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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Greene_County,_Missouri|Greene County]]''  
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Guide to '''Greene County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}  
 
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
| county = Greene County  
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| county = Greene County
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| county_map = Missouri Greene County Map.svg.png
 
| state = Missouri
 
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| founded year = 1833
 
| founded year = 1833
 
| founded date = January 2
 
| founded date = January 2
| seat = Springfield  
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| seat = [[Springfield, Missouri|Springfield]]
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| building image = MissouriGreeneCourthouse.jpg
| building address = Greene County Courthouse<br>940 Boonville Avenue<br>Springfield, MO 65802<br>Phone: 417.868.4068<br>[http://www.greenecountymo.org/ '''Greene County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Greene County Courthouse<br>940 Boonville Avenue<br>Springfield, MO 65802<br>Phone: 417.868.4068<br>[http://www.greenecountymo.org/ '''Greene County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Greene County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
  
== <br>County Courthouse  ==
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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" | '''[[Greene County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Greene County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1832
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<br>&nbsp;<br><br>County &nbsp;Archives&nbsp;and Recorder&nbsp;has probate, court, tax and land records from 1833, <br>military discharge records, divorce records 1837-1950, birth and death records<br>1883-1890 and&nbsp;1876 local census records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Missouri. Page 400 {{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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County Archives and Recorder has probate, court, tax and land records from 1833, military discharge records, divorce records 1837-1950, birth and death records 1883-1890 and 1876 local census records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Missouri. Page 400 {{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  ====
  
'''1833--'''Greene County was created 2 January 1833&nbsp;from [[Crawford County, Missouri|Crawford]] County. '''County seat:''' Springfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1833''' Greene County was created 2 January 1833 from [[Crawford County, Missouri Genealogy|Crawford]] County. '''County seat:''' Springfield <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24204 The autobiography of Mary R. Luster, Springfield, Missouri] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Greene 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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'''1861''' Fire destroyed the Courthouse on October 28, 1861.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Greene, Ash Grove|place|disp=Ash Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Greene, Fair Grove|place|disp=Fair Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Greene, Republic|place|disp=Republic}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Greene, Springfield|place|disp=Springfield}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Greene, Willard|place|disp=Willard}}
  
 
*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  ====
  
*[[Christian County, Missouri|Christian]]  
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[[Christian County, Missouri Genealogy|Christian]] {{•}} [[Dade County, Missouri Genealogy|Dade]] {{•}} [[Dallas County, Missouri Genealogy|Dallas]] {{•}} [[Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy|Lawrence]] {{•}} [[Polk County, Missouri Genealogy|Polk]] {{•}} [[Webster County, Missouri Genealogy|Webster]]  
*[[Dade County, Missouri|Dade]]  
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{{MOGreene, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Dallas County, Missouri|Dallas]]  
 
*[[Lawrence County, Missouri|Lawrence]]  
 
*[[Polk County, Missouri|Polk]]  
 
*[[Webster County, Missouri|Webster]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
Greene County, Missouri published Greene County Archives Bulletins from at least 1988 to 1995. These bulletins included guides and indexes to several types of records for the county, including divorce records, Circuit Court records, naturalization records, coroner's record books, stray records, Alms House records, etc. A listing of the contents of these bulletins is [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/records/toc.htm#alms available online]. Most of the specific titles are included in the descriptions of the records under the appropriate record type below.  
 
Greene County, Missouri published Greene County Archives Bulletins from at least 1988 to 1995. These bulletins included guides and indexes to several types of records for the county, including divorce records, Circuit Court records, naturalization records, coroner's record books, stray records, Alms House records, etc. A listing of the contents of these bulletins is [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/records/toc.htm#alms available online]. Most of the specific titles are included in the descriptions of the records under the appropriate record type below.  
  
