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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Newton_County,_Missouri|Newton County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Newton_County,_Missouri|Newton County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Newton County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Newton County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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| founded year = 1838
 
| founded year = 1838
 
| founded date = December 30
 
| founded date = December 30
| seat = Neosho
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| seat = [[Neosho, Missouri|Neosho]]
 
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| building address = Newton County Courthouse<br> 101 S Wood Street<br>Neosho, MO 64850<br>Phone: 417.451.8220<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Newton.htm '''Newton County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Newton County Courthouse<br> 101 S Wood Street<br>Neosho, MO 64850<br>Phone: 417.451.8220<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Newton.htm '''Newton County Website'''] }}  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
*See an interactive map of Newton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-counties/#courthouse Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Barry County, Missouri|Barry]]  
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[[Barry County, Missouri|Barry]] {{•}}
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[[Cherokee County, Kansas|Cherokee County, Kansas]] {{•}}
*[[Jasper County, Missouri|Jasper]]  
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[[Jasper County, Missouri|Jasper]] {{•}}
*[[Lawrence County, Missouri|Lawrence]]  
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[[Lawrence County, Missouri|Lawrence]] {{•}}
*[[McDonald County, Missouri|McDonald]]  
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[[McDonald County, Missouri|McDonald]] {{•}}
*[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma|Ottawa County, Oklahoma]]
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[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma|Ottawa County, Oklahoma]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies<br>  ====
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/newton-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Newton County, Missouri] (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
 
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/newton-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Biographies from The History of Newton County, Missouri] (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Monewton.jpg|900px|Monewton.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Newton County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Newton County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/newton-county-missouri-maps.asp Historic maps of Newton County, Missouri]&nbsp;1861 to 1904, free access on My Genealogy Hound.
  
 
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Newton}}
  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14369 Joplin newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=19965 Neosho newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Newton County communities.<br>
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14369 Joplin newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=19965 Neosho newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Newton County communities.<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
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*'''1865-1866''' - Newton County Birth Index 1865-1866. Batch {{IGI|C515511}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1883-1890''' - Newton County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batch {{IGI|C515405}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
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*'''1861-1879''' - Newton County Marriage Index 1861-1879. Batch {{IGI|M515511}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1879-1884''' - Newton County Marriage Index 1879-1884. Batch {{IGI|M515512}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1884-1885''' - Newton County Marriage Index 1884-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515513}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*'''1883-1890''' - Newton County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batches {{IGI|B515875}} and {{IGI|B515404}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
Newton County Historical Society and Museum<br>121 North&nbsp;Washington &amp; McCord<br>Neosho, Missouri&nbsp; 64850<br>417-451-4940  
 
Newton County Historical Society and Museum<br>121 North&nbsp;Washington &amp; McCord<br>Neosho, Missouri&nbsp; 64850<br>417-451-4940  
  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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*[[Joplin Missouri Family History Center]] 2107 S Indiana Ave, Joplin, MO 64804 United States
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/newton-county/ Newton County, MO History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Missouri Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/218845911485304/ Missouri Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Newton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Newton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:36, 28 March 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Newton County

Guide to Newton County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Newton County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 30, 1838
County Seat Neosho
Courthouse
Address Newton County Courthouse
101 S Wood Street
Neosho, MO 64850
Phone: 417.451.8220
Newton County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

 

 County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and land records[1]

History

Parent County

1838--Newton County was created 30 December 1838 from Barry County. County seat: Neosho [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Barry  • Cherokee County, Kansas  • Jasper  • Lawrence  • McDonald  • Ottawa County, Oklahoma

Newton CountyLawrence CountyGreene CountyBarry CountyJasper CountyChristian CountyCarroll CountyCraig CountyCherokee CountyMayes CountyMcDonald CountyDelaware CountyBenton CountyOttawa CountyStone CountyMONewton1.JPG


Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Newton County, Missouri. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.

Maps

Monewton.jpg

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles was fought in Newton County

September 30, 1862 = Newtonia II[3]

October 28, 1864 = Newtonia I[4]

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Newton County, Missouri newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
  • 1865-1866 - Newton County Birth Index 1865-1866. Batch C515511 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1883-1890 - Newton County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batch C515405 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriages
  • 1861-1879 - Newton County Marriage Index 1861-1879. Batch M515511 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1879-1884 - Newton County Marriage Index 1879-1884. Batch M515512 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1884-1885 - Newton County Marriage Index 1884-1885. Batch M515513 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Deaths
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1890 - Newton County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batches B515875 and B515404 at FamilySearch - free.[5]

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Newton County Historical Society and Museum
121 North Washington & McCord
Neosho, Missouri  64850
417-451-4940

http://www.newtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Missouri. Page 403 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.

 

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