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

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Monroe County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded January 6, 1831
County Seat Paris
Address Monroe County Courthouse
300 N Main Street
Paris, MO 65275-1399
Phone: 660.327.1019
Monroe County Website


County Courthouse

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce and court records;
probate Judge has probate records; County Assessor has
has land records[1]


Parent County

1831--Monroe County was created 6 January 1831 from Ralls County. County seat: Paris [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American

  • 1865-1881 - Monroe County Colored Marriage Book 1 Index 1865-1881. Batch M515873 at FamilySearch - free.[3]




St. Stephen's Church, Indian Creek

  • 1833-1875 - St. Stephen's Church, Indian Creek, Baptism Index 1833-1875. Batch C520471 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1835-1885 - St. Stephen's Church, Indian Creek, Marriage Index 1835-1885. Batch M520471 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



Local Histories




  • ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Moberly newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Monroe County communities.



Vital Records

  • 1865-1881 - Monroe County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1865-1881. Batch C515873 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1831-1879 - Monroe County Marriage Books 1 thru 3 Index 1831-1879. Batch M515871 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1879-1885 - Monroe County Marriage Books 4 and 5 Index 1879-1885. Batch M515872 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1885 - Monroe County Death Index 1883-1885. Batch B515879 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), Monroe 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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