Many of the early {{FHL|Missouri%2C+Greene|subject|disp=records of Greene County}} have been microfilmed and are available through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and its family history centers.  
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Many of the early records of [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=202981&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Greene%22 Greene County] have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1435&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|330918|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=1435 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/greene.htm MOInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Greene+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=Greene&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/greene/gccemtry.html MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/greene.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=39 MOGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20331&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records for [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries] including Springfield National Cemetery and Missouri Veterans Cemetery in {{nowrap|Springfield, Mo.}}
 
*The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records for [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries] including Springfield National Cemetery and Missouri Veterans Cemetery in {{nowrap|Springfield, Mo.}}
  
Individual cemeteries:  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
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==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
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===== Catholic  =====
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'''Immaculate Conception, Springfield'''
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=61560 East Lawn Cemetery, Springfield] BillionGraves
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*'''1872 - 1876''' Immaculate Conception, Springfield, Baptism Index 1872-1876. Batch {{IGI|C511781}} 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>
  
==== Church  ====
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Springfield
 
*Springfield
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
When Greene County was formed in 1833, a Circuit Court was established and has continued to the present day. Historically there were at least four other courts in Greene County<ref>Guide to the Courts of Greene County, Missouri [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/records/court2.htm available online].</ref>:  
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When Greene County was formed in 1833, a Circuit Court was established and has continued to the present day. Historically there were at least four other courts in Greene County.<ref>Guide to the Courts of Greene County, Missouri [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/records/court2.htm available online].</ref>:  
  
See [[Greene County, Missouri Court Records|Greene County, Missouri Court Records]] for a more complete description of these courts and their records.<br>  
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See [[Greene County, Missouri Court Records|Greene County, Missouri Court Records]] for a more complete description of these courts and their records.<br>
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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}}
  
 
[http://books.google.com/books?id=H3o8AAAAIAAJ ''History of Greene County, Missouri written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of its townships, towns and villages...''] (1883) is available online free from Google Books.  
 
[http://books.google.com/books?id=H3o8AAAAIAAJ ''History of Greene County, Missouri written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of its townships, towns and villages...''] (1883) is available online free from Google Books.  
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*Richardson, M. M. ''A brief history of the First Baptist Church of Springfield, Missouri, 1852-1927&nbsp;: and an account of the diamond jubilee October 30 to November 20, 1927''. Springfield, Mo.&nbsp;: Elkins-Swyers Co., [1927?].
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220663 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Fairbanks, Jonathan; Tuck, Clyde Edwin. ''Past and present of Greene County, Missouri, early and recent history and genealogical records of many of the representative citizens''. Indianapolis, Indiana&nbsp;: A.W. Bowen &amp; Co., 1915.
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**Vol. 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE744838 FamilySearch] (Free)
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**Vol. 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE744385 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Hubble, Martin J. ''Personal reminiscences and fragments of the early history of Springfield and Greene County, Missouri. Springfield, Missouri&nbsp;: Inland Printing Co., 1914.''
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE926245 Family Search] (Free)
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*Greene County Archives and Records Center (Springfield, Missouri). ''Pictorial and genealogical record of Greene County, Missouri&nbsp;: together with biographies of prominenet men of other portions of the state, both living and dead''. Chicago&nbsp;: Goodspeed Brothers Pub., 1893.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE204282 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Mogreene.jpg|right|400px|Mogreene.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Greene_County Greene County townships] (Histopolis)<br>  
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Greene_County Greene County townships] (Histopolis)<br>  
*[http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/gmd:@field(SUBJ+@od1(United+States--Missouri--Greene+County+)) 1904 Plat Map of Greene County] at American Memory (Library of Congress)
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/32472/Greene+County+1904/ 1904 Plat Map of Greene County] (Historic MapWorks)
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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 Greene 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-greene-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Greene County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
*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 Greene County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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==== 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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*[http://www.nps.gov/wicr/planyourvisit/library.htm Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Hulston Library]  
  
==== Military ====
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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
  
*[http://www.nps.gov/wicr/planyourvisit/library.htm Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Hulston Library]
 
 
*Confederate pension rolls on microfilm for Missouri at the [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/ Local History and Genealogy Department of The Library Center] (Springfield-Greene County Library District)
 
