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Ozark County was created on January 29, 1841 from Taney County. The county was named for the Ozark Mountains – Ozark is the anglicized form of the French "aux arcs", an abbreviation of "Aux Arkansas", which means in the county of Arkansas.
Areas surrounding Ozark County include Douglas County (north), Howell County (east), Fulton County, Arkansas (southeast), Baxter County, Arkansas (south), Marion County, Arkansas (southwest), Taney County (west).
Cities and towns to be found in Ozark County include Almartha, Bakersfield, Brixey, Dora, Dugginsville, Elijah, Foil, Gainesville, Hammond, Hardenville, Howards Ridge, Isabella, Longrun, Lutie, Mammoth, Noble, Nottinghill, Ocie, Pontiac, Rockbridge, Romance, Souder, Sundown, Sycamore, Tecumseh, Theodosia, Thornfield, Trail, Udall, Wasola, Willhoit, Zanoni.
Ozark 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./p>
You can search online for Ozark County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Missouri Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
Ozark County has Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Ozark Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Ozark Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ozark Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ozark Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free down-loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.
A list of Ozark County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Researchers frequently forget about the value of Ozark County court, probate, and land files as a source of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Missouri courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the ambitions and worries of many Missouri residents.
The odds are great that your potential ancestors have left a comprehensive record of at least a number of aspects of their lives in the Ozark County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other procedures which often can have lead to her or him showing up in court records.
The following facts denotes exactly what marriage, birth, death, property, probate, and legal records can be found in Ozark County. The years suggested below are the first known records data with this county. Courthouse destroyed by fire in 1858 or 1859, all early records were destroyed. 2nd Courthouse destroyed by fire sometime before February 1864., some records were lost. 3rd Courthouse destroyed by fire November 28, 1934.
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Ozark 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. Feel free to present your own most liked Ozark County genealogