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Perry County, Missouri
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Perry County, Missouri Facts

When was Perry County, MO Created?
Perry County was created on November 16, 1820 (effective January 1, 1821) from Ste. Genevieve County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Perry County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Randolph County, Illinois, Jackson County, Illinois, Union County, Illinois, Cape Girardeau CountyBollinger CountyMadison CountySt. Francois CountySt. Genevieve County.

Perry County, MO Vital Records

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

Perry County, MO Census Records

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

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

Perry County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Perry County Courthouse

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

Perry County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Perry Co. MO Military Records

Perry Co. MO Schools & Directories