Franklin County, Missouri
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The county was organized in 1818 and is named for Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.
The county seat is Union.

Hello and welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for Franklin County, Missouri. As we believe all data should be without cost, our goal at Genealogy Trails is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

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First Settlers  

Land Items
 County Physical Description, Etc
 Spanish Land Grants
 Early Land Entries

Cities, Towns and Villages

 Early Society and Customs

Crime Record



Birth Records
 Birth Listings 1883
Birth Listings 1884


Death Records
Death Listings 1834 - 1931 A thur L  M thru Z


Marriage Records
Marriages 1819 to 1840  


Newspaper Articles



Will & Probates


 County Officers from organization to 1888
 County and Township Organization
Post Offices & Post Masters

County Updates
Nov 2014
Homicides, Murder Trials

March 2013
1883 Pensioners

Off- Site links

St. James Catholic Church History, Catawissa, Mo
Washington Historical Society
Four Rivers Genealogical Society
Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe Company  (Est. 1869) Washington, Mo

Recorder of Deeds
Franklin County Court House
Room 101
300 East Main
Union, MO 63084-1675
Phone: 636-583-6367

Surrounding Counties
Warren County (north)
St. Charles County (northeast)
St. Louis County (northeast)
Jefferson County (east)
Washington County (southeast)
Crawford County (southwest)
Gasconade County (west)

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