Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy

Hello and welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for Putnam 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.

We welcome your feedback, comments and data contributions.

Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

If you are interested in adding your families' information this website, Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here at
Missouri Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.

Be a Volunteer at Genealogy Trails

County Host: Available for Adoption
We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this site become a useful research stop along your genealogy trails. If you are interested in hosting this website and joining our group, view our
Volunteer Page for further information.



We regret that we are unable to do personal research.

All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.


Established: Feb. 28, 1845
Parent County: Adair and Sullivan
County Seat: Unionville
Named After: Israel Putnam, a French and Indian War hero and a general in the American Revolutionary War.

Is situated in the north central part of the State, bounded on the north by the Iowa State line. The eastern portion of the county is principally timber, while the central and western is prairie and timber diversified. The county is drained by the Medicine, Locust, the two Blackbirds, Muscle Fork and Spring creek. The soil is very fertile and well adapted to all farming purposes. Corn is the staple product, but all kinds of grain flourishes. Stock growing has received considerable attention. Coal of good quality is abundant in various portions of the county.
There are 18 saw mills (five water and 13 steam power), and three steam flouring mills in the county.
Excellent openings for every branch of industry. Population in 1860, 9,240.
[The Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna Walton ]





Join the Genealogy Trails Transcription Team


Join our Genealogy Trails Midwestern States
Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.

For the Midwest States of :
Ohio -- Kansas -- Indiana -- Iowa -- Missouri -- Kansas

Illinois is covered under its original Illinois Trails List



Genealogy Trails History Group is a Volunteer Organization Dedicated to providing FREE access to Historical and Genealogical Data.
©2013 by
Genealogy Trails -  All Rights Reserved - With full rights reserved for original submitters.