New Madrid County, Missouri Genealogy

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A [https://www.facebook.com/pages/History-of-New-Madrid-County-Missouri/311275862244388 Facebook page] where old and new residence can share old tales of New Madrid County and the Small communites in it.
  
 
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New Madrid County Library<br>309 East Main<br>Portageville, MO 63873<br>Phone: (573 379-3583<br>Website: [http://www.newmadridcountylibrary.com/?page_id=11 http://www.newmadridcountylibrary.com/?page_id=11]
  
 
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Guide to New Madrid County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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New Madrid County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 1, 1812
County Seat New Madrid
Courthouse
Address New Madrid County Courthouse
PO Box 68
New Madrid, MO 63869
Phone: 573.748.2524
New Madrid County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


Recorder of  Deeds has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records;
Probate Court has probate records[1]

History

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

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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.

Court

Land

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 New Madrid 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.

A Facebook page where old and new residence can share old tales of New Madrid County and the Small communites in it.

Maps

Monewmadrid.jpg

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in New Madrid County

February 28-April 8, 1862 = New Madrid/Island No. 10[3]

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as New Madrid County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

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.

Taxation

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.

Births
Marriages
  • 1847-1881 - New Madrid County Marriage Index 1847-1881. Batch M515501 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1881-1885 - New Madrid County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch M515502 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Library

New Madrid County Library
309 East Main
Portageville, MO 63873
Phone: (573 379-3583
Website: http://www.newmadridcountylibrary.com/?page_id=11

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), New Madrid 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.