Bollinger County, Missouri Genealogy

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Guide to Bollinger County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bollinger County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1851
County Seat Marble Hill
Address Bollinger County Courthouse
204 High Street
Marble Hill, MO 63764-0046
Phone: 573.238.2126
Bollinger County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records 1882-1892; Clerk
Circuit Court has court records and Registrar has marriage,
divorce and land records; Ciruit Judge has probate records[1]


Parent County

1851--Bollinger County was created 1 March 1851 from Cape Girardeau, Stoddard and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Marble Hill [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Bollinger County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Bollinger County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.


Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.



Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories






Vital Records

  • 1883-1892 - Bollinger County Birth Index 1883-1892. Batch C514831 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1865-1885 - Bollinger County Marriage Books 1 thru 3 Index 1865-1885. Batch M514831 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1892 - Bollinger County Death Index 1883-1892. Batch B514833 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • Family History Library Catalog
  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bollinger County, Missouri. Page 397 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at