Perry County Genealogical Research Library & Archive

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)


Bill HartPlease 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 or call him at (573)768-2470.

Perry County Genealogical Research Library & Archive information:

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


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