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St. Clair County, Missouri
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St. Clair County, Missouri Facts

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When was St. Clair County, MO Created?
St. Clair County was created on January 29, 1841 from Rives County.

What is the County Seat of St. Clair County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Osceola and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to St. Clair County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Henry County, Benton County, Hickory County, Polk County, Cedar County, Vernon County, Bates County.

St. Clair County, MO Vital Records

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

St. Clair County, MO Census Records

What St. Clair County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for St. Clair County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

St. Clair County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

St. Clair County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the St. Clair County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of St. Clair 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 St. Clair 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 Corthouse Records Research Guide.

St. Clair County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

St. Clair Co. MO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Clair Co. MO Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Clair Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

St. Clair Co. MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Clair Co. MO General and History Websites

St. Clair Co. MO Military Records

St. Clair Co. MO Schools & Directories

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