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.
The Cole County, Missouri, site of MOGenWeb was neglected for several years.
This new website is an attempt to bring the site back to life. That being said,
this is a work in progress to update and add to the many pages created by Tim
Casey and Judy Milan. Please bear with me as I attempt a major overhaul!
You will find that many links will connect to old information, and until all
updates are complete some links may be broken or lead to a dead end.
Comments and suggestions are welcome! Thank you for your patience.
The USGenWeb Project is all about sharing. The links above are some resources for you to
do just that. Any records or photographs you contribute may help someone else in their
research and in turn someone may contribute something of value to you. If you have
something to contribute and can't find the appropriate category above, please let me know
and I'll make a place for it! Before transcribing anything from books or manuscripts, please
read up on the copyright laws. Also, please remember to respect the privacy of the living
when contributing records!