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Barry Co., MO

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Barry County Court House, Cassville, MO

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photoNotes & News
Index - Cemeteries A lot of cemetery photos were posted in the spring of 2011, 2012 & 2013. Phyllis Long updates the cemeteries on a monthly basis. She tries to keep those up to date.
Index - Obituaries Several new postings in 2019 in both the obit and death certificate files.
Historical Newspapers Several new postings in 2017 and new format added in 2012.
Index - Photo Albums Several new photos were posted in 2019 - new format added in July of 2011. 2014 was a major year for writing new code for the photo pages. In 2017 new code was added to the marriages and to the census pages.
Index - Data Files 1890 Census records added in December 2011. Page revision in 2011. Several other new things were added in this section during the summer months of 2012.
Index - Marriages New page for marriages was added in the spring of 2010.
Index - School Book Some new yearbooks were added in March and April of 2010. Several new photos were posted in the spring of 2011 and in 2012.
Featured Photo A new photo posting every week runs as the feature. Photos need to be submitted before Saturday evening to catch the feature page for the coming week.
Early Places - Includes Places Other Than Communities
Barry County Poor Farm No new postings since stone was placed there in the summer of 2009. One new photo added in December of 2010.
Barry County's Early Mills One new photo added in July - some pages were updated in January 2010.
Barry County Community Pages
County Churches A few new postings in the spring of 2010 - page revision in August. Slide Shows on Roaring River & Cassville - several updated community pages.
Index - Photo Albums - Communities Here A few new postings in 2011 as well as page revisions and additions. In 2012 we added a new book for family photos.
Maps & Atlases
Maps & Atlases Added 1840 Map! Page revision in December of 2009.
War Records
Rev. War No new postings.
War of 1812 No new postings.
Mexican War No new postings.
Civil War Several new postings in 2010, 2011, 2012 and some new Bushwhacker listings also in 2011.
Spanish American War One new posting in 2010 and one new photo added in 2012.
World War I Several new postings in 2010, pages updated to new format in July of 2011.
World War II Several new new postings in 2010, and pages updated to new format in July of 2012.
Indian War Land Grants New posting in 2016.
History & Books No new postings during 2010, one added in 2012.
Shop For Reference Material One new posting in December 2009 and one in October 2010.
Mailing List
Join Mailing List You can search an archive of all the old mailing list messages here at this link. Page revised in December of 2009. This is a handy reference to what names others are reseaching in Barry County. Included are some roll call messages that have information about families that people are actively researching.
Look Up Page No new postings in 2016.
Family Group Sheets One or two new postings in 2010, none since.
Query & Surname Index New postings and several address changes in 2016.
Odds & Ends Events Calender - post book signings, genealogy and historical meetings, family and school reunions and events that will be of interest to our readers here on this page. Post new e-mail addresses on the new e-mail address form.
Barry County's Link Yard Links to genealogy pages that are off site. No new postings in 2010. In 2012 links that no longer work were removed.
Phone & Mail Addresses No recent postings.
Sources for County Records - Order microfilm for county records Index established and pages revised in December of 2019.
Submit Records
Mail to Coordinator or Co-Coordinator Please read submission guidelines before submitting here at this link.
Photo Submission Please read submission guidelines before submitting here at this link.
Barry County Board Look at the posts on the board here.
County Societies
Wheaton Historical Society Betty and Ralph Lamberson are the contact people for the Wheaton Museum. The Lambersons photographed Muncie Chapel Cemetery. The "Wheaton Echoes" is a book that they have for sale and they also have disc for the Wheaton newspapers for sale. These are a great resouce because the actual pages of the newspapers were put on film and then recorded on disc.
Monett Historical Society The Monett Historical Society is an active organization with a quarterly news letter and a museum display. Members helped with the photographing of Oakdale Cemetery. The "Monett Centennial Salute" is a book that they have for sale.
Barry County Museum They announced that they have several books for sale. Volume 12 of "Lifetimes of Memories" came out in September of 2010. New books in 2012. Check with them for the latest.
BCG&HS Barry County Genealogical & Historical Society elected new officers in January 2010. Members helped with the photos for Oak Hill Cemetery in 2009. They have a lot of books for sale. The latest one that published is - "Genealogical & Historical Society - Chronology from 1990-2010", published in the fall of 2010. New things added in 2012. Check with them for new material available for purchase.
Barry County, MO History
photo In the month of Feb in the year of 1835, Barry County began operation as a political subdivision of Missouri. The newly formed county contained the present counties of Barry, Lawrence, Dade, McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton and a part of Cedar County and came into being as the result of action by the 1834 state legislature. This new county was named in honor of Thomas Barry, who at one time was the Postmaster General in the cabinet of President Andrew Jackson.

Its first county seat was located at Mount Pleasant and was located on Clear Creek just west of present day Pierce City.

By 1845 Lawrence County was formed and so the county seat was no longer in the geographic center of Barry County, so the new seat was formed in what is now Cassville and housed in the William Kerr residence. William Kerr owned the 50 acres which encompassed the town of Cassville in 1845.
Wikipedia - Barry County Information Link - Wikipedia has present day information about townships and includes some useful data on demographics. Barry is a county located in the State of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 34,010 for the entire county.
photo US GenWeb - There are state links and project links at this link - click on photo to go to the US GenWeb site.
photo Links to Missouri counties at this spot - click on photo of state to go to the MoGenWeb pages.
MOGenWeb Archives MO GenWeb Archives - Includes all the counties
USGenWeb Archives US GenWeb Archives - includes all the states
Barry - MOGenWeb Archives Please beware that the archives for Barry County are not up to date and have many errors! It is better to use the Barry County pages here than the archives.
US Census Project These are census records that have been transcribed by volunteers for all states.
MOGenWeb Tombstone These are transcribed stone records that have been submitted to the MOGenWeb site.
US Census Project US Census records that have been transcribed by volunteers.
Barry County Neighbors Barry County's neighbors on all sides.
US Tombstone Project Stone transcriptions submitted by volunteers are here at this site.

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