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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

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We're looking for folks who share our dedication to keeping Genealogy free and are interested in helping this county website grow with data!
If you are interested in joining our group by hosting this county website, view our Volunteer Page for further information about us.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]


DONATE YOUR DATA!
We welcome any information you may wish to provide for the free research of others.
So, dust off those old scrapbooks you have in your attic, dig out those old newspapers, or anything else you feel is of interest to this County, and send them our way. We are looking for obituaries, newspaper stories, biographies, Birth, Death and Marriage records, as well as interesting newspaper tidbits from years gone past - the items YOU used to put together your family trees. If you have information that you'd like to share with us on the history of this county and its people, please
SEND IT TO US and we'll make sure it gets posted online.

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All data we come across is added to this site, so please keep checking back!

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Genealogy Trails

is a volunteer organization whose members strive to post as much raw genealogical data online as possible.

Many Thanks
to our previous host Cindy Ford
She is responsible for much of the data available on our site. She has been off-line and unavailable for an extended period of time, but we will continue to keep her work available and will add to it whenever we get new data.

If you want to help this site continue to grow, we will gratefully accept any Jefferson county related data you would care to contribute.
This can include obituaries, marriages, census excerpts, biographies, headstone readings, cemetery listings -- any raw data YOU used to build your family tree.
(Please respect all copyright laws)

Send your data here!!!


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County Information
Founded 1819
Seat Mount Vernon
Largest city Mount Vernon

Cities
Centralia (part) -- Mount Vernon -- Nason

Villages
Belle Rive -- Bluford -- Bonnie -- Dix -- Ina -- Waltonville -- Woodlawn

Unincorporated Places
Bakerville -- Boyd -- Camp Ground -- Divide -- Drivers -- Idlewood -- Marcoe
Marlow -- Miller Lake -- Opdyke -- Roaches -- Summersville -- Texico

Townships
Bald Hill -- Blissville -- Casner -- Dodds -- Elk Prairie -- Farrington -- Field -- Grand Prairie
McClellan -- Moore's Prairie -- Mt. Vernon -- Pendleton -- Rome -- Shiloh -- Spring Garden -- Webber

Courthouse

MOUNT VERNON
A city and county-seat of Jefferson County, on three trunk lines of railroad, 77 miles east-southeast of St. Louis; is the center of a rich agricultural and coal region; has many flourishing manufactories, including car-works, a plow factory, flouring mills, pressed brick factory, canning factory, and is an important shipping-point for grain, vegetables and fruits. The Appellate Court for the Southern Grand Division is held here, and the city has nine churches, fine school buildings, a Carnegie library, two banks, heating plant, two daily and three weekly papers. Population (1890), 3,233; (1900), 5,216

 Online Data

Obituaries
A-L | M-Z

Researching
Surnames
A-L | M-Z

Ordering Records from the Courthouse

Links

 
Website Updates:
Aug 2014:  obit for BARVA; bio for JOHNSON
Oct 2013:  civil war pension letter for FAIRCHILD
July 2013: obits for BRADDY, BULLOCK, HOGUE
May 2013: obits for BIGLEY, ELLIS
Oct 2012: BREEZE bio, obits for JOHNSON, BEVIS, HARMON
Sep 2012: Site re-organized


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