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Guide to '''Reynolds County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
  
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Guide to '''Reynolds County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| founded year = 1845
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|organized=  February 25,  1845
| founded date = February 25
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|county seat= Centerville
| seat = [[Centerville, Missouri|Centerville]]  
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|parent county= [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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| building address = Reynolds County Courthouse<br> Courthouse Square; <br>Centerville, MO 63633<br>Phone: 573.648.2494<br>[http://www.ofrpc.org/county/reynolds.html '''Reynolds County Website'''] }}
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|county1= [[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy|Carter]]
=== County Information ===
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==== Reynolds County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Reynolds}}
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'''Reynolds County Courthouse'''<br> Courthouse Square<br>Centerville, MO 63633<br>Phone: 573-648-2494<br>[http://www.ofrpc.org/county/reynolds.html Reynolds County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth records from 1883, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1872.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Reynolds County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Reynolds}}
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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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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known 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" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Reynolds County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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=== Record Loss ===
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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'''1863'''  Courthouse burned in December, 1863; all records were destroyed. <br>
 
 
County Clerk has birth records from 1883, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1872.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Reynolds County, Missouri. Page 405 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
 
 
'''1845'''  Reynolds County was created 25 February 1845 from [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]] County. '''County seat:''' Centerville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
  
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.  
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'''1871'''  Courthouse burned in late November, 1871; all records were destroyed. <br>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
'''1863'''  Courthouse burned in December, 1863; all records were destroyed. <br>
 
'''1871'''  Courthouse burned in late November, 1871; all records were destroyed. <br>
 
 
'''1872'''  Temporary courthouse quarters burned May 27, 1872.<br>
 
'''1872'''  Temporary courthouse quarters burned May 27, 1872.<br>
  
 
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<br> '''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Reynolds}}
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*'''1845'''  Reynolds County was created February 25, 1845 from [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Centerville<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.
  
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Reynolds, Black|place|disp=Black}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Reynolds, Ellington|place|disp=Ellington}}  
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=== Populated Places ===
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Reynolds, Lesterville|place|disp=Lesterville}}
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{{MO Populated Places Intro|Reynolds}}
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The following are locations in Reynolds County, Missouri:
  
 
*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.
 
*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.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Reynolds}}
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Reynolds}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Reynolds}}
  
[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy|Carter]] {{•}} [[Dent County, Missouri Genealogy|Dent]] {{•}} [[Iron County, Missouri Genealogy|Iron]] {{•}} [[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]] {{•}} [[Wayne County, Missouri Genealogy|Wayne]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
{{MOReynolds, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Reynolds}}
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Reynolds}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| 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=1486&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|394465|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1486 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moreynol/rycem.htm MOGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Reynolds+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Reynolds&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/reynolds/reynocem.html MOGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/reynolds.htm Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Reynolds County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=90 MOGravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1486&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moreynol/rycem.htm MOGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/reynolds/reynocem.html MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/reynolds.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=90 MOGravestones]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20627&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=78&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20627&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=78&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|394465|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Reynolds+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1486 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Reynolds&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Missouri Cemeteries| Missouri Cemeteries]] for more information.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MO Census Intro|Reynolds}}
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*'''1732-1933''' {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*'''1732-1933''' - {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{Census|Missouri}}
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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
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{MO Church Intro}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*'''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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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Reynolds}}
  
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ltreat/brooks/reynocomo.htm Rootsweb] - historic photos of Reynolds County
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{{MO Land}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Reynolds}}
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{{MO History}}
  
[[Image:Moreynolds.jpg|right|400px|Moreynolds.jpg]]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Maps Intro|Reynolds}}
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|{{MOReynolds, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Reynolds_County Reynolds County townships] (Histopolis)
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Reynolds_County Reynolds County townships] (Histopolis)
 
 
*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 Reynolds County.
 
*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 Reynolds County.
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{MO Migration Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MO Military Intro|Reynolds}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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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
  
'''''Online Records'''''
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==== Civil War ====
*'''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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{{MO Civil War Intro|Reynolds}}
*'''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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'''Online Records'''
*'''1911 - 1938''' {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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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*'''1911-1938''' {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
===== World War II =====
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Reynolds}}
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*'''1941-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== 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
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
  
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MO Newspapers Intro|Reynolds}}
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Reynolds}}
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Reynolds}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Other Records ===
 
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{{MO Other Records Intro|Reynolds}}
{{MO Probate Intro}}
 
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ltreat/brooks/reynocomo.htm Rootsweb] - historic photos of Reynolds County
*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''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  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
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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] — index and images ($)
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MO Schools Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Tax Records ===
*'''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 $
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{{MO Tax Intro|Reynolds}}
*'''1883 - 1884''' Reynolds County Birth Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|C514669}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
 
