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

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Linn County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded January 6, 1837
County Seat Linneus
Address Linn County Courthouse
108 N High
Linneus, MO 64653
Phone: 660.895.5417
Linn County Website


County Courthouse


County Clerk has incomplete birth and death records 1883-1888;
County Recorder has marriage and land records from 1842;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records 1837; Probate Office has
probate records from 1840[1]


Parent County

1837--Linn County was created 6 January 1837 from Chariton County. County seat: Linneus [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



rootsweb has a great list of Linn County cemeteries with directions.




Local Histories

The history of Linn county, Missouri: An encyclopedia of useful information (1882) is available online free from Google Books.






Vital Records

  • 1817-1907 - Linn County Birth Index 1817-1907. Batch C515457 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1857-1885 - Linn County Birth Index, Volumes 2A and 2B, 1857-1885. Batch C515381 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1887 - Linn County Birth Index, Volume 1, etc., 1875-1887. Batch C515458 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1857-1885 - Linn County Marriage Books 2A and 2B Index 1857-1885. Batch M515381 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Linn County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1885. Batch M515382 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1887 - Linn County Death Index 1883-1887. Batch B515458 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), Linn County, Missouri. Page 402 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 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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