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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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The County was named for Thomas Reynolds. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Reynolds, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/13/2018</ref>
  
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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.mocounties.com/reynolds-county.php 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>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Reynolds County, Missouri. Page 397-407 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.</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
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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
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911. </center>
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Record Loss ===
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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>
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'''1863'''  Courthouse burned in December, 1863; all records were destroyed. <br>
 
 
=== 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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For a complete list of populated places in Reynolds County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,179,c,reynolds.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [https://collections.shsmo.org/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>
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Wikipedia contributors, "Reynolds County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_County,_Missouri Reynolds County Missouri], accessed Nov 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunker,_Missouri Bunker] Dent & Reynolds co
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centerville,_Missouri Centerville] county seat
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellington,_Missouri Ellington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedwell,_Missouri Bedwell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_Fork,_Missouri Bee Fork]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black,_Missouri Black]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitwood,_Missouri Chitwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corridon,_Missouri Corridon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagonia,_Missouri Dagonia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgehill,_Missouri Edgehill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchange,_Missouri Exchange]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_City,_Missouri Fruit City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garwood,_Missouri Garwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeley,_Missouri Greeley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadley,_Missouri Hadley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesterville,_Missouri Lesterville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melton,_Missouri Melton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey,_Missouri Monterey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munger,_Missouri Munger]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oates,_Missouri Oates]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohlman,_Missouri Ohlman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redford,_Missouri Redford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds,_Reynolds_County,_Missouri Reynolds]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruble,_Missouri Ruble]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithboro,_Missouri Smithboro]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Fork,_Missouri West Fork]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_River_Township,_Reynolds_County,_Missouri Black River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_Township,_Reynolds_County,_Missouri Carroll]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Reynolds_County,_Missouri Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesterville_Township,_Reynolds_County,_Missouri Lesterville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Township,_Reynolds_County,_Missouri Logan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webb_Township,_Reynolds_County,_Missouri Webb]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamode,_Missouri Alamode]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dairyville,_Missouri Dairyville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvey,_Missouri Helvey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcoot,_Missouri Marcoot]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakley,_Missouri Oakley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinkley,_Missouri Pinkley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside,_Reynolds_County,_Missouri Riverside]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webb,_Missouri Webb]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*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.
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Reynolds County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
| 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]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Reynolds+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |  
| 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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://reynolds.mogenweb.org/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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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/reynolds/reynocem.html MOGenWeb Archives]
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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" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/reynolds.htm Tombstone Project]
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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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Reynolds-County?id=county_1486 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394499&reqParentsLabel=Reynolds%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=90 MOGravestones]
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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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| 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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| 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
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1850 |1849
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|1860 |3173 
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|1870 |3756
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|1880 |5722
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|1890 |6803
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|1900 |8161
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|1910 |9592
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|1920 |10106
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|1930 |8923
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|1940 |9370
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|1950 |6918
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|1960 |5161
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|1970 |6106 
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|1980 |7230
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|1990 |6661
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|2000 |6689
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|2010 |6696
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{{MO Census 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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*'''1732-1933''' {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
{{Census|Missouri}}
 
{{Census|Missouri}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Reynolds}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394499&reqParentsLabel=Reynolds%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
{{MO Church Intro}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Court  ====
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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 and images
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Reynolds}}
  
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ltreat/brooks/reynocomo.htm Rootsweb] - historic photos of Reynolds County
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Reynolds}}
  
[[Image:Moreynolds.jpg|right|400px|Moreynolds.jpg]]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]  
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{{MO Land}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Reynolds}}
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{{MO History}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Reynolds County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Reynolds}}
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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.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394499&reqParentsLabel=Reynolds%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
==== 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
 
  
===== Civil War =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MO Military Intro|Reynolds}}
  
'''''Online Records'''''
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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
*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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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==== Civil War ====
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{{MO Civil War Intro|Reynolds}}
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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
 +
*'''1911-1938'''  {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Reynolds}}
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1941-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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
  
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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}}
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*[http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~ltreat/genealogy/brooks/reynocomo.htm Rootsweb] - historic photos of Reynolds County
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Periodicals ===
*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Reynolds}}
*'''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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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ 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] — index and images ($)
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MO Schools Intro|Reynolds}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
 +
*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MO Tax Intro|Reynolds}}
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MO Vital Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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==== Birth ====
*'''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 Birth 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>
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ 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 [[Media:Igimissourir.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf]].</ref>
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''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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*'''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 $
*'''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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ 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] $
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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] ($)
*'''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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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
*'''1867 - 1885''' Reynolds County Marriage Index 1867-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515731}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1867-1885''' Reynolds County Marriage Index 1867-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515731}} at FamilySearch.
*'''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
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*'''1870-1891''' [http://sites.rootsweb.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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==== Death ====
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{{MO Death Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*'''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 $  
+
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1883 - 1884''' Reynolds County Death Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|B582472}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1883-1884''' Reynolds County Death Index 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|B582472}} at FamilySearch.
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.  
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1910-1960''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10018/missouri-death-certificates-1910-1960?s=275764761 Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1960] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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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.
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{MO Divorce Intro|Reynolds}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{MO Research Facilities 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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=== Archives ===
 +
{{MO Archives Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{MO Libraries Intro|Reynolds}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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=== Museums ===
 +
{{MO Museums Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
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== Societies ==
 +
{{MO Societies Intro|Reynolds}}
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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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="#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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== Websites ==
|-
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{{MO Websites Intro|Reynolds}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/desktop/en/search.html Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
|-
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*  [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~moreynol/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Reynolds/ RootsWeb resources]  
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*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/reynolds/reynolds.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
| width="10%" | Free  
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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
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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[https://web.archive.org/web/20141008073251/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Reynolds/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
|-
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[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Reynolds/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Reynolds/ Linkpendium]  
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/reynolds/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
| width="10%" | Free  
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[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/reynolds-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Reynolds-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
|-
 
| 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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== Research Guides ==
|-
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{{MO Research Guides 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>
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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== References ==
|-
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<references />
| 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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{{Missouri|Missouri}}
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[[Category:Reynolds_County,_Missouri|Category Reynolds County Missouri]]
  
<references /> {{Missouri|Missouri}}
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[[Category:Missouri_Counties]]
 
 
[[Category:Reynolds_County,_Missouri|Category Reynolds County Missouri]]
 

Revision as of 15:18, 19 September 2020

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

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]

The County was named for Thomas Reynolds. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[2]

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.[3]

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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1883 1872 1883 1872 1872 1872 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

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[5]

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]

For a complete list of populated places in Reynolds County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships
Ghost towns


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]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 1,849
1860 3,173 71.6%
1870 3,756 18.4%
1880 5,722 52.3%
1890 6,803 18.9%
1900 8,161 20.0%
1910 9,592 17.5%
1920 10,106 5.4%
1930 8,923 −11.7%
1940 9,370 5.0%
1950 6,918 −26.2%
1960 5,161 −25.4%
1970 6,106 18.3%
1980 7,230 18.4%
1990 6,661 −7.9%
2000 6,689 0.4%
2010 6,696 0.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

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]

Social Security 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]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

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. Wikipedia contributors, "Reynolds, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_County,_Missouri. accessed 9/13/2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Reynolds County, Missouri. Page 397-407 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Reynolds County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Reynolds County Missouri, accessed Nov 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.