*Confederate pension rolls on microfilm for Missouri at the [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/ Local History and Genealogy Department of The Library Center] (Springfield-Greene County Library District)
  
===== Civil War  =====
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'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Greene 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 Greene County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company A<br>
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company K<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company F<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company M<br>
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:- [[24th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|24th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[24th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|24th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company C<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company C<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company F<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company F<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company H<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company D<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company F<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company G<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company H<br>
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:- [[26th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|26th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[26th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|26th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company A<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company A<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company G<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company G<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company K<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company K<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Phineas M Savery's Attached Company<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Phineas M Savery's Attached Company<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company A<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company B<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company D<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company E<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company F<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company D<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company D<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company E<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company E<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company F<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company F<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company B<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company D<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company E<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company F<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company H<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company E<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company F<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company G<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company H<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company M<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company A<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company B<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company C<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company E<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company G<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company H<br>
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:- [[6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], 6th Provisional Regiment Detachment<br>
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:- [[6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>
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:- [[6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company M<br>
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:- [[72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>
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:- [[72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company L<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company M<br>
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|14th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company F<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company B<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company A<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company D<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company H<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company M<br>
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|}
  
 
===== Civil War Battles  =====
 
===== Civil War Battles  =====
  
The following Civil War Battles was fought in City of Greene County  
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The following Civil War Battles was fought in City of Greene County:
  
 
*August 10, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo004.htm Wilson’s Creek]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>&nbsp;also known as Oak Hills
 
*August 10, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo004.htm Wilson’s Creek]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>&nbsp;also known as Oak Hills
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*January 8, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo018.htm Springfield II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo018.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>
 
*January 8, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo018.htm Springfield II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo018.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>
  
[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri  
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
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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  ====
  
*[http://thelibrary.org/lochist/ Local History and Genealogy Department] at the Springfield-Greene County Library has Springfield newspapers on microfilm back well into the 1800s.&nbsp;
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Greene}}
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*[http://thelibrary.org/lochist/ Local History and Genealogy Department] at the Springfield-Greene County Library has Springfield newspapers on microfilm back well into the 1800s.
  
 
==== Poorhouse  ====
 
==== Poorhouse  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
A [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/records/protoc.htm Guide to the Records of the Probate Court] of Greene County is available online as published in the County Archives Bulletins. These records, including wills, inventories, settlements, and other probate documents, are part of the records of the [[Greene County, Missouri Court Records|Circuit Court]] and its divisions. Many have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|523634|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers.  
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A [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/records/protoc.htm Guide to the Records of the Probate Court] of Greene County is available online as published in the County Archives Bulletins. These records, including wills, inventories, settlements, and other probate documents, are part of the records of the [[Greene County, Missouri Court Records|Circuit Court]] and its divisions. Many have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|523634|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers.
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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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
The vital records kept by the courts and other offices in Greene County include documents relating to marriages, divorces, and deaths. See [[Greene County, Missouri Vital Records|Greene County, Missouri Vital Records]] for a more complete description of these records and their indexes.  
 
The vital records kept by the courts and other offices in Greene County include documents relating to marriages, divorces, and deaths. See [[Greene County, Missouri Vital Records|Greene County, Missouri Vital Records]] for a more complete description of these records and their indexes.  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth Records  =====
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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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===== Death 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.com] — index/images $
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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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===== Marriage Records =====
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — 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.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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29455 Marriage records, Greene County, Missouri] at Ancestry.com $
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*[https://greenecountymo.gov/recorder/marriage_person.php Marriage records, Greene County, Missouri] at Greene County Recorder's Office
  
==== Research&nbsp; ====
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ==
  
[http://thelibrary.org/lochist/ Local History and Genealogy Department] at the Springfield-Greene County Library-- a Family History Library affiliate ([https://www.familysearch.org/films/ order microfilm online]). &nbsp;<br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
[http://thelibrary.org/lochist/ Ozarks Genealogical Society]&nbsp;(Click on "About Us" and select "Library")
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*[http://thelibrary.org/lochist/ Local History and Genealogy Department] at the Springfield-Greene County Library - a Family History Library affiliate.
  
