The St. Charles County Historical Society (SCCHS) was founded in 1956. In May 2009 the St. Charles County Genealogical Society merged with SCCHS. The Society is a non-profit 501 (c) 3, whose membership consists of individuals, businesses, and organizations who have an interest in St. Charles County history and genealogy and support the Society’s mission of fostering “an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of St. Charles County history.”
Dedicated to the preservation of information, landmarks, and artifacts related to county history, the Society hosts Quarterly Membership Meetings. Scheduled speakers encourage interest in the rich history and culture of the county through presentations on topics of local historical interest. The Society engages in fund raising events such as the Annual House Tour and Trivia Night, and provides educational workshops and classes on genealogy. All members of SCCHS receive a quarterly journal (the Heritage), a newsletter, and 10% discount on Society publications and research privileges.
The SCCHS Archives is home to over 200 years of historical documents, maps, early government records, paintings, illustrations, and photographs.
The collection includes:
Obituaries, marriage records, cemetery records, and church records
Naturalization records, will books, and probate files
Diaries, journals, early school records, and unpublished family histories
Records for the St. Charles City and County tax assessors and collectors
Atlases, plat books, Sanborn, and aerial maps
Street files, land and property records, deeds and abstracts
Circuit Court files and Court Record Books
City directories and indexes of the county’s various federal and state censuses
Photographs of local businesses, people, buildings, and events
Local newspapers dating as far back as the mid-19th century
The SCCHS Archives will have extended hours of operation during the week of the NGS Family History Conference. Please check our website at www.scchs.org for details. Normal open hours are 10am-3pm, M-W-F & most Saturdays.
We will also be present at the “Society Showcase” on Tuesday, 07 May from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. For a complete list of participants in the Showcase, please click HERE. We look forward to seeing you there.
Hours: 10am-3pm, M-W-F & most Saturdays (extended during NGS 2019) see website