Schuyler County, Missouri Genealogy

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

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Schuyler County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded February 14, 1845
County Seat Lancaster
Address Schuyler County Courthouse
Hwy 136
Lancaster, MO 63548-0187
Phone: 660.457.3842
Schuyler County Website

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893;
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and divorce records;
Probate Judge and Magistrate Courts hasve probate and court 


Parent County

1845--Schuyler County was created 14 February 1845 from Adair County. County seat: Lancaster [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Whitacre Family Cemetery, Schuyler County, Missouri

Schuyler County Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Schuyler County, Missouri

Schuyler County Cemeteries (Podunk)


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




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

Local histories are available for Schuyler County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.





Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

  • 1845-1881 - Schuyler County Marriage Index 1845-1881. Batch M515781 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Schuyler County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch M515782 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Schuyler County, Missouri. Page 405 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at