[http://www.greenecountymo.org/archives/ Greene County Archives ]has original records for public viewing. All probate loose files up to the 1960s are indexed. Naturalization records arranged alphabetically. All of the original records which have been indexed and abstracted are available here.&nbsp;
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*[http://ozarksgs.org/about-us/library Ozarks Genealogical Society]
  
<br>
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*[http://www.greenecountymo.org/archives/ Greene County Archives] has original records for public viewing. All probate loose files up to the 1960s are indexed. Naturalization records arranged alphabetically. All of the original records which have been indexed and abstracted are available here.
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Springfield Missouri Family History Center]]  
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*[[Springfield Missouri South Family History Center]]  
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*[[Springfield Missouri Family History Center]] 1357 S Ingram Mill Road, Springfield, Missouri United States [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1357+North+Ingram+Mill+Road,+Springfield,+Missouri&hl=en&ll=37.188425,-93.225989&spn=0.013778,0.019848&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=55.411532,81.298828&vpsrc=6&hnear=1357+S+Ingram+Mill+Rd,+Springfield,+Missouri+65804&t=m&z=16 Location on Map]
*[[Willard Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[Springfield Missouri South Family History Center]]4450 S. Farm Rd. 141 (Cox Road), Springfield, MO 65810 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=4450+S+Farm+Rd+141+Springfield+MO+65810+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87cf6439edeff8ed%3A0x98de7b77cb5370ef!3m8!1m3!1d3686!2d-93.323112!3d37.134079!3m2!1i1394!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d37.134079!4d-93.323112 Location Map]
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*[[Willard Missouri Family History Center]] 320 W Jackson St, Willard MO 65781 United States[https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=320+W+Jackson+St+Willard+MO+65781+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87c5f4c00812d9ad%3A0x60c40d2420d79f23!3m8!1m3!1d3088!2d-123.385132!3d48.096297!3m2!1i1394!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d37.311473!4d-93.439059 Location Map]
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==== Websites  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25926 Pictorial and genealogical record of Greene County, Missouri&nbsp;: together with biographies of prominent men of other portions of] at Ancestry.com ($)
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:greene+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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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mogreene/gcpage.htm 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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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/greene/greene.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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|}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Greene/ 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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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Greene/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/greene/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/greene-county// StateofUS]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Greene-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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|}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=202981&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Greene%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=greene+county+missouri WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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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 "Greene Missouri" and search catalog.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Greene County"
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|-
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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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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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Greene|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
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| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
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|-
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.greene/mb.ashx Ancestry.com]
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| width="70%" | Greene County Message Board
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|}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 20:26, 4 August 2017

United States
Missouri
Greene County

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


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Greene County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 2, 1833
County Seat Springfield
Courthouse
MissouriGreeneCourthouse.jpg
Address Greene County Courthouse
940 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417.868.4068
Greene County Website


County Information

Greene County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1833 1883 1830 1833 1832

County Courthouse

County Archives and Recorder has probate, court, tax and land records from 1833, military discharge records, divorce records 1837-1950, birth and death records 1883-1890 and 1876 local census records.[2]

History

Parent County

1833 Greene County was created 2 January 1833 from Crawford County. County seat: Springfield [3]

Biographies

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

1861 Fire destroyed the Courthouse on October 28, 1861.

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

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Christian  • Dade  • Dallas  • Lawrence  • Polk  • Webster

Wright CountyStone CountyChristian CountyWebster CountyOzark CountyTaney CountyNewton CountyMcDonald CountyBarry CountyGreene CountyDouglas CountyLawrence CountyJasper CountyVernon CountyPolk CountyBarton CountyLaclede CountyDallas CountyCedar CountyDade CountyMOGreene.JPG



Resources

Greene County, Missouri published Greene County Archives Bulletins from at least 1988 to 1995. These bulletins included guides and indexes to several types of records for the county, including divorce records, Circuit Court records, naturalization records, coroner's record books, stray records, Alms House records, etc. A listing of the contents of these bulletins is available online. Most of the specific titles are included in the descriptions of the records under the appropriate record type below.

