Mercer County Reference Books and Lookup Volunteers

If you own any Mercer County reference books or other materials, whether listed or not, and will do look-ups, please let me know. As you can see, volunteers are needed.

Please read the following before asking for a lookup:

USGenWeb does not wish to be party to any copyright violations. Lookup requests should be limited to one name, or perhaps two if it is a married couple. Information given will be minimal, for example if it is a cemetery lookup, the information will be the name of the cemetery and the dates on the headstone. Please do not ask for "everybody with X surname" or an entire family group, or for hardcopies to be mailed; the volunteers have been asked not to comply with such requests. If you feel there is enough material in the book to warrant it, you may ask the volunteer how you might purchase your own copy.

If you see a book or other materials listed for lookups for which you hold the copyright, and you do not want it used, please notify the county coordinator and it will be removed.


When requesting a lookup from one of our volunteers, please:
1. Include your 'snail mail' address in the inquiry.
2. Put "Mercer County Lookup" in the subject line of your message.
3. Capitalize all surnames.


I have the following and will do lookups:

1883 Winter's History of Mercer County

1888 History of Harrison and Mercer Cos., known as Goodspeed's History

1911 History of Mercer Co., known as Rogers History

Linn's 1976 History of Mercer County

Pioneer Traces 3-vol. History of Mercer County, published in 1997

History of Modena

Centennial History of Mercer, Missouri

1976 History of Mercer, Missouri

A Tabulation of Mercer County Cemeteries 1986 by Joe Dale Linn

1877, 1897, 1922 and current atlases of Mercer County, all are indexed

1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 U. S. Censuses of Mercer County, indexed and annotated

Index of Marriage Books A, G, H, I and J Listed by Grooms and by Brides

Mercer Co. Cemetery Book, 1883, 1888, 1911

Jennie Vertrees


I have the following and will do lookups:

  • 1850 Mercer Co. Census

  • 1860 Mercer Co. Census

  • 1880 Mercer Co. Census

  • History of Mercer County, MO,1911

  • Barbara Hammons Davis

    I have a copy of a document written in July 1931 by Cornelia Jane Gibson about her family. It starts with Isaac SMALLEY and his wife Emma Jane MATTHEWS who were married on 7 Nov 1833 and works its way down. It includes: Smalley, Lowry, Combs, Gibson, Lathrop, Martin, Babcock, Reeves, Deyoe. I got this from a woman at the Mercer Co Genealogy Society. I can do look-ups.
    Jennifer Allison


    I will do lookups in:

  • the Michael Miller Record Book, tracing the Ancestor of Abraham Miller Jr., born in Delaware County Ohio on 02-05-1825...he and his wife Deborah moved to Mercer County in 1853 and homesteaded land in the county.
  • Carol Albrecht


    I have the following:

  • Mercer Co., Mo. cemetery book

  • 1870 census book printed by the Gen. Soc.

  • Mercer Co. marriage book

  • 1908 large wall map of Mercer County

  • and will do look ups.
    Jerry Jones


    I have:

  • "An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Mercer County, Mo 1877"

  • and can do lookups, copy map pages.
    Diane White


    I have the following resources:

  • 1850 and 1860 Censuses.
  • Cemetery book of Mercer Co.,Mo.
  • Lawrence May


    I own a copy of the Goodspeed History of Harrison and Mercer Counties that has been in my family since it was published in 1888. I would do look ups in this reference. Please email me at

    Prather in Middletown, MD


    I am willing to do some copying, but would prefer to do brief extracts and send by E-mail. Rogers' Souvenir History of Mercer County Missouri and Dictionary of Local Dates, illustrated, W. B. Rogers and N. G. Rogers, Trenton, MO, W. B. Rogers Printing Company, 1911. Over 700 pages with a decent index that indicates the nature of the entry.

    Gordon Seyffert
    441 E. 65th St.
    Kansas City, MO 64131
    (816) 444-9777 (home)


    I have the 1880 U.S. Census on CD Rom and will be glad to do lookups for anyone who does not have access to the census. This is for the entire U.S. and has a national index, so I will be able to do lookups for other states as well as unknown states. Depending on how many requests I receive it may take some time, so be patient.



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