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

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

Old Naming Patterns


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 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

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

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








The Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society was organized in May 1970, a non-profit organization, its primary purpose is education in the field of genealogy. Membership is open to individuals upon payment of the annual dues of $10, or a couple for $15, per year, beginning in May. Life membership is available for a one-time payment of $250.

CGCGS publishes a quarterly "The Collage of Cape County" in March, June, September, and December, sent free to members. All members are encouraged to submit articles for publication.


Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society
PO Box 571, Jackson, MO 63755
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The CGCGS Library is located in the Research Room at the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, 112 East Washington, Jackson, MO and is open during regular Archive Center hours. Our meetings are held at The Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, 112 East Washington in Jackson MO, by-monthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., unless announced otherwise.


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