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USGenWeb pages for neighboring counties
Audrain, Callaway, Gasconade, Warren, Lincoln, Pike

The USGenWeb Project links to states.

USGS Geographical Names Information System will search for a wide variety of named geographical features including historical sites that are no longer shown on modern maps. Here are some sample searches:
-- Schools -- 57 are listed for Montgomery County, 48 of which are historical. Anyone looking for Contention?
-- Post offices in Montgomery County. All listed are historical. Anyone looking for Confusion?

Nice interactive Montgomery County Map -- I've set it up centered on Montgomery County and you can take it from there!

1895 county map

Montgomery County Fact Sheets -- agricultural, business and economics, demographics, education, health, youth and family, historical census data, county maps

Bureau of Land Management search for records in public lands states. You can download the actual scanned certificates.

Montgomery County Genealogical Society
112 West Second Street
Montgomery City, MO 63361

The Montgomery County Genealogical Society began meeting in the early spring of 1996 and elected officers that summer. Dues are $10.00 per year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31), including a 12-page quarterly newsletter. Our library is open on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 12 except when the weather is bad. Meetings are on the second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. (except for Jan. and Feb.; Mar. meeting as weather permits) at the Montgomery County Historical Society, 112 West Second Street, Montgomery City. Contact Harriett Worrell or Beverly Robinson

Montgomery County Genealogical Society News

Montgomery County Historical Society has has ordered reprints of the Montgomery County section of The History of St. Charles, Montgomery and Warren Counties, Missouri, 1885. There will be an every-name index. We expect to receive them before June 1, 2002. Cost $45 postpaid. Send order to 112 West 2nd St. Montgomery City, MO 63361.

Vital Records

The registration of births and deaths in Missouri has been required only during 1883-1893 and since 1910. County clerks recorded births and deaths 1883-1893; some records were kept for other years. Any records from before August 1909 that are still available must be obtained from the county clerk of the county where the birth or death occurred, or from Records Management and Archives Service. For birth and death records prior to August 1909, contact the County Clerk of the county where the birth or death occurred. For marriage records, contact the Recorder of Deeds in the county where license was issued. For divorce records, contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

Montgomery County
Vital Records Office
Montgomery County Courthouse
211 East Third
Montgomery City, MO 63361-1956
(573) 564-3357

Missouri State
Records Management and Archives Service and Bureau of Vital Records have the same address:
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 751-6400

Additional information about obtaining Missouri vital records, including fees

Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal, 1981-2003
A large source of leads to family-history data is now on line. It is comprised of the Tables of Contents of the first 22 volumes of the Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal, 1981-2002+. Importantly, below the Tables of Contents, is an index. Reviewers find the whole page easily navigated despite the great amount of data included.
     A few of the key words with which to search the index are county names, directions (east, south, north, west), and family surnames (for Bible records). Use your browser's search function.
     When you find interesting leads on the web page, you will probably want to see actual copies of the Journal. Many libraries subscribe to the Journal. There is also information, below the index on the web page, on how to obtain copies of articles or issues.
     One can get an idea as to the length of an article in the Journal by noting the page numbers where it begins and where the following article begins. However, some articles are serialized over two to four issues.

Montgomery County newspapers on microfilm at Missouri State Historical Society

Montgomery Standard
115 West Second Street
Montgomery City, MO 63361
(573) 564-2339

Montgomery City Library
723 North Sturgeon Street
Montgomery City, MO 63361
(573) 564-8022

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This page is maintained by Joanna Ashmun, Montgomery County coordinator.
Last updated 9 May 2004.
© 1997-2004 by Joanna M. Ashmun. All rights reserved.