Ray County, Missouri Genealogy

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Template:Missouri-stub United States  > Missouri > Ray County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1820--Ray County was created 16 November 1820 from Howard County. County seat: Richmond [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Google has scanned the book "History of Ray County, Mo." as the book is now in the public domain.  It was written in 1881 and can be found at books.google.com/books .
  • Also Google has the book "A History of Northwest Missouri" written in 1915, also in the public domain.  This book has history on Ray county and neigboring counties.  It can be found at books.google.com/books .

Maps

Military

Newspapers

  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Chillicothe newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Ray County communities.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).