Jefferson County, Missouri Records
Jefferson County, Missouri (Map It) was created on December 8, 1818 from St. Louis County and Ste. Genevieve County. The county was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), third President of the United States, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the most influential Founding Fathers.
Jefferson County is bordered by St. Louis County (north), Monroe County, Illinois (east), St. Genevieve County (southeast), St. Francois County (south), Washington County (southwest), Franklin County (west).
Jefferson County Cities and Towns include Arnold, Barnhart, Byrnes Mill, Cedar Hill, Cedar Hill Lakes, Crystal City, Danby, Dittmer, De Soto, Festus, Fletcher, Grubville, Herculaneum, Hematite, High Ridge, Hillsboro, Horine, House Springs, Imperial, Kimmswick, Liguori, Mapaville, Morse Mill, Murphy, Olympian Village, Otto, Parkdale, Pevely, Scotsdale, Sulphur Springs, Valles Mines.
A Map of Jefferson County, Missouri contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Jefferson County, Missouri Courthouse Records
Jefferson County, MO Courthouse
The Jefferson County Courthouse is located in Hillsboro, Missouri. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Jefferson county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1825 and Land Records from 1819.
- Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1820 and Court & Divorce Records from 1819.
- Jefferson County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883-92.
- Jefferson County Tax Assessor Office is responsible for appraising and assessing real estate property and person property for the purpose of taxation as well as transferring ownership of real estate, and keeping real estate maps up to date.
- Local Records Inventory Database, produced by the Missouri Local Records Preservation Program, is a compilation of inventories of local government records identified as having permanent or enduring value and housed primarily in county and municipal offices, but includes some libraries, museums, and historical and genealogical societies that maintain government records. Not all Missouri offices have been inventoried.
- Jefferson County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980
Jefferson County, Missouri Census Records
- Learn More: State of Missouri Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1820 (missing), 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: 1844-1881
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Jefferson County, Missouri Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Missouri Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1910 to present
- Marriage Records: from July 1948 to present
- Divorce Records: from July 1948 to present
- Locations: Missouri Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Vital Records, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Telephone: 573-751-6387
Jefferson County, Missouri Resources
- RAOGK Volunteers for Missouri
- Jefferson County Historical Society
- Jefferson County Genealogical Society
- Jefferson County History Center
- Kimmswick Historical Society
- Missouri Pacific Historical Society
- Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society
- De Soto Historical Society
- Jefferson County, Missouri Message Boards
- Jefferson County, Missouri Genealogy Forum
Jefferson County, Missouri External Links
- Missouri Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Jefferson County, Missouri Books - Amazon
- Jefferson Co., Missouri - FindaGrave
- Goodspeed's History of Jefferson County, Missouri, Settlement
- Guide to Jefferson County and Municipal Records on Microfilm - Missouri State Archives
- Missouri Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Jefferson County, Missouri Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Missouri (1808 - 1922)
- Jefferson Co. MOGenweb
- Jefferson County, Missouri Ancestry Database Collections
- Jefferson County, Missouri Military Records