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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lawrence_County,_Missouri|Lawrence County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Genealogy|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lawrence County, Missouri|Lawrence County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Lawrence County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
{{MODC}}  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| founded year = 1845
 
| founded year = 1845
 
| founded date = February 14
 
| founded date = February 14
| seat = Mount Vernon  
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| seat =[[Mount Vernon, Missouri|Mount Vernon]]
| building image =  
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| building image = MissouriLawrenceCourthouse.jpg
| building address = Lawrence County Courthouse<br>PO Box 309<br>Mount Vernon, MO 65712<br>Phone: 417.466.2638<br>[http://lawrencecountymoassessor.com/ '''Lawrence County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Lawrence County Courthouse<br>PO Box 309<br>Mount Vernon, MO 65712<br>Phone: 417.466.2638<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Lawrence.htm '''Lawrence County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Lawrence County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1843
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|}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
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<br>Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records from 1846; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1846; Probate Judge has probate records from 1846.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lawrence County, Missouri. Page 402 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
<br>&nbsp;<br><br>Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records from 1846; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1846; <br>Probate Judge has probate records from 1846<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lawrence County, Missouri. Page 402 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1845--'''Lawrence County was&nbsp;created 14 February 1845&nbsp;from [[Barry County, Missouri|Barry]] and&nbsp;[[Dade County, Missouri|Dade]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Mount Vernon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1845''' Lawrence County was created 14 February 1845 from [[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy|Barry]] and [[Dade County, Missouri Genealogy|Dade]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Mount Vernon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Lawrence County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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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.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Lawrence, Aurora|place|disp=Aurora}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Lawrence, Miller|place|disp=Miller}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Lawrence, Monett|place|disp=Monett}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Lawrence, Mount Vernon|place|disp=Mount Vernon}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Lawrence, Pierce City|place|disp=Pierce City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Lawrence, Red Oak|place|disp=Red Oak}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Lawrence, Verona|place|disp=Verona}}
  
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Barry County, Missouri|Barry]]  
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[[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy|Barry]] {{•}} [[Christian County, Missouri Genealogy|Christian]] {{•}} [[Dade County, Missouri Genealogy|Dade]] {{•}} [[Greene County, Missouri Genealogy|Greene]] {{•}} [[Jasper County, Missouri Genealogy|Jasper]] {{•}} [[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy|Newton]] {{•}} [[Stone County, Missouri Genealogy|Stone]]  
*[[Christian County, Missouri|Christian]]  
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{{MOLawrence, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Dade County, Missouri|Dade]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Greene County, Missouri|Greene]]  
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*[[Jasper County, Missouri|Jasper]]  
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==== Biographies<br>  ====
*[[Newton County, Missouri|Newton]]  
 
*[[Stone County, Missouri|Stone]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/lawrence-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Lawrence County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website. <br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
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{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1451&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|394357|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1451 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~molawre2/cem/01.htm MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lawrence+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Lawrence&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/lawrence/lawrcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/lawrence.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/lawrence.htm MOInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=55 MOGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20429&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=61&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Missouri Cemeteries| Missouri Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
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===== Catholic  =====
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'''Sacred Heart, Verona'''
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*'''1874 - 1876''' Sacred Heart, Verona, Baptism Index 1874-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511841}} 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>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/lawrence-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Biographies from The History of Lawrence County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Molawrence.jpg|right|400px|Molawrence.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Lawrence_County Lawrence County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Lawrence_County Lawrence County townships] (Histopolis)<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 Lawrence County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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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 Lawrence County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-lawrence-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Lawrence County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Lawrence County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Lawrence County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company H<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], 7th Provisional Regiment, Detached<br>
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:- [[7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|7th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company G<br>
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Lawrence}}
  
 
*[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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County communities.<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1827 - 1876''' Lawrence County Birth Index, Volumes A thru D, 1827-1876. Batch {{IGI|C515321}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1845 - 1868''' Lawrence County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1845-1868. Batch {{IGI|M515321}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1869 - 1885''' Lawrence County Marriage Books C and D Index 1869-1881. Batches {{IGI|M515322}} and {{IGI|M515323}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
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*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1834 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
 
