This page was created to assist anyone researching family ties to historic Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. It is intended to supplement the excellent resources available at the USGenWeb Ste. Genevieve County Site, which has extensive genealogy information available online.

Tour these area cemeteries
Memorial Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve St. Philomena's Cemetery, Bloomsdale
St. Joseph's Cemetery, Zell St. Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrenceton
St. Anne's, French Village Our Lady Help of Christians, Weingarten
St. Joseph's Cemetery, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois
Tour the historic homes and buildings of old Ste. Genevieve

Also available is a 30,000 name Gedcom file, containing many early families from Ste. Genevieve. If you have additions or corrections, please email the webmaster.

Please be sure to sign the Ste. Genevieve Guestbook at the end of this page if you would like to correspond with other researchers.


The Carron School, c. 1908 in nearby French Village, St. Francois county. The Carrons (also spelled Carrow) were early settlers of the Ste. Genevieve area. Claude Carron arrived in Kaskaskia from Quebec in about 1740. (Photo contributed by George Beck.)


The Vital St. Gemme Beauvais house, built of "post-in-ground" or poteaux en terre construction, one of only five left in the U.S. This contruction method originated with Native American Indians. The postcard dates the house at 1786; it is now believed built in 1775. It stands at Main and Merchant streets.


Ste. Genevieve Museum, erected in 1935 as part of the bicentennial of Ste. Genevieve. Located at Dubourg and Merchant Streets near the church, the Museum contains artifacts, portraits, and history of the area.

On weekdays, the nearby County Building is a great resource for original source documents.


The beautiful Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church, Located at Merchant St. and Dubourg Place. The cornerstone was laid Apr. 20, 1876 and the 14-ft. Cross was placed atop the steeple Nov. 1, 1879. It stands on the site of the original log church believed to have been built c. 1754 near the river at le grand champ and later moved to this site in 1794. A later stone church replaced it in 1837. The current church was built around that stone structure.

In an editorial in The Ste. Genevieve Fair Play in 1874 calling for a new church to be built, the writer enivisioned it thus: "Let us add to it a steeple that will tower and rise toward heaven, and a cross upon its summit that will overlook everything also made by the hands of men of our town, and shine with approbation to the surrounding country."


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Bolduc House, Ste. Genevieve

Guibord - VallÚ house, Ste. Genevieve

Jean Baptiste VallÚ house, Ste. Genevieve

Bolduc - LeMeilleur House, Ste. Genevieve

Augustine Aubuchon - Therese Lalumondiere house, Ste. Genevieve

Ratte - Hoffman house, Ste. Genevieve

Janis - Ziegler House "Green Tree Tavern"

Dufour - Rozier Building, Ste. Genevieve

Felix VallÚ House, Ste. Genevieve

Shaw House, Ste. Genevieve

Dufour House, Ste. Genevieve

Marie LaPorte House, Ste. Genevieve

Inn St. Gemme Beauvais, Ste. Genevieve

Dr. Hertrich's House, Ste. Genevieve

John Ferdinand Rozier Building, Ste. Genevieve

Main Street Inn

Jules Petrequin Mansion, Ste. Genevieve

Michel Placet House, Ste. Genevieve

Ste. Genevieve - Modoc Ferry

Creole House, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

Steiger Haus, Ste. Genevieve

Ste. Genevieve Historic Plaques



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Memorial Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve

St. Philomena's Cemetery, Bloomsdale, Ste. Genevieve County

St. Joseph's Cemetery, Zell, Ste. Genevieve County

Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery, Weingarten, Ste. Genevieve County

St. Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrenceton, St. Genevieve County

St. Anne's Cemetery, French Village, St. Francois County

St. Joseph's Cemetery, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois


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Search the GEDCOM file for Ste. Genevieve County ancestors

Join the Ste. Genevieve Genealogy email-list through Rootsweb (Digest Mode)

The Ste. Genevieve County Genealogy bulletin board at Genforum

The Ste. Genevieve County Rootsweb page



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The Commandant's Last Ride $9.95 - by Mark Evans - Follow the aging Jean Baptiste Valle as he takes one final carriage ride around the old French and Spanish colonial town and reflects on its early history and the many changes he has lived through. Then step into the present and take a look at the most important buildings in town. Ste. Genevieve has more surviving French Creole buildings than any city in North America; its early Anglo and German structures add to its unique architectural heritage. No other book on Ste. Genevieve has taken such a detailed look at so many of these buildings. Published 2001.

Colonial Ste. Genevieve : An Adventure on the Mississippi Frontier $16.95 - by Carl J. Ekberg - Many have written about Ste. Genevieve, MO, the oldest permanent European settlement in what once was the Upper Louisiana Territory. No one has created a more insightful or more scholarly look at 18th century life in the small Mississippi River town, however, than Carl J. Ekberg has done in his Colonial Ste. Genevieve. For anyone with an interest in French or Spanish Colonial settlements in the Louisiana Territory, or in the history of Missouri, this is a must-buy and must-read. Ste. Genevieve was and is a unique community and Ekberg's is the defining scholarly work on the town. Extensive genealogical and historical information on this area.

The Story of Old Ste. Genevieve $10.80 - by Gregory M. Franzwa. An excellent history of the people and their homes in this historical town. Unique study of the architecture and family history of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Many photographs of the historical homes of early French-Canadian settlers.

History of Southeast Missouri : Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron $52.20 - over 1,200 pages, a massive reprint of the original 1888 historical and genealogical history of these historic counties. Numerous engravings of early pioneers of the area, along with family histories. Fully indexed, a must-have for researchers of families who settled in the Mississippi valley.

Also available are several books on Ste. Genevieve genealogy from Steiger Haus. They can be ordered by EMAIL.

NOTE: Much of the information on the buildings in this website came from the above sources, as well as: "The District of Ste. Genevieve" and "Pioneers of Old Ste. Genevieve" by Lucille Basler; "Ste. Genevieve, A Leisurely Stroll Through History" by Bill and Patty Naeger and Mark Evans; tour brochures from Ste. Genevieve; and from the helpful and delightful volunteers at the various homes, serving the public in their period attire.

Click here for a selection of books on French Canadian history and genealogy. Please be patient while the graphics load. Click here for books on American History and Genealogy.


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The DRURY Family Page


The GIDEON Family Page

The McCAULEY Family Page

The GIDLEY Family Page

The POLLOCK Family Page

The LagacÚ Family Page


To correspond with other Ste. Genevieve County researchers, please sign the Ste. Genevieve guestbook below. Be sure to name your early ancestors so others sharing common ancestors can find you. Caron, Drury, Gidley, Gideon, McCauley, LagacÚ, Pollock, Stevenson, and St. Mary's County, MD guestbooks are on those family pages.