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

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Laclede County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded February 24, 1849
County Seat Lebanon
Address Laclede County Courthouse
200 N Adams Avenue
Lebanon, MO 65536
Phone: 417.532.5471
Laclede County Website


County Information

Laclede County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1855 1850 1849 1848

County Courthouse

County recorder has marriage records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court
records; Probate Judge has probate records;
County Assessor has land records[2]


Parent County

1849--Laclede County was created 24 February 1849 from Camden, Pulaski and Wright Counties.
County seat: Lebanon [3]

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

Lebanan Business Directory 1934

Neighboring Counties

Camden  • Dallas  • Pulaski  • Texas  • Webster  • Wright

Dallas CountyDade CountyLawrence CountyWright CountyPhelps CountyPulaski CountyLaclede CountyChristian CountyGreene CountyWebster CountyTexas CountyDent CountyCedar CountyPolk CountyHickory CountySt. Clair CountyBenton CountyMiller CountyCamden CountyMaries CountyMOLaclede.JPG





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.


St. Francis de Sales, Lebanon

  • 1870-1876 - St. Francis de Sales, Lebanon, Baptism Index 1870-1876. Batch C511821 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1870-1876 - St. Francis de Sales, Lebanon, Marriage Index 1870-1876. Batch M511821 at FamilySearch - free.[4]



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 Laclede 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.




Civil War
- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company L
- 24th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 14th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company H
- 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company K
- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company L


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Laclede County, Missouri Genealogy 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.

Laclede County Will Transcriptions 1869-1978

Laclede County Probate names from 1849 ---

Online Probate Records


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.


Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

  • Laclede County Genealogical Society,
    P.O. Box 350,
    Lebanon, MO 65536

Historical Societies

The Laclede County Historical Society meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ploger-Moneymaker house located at 291 Harwood Avenue in Lebanon, Mo.

Family History Centers

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


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 Laclede County, Missouri Genealogy
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 Laclede County, Missouri Genealogy
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 "Laclede County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries

Social networking sites pertaining to Laclede County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search Laclede County, MO Genealogy Forum Laclede County Message Board


  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Laclede County, Missouri. Page 401 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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