Montgomery County, Missouri Genealogy

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

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Montgomery County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1818
County Seat Montgomery City
Address Montgomery County Courthouse

211 E 3rd Street
Montgomery City, Mo 63361-1956
Phone: 573.564.3357
County Website

County Courthouse


Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1864,
divorce and court records from 1886; Probate Judge
has probate records from 1890[1]


Parent County

1818--Montgomery County was created 14 December 1818 from St. Charles County. County seat: Montgomery City [2]

Boundary Changes

  • See an interactive map of Montgomery County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American

  • 1865-1881 - Montgomery County Colored Marriage Index 1865-1881. Batch M515482 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



The Immaculate Conception Catholic church is located in Montgomery City. Their website is found at: The church dates to 1861 but parish records for births,marriages and deaths begin to be recorded in the mid 1860's. There is a cemetery onsite with a fairly complete plot map for burials. The cemetery is run by a separate organization but the parish secretary knows how to reach them. The parish does not allow the public to view their records but the priest was willing to look up information as time permits.



Local Histories




  • ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Jefferson City newspapers from the early 1900's covering local news that sometimes included residents from Montgomery County communities.
  • has The Montgomery Tribune which was published from 1900-1910 online. It can be searched using single words or combinations of words. It covers news local to Montgomery county and the surrounding areas.



Vital Records

  • 1865-1881 - Montgomery County Birth Index 1865-1881. Batch C515482 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1863-1873 - Montgomery County Marriage Index 1863-1873. Batch M515481 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery County, Missouri. Page 403 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