndi's List

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Ancient Faces (photo archive)

BLM Land Records

The Turnbo Manuscripts

Dead Fred (photo archive)

Lewis & Clark in Missouri



Digital Libraries

Library of Congress, American Memories Collection

The Library of Virginia

Kentuckiana Digital Library

HeritageQuest Online (link through your library)

Check your local library to see if they provide access to this service. If they do, you can not only access it from the library computers, but may also be able to access it from home with your library card number. offers a subscription to this database, but if your library offers it, it is FREE.

Databases include:

  • Genealogy and Local History Collection (25,000 family and local history books)
  • Complete U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930)
  • PERSITM The PERiodical Source Index (more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800)
  • Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files. (Forthcoming)
  • Freedman's Bank Records. (Forthcoming)





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