Macon County, Missouri Genealogy
Guide to Macon County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Macon County, Missouri|
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
|Founded||January 6, 1837|
|Address|| Macon County Courthouse|
101 E Washington Street
Macon, MO 63552-0096
Macon County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893;
County Recorder has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records; Circuit Court
Division 2, has probate records
See an interactive map of Macon County border changes at N2Genealogy.
- The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all Missouri Counties.
- Family Maps of Macon County, Missouri Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- Map of Macon County townships (Histopolis)
- The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Macon County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
- Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Moberly newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Macon County communities.
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.
- 1837-1883 - Macon County Marriage Books A thru D Index 1837-1883. Batch M515361 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1867-1882 - Macon County Marriage Books E and F Index 1867-1882. Batch M515362 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1881-1883 - Macon County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1883. Batch M515363 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1883-1885 - Macon County Marriage Book 2 Index 1883-1885. Batch M515364 at FamilySearch - free.
- Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, Missouri. Page 402 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- "Nathaniel Macon", Wikipedia.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- 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.