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Guide to '''Barry County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Barry County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  January 5,  1835
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|county seat= Cassville
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|parent county= [[Greene County, Missouri Genealogy|Greene]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Benton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Benton (AR)]]
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|county2= [[Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy|Carroll (AR)]]
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|county3= [[Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy|Lawrence]]
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|county4= [[McDonald County, Missouri Genealogy|McDonald]]
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|county5= [[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy|Newton]]
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|county6= [[Stone County, Missouri Genealogy|Stone]]</br><center>[[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Barry County
 
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| state = Missouri
 
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| founded year = 1835
 
| founded date = January 5
 
| seat = Cassville
 
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| building address = Barry County Courthouse<br>700 Main, Suite 6 <br>Cassville, MO 65625 <br>Telephone: (417) 847-2914  <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Barry-County-Missouri-Courts.htm  '''Barry County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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The county was named for William Taylor Barry. The county has Cassville as its seat and the county was created January 5, 1835. The County is located in the southwest area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Barry County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_County,_Missouri, accessed 18 Sept 2018.</ref>
  
Records Deeds has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records; <br>Probate Judge has probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barry County, Missouri. Page 397 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Barry}}
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'''Barry County Courthouse'''<br>700 Main, Suite 6 <br>Cassville, MO 65625 <br>Phone: 417-847-2914<br>[http://barrycountyccrd.com/  Barry County Website]<br><br>
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Records Deeds has marriage and land records.<br>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records.<br>
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Probate Judge has probate records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History ==
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=== Barry County, Missouri Record Dates ===
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Barry}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barry County, Missouri. Page 397-407 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1837
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.</center>
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1835--'''Barry County was created 5 January 1835&nbsp;from [[Greene County, Missouri|Greene]] County. '''County seat:''' Cassville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1861''' Courthouse burned; some records were destroyed.<br>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Barry County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Barry}}
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*'''1835''' Barry County was created 5 January 1835&nbsp;from [[Greene County, Missouri Genealogy|Greene]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Cassville<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MO Populated Places Intro|Barry}}
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The following are locations in Barry County, Missouri:
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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* 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.
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Barry}}
  
*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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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Barry}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Barry}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Barry}}
  
*[[Benton County, Arkansas|Benton County, Arkansas]]
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/barry-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Families Biographies from The History of Barry County, Missouri] (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website. <br>
*[[Carroll County, Arkansas|Carroll County, Arkansas]]
 
*[[Lawrence County, Missouri|Lawrence]]
 
*[[McDonald County, Missouri|McDonald]]
 
*[[Newton County, Missouri|Newton]]
 
*[[Stone County, Missouri|Stone]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Barry}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Barry}}
  
All of the cemeteries in Barry county Missouri are listed here: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobarry/cemetery/rschcemtery.htm They also have directions to the cemeteries, photos of the cemeteries and photos of most of the head stones.  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Barry County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.rootsweb.com/%7Emobarry/barry.htm MOGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/barry/barrcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/barry.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/barry.htm MOInterment]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=5 MOGravestones]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20096&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=56&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|425865|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Barry+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Barry-County?id=county_1401 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries]
  
BillionGraves:
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MO Census Intro|Barry}}
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=61264 Chitwood Cemetery, Wheaton]
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*'''1732-1933''' - {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=65052 Corinth Cemetery, Exeter]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=65486 Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Exeter]
 
  
==== Census ====
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
{{Census|Missouri}}  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Barry}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Barry}}
  
{{MO Church Intro}}
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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
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Barry}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Barry}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Barry}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Barry}}
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Barry}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Barry}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Barry}}
  
 
{{MO Land}}
 
{{MO Land}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Barry}}
  
{{MO History}}&nbsp;
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{{MO History}}
  
 
*Biographies from The History of Barry County, Missouri (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/barry-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound] website.
 
*Biographies from The History of Barry County, Missouri (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/barry-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound] website.
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*Goodspeed Publishing Company. ''Barry County section&nbsp;: of Goodspeed's, Newton, Lawrence, Barry and McDonald Counties history&nbsp;: reprint''. Partial reprint of original; published: Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1888.
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**PDF Online at [http://www.ajlambert.com/thompson/stry_bcm.pdf A J Lambert] (Free); and at [http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm/ref/collection/mocohist/id/51537 Missouri Digital Heritage] (Free)
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Barry County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Barry}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Barry_County Barry County townships] (Histopolis)
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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 Barry County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
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*Map of [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-barry-county-missouri-1886-map.html# 1886 Barry County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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=== Migration ===
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{{MO Migration Intro|Barry}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MO Military Intro|Barry}}
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*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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==== Civil War ====
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{{MO Civil War Intro|Barry}}
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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://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1911-1938''' {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Maps  ====
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'''''Regiments'''''<br>
[[Image:Mobarry.jpg|900px]]
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Service men in Barry 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 Barry County, Missouri:<br>
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company C
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:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company G
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:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company I
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:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company I<br>
  
