MOGenWeb: Scotland County Genealogical Society Resources


The following is a description of the resource holdings of the Scotland County Genealogical Society based on information provided by Society officers. If you have any comments concerning these materials please send e-mail to John Slavin at [email protected].

Scotland County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 232
Memphis, MO 63555

Some of the holdings of SCGS: (Scotland County, Missouri records)

  • Tax books
  • Court records
  • Jury selection, 1880-1895
  • Civil War loyalty oaths of teachers, ministers, and attorneys
  • Petitions against railroad bonds, 1870 (actual signatures on 22 petitions, indexed)
  • Marriage license applications, some with lettters of consent
  • Obituaries (card files)
  • Family histories
  • County Court minute books 1861-1866
  • Deed records, mortgage records, etc.
  • Will records
  • Rural school records, 1911-1914
  • Scrapbooks (marriage, deaths, etc.

    Books for sale by SCGS:

  • Scotland County, Our First 150 years, 1841-1991 (Rich Hill, MO: Bell Books) copyright 1992 SCGS (Separate index available)

  • Eugene Dodge, A Town Called Memphis (Memphis, MO: By author) 1975.

  • Various other publications, Send SASE to SCGS and ask for list of publications for sale.

    Other Scotland County history/genealogy books:

  • Ellen Davison, Community at Large (Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Co.) 1993 Available from author. She charges $37.10 for the book, plus $2.40 for tax and $3.50 for mailing. Send the total amount to:

    Ellen K. Davison
    868 College Park Drive
    Kirksville, MO 63501

  • Gorin, 1889-1989, n.p., copyright 1989 Gorin Centennial Association. Order from:

    Gorin Centennial Book Committee
    P.O. Box 6
    Gorin, MO 63543

  • Scotland County in Retrospect, 1976 (Memphis, MO: Scotland Co. Bicentennial Committee & Historical Society) 1977 (out of print)

  • Mabel W. Rice, History of Scotland County, 1830-1971 (Memphis, MO: Scotland & Clark County Weeklies, Inc.) 1973 (out of print)

  • Return I. Holcombe, Comp., History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland County, Missouri 1887 (St. Louis and Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co.) 1887. Reprinted by Stevens Publ. Co., Astoria, IL in cooperations with the Northeast MO Library Service, n.d. (We think this is still available from the Knox Co., Historical Society).

    There are also some Scotland County records for sale by:

    Wilma Dunlap
    12146 Lake Placid
    St. Louis, MO 63146-5113

    The records are as follows:

  • Scotland Co. Marriage (three volumes, 1841-1857; 1858-1882; 1883-1895)
  • Scotland Co. Cemetery Inscriptions (Dodge), One volume, 336 pages
  • Scotland Co. Census Records of 1860 (transcript)

    The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, have an ongoing project of identifying the burial places of Union veterans in Scotland and Clark Counties, At the present time, we have identified approximately 190 burial sites in Scotland County. On a related note, Joanne Aylward, Route 1, Box 22, Arbela, MO 63432, has started a collection of obits of Civil War veterans from Scotland County. She reports that it is a "work in progress".

    I am working to put together a comprehensive list of the resource of the Scotland County Genealogical Society. I hope to have it up here soon.

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