Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cape_Girardeau_County,_Missouri|Cape Girardeau County]]'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Cape Girardeau County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Cape Girardeau  County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1812
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| founded date = October 1
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| seat = Jackson
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| building address = Cape Girardeau County Courthouse<br>1 Barton Square<br>Jackson, MO 63755<br>Phone: 573.243.3547 <br>[http://www.capecounty.us/ '''County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br><br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893 <br>and land records 1821-1859; County Recorder has <br>marriage records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and&nbsp;<br>court records; Probate Judge has probate records; <br>Riversize Regional Library&nbsp; has all records on microfilm<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Page 398 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Cape Girardeau County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. Cape Girardeau was one of the five original districts of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Territory Louisiana Territory] from 1805-1812 and one of the five original counties of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory Missouri Territory] from 1812 to 1821.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1812--'''Cape Girardeau County was created 1 October 1812&nbsp;as an original county.<br>'''County seat:''' Jackson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Cape Girardeau County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander County, Illinois]]
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*[[Bollinger County, Missouri|Bollinger]]
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*[[Perry County, Missouri|Perry]]
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*[[Scott County, Missouri|Scott<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228424783671_180" />]]
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*[[Stoddard County, Missouri|Stoddard]]
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*[[Union County, Illinois|Union County, Illinois]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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===== Evangelical  =====
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'''Christ Evangelical Church'''
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*'''1891-1914''' - Christ Evangelical Church Baptism Index 1891-1914. Batch {{IGI|C726741}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1900-1914''' - Christ Evangelical Church Marriage Index 1900-1914. Batch {{IGI|M726741}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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'''Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Jackson'''
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*'''1884-1909''' - Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Jackson, Baptism Index 1884-1909. Batch {{IGI|C726701}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1884-1910''' - Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Jackson, Marriage Index 1884-1910. Batch {{IGI|M726701}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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'''St. James Evangelical Church, Tilsit'''
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*'''1892-1973''' - St. James Evangelical Church, Tilsit, Baptism Index 1892-1973. Batch {{IGI|C726711}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1892-1970''' - St. James Evangelical Church, Tilsit, Marriage Index 1892-1970. Batch {{IGI|M726711}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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'''Salem Evangelical Church'''
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*'''1874-1898''' - Salem Evangelical Church Baptism Index 1874-1898. Batch {{IGI|C726731}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1874-1895''' - Salem Evangelical Church Marriage Index 1874-1895. Batch {{IGI|M726731}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Cape_Girardeau_County Cape Girardeau County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Cape Girardeau County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War<br>  =====
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Civil War service men from Cape Girardeau County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Cape Girardeau County.<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery|2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery]], Battery F.
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Cape Girardeau County<br>
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*April 26, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo020.htm Cape Girardeau<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo020.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August 2012)</ref> ]<br>
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1866-1871''' - Cape Girardeau County Birth Index, Volume D, 1866-1871. Batch {{IGI|C514722}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.</ref>
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===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1805-1868''' - Cape Girardeau County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1805-1868. Batch {{IGI|M514721}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1868-1885''' - Cape Girardeau County Marriage Books D and E Index 1868-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514722}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*'''1883-1893''' - Cape Girardeau County Death Index 1883-1893. Batch {{IGI|B514723}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Cape Girardeau Missouri Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*Family History Library Catalog. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Cape+Girardeau|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 19:55, 22 April 2013

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

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 1, 1812
County Seat Jackson
Courthouse
Address Cape Girardeau County Courthouse
1 Barton Square
Jackson, MO 63755
Phone: 573.243.3547
County Website

Contents

County Courthouse




County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893
and land records 1821-1859; County Recorder has
marriage records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and 
court records; Probate Judge has probate records;
Riversize Regional Library  has all records on microfilm[1]

History

Cape Girardeau County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. Cape Girardeau 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--Cape Girardeau County was created 1 October 1812 as an original county.
County seat: Jackson [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Cape Girardeau County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Cape Girardeau County, Missouri census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

Evangelical

Christ Evangelical Church

  • 1891-1914 - Christ Evangelical Church Baptism Index 1891-1914. Batch C726741 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1900-1914 - Christ Evangelical Church Marriage Index 1900-1914. Batch M726741 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Jackson

  • 1884-1909 - Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Jackson, Baptism Index 1884-1909. Batch C726701 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1910 - Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Jackson, Marriage Index 1884-1910. Batch M726701 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

St. James Evangelical Church, Tilsit

  • 1892-1973 - St. James Evangelical Church, Tilsit, Baptism Index 1892-1973. Batch C726711 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1892-1970 - St. James Evangelical Church, Tilsit, Marriage Index 1892-1970. Batch M726711 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Salem Evangelical Church

  • 1874-1898 - Salem Evangelical Church Baptism Index 1874-1898. Batch C726731 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1895 - Salem Evangelical Church Marriage Index 1874-1895. Batch M726731 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Cape Girardeau County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Cape Girardeau County.

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery, Battery F.
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Cape Girardeau County

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
  • 1866-1871 - Cape Girardeau County Birth Index, Volume D, 1866-1871. Batch C514722 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriages
  • 1805-1868 - Cape Girardeau County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1805-1868. Batch M514721 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1868-1885 - Cape Girardeau County Marriage Books D and E Index 1868-1885. Batch M514722 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Deaths
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1893 - Cape Girardeau County Death Index 1883-1893. Batch B514723 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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Page 398 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. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)