*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>
 
*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>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Libraries  ====
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[http://www2.youseemore.com/blrl/default.asp Barry-Lawrence Regional Library] - This library houses the genealogical book collection of the County Historical Society Walter C. McCanse Library, at Mt. Vernon, MO<br>
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Mt. Vernon Branch Library<br>206 W. Water Street - Mt. Vernon, MO 65712<br>Phone: 417-466-2921<br>Fax: 417-466-2936<br>E-Mail: mtvernon@blrlibrary.org<br> [http://www2.youseemore.com/blrl/about.asp?loc=20 Website]
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==== Historical Society  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~molawre2/society.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Lawrence County Historical Society]<br> P.O. Box 406<br> Mount Vernon, MO 65712<br> Phone: 417-466-2422<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~molawre2/ Website]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lawrence-County-Missouri-Historical-Society/196925253654757 FaceBook]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Aurora Missouri Family History Center]]
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[[Aurora Missouri Family History Center]] 16922 Hwy 39, Aurora, MO 65606 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=16922+Hwy+39+Aurora+MO+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87c8b2fdc658244d%3A0x32040309e01b790b!3m8!1m3!1d3691!2d-93.7780681!3d37.0248961!3m2!1i1393!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d37.0249026!4d-93.7780638 Location Map]
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==== Web Sites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:lawrence+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~molawre2/ MOGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/lawrence/lawrence.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Lawrence/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Lawrence/ Linkpendium]  
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/lawrence/ CyndisList]  
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/lawrence-county// StateofUS]
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Lawrence-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]  
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203068&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Lawrence%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Lawrence+county+missouri WorldCat]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Lawrence Missouri" and search catalog.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.lawrence/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Guide to Lawrence County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Lawrence County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 14, 1845
County Seat Mount Vernon
Courthouse
MissouriLawrenceCourthouse.jpg
Address Lawrence County Courthouse
PO Box 309
Mount Vernon, MO 65712
Phone: 417.466.2638
Lawrence County Website


County Information

Lawrence County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1845 1883 1850 1845 1843

County Courthouse


Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records from 1846; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1846; Probate Judge has probate records from 1846.[2]

History

Parent County

1845 Lawrence County was created 14 February 1845 from Barry and Dade Counties. County seat: Mount Vernon [3]

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Barry  • Christian  • Dade  • Greene  • Jasper  • Newton  • Stone

Lawrence CountyTaney CountyChristian CountyStone CountyBarry CountyGreene CountyPolk CountyDade CountyMcDonald CountyBarton CountyJasper CountyDallas CountyNewton CountyMOLawrence.JPG



Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MOInterment
MOGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

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.

Catholic

Sacred Heart, Verona

  • 1874 - 1876 Sacred Heart, Verona, Baptism Index 1874-1876. Batch C511841 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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 Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy. 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

Molawrence.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Lawrence County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Lawrence County, Missouri:

- 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), 7th Provisional Regiment, Detached
- 7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 7th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy 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.

Online Probate Records

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
Marriages
Deaths


Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Libraries

Barry-Lawrence Regional Library - This library houses the genealogical book collection of the County Historical Society Walter C. McCanse Library, at Mt. Vernon, MO


Mt. Vernon Branch Library
206 W. Water Street - Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
Phone: 417-466-2921
Fax: 417-466-2936
E-Mail: mtvernon@blrlibrary.org
Website

Historical Society

Lawrence County Historical Society
P.O. Box 406
Mount Vernon, MO 65712
Phone: 417-466-2422
Website
FaceBook

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Aurora Missouri Family History Center 16922 Hwy 39, Aurora, MO 65606 United States Location Map

Web Sites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Missouri Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Lawrence Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Lawrence County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
ancestry.com Lawrence County Message Board

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lawrence County, Missouri. Page 402 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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.