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The Historical Society houses and provides easy access to the public records typically found in the county courthouse. The public records collection includes:

  • maps
  • marriage
  • naturalization
  • probate
  • real estate
  • school yearbooks
  • tax
  • circuit court
  • inquests
  • WWI military
  • births (1883 to 1893 only)
  • deaths (1883 to 1893 only)
  • a variety of county court/commission records, all dating from the formation of the county in 1821 and some even prior to that date. The earliest public record found to date is an 1812 probate record.

Much more than the county’s public records awaits the eager researcher. Available for research are these additional public records or sources:

  • county newspapers (early German, as well as English) on microfilm, many of which have been indexed by surname
  • federal census records on microfilm, some with indices
  • one-room school records
  • cemetery records
  • an architectural survey of the City of Hermann

But, that’s not all. There’s still more available for researchers:

  • surname files and shelved family histories
  • vertical files on a wide variety of Gasconade County history subjects
  • vertical files on schools and churches
  • obituaries
  • personal papers, collections and photographs
  • genealogical research resources
  • a significant collection of resources from other counties
  • books on a variety of Missouri history subjects
  • a nearly complete set of Missouri Historical Review
  • Record of the War of the Rebellion