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The Jefferson County History Center Print

Located on the second floor of the Library in Hillsboro, the Jefferson County History Center serves as an archive for Jefferson County. The History Center is used for genealogical research by residents of Jefferson County as well as visitors from many different states and Canada whose ancestors once lived here.

The Jefferson County History Center is available by appointment only by calling 636-797-3000, ext. 3166, 3161 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The History Center provides access to such documents as:

• probate files dating from the 1820's
• real estate and personal property taxes from the 19th through the mid-20th century
• the federal census for Jefferson County
• county newspapers from 1869-1952

Click here to browse the the Probate File Index.

Our very own John Linhorst, Computer Support Specialist in Administrative Computing, has written an excellent article on the Sandy Mines. Access it through the Jefferson County Missouri Historical Society website.

History Center Policies

• ALL patrons must sign in.
• All backpacks, briefcases, purses, etc. must be kept away from the research table.
• No pens allowed --- pencils only.
• No food or drink, including bottled water allowed.
• History Center materials may not be checked out.
• No more than 3 folders or books will be pulled at one time.
• Staff reserves the right to retrieve information as time allows.
• Photocopying is allowed at $.20/copy. All items must be handled with care and staff reserves the right to not allow copying if condition of the material is deemed too fragile.
• Researcher will assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright.
Last Updated ( Monday, 14 May 2012 )
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