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MO Vital Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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==== Birth ====
*'''1776-1988''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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{{MO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Reynolds}}
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
 
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1867 - 1885''' Reynolds County Marriage Index 1867-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515731}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1870 - 1891''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moreynol/reymarge.htm Reynolds County Marriage Records 1870-1891]. These marriage records were taken from the original records on file at the offices of the Circuit Clerk and Recorder, Reynolds County Courthouse, Centerville, Missouri
 
  
===== '''''Deaths''''' =====
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — 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] — index/images ($)
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*'''1883-1884''' Reynolds County Birth Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|C514669}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
  
*'''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 $
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==== Marriage ====
*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{MO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Reynolds}}
*'''1883 - 1884''' Reynolds County Death Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|B582472}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*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.
 
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — 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] ($)
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1867-1885''' Reynolds County Marriage Index 1867-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515731}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1870-1891''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moreynol/reymarge.htm Reynolds County Marriage Records 1870-1891]. These marriage records were taken from the original records on file at the offices of the Circuit Clerk and Recorder, Reynolds County Courthouse, Centerville, Missouri
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Death ====
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{{MO Vital Records - Death Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*[http://www.rcghs.org/ Reynolds County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.]<br>P.O. Box 281<br>233 S. 2nd Street<br>Ellington, MO 63638<br>Phone: 573-663-3233<br>Email: [mailto:info@rcghs.org info@rcghs.org]<br>
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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] — index/images ($)
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883-1884''' Reynolds County Death Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|B582472}} at FamilySearch.
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*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.
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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=== Libraries ===
|-
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{{MO Libraries Intro|Reynolds}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:reynolds+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moreynol/ MOGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/reynolds/reynolds.html USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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=== Museums ===
|-
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{{MO Museums Intro|Reynolds}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Reynolds/ RootsWeb resources]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Reynolds/ Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/reynolds/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/reynolds-county/ StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Reynolds-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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== Societies ==
|-
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{{MO Societies Intro|Reynolds}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203291&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Reynolds%22 FamilySearch catalog]
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/reynolds-county-missouri WorldCat]
 
| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
 
| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Reynolds Missouri" and search catalog.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
 
| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Reynolds County"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
 
|}
 
  
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*'''Reynolds County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.'''<br>P.O. Box 281<br>233 S. 2nd Street<br>Ellington, MO 63638<br>Phone: 573-663-3233<br>Email: [mailto:info@rcghs.org info@rcghs.org]<br>[http://www.rcghs.org/ Website]
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
 
| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
 
|-
 
| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]  
 
| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.reynolds/mb.ashx Ancestry.com]  
 
| width="70%" | Reynolds County Message Board
 
|}
 
  
== References ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MO Websites Intro|Reynolds}}
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:reynolds+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 +
*  [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moreynol/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 +
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/reynolds/reynolds.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203408|Missouri|Reynolds}}. Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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*  [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Reynolds/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 +
*  [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Reynolds/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/reynolds/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/reynolds-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 +
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Reynolds-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MO Research Guides Intro|Reynolds}}
  
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== References ==
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Revision as of 14:21, 29 August 2018

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

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County Facts
County seat: Centerville
Organized: February 25, 1845
Parent County(s): Shannon[1]
Neighboring Counties
Carter  • Dent  • Iron  • Shannon  • Wayne
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriReynoldsCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Reynolds County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Reynolds County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Centerville, MO 63633
Phone: 573-648-2494
Reynolds County Website

County Clerk has birth records from 1883, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1872.[2]

Reynolds County, Missouri Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1883 1872 1883 1872 1872 1850

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1863 Courthouse burned in December, 1863; all records were destroyed.

1871 Courthouse burned in late November, 1871; all records were destroyed.

1872 Temporary courthouse quarters burned May 27, 1872.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1845 Reynolds County was created February 25, 1845 from Shannon County.
  • County seat: Centerville[4]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Reynolds County, Missouri:

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Reynolds County, Missouri online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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 Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Reynolds 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.


Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

  • Rootsweb - historic photos of Reynolds County

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Template:MO Vital Records - Birth Intro

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Template:MO Vital Records - Marriage Intro

Death[edit | edit source]

Template:MO Vital Records - Death Intro

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Template:MO Vital Records - Divorce Intro

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Reynolds County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Reynolds County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Reynolds County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Missouri Societies.

  • Reynolds County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.
    P.O. Box 281
    233 S. 2nd Street
    Ellington, MO 63638
    Phone: 573-663-3233
    Email: info@rcghs.org
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • FamilySearch Catalog . Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • 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 ($)

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 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
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.