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County Courthouse

Ste. Genevieve County Courthouse
55 S 3rd Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
Phone: 573-883-2791

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1892
Circuit Clerk Recorder has marriage, divorce, court and
land records, Circuit Court Judge has probate records[1]


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

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries



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




Local Histories






Vital Records

  • "Saint Genevieve County, Missouri Records" - 190 pages - 9842 names - soft cover - full name index - 8.5X11 inches - reprinted 2012.    Gives a brief history of the county, Baptismal Records 1759-1811 giving the child's name and their parent.  Marriage Book A(1807-1827 and 1842-1866.  Abstract of Wills and Administration 1807-1855.  Registry of Wolf Scalps 1847-1895.  Death Registry 1883-1892.  The dates of the baptismal records in this book are some of the earlist in the Colonial times in America.  Might be a local library but you can buy it at [

Societies and Museums

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), Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. Page 406 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).


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