Many of the early records of Greene County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOInterment WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MOGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records for Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries including Springfield National Cemetery and Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Mo.

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

Immaculate Conception, Springfield

  • 1872 - 1876 Immaculate Conception, Springfield, Baptism Index 1872-1876. Batch C511781 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Springfield

Court

When Greene County was formed in 1833, a Circuit Court was established and has continued to the present day. Historically there were at least four other courts in Greene County.[5]:

See Greene County, Missouri Court Records for a more complete description of these courts and their records.

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 Greene 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.

History of Greene County, Missouri written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of its townships, towns and villages... (1883) is available online free from Google Books.

  • Richardson, M. M. A brief history of the First Baptist Church of Springfield, Missouri, 1852-1927 : and an account of the diamond jubilee October 30 to November 20, 1927. Springfield, Mo. : Elkins-Swyers Co., [1927?].
  • Fairbanks, Jonathan; Tuck, Clyde Edwin. Past and present of Greene County, Missouri, early and recent history and genealogical records of many of the representative citizens. Indianapolis, Indiana : A.W. Bowen & Co., 1915.
  • Hubble, Martin J. Personal reminiscences and fragments of the early history of Springfield and Greene County, Missouri. Springfield, Missouri : Inland Printing Co., 1914.
  • Greene County Archives and Records Center (Springfield, Missouri). Pictorial and genealogical record of Greene County, Missouri : together with biographies of prominenet men of other portions of the state, both living and dead. Chicago : Goodspeed Brothers Pub., 1893.

Maps

Mogreene.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Greene 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 Greene County, Missouri:

- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company A
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company M
- 24th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 24th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company C
- 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company C
- 14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company H
- 1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company D
- 1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
- 1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company G
- 1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company H
- 26th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 26th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company A
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company A
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company G
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company G
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company K
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company K
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Phineas M Savery's Attached Company
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Phineas M Savery's Attached Company
- 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company A
- 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B
- 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company D
- 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company E
- 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company D
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company D
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company E
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company E
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company B
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company D
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company E
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company F
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company H
- 4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company E
- 4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company F
- 4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company G
- 4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company H
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company I
- 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company M
- 5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company A
- 5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company B
- 5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company C
- 5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company E
- 5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company G
- 5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company H
- 6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), 6th Provisional Regiment Detachment
- 6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 6th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company M
- 72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 72nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company L
- 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company M
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 14th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company C
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company H
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company I
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company M
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles was fought in City of Greene County:

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Poorhouse

Greene County had a poor farm that was a support for ill or indigent people of the county. It was initially called the County Poor Farm, then the County Home, and in 1955 became Sunshine Acres. It was closed in 1978.

Registers of those who were cared for by this facility have been indexed for the years 1875 to 1955. The index is available online in two parts:

An Index to the Register of the Alms House, 1875-1923
An Index to the Register of the Alms House, 1916-1955

Probate

A Guide to the Records of the Probate Court of Greene County is available online as published in the County Archives Bulletins. These records, including wills, inventories, settlements, and other probate documents, are part of the records of the Circuit Court and its divisions. Many have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Tax lists have been abstracted for 1833-1835, 1843, 1851, 1856, and 1890. These can be found at the Local History & Genealogy department at The Library Center (Springfield-Greene County Library).

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.

The vital records kept by the courts and other offices in Greene County include documents relating to marriages, divorces, and deaths. See Greene County, Missouri Vital Records for a more complete description of these records and their indexes.

Birth Records
Death Records
Marriage Records

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

  • Greene County Archives has original records for public viewing. All probate loose files up to the 1960s are indexed. Naturalization records arranged alphabetically. All of the original records which have been indexed and abstracted are available here.

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.

Websites



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 Greene 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 Greene 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 "Greene Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Greene County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Greene County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
Ancestry.com Greene 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), Greene County, Missouri. Page 400 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. 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.
  5. Guide to the Courts of Greene County, Missouri available online.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)