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Bollinger County, Missouri Facts

Bollinger County

When was Bollinger County, MO Created?
Bollinger County was created on March 1, 1851 from Cape Girardeau County, Madison County, Stoddard County and Wayne County. The county was named in honor of George Frederick Bollinger (1770-1842), early settler of Missouri .

What is the County Seat of Bollinger County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Marble Hill and in addition the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Bollinger County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Perry County (north), Cape Girardeau County (east), Stoddard County (south), Wayne County (southwest), Madison County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Bollinger County, MO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Marble Hill, Glen Allen, Sedgewickville, Zalma.

What Townships are in Bollinger County, MO?
Townships located in the County include Crooked Creek Township, Filmore Township, Liberty Township, Lorance Township, Scopus Township, Union Township, Wayne Township, Whitewater Township.

Bollinger County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Bollinger County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bollinger County vital records can be found at the Missouri Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1910. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Missouri for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Bollinger County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Missouri Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Another resource is the Bollinger County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.

Bollinger County, MO Census Records

What Bollinger County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bollinger County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bollinger Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1860. Bollinger Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bollinger Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bollinger Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free down-loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Missouri Census Records Research Guide

Bollinger County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Bollinger County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bollinger County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bollinger County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Missouri Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Bollinger County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 204 High Street, Marble Hill, MO 63764
    • Phone: ?
  • Bollinger County Recorder of Deeds is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: 573 238 1900
    • Marriage Records: 1865 (including Index to marriages, 1866-1919; Marriage records, 1865-1919) 
    • Land Records: 1851 (including Index to deeds, 1852-1888; Deed records, 1851-1932)
  • Bollinger County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has the direct index to records such as divorces, adoptions, judgment, and tax fee books including direct and indirect indexes. They also retain the index to criminal records and criminal files of the circuit court. Adoptions are under the jurisdiction of the circuit court. Naturalization records, including petitions, declarations of intention, certificates, and certificates of allegiance, and granting of citizenship are also located in the clerk's office, as well as an index to civil case files. The County Probate Division has jurisdiction over the estates of deceased persons. The Division hears all litigation involving trusts, including those trusts established in wills. (In the smaller counties, probate matters are handled in the same office as the associate circuit court office)
    • Phone: (573) 886-4000
    • Probate Records: 1866  (including Index to probate records, 1866-1906; Probate records, 1866-1916; Will records, 1866-1924)
    • Court & Divorce Records: 1866 (including Index to circuit court records, (no dates); Circuit court records, 1866-1890 )
  • Bollinger County Clerk of the Court has indexes to common pleas, records of all extant proceedings, chancery minute books, records of births and deaths, county court records, right-of-way and road records, as well as surveyor's records (including field notes and plats made by the county surveyor). This office usually holds the county treasurer's notes, bonds and commissions, records of marks and brands, wolf scalps, stray notices, real estate assessments, and tax books. In some counties, early terms for this court included “Chancery” or the “Court of Common Pleas.”
    • Phone: (573) 238-1900
    • Birth & Death Records: 1883-92 (Permanent record of births, 1883-1891; Permanent record of deaths, 1883-1892 )
  • Bollinger 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
  • State-Issued Land Patents 1831 - 1969
  • BLM Land Records

Bollinger County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bollinger County, MO?
A list of Bollinger County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Missouri Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Bollinger County, MO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Bollinger County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bollinger County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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