Missouri Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Missouri court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Missouri Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

Missouri Court Records

Missouri Land Records

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Missouri Probate Records

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Missouri Tax Records

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Missouri Immigration & Naturalization Records

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Missouri County & City Government Links

Missouri contains 114 counties and one independent city. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Missouri county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Missouri State Government is located in Jefferson City.

County Seat
County Seat
Adair Kirksville Livingston Chillicothe
Andrew Savannah McDonald Pineville
Atchison Rock Port Macon Macon
Audrain Mexico Madison Fredericktown
Barry Cassville (COC) Maries Vienna (COC)
Barton Lamar Marion Palmyra
Bates Butler (COC) Mercer Princeton
Benton Warsaw Miller Tuscumbia
Bollinger Marble Hill Mississippi Charleston
Boone Columbia Moniteau California
Buchanan Saint Joseph Monroe Paris
Butler Poplar Bluff Montgomery Montgomery City
Caldwell Kingston Morgan Versailles
Callaway Fulton New Madrid New Madrid
Camden Camdenton Newton Neosho
Cape Girardeau Jackson Nodaway Maryville
Carroll Carrollton (COC) Oregon Alton
Carter Van Buren (COC) Osage Linn
Cass Harrisonville Ozark Gainesville
Cedar Stockton (COC) Pemiscot Caruthersville
Chariton Keytesville Perry Perryville
Christian Ozark Pettis Sedalia
Clark Kahoka Phelps Rolla
Clay Liberty Pike Bowling Green
Clinton Plattsburg Platte Platte City
Cole Jefferson City Polk Bolivar
Cooper Boonville Pulaski Waynesville
Crawford Steelville Putnam Unionville
Dade Greenfield Ralls New London
Dallas Buffalo Randolph Huntsville
Daviess Gallatin Ray Richmond
DeKalb Maysville Reynolds Centerville
Dent Salem Ripley Doniphan
Douglas Ava St. Charles Saint Charles
Dunklin Kennett St. Clair Osceola
Franklin Union St. Francois Farmington
Gasconade Hermann St. Louis Clayton
Gentry Albany St. Louis City St. Louis
Greene Springfield St. Genevieve Sainte Genevieve
Grundy Trenton Saline Marshall
Harrison Bethany Schuyler Lancaster
Henry Clinton Scotland Memphis (COC)
Hickory Hermitage Scott Benton
Holt Oregon Shannon Eminence
Howard Fayette Shelby Shelbyville
Howell West Plains Stoddard Bloomfield
Iron Ironton Stone Galena (COC)
Jackson Kansas City, Independence Sullivan Milan
Jasper Carthage Taney Forsyth
Jefferson Hillsboro Texas Houston
Johnson Warrensburg Vernon Nevada
Knox Edina Warren Warrenton
Laclede Lebanon Washington Potosi (COC)
Lafayette Lexington Wayne Greenville
Lawrence Mount Vernon Webster Marshfield
Lewis Monticello Worth Grant City
Lincoln Troy Wright Hartville
Linn Linneus