RESOURCES
Pertaining to Bates County and the state of Missouri



Bates County Circuit Clerk
Courthouse
Butler, MO 64730
(816) 679-5171

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Bates County Clerk
Courthouse
Butler, MO 64730
(816) 679-3371

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Bates County Historical Society
P.O. Box 164
Butler, MO.  64730
Phone: 660-679-4777  Or 660-679-0134

The Bates County Historical Society is the parent organization of the Bates County Museum & DOES NOT DO GENEALOGY.   Nita Thompson:  museum curator

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Butler Public Library
100 W Atkinson Ave.
Butler, MO 64730-2006
(816 or 660) 679-4321

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Certified copies of Missouri birth and death records and certified statements relating to Missouri marriages and dissolution of marriages are available for a fee of $10.00 through:

Bureau of Vital Records
930 Wildwood
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone (573) 751-6400

Scanned images of Missouri death certificates are available online for the years 1910 through 1956. They can be found on the official Missouri State Archives website.

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Note: Births and deaths were not recorded in Missouri until 1910, although for the period
  1883-1893 county  clerks were required to register births and deaths and some counties kept these records for other years.   Any of these records that are still available should be obtained from the county in which the birth or death occurred or from:

Records Management and Archives Service
1001 Industrial drive, POB 778
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

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Missouri State Archives
Virtual Missouri Archives (including Search Engine)
Located in the Missouri State Capitol
600 W. Main St.
Jefferson City, Missouri

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Poplar Heights Farm
Project: organizing the cemeteries of Bates County and looking for any information, histories, obituaries, family histories and photographs for anyone that has lived in Bates County, Missouri. If you would like to participate, please contact:

Bates County Family History Center
Attn: Betty Newton
208 W. Delaware, P.O. Box 266, Butler, MO 64730
660-679-0764

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