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Audrain County Area Genealogical Society
c/o Mexico-Audrain County Library
305 W. Jackson St.
Mexico, MO 65265

The Audrain County Area Genealogical Society is dedicated to assisting individuals with an interest in genealogical and family history by providing educational programs, seminars, formal classes and volunteer assistance.

The society provides volunteers, when available, to assist those individuals interested in using the resources of the Mexico-Audrain County Library District and the society. The joint collection is located on the lower level of the library.

In 2020 the Mexico-Audrain Library became the custodian of several items from the Mexico Ledger Newspaper. Some of the items are: Mexico Ledger microfilm, city directories, newspaper clippings, morgue files,etc. Some of the items are in the genealogy library and others are available by contacting the society for them to conduct research.

Family History Room Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm, staffed by volunteers or by appointment for additional hours.

The society will make every effort to respond to written inquiries from out of town researches requesting Audrain County information. A self-addressed stamped envelope is expected for each reply. You can also email your query to the society. Please their email at the bottom of this page.

The society publishes a quarterly newsletter as a service to its members. The news includes Society projects, queries and items of genealogical and historical interest. The newsletter is exchanged with other societies.

The ACAGS will search for any Full Name in their card file or indexes, for the nominal research fee of $10. The file contains over 200,000 names and is growing weekly. A copy of their findings will be sent to you and at an additional charge can be accessed for desired copies of information.
Searches include, but are not limited to:

1836 - 1879 Marriage Records
1838 Tax Records
1850-1870 Federal Census Index
1870 Tax Records
1883-1885 Birth Records
1884,1936, 1986 County Histories
1894-1904 Deaths/ Newspaper notices
1876-1898 Vandalia Leader
Missouri Pioneers
Pioneer Families of Missouri
Cemeteries: East Lawn, Elmwood, St. Brendan, Old Village (Mexico, MO)
Laddonia Cemetery
Miscellaneous county cemeteries
Numerous other records


Ancestry Chart Book 1-6, indexed
Birth & Deaths Book 1-4, indexed
Audrain County Marriages 1837-1861
Audrain County Cemetery Records: Saling Township, Benton City, Farber, Laddonia, and Vandalia
Death Notices
Audrain County Plat Book, 1877, 1898, 1918
Numerous other publications


For membership and other information you can contact the society by mail at the address listed above or by contacting the ACAGS directly at the following e-mail address:

Please visit their website at Audrain County Area Genealogical Society

updated 03/26/2021

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