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Guide to Stoddard County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Stoddard County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded January 2, 1835
County Seat Bloomfield
Address Stoddard County Courthouse
PO Box 110;
Bloomfield, MO 63825
Phone: 573.568.3339
Stoddard County Website


County Courthouse


County Clerk Clerk has birth records 1883-1886
and military records; Recorder has  Deeds has marriage
and land records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce Records;
Probate Judge has probate records; Clerk Magistrate Court
has court records[1]


Parent County

1835--Stoddard County was created 2 January 1835 from Cape Girardeau County. County seat: Bloomfield [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses


Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bollinger  • Butler  • Cape Girardeau  • Dunklin  • New Madrid  • Scott  • Wayne

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  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records for the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo and other Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries around the country.


For tips on accessing Stoddard County, Missouri 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

Local histories are available for Stoddard County, Missouri. 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.

  • History of southeast Missouri. Embracing an historical account of the counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron. Chicago, The Goodspeed publishing co., 1888.




Civil War
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company E
:- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company E
:- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
:- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
:- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B
:- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company D
:- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
:- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company H
:- Preston's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company A
:- Preston's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B
:- Preston's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company C


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Stoddard County, Missouri newspapers in online catalogs like:


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.

  • 1863 - Stoddard County Birth Index 1863. Batch C515831 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1863-1885 - Stoddard County Marriage Index 1863-1885. Batch M515831 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Stoddard County, Missouri
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Stoddard County, Missouri
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Wright County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Stoddard County, Missouri
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search Stoddard County, MO Genealogy Forum


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


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