Useful Addresses for Research in Linn County

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Brookfield Public Library
102 E. Boston Street
Brookfield, MO 64628-1820

Phone: 816.258.7439; 816.258.7439 (TDD)

FAX: 816.258.5626

Marceline Carnegie Library
119 E. California Street
Marceline, MO 64658-1105

Phone: 816.376.3223

FAX: 816.376.3577

Linn County Courthouse
108 North High Street
Linneus, MO 64653

Linn County Recorder
P. O. Box 151
Linneus, MO 64653

  • 660-895-5216 (Recorder)
  • 660-895-5417 (County Clerk)
  • 660-895-5212 (Circuit Clerk)
  • 660-895-5318 (Probate Div)


MARRIAGE RECORDS: Recorder of Deeds

Records from 1842 to the present time are available. Copy cost is $2.00 per license. Certified copies are $9.00 each. A Certification of the information on record can be made for $2.00. This Certification consists of the names and ages of the parties involved, the date of the marriage and the Book and Page where recorded. This can be used for any certified copy you do not wish to pay $9.00 for.

Linn County Recorder
P. O. Box 151
Linneus, MO 64653

Note: a self-addressed stamped envelope will be greatly appreciated with any request.

DEED RECORDS: The Recorder's Office is not staffed to search land records.

You can write to:

Shirley Overton

1301 Olive

Box 93

Laclede, MO 64651


We can copy deed records only if the book comes apart and you give us a specific Book and Page number.


The county has one book of birth and death records from 1883-1888. For Birth & Death Records after 1910, write to:


Bureau of Vital Statistics
MO Dept of Health
P. O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

WILLS: Probate Clerk

Mildred McKerlie
Probate Clerk
Linneus, MO 64653


May Bartee Couch
Rt. 1 Box 247
Marceline, MO 64658-9634

Mrs. Couch has compiled many records in her home other than cemeteries.

Recorder of Deeds: Index to deeds, 1836-1887; Deed records, 1837-1908; Warranty deeds, 1866-1890; Quitclaim deeds, 1875-1888; Sheriff's deeds, 1876-1920; Mortgage deeds, 1876-1882; Deeds of trust, 1866-1890; Marriage records and index, 1857-1917; Register of marriage licenses, 1881-1925.

Clerk of the County Court: Permanent record of births, 1822-1888 and 1907; Register of births, still births, 1883-1888; Permanent record of deaths, 1883-1887.

Clerk of the circuit court: Index to Circuit Court records, 1837-19??; Circuit Court records, 1837-1887.

Clerk of the Probate Court: Probate records and index, 1849-1893; Admin/exec letters bonds and records,1840-1897; Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1854-1864; Settlement records, 1854-1864; Will records and index, 1840-1917