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Barry_County Barry County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Barry}}
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*'''1941-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*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 Barry County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*Map of [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-barry-county-missouri-1886-map.html# 1886 Barry County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Barry}}
  
==== Military  ====
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MO Newspapers Intro|Barry}}
  
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Barry}}
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Barry}}
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has
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*[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 Barry County communities.
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|Barry}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MO Other Records Intro|Barry}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Barry}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Barry}}
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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] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{MO Schools Intro|Barry}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MO Tax Intro|Barry}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MO Vital Intro|Barry}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MO Birth Intro|Barry}}
  
*[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 Barry County communities.<br>
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — 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] — index/images $
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*'''1883-1885''Barry County Birth Index 1883-1885. Batches {{IGI|C514613}} and {{IGI|C514614}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissouria.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf]].</ref>
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Barry}}
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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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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*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry ($)]
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*'''1837-1854''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6076 Barry County, Missouri Marriages: 1837-1854] at Ancestry ($)
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*'''1837-1877''' Barry County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1837-1837. Batch {{IGI|M514611}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index $
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*'''1877-1885''' Barry County Marriage Books D and E Index 1877-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514612}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Death ====
{{MO Tax Intro}}
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{{MO Death Intro|Barry}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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] — index/images $
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883-1885''' Barry County Death Index 1883-1885. Batch {{IGI|B514615}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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.
  
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Divorce Intro|Barry}}
  
*'''1883-1885''' - Barry County Birth Index 1883-1885. Batches {{IGI|C514613}} and {{IGI|C514614}} 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/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.</ref>
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== Research Facilities ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|Barry}}
  
*'''1837-1877''' - Barry County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1837-1837. Batch {{IGI|M514611}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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=== Family History Centers ===
*'''1877-1885''' - Barry County Marriage Books D and E Index 1877-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514612}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MO Libraries Intro|Barry}}
  
*'''1883-1885''' - Barry County Death Index 1883-1885. Batch {{IGI|B514615}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
*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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== Societies ==
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{{MO Societies Intro|Barry}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170324025638/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobarry/barrycogen/society.html Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 291<br>Cassville, MO 65625
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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* [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:Barry%20+%20County/Missouri%20Digital%20Heritage Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Barry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*  [https://web.archive.org/web/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobarry/barry.htm MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/barry-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Biographies from The History of Barry County, Missouri] (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
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*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/barry/barry.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|202837|Missouri|Barry}}. Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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*  [https://web.archive.org/web/20141008080706/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Barry/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Barry/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/barry/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/barry-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Barry-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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Latest revision as of 23:39, 20 November 2018

United States
Missouri
Barry County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Cassville
Organized: January 5, 1835
Parent County(s): Greene[1]
Neighboring Counties
Benton (AR)  • Carroll (AR)  • Lawrence  • McDonald  • Newton  • Stone
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriBarryCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Barry County Map.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The county was named for William Taylor Barry. The county has Cassville as its seat and the county was created January 5, 1835. The County is located in the southwest area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse

Barry County Courthouse
700 Main, Suite 6
Cassville, MO 65625
Phone: 417-847-2914
Barry County Website

Records Deeds has marriage and land records.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records.
Probate Judge has probate records.[3]

Barry County, Missouri Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1883 1837 1883 1872 1835 1835 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

Record Loss

1861 Courthouse burned; some records were destroyed.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

  • 1835 Barry County was created 5 January 1835 from Greene County.
  • County seat: Cassville[5]

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.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Barry County, Missouri:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Barry County, Missouri online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

For tips on accessing Barry County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church Records

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 Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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 Barry 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.

  • Biographies from The History of Barry County, Missouri (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
  • Goodspeed Publishing Company. Barry County section : of Goodspeed's, Newton, Lawrence, Barry and McDonald Counties history : reprint. Partial reprint of original; published: Chicago, Illinois : Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1888.

Maps and Gazetteers

Lawrence CountyNewton CountyMcDonald CountyStone CountyBenton CountyCarroll CountyMO BARRY.PNG
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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments
Service men in Barry 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 Barry County, Missouri:

- 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company C
- 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company G
- 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company I
- 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

School Records

Tax Records

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.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

  • 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
  • FamilySearch Catalog . Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • 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 ($)

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Barry County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_County,_Missouri, accessed 18 Sept 2018.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barry County, Missouri. Page 397-407 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.