Saline County, Missouri Genealogy

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Map of [ Saline County townships] (Histopolis)<br>  
*Map of [ Saline County townships] (Histopolis)<br>  
The [ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Saline County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>  
*The [ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Saline County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
*[ Map of 1904 Saline County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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Revision as of 03:52, 7 May 2013

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

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Online Records

Saline County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded November 25, 1820
County Seat Marshall
Address Saline County Courthouse
101 E Arrow Street
Marshall, MO 63340
Phone: 660.886.3331
Saline County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1885;
Marshall Public Library has cemeter and genealogy records[1]


Parent County

1820--Saline County was created 25 November 1820 from Cooper and Howard Counties. County seat: Marshall [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





For tips on accessing Saline County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.



Immaculate Conception, Shackelford

  • 1849-1876 - Immaculate Conception, Shackelford, Baptism Index 1849-1876. Batch C511901 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1867-1885 - Immaculate Conception, Shackelford, Marriage Index 1867-1885. Batch M511901 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

La Inmaculada Concepcion, San Diego de Alejandria

  • 1723-1866 - La Inmaculada Concepcion, San Diego de Alejandria, Baptism Index 1723-1866. Batch C602335 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

St. Joseph, Slater

  • 1866-1876 - St. Joseph, Slater, Baptism Index 1866-1876. Batch C515041 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1885 - St. Joseph, Slater, Marriage Index 1884-1885. Batch M515041 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

St. Peter's, Marshall

  • 1871-1876 - St. Peter's, Marshall, Baptism Index 1871-1876. Batch C511891 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1872-1885 - St. Peter's, Marshall, Marriage Index 1872-1885. Batch M511891 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



Local Histories

A Portrait and biographical record of Lafayette and Saline counties, Missouri ... (1893) is available online free from Google Books. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Lafayette and Saline county residents.



Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Saline 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 Saline County.

Confederate Units:

- 5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Company D, which became Marmaduke's Escort Company, Missouri Cavalry

Newspapers ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Sedalia newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that sometimes included Saline County residents.



Vital Records

  • 1835-1874 - Saline County Birth Index 1835-1874. Batch C515722 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1883-1885 - Saline County Birth Index 1883-1885. Batch C583919 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1820-1836 - Saline County Marriage Index 1820-1836. Batch M515721 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1835-1874 - Saline County Marriage Index 1835-1874. Batch M515722 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1881 - Saline County Marriage Index 1875-1881. Batch M515723 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Saline County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch M515724 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 - Saline County Death Index 1883-1885. Batches B583921 and B514596 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), Saline County, Missouri. Page 405 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 3.12 3.13 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at