Barton County, Missouri Genealogy

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

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BartonCounty, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded December 12, 1855
County Seat Lamar
Address Barton County Courthouse
1004 Gulf Street
Lamar, MO 64759
Phone: 417.682.3529
Barton County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth records 1883-1897 and death records 1883-1899;

Recorder Deeds has divorce and land records; Probate Court has probate
records; Magistrate Court, division 2, has court records[1]


Parent County

1855--Barton County was created 12 December 1855 from Jasper County. County seat: Lamar [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Barton 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




  • ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Joplin newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Barton County communities.



Vital Records

  • 1883-1893 - Barton County Birth Index 1883-1893. Batch C514622 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1887-1891 - Lamar, Barton County, Birth Index 1887-1891. Batch C514623 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1866-1885 - Barton County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1866-1885. Batch M514621 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1893 - Lamar, Barton County, Marriage Index 1883-1893. Batch B514626 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barton 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