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Bible Records ( none on site)
Birth & Deaths (none on site yet)
Census: see off line resources
HISTORY of SALINE COUNTY, MISSOURI Missouri Historical Company, St. Louis, 1881
Family Histories online updated
Military Records for Saline County none at present
Missouri and General Genealogical Resources Lots of different resources.
Surname Registry new
Towns & Communities - Locations of Churches, Libraries, Post Office, Organizations, etc.
records, Estate Inventories
Saline County was organized November 25, 1820, (effective January 1, 1821) from Cooper County and named for its numerous salt springs. Bordered on the north by the Missouri River. Saline County is considered to part of "Little Dixie" in the antebellum years.
Arrow Rock - "In 1829, the town of Arrow Rock was founded on the bluff above the ferry crossing. Originally named Philadelphia, the town's name was changed in 1833 to coincide with the landmark. Its situation on the Missouri River and Santa Fe Trail meant that large numbers of travelers heading west passed through the town." Be sure to visit the rest of this site for more information on Arrow Rock, past and present.
Slater (bad link) - "Slater was named for Col. John Fox Slater who served with the Union Army during the Civil War and was a major stockholder in the Chicago & Alton R.R. Mr. Slater became enormously wealthy in the textile business and was very interested in the westward expansion of the United States, principally the expansion of the railroads. This is another great site for information, past and present, for this community.
Sweet Springs, Missouri "Sweet Springs began as a stopping place for pioneers who were making their way across the Missouri River. The first settlers came from Kentucky in 1817 when the town was know as Claysville. The town was incorporated in 1832, and was renamed Brownsville in 1838, in honor of the man who owned the land on which the village stood." " The name was again changed to Sweet Springs in the late 1800's.
Resources Local and General
Resources for African-American Research (bad link)
Records - Saline CO, MO
GenWeb Archives 1 only
Communities online- see below for brief history
Slater (bad link)
Sweet Springs, Missouri ( bad link) -
Historic Sites of Interest:
Random Acts of Kindness use search for Saline County
Mail Lists- see below bottom of list
World War I Service Cards Database search by surname only
Missouri Soldiers of the Great War -WWI Casualities-search by surname
MILITARY PENSIONERS 1883
Missouri Based General Websites
Accessgenealogy some online records plus links to ancestry
Newspapers: Current online Saline County and adjouning counties
Marshall Democrat-News, The (Marshall)
Sedalia Democrat ( Pettis Co.)
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