Cape Girardeau County Resources

--if you would like to volunteer to submit resource content, it would be appreciated. Please contact us to adopt a page. Those unlinked below are page topic ideas, but any ideas are welcome.


Books (for download)
Books (list at local libraries, to purchase, or on Google books about Cape County)
Cemetery Listing and Map

Census (Cape County for download)

Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society 50th Anniversary

Collage of Cape County

Common Nicknames

Confederate Soldiers
Funeral Homes

Land Records

Missouri Facts
Publications (available for order)
Surnames (common of early Cape Girardeau County)
Surrounding Counties


Genealogical Education

Watch all of the past Basic Genealogy Series presentations by our very old Bill Eddleman for the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Dissecting a Union Civil War Pension File - Video Presentation

Locating and Using Missouri Tax Lists – With Emphasis on Cape Girardeau County (See March 2019 Collage)

Old Naming Patterns

The State Historical Society of Missouri (MoSGA) - Presentation to learn how to use their resources, with links

History and Locations

--if you would like to volunteer to submit a writing about any location in Cape Girardeau County, it would be appreciated. Please contact us to adopt a page. Unlinked below are page topic ideas, but any ideas are welcome.

Apple Creek Bridge
Arena Park
Battle of Cape Girardeau

Bock, Edgar, A True Story
Bold Eagle Trolley in Cape Girardeau

Bollinger, Major, A Pioneers Recollection
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
Bridges (old and new)

Cambrons - Perry County to Cape Girardeau County

Campbell, Robert Jackson - Tragic Death
Capaha Park and Rose Garden
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Cape Girardeau County History Center
Cape Girardeau County Parks

Cape Girardeau Early Gardens
Cape River Heritage Museum
Cape Rock Park
Cape Splash

Courthouses (Cape, Jackson, Federal)
Crisp Museum

Early Settlements of Cape Girardeau County

First Postmasters of Cape Girardeau County
Fort D Historic Site | Fort A, Fort B, Fort C
Glenn House

Gravestone Epitaph Throws Light on Early Settlement

Houk: A Cape County Ghost Town (video)

Lail - First White Resident of Cape District

Lake Girardeau Conservation Area

Lewis, Joseph C. (A Missouri Pioneer) and William Huey (Gold Rush)

Lewis, George H. - Cousin to President George Washington!

“The Life and Times of Judge John D. Cook,” by Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr.

McLane, Colonel William H.

Missouri Land Claims

Missouri Swampland

Missouri Wall of Fame
Native Americans in Cape County
Oliver-Leming House

Portis Family Bible

Randol, John Jr. letter
Red House Interpretive Center

St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railway

Shaner, Zarilda J.

Sheppard, Thomas G. - Will

Statler Family

Steamer La Mascotte Explosion

Stevenson Family Documents
Stonewall, Boat wreck at Neelys Landing
Trail of Tears State Park

.... more to come as we build our website.