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Lawrence County, Missouri Facts

Lawrence County

When was Lawrence County, MO Created?
Lawrence County was created on February 14, 1845 from Barry County and Dade County.

What is the County Seat of Lawrence County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Mount Vernon and in addition the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Lawrence County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Dade County, Greene County, Christian County, Stone County, Barry County, Newton County, Jasper County.


Lawrence County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Lawrence County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lawrence County vital records can be found at the Missouri Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1910. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Missouri for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Lawrence County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Missouri Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Another resource is the Lawrence County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.


Lawrence County, MO Census Records

What Lawrence County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lawrence County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Lawrence Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Lawrence Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lawrence Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lawrence Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free down-loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Missouri Census Records Research Guide


Lawrence County, MO Courthouse and Government Records


Lawrence County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lawrence County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lawrence County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Missouri courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Missouri residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Lawrence County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Missouri Corthouse Records Research Guide.


Lawrence County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lawrence County, MO?
A list of Lawrence County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Missouri Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Lawrence County, MO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Lawrence County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lawrence County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Lawrence Co. MO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lawrence Co. MO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lawrence Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

Lawrence Co. MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lawrence Co. MO General and History Websites

Lawrence Co. MO Military Records

Lawrence Co. MO Schools & Directories

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