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Lincoln County

Researching at the Courthouse
Last updated 28 Jul 2012

County Seat is Troy

Lincoln County Courthouse
201 Main Street
Troy, MO 63379-1194
(636) 528-6300

Parking available behind the courthouse.

close at 4:30 M-F

County Recorder:  Marriage records from 1825; Death and burial records.

Clerk of the County Court: Register of deaths, 1883-1884.

Probate Judge:  Probate records from 1823.  

Recorder of Deeds:  Index to deeds, 1819-1890; Deed records, 1819-1890; Plat book, 1829-1853; Index to marriage records, 1825-1907; Marriage records, 1825-1918; Register of marriages, 1882-1931; Negro/colored marriages, 1865-1901.

The Recorder of Deeds has a web page at the Lincoln County government web page: www.lcmo.us. You will need to allow a Java plugin to be installed in order to read the index pages. Here are instructions to search through the deed indexes:

Go to www.lcmo.us
Click on Recorder
Then on the left side of the page it will say  For Historical Dates from: 1819-1987 click here.  Do that.
Participating counties are Lawrence, Lincoln, Franklin and Newton
In the upper left corner click on the button that says "Sign in as a Guest"
Read the disclaimer and click on Acknowledge
In the upper left corner click on Lincoln
Then you can choose the Series (Dates) with the drop down and whether you want "Direct" or "Indirect" Deeds, and type in a last name to search.
It will then take you to all of the index pages in that deed book index that begin with that letter.  Example:  I enter "Pierce", and it gives me all of the Ps in the index to look through.
Information given is:  Grantor; Grantee; Date of Instrument; Date of Filing; Nature of the Instrument; Deed Book; Page #; Lot; Block; Description of Land; Section; Twp.; Range; Acres; 1000ths.

They have placed their land records online and the original record can be printed off for a fee.  But, you can enter as a visitor and look up information in the index for the Deed Books and at least see some information there, and you can print out pages from the index for free.

You can print these index pages out, you can save the images, etc. and there is no cost.  But if you want to look up the actual record, this requires paying for the record.  

I would suggest getting together all of the index records that you know you want to print and then on one particular day paying the "daily fee" (for one day use) and print out all the records you need.  I think the ones that join to print records all the time would be more like Title companies, etc. that need access to them all the time.

[These instructions provided by Patty Archer on July 28, 2012, who brought the web site to our attention - Thanks Patty!]

Clerk of the Circuit Court: Circuit court records and index, 1819-1886. Divorce records.

Clerk of the Probate Court:   Probate records and index, 1820-1889; Administrators/executor's letters, bonds and records, 1821-1902; Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1855-1888; Guardian's/curator's records, 1875-1902; Will records and index, 1825-1916.

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