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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wright_County,_Missouri|Wright County]]''
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Guide to '''Wright County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
{{MODC}}  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Wright County  
 
| county = Wright County  
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| county_map = Missouri Wright County Map.svg.png
 
| state = Missouri
 
| state = Missouri
 
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| founded year = 1841
 
| founded year = 1841
 
| founded date = January 29
 
| founded date = January 29
| seat = Hartsville  
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| seat = [[Hartsville, Missouri|Hartsville]]
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| building image = MissouriWrightCourthouse.jpg
| building address = Wright County Courthouse<br> Courthouse Square<br>Hartville, MO 65667-0098<br>Phone: 417.741.6661<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Wright-County-Missouri-Courts.htm '''Wright County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Wright County Courthouse<br> Courthouse Square<br>Hartville, MO 65667-0098<br>Phone: 417.741.6661<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Wright-County-Missouri-Courts.htm '''Wright County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Wright County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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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" | '''[[Wright County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wright County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wright County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wright County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Wright County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wright County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1897
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
<br>&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, and court records; <br>Probate Judge has probate records; County Recorder&nbsp;has&nbsp;<br>land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wright County, Missouri. Page 407 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, and court records; Probate Judge has probate records; County Recorder has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wright County, Missouri. Page 407 {{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  ====
  
'''1841--'''Wright County was created 29 January 1841&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Missouri|Pulaski]] County. '''County seat:''' Hartville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1841''' Wright County was created 29 January 1841&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Missouri Genealogy|Pulaski]] County. '''County seat:''' Hartville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*See an interactive map of Wright 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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'''1849'''  Courthouse was burned. <br>
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'''1862'''  Courthouse partially destroyed.<br>
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'''1863'''  Courthouse burned, reportedly on January 11, 1863.<br>
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'''1864'''  Courthouse burned.<br>
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'''1888'''  Courthouse damaged by a tornado.<br>
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'''1896'''  County Court records for Wright County were destroyed by fire. <br>
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'''1897'''  Courthouse was burned.<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, Wright, Hartville|place|disp=Hartville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Wright, Macomb|place|disp=Macomb}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Wright, Manes|place|disp=Manes}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Wright, Mansfield|place|disp=Mansfield}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Wright, Mountain Grove|place|disp=Mountain Grove}}
  
 
*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  ====
  
*[[Douglas County, Missouri|Douglas]]  
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[[Douglas County, Missouri Genealogy|Douglas]] {{•}} [[Laclede County, Missouri Genealogy|Laclede]] {{•}} [[Texas County, Missouri Genealogy|Texas]] {{•}} [[Webster County, Missouri Genealogy|Webster]]  
*[[Laclede County, Missouri|Laclede]]  
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{{MOWright, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Texas County, Missouri|Texas]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Webster County, Missouri|Webster]]
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==== Biographies<br>  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/wright-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Wright County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
 
==== 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=1510&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|474740|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=1510 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mowright/wricems.htm MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wright+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=Wright&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/wright/wc-cemtry.html MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/wright.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/wright.htm MOInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=115 MOGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20785&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=59&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Missouri Cemeteries| Missouri Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6045 Wright County, Missouri: Marriages (1897-1900) &amp; Wills (1859-1874)] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/wright-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Biographies from The History of Wright County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
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*Rowen, Clyde A., Rippee, Phyllis. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1475743 ''Tales of Wright County and beyond''] at FamilySearch. Hartville, Missouri&nbsp;: Wright County Historical Society (Missouri), 2004-2005.
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*''History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent counties, Missouri''. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1889.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE993939 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Morris, John. ''Wright County, Missouri history book''. Springfield, MO&nbsp;: G.B. Carter, 1952.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2622727 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mowright.jpg|right|400px|Mowright.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Wright_County Wright County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Wright_County Wright County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
  
*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 Wright County.<br>
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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 Wright County.<br>
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-wright-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Wright County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)<br><br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
===== Civil War Battle =====
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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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*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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'''''Regiments'''''
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<br>Service men in Wright 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 Wright County, Missouri:
  
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Wright County  
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:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company G<br>
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Wright County:
  
 
*January 9-11, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo019.htm Hartville]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo019.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>
 
*January 9-11, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo019.htm Hartville]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo019.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>
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*[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri.
  
[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://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Wright}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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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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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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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 $
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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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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*'''1897 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6045 Wright County, Missouri: Marriages (1897-1900) &amp; Wills (1859-1874)] at Ancestry.com $
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
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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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*'''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 $
 
*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>
 
*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>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mowright/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Wright County Historical and Genealogical Society]<br> P.O. Box 66<br>101 East Rolla<br> Hartville, MO 65667<br> Phone: 417-741-6265
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Mountain Grove Missouri Family History Center]] 3145 N Hwy 95, Mountain Grove MO United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=+3145+N+Hwy+95%2C+Mountain+Grove+MO+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87d00ee270b3eecd%3A0x4087a8a99d2e4fe3!3m8!1m3!1d57125!2d-92.3988322!3d39.4496208!3m2!1i1127!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d37.1616578!4d-92.2627649 Location Map]
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:wright+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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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mowright/wright.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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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/wright/wright.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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Wright/ 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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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Wright/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/Wright/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/wright-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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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Wright-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%" 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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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 21:35, 23 August 2017

United States
Missouri
Wright County

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


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Wright County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Wright County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1841
County Seat Hartsville
Courthouse
MissouriWrightCourthouse.jpg
Address Wright County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Hartville, MO 65667-0098
Phone: 417.741.6661
Wright County Website


County Information

Wright County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1897 1850 1853 1853

County Courthouse


Clerk of the Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, and court records; Probate Judge has probate records; County Recorder has land records.[2]

History

Parent County

1841 Wright County was created 29 January 1841 from Pulaski County. County seat: Hartville [3]

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

1849 Courthouse was burned.
1862 Courthouse partially destroyed.
1863 Courthouse burned, reportedly on January 11, 1863.
1864 Courthouse burned.
1888 Courthouse damaged by a tornado.
1896 County Court records for Wright County were destroyed by fire.
1897 Courthouse was burned.

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

Douglas  • Laclede  • Texas  • Webster

Wright CountyPhelps CountyLaclede CountyDallas CountyWebster CountyTaney CountyOzark CountyHowell CountyDouglas CountyChristian CountyCamden CountyPulaski CountyDent CountyTexas CountyMOWright.JPG

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MOInterment
MOGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

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.

Court

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 Wright 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 Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent counties, Missouri. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1889.
  • Morris, John. Wright County, Missouri history book. Springfield, MO : G.B. Carter, 1952.

Maps

Mowright.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments
Service men in Wright 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 Wright County, Missouri:

- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company G
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Wright County:

  • January 9-11, 1863 = Hartville[4]
  • 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 Wright County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

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

Taxation

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.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

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 Wright 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 Wright 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 "Wright Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Wright County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Wright County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search

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), Wright County, Missouri. Page 407 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)