CLOSED MARCH 15-19, 2021: The Perry County Genealogical Research Library and Archive will be closed from Monday March 15 through Friday, March 19, 2021. Our regular hours will resume on Monday, March 22. Thank you!
This center opened in March 2015 and has a vast amount of information about Perry County and its citizens. It is located in the Perryville Higher Education Center at 108 S. Progress Drive, 2nd Floor, Perryville, MO 63775. (Handicap Accessible)
Please give a warm, Perry County Welcome to BILL HART, our new Director – Perry County Historical Society! Bill is a home-grown boy. He was born to Thomas LeRoy and Anna Lee (Otte) Hart and raised in Perryville, Missouri. We are very lucky to have Bill join us after almost 13 years with the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Missouri Preservation); the last 6 ½ years as the Executive Director. Email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (573)768-2470.
Perry County Genealogical Research Library & Archive information:
- Perry County Archive
The Archives include the repository of Perry County records and documents previously housed in the attic, vault, and basement of the courthouse. We also have Perry County newspapers on microfilm from 1862 to present.
- Perry County Historical Society Genealogical Research Library
The library contains federal census records, marriage records, birth and death records, church records, cemetery tombstone listings, local newspaper clippings, and numerous family surname contributions.
- Perry County Historical Society Office
A working business office for the Society with regular hours to handle inquiries and assist researchers, both locally and long distance.
- Doheny Room
Artifacts are on display from the Perry County Museum.
Researchers are invited to use the center to trace their family heritage and explore Perry County’s vibrant history and rich culture.
Perry County Historical Society Information
- Click here for publications of the Society.
- Visit other Perry County Historical Society sites.
- Volunteer, donate, or join the Perry County Historical Society.
- Learn about the history of Perry County.