Howard County MOGenWeb

Hello and Welcome to the Howard County MOGenWeb Project!

My name is Sherry Raleigh-Adams and I am the coordinator of Howard County for The MOGenWeb Project. I took over coordinating this website from Sherryl Barger in October 2006. Sherryl created and built this website from the ground up in 1996. All of us, who have Howard County heritage and have learned more about our heritage through the use of this remarkable website, are greatly indebted to her for her tremendous contributions throughout the years. Thank you, Sherryl, for taking us so far. I will endeavour to expand her efforts to make Howard County history come alive for genealogists and historians alike. To learn more more about how the entire USGenWeb Project got started consult the bottom of this page. The Howard County MOGenWeb project is non-profit and the information that is contained on these pages is provided as a free service to you. You are encouraged to use the information contained in the Howard County MOGenWeb project to help you or others with your genealogical research. However, you MAY NOT sell any of the information contained here.

Like many of you, my ancestors once lived in Howard County. I do not live in Howard County (and never have). If anyone who does live in the area wants to take over Howard County for The USGenWeb Project, I would be happy to turn over ownership of these pages to someone with a better knowledge of the county. In the meantime, if you have information to add to this project, please let me know. If you would like to volunteer to host a currently unhosted county for The MOGenWeb Project, visit the Missouri Orphan County page. If you would like to volunteer to host a currently unhosted county in another state, go to The USGenWeb Project and contact the state coordinator of that state.

Howard County Mailing List

Thanks to the folks at Rootsweb, there is a genealogical discussion e-mail list exclusively for Howard County, Missouri researchers! Sherryl Barger has graciously agreed to continue hosting the mailing list for the time being. I highly recommend that you join in on the e-mail discussion for Howard County researchers. Also, new additions to the Howard County MOGenWeb project will be announced on this mailing list. You can join this list by sending an e-mail to:
In the body of the message type the command: subscribe
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About the MOGenWeb/USGenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The initial idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where databases would be collected and stored. This grew into a project for the entire United States (the USGenWeb Project), and subsequently for the World (the WorldGenWeb Project). Missouri (the MOGenWeb Project) joined this project in July of 1996. Howard County joined the MOGenWeb Project in November 1996.

To accomplish this, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the county web pages. Even though today most counties have coordinators, ongoing projects continue to need volunteers. If you would like to help with these ongoing projects in the USGenWeb Project, click here for more information.

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1996-2004 by Sherryl Barger for the Howard County MOGenWeb Project

This pg. was last updated on October 29, 2006.