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United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Ste. Genevieve County

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

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Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded October 1, 1812
County Seat Ste. Genvieve
Address Ste. Genevieve County Courthouse
55 S 3rd Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
Phone: 573-883-2791
Ste. Genevieve County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1892
Circuit Clerk Recorder has marriage, divorce, court and
land records, Circuit Court Judge has probate records[1]


Ste. Genevieve County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. Ste. Genevieve was one of the five original districts of the Louisiana Territory from 1805-1812 and one of the five original counties of the Missouri Territory from 1812 to 1821.

Parent County

1812--Ste. Genevieve County was created 1 October 1812 as an original county.
County seat: Ste. Genevieve. [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries



For tips on accessing Ste. Genevieve 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 Ste. Genevieve 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

  • "Saint Genevieve County, Missouri Records" - 190 pages - 9842 names - soft cover - full name index - 8.5X11 inches - reprinted 2012.    Gives a brief history of the county, Baptismal Records 1759-1811 giving the child's name and their parent.  Marriage Book A(1807-1827 and 1842-1866.  Abstract of Wills and Administration 1807-1855.  Registry of Wolf Scalps 1847-1895.  Death Registry 1883-1892.  The dates of the baptismal records in this book are some of the earlist in the Colonial times in America.  Might be a local library but you can buy it at mountain-press.com/
  • 1883 - Ste. Genevieve County Birth Index 1883. Batches C583914 and C583912 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891 - Ste. Genevieve County Birth Index 1891. Batch C583913 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883 - Ste. Genevieve County Death Index 1883. Batch B514598 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885 - Ste. Genevieve County Death Index 1885. Batch B514597 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Museums

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), Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. Page 406 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 3.3 3.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.