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Marion County, Missouri
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Marion County, Missouri Facts

When was Marion County, MO Created?
Marion County was created on December 23, 1826 from Ralls County.

What is the County Seat of Marion County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Palmyra and in addition the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Marion County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Lewis CountyAdams County, Illinois, Pike County, Illinois, Ralls CountyMonroe CountyShelby County.

Marion County, MO Vital Records

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

Marion County, MO Census Records

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

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

Marion County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Marion County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Marion County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Marion 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 Marion 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.

Marion County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Marion County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Marion 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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Marion Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

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Marion Co. MO Military Records

Marion Co. MO Schools & Directories