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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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Online Records

Barry County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded January 5, 1835
County Seat Cassville
Address Barry County Courthouse
700 Main, Suite 6
Cassville, MO 65625
Telephone: (417) 847-2914
Barry County Website

County Courthouse

Records Deeds has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records;
Probate Judge has probate records[1]


Parent County

1835--Barry County was created 5 January 1835 from Greene County. County seat: Cassville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Barry County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



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.



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


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.



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






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

  • 1883-1885 - Barry County Birth Index 1883-1885. Batches C514613 and C514614 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1837-1877 - Barry County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1837-1837. Batch M514611 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1877-1885 - Barry County Marriage Books D and E Index 1877-1885. Batch M514612 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1883-1885 - Barry County Death Index 1883-1885. Batch B514615 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barry County, Missouri. Page 397 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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.