FIRST FAMILIES OF IRON COUNTY, MISSOURI
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FIRST FAMILIES OF IRON COUNTY, MISSOURI

 

Suggested Sources

 

 

Photocopies of all verifying materials accompanying the application will be required. No original copies of documents should be sent. We encourage the use of extra sheets of paper to include, when known, names of all children in all generations in direct descent and who they married, down to and including your own family.

PRIMARY SOURCES are defined as contemporary and/or government records made at the time of the event by the parties involved. These records are deemed acceptable sources in proving relationship from one generation to another.

BIRTH RECORDS

Missouri birth records have been kept statewide since 1912 and are available from the Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records, P. O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570. For any birth records which may be available prior to 1912, contact the Missouri State Archives, 600 W. Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101, Phone (573) 751-3280,
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DEATH RECORDS

The state of Missouri has been keeping death records since January 1, 1910 and are available from the Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records, P. O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570. For any death records which happen to be available prior to 1910, contact the Missouri State Archives listed above.

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Marriage records in both book and microfilm form are available in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Iron County in Ironton, Missouri from 1857 to date. Copies are also available in the Missouri State Archives, listed above.

CENSUS RECORDS

Missouri Federal census records are available through the libraries, internet and microfilm. They may be consulted at the Missouri State Archives as well as many other libraries.

PROBATE RECORDS

The Iron County Probate Court has complete Probate Records and Index. Microfilm is available at The Ozarks Regional Library in Ironton, MO and at the Missouri State Archives up to 1943.

LAND RECORDS AND PLATS

Purchase or sale of property often shows residency and marital relationship. Available from the county where the land was owned. Records are maintained by the Recorder of Deeds. Deed records go back to 1814 which covers some of the counties from which Iron County was formed. After 1857, all land records are kept in the Iron County Courthouse. Recorder of Deeds, P.O. Box 42, Ironton, MO 63650-0042. Phone: (573) 546-2912.

TAX RECORDS

Taxes were paid on property owned on a yearly basis. Records are available from the time of the county's formation. Records may be located in the Recorder of Deeds and/or the tax assessor's office where the land was located.

MILITARY RECORDS

Military records are available from the National Archives & Records Service, 8th & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20408. You can also check the internet for forms to order these records.

CHURCH RECORDS

Church records often contain birth, death, marriage, and funeral information of their membership.

COURT RECORDS

Civil, criminal, divorce, and naturalization records begin from formation of the county and may be located in the Circuit Clerk's office.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL OR SECONDARY SOURCES are any sources in print that do not come from a contemporary or government record. The inclusion of these records is encouraged. Photocopies of these materials will provide valuable material for future generations in using this permanent file.

BIBLE RECORDS

Dated and/or undated. Include a photocopy of the page showing the publisher, date of publication and the actual pages showing names, dates, and events. Identify current owners of Bible when known.

OBITUARIES

Dated and identified, when known, name of newspaper and location. Most libraries contain copies of local newspapers. The Missouri State Historical Society has Missouri newspapers available on microfilm for interlibrary loan. See Index of Iron County, Newspapers.

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Dated and identified, when known, name of newspaper and location. Clippings may include anniversaries, biographical sketches, awards, marriage notices, reminiscences, etc.

FAMILY HISTORIES/ PUBLISHED GENEALOGIES

When submitting this type of material include a copy of the title page, photocopies showing direct ancestral descent and state location of the book.

PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES, PORTRAITS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORIES

The Iron County Historical Society has published Past and Present, a history of Iron County and other county histories.

PERSONAL PAPERS

Unpublished written data include letters, diaries, journals, reunion records, and manuscripts. Please include dates when known.

TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS

Submit photographs or transcriptions of the stone, Also include the name and location of cemetery.