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

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Moniteau County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded February 14, 1845
County Seat California
Address Moniteau County Courthouse
200 East Main Street
California, Mo 65018
Phone: 573-796-4661
Moniteau County Website


County Courthouse

Recorder of deeds has marriage and land records
from 1845; Probate Court has probate records
from 1845[1]


Parent County

1845--Moniteau County was created 14 February 1845 from Cole and Morgan Counties. County seat: California [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





Assumption, Cedron

  • 1852-1876 - Assumption Church, Cedron, Baptism Index 1852-1876. Batch C515001 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1885 - Assumption Church, Cedron, Marriage Index 1884-1885. Batch M515001 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

St. Andrew's, Tipton

  • 1849-1876 - St. Andrew's Church, Tipton, Baptism Index 1849-1876. Batch C511851 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1851-1876 - St. Andrew's Church, Tipton, Marriage Index 1851-1876. Batch M511851 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



Local Histories






Vital Records

  • 1845-1885 - Moniteau County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1845-1885. Batch C515451 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1883-1894 - Moniteau County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1883-1894. Batch C515453 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1845-1885 - Moniteau County Marriage Book 1 Index 1845-1885. Batch M515451 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1861-1885 - Moniteau County Marriage Books 2 thru 4 Index 1861-1885. Batch M515452 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 - Moniteau County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883-1887. Batch B515453 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), Moniteau 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 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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