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Lincoln County, Missouri
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Lincoln County, Missouri Facts

When was Lincoln County, MO Created?
Lincoln County was created on December 14, 1818 (effective January 1, 1819) from St. Charles County.

What is the County Seat of Lincoln County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Troy and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lincoln County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Pike CountyCalhoun County IL, St. Charles CountyWarren CountyMontgomery County.

Lincoln County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Lincoln County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.

Lincoln County, MO Census Records

What Lincoln County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lincoln County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820 (missing)183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Lincoln Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Lincoln Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lincoln Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lincoln 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

Lincoln County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Lincoln County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lincoln County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lincoln County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Missouri courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Missouri residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Lincoln County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Missouri Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Lincoln County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Lincoln County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lincoln 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.

Lincoln Co. MO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lincoln Co. MO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lincoln Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

Lincoln Co. MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lincoln Co. MO General and History Websites

Lincoln Co. MO Military Records

Lincoln Co. MO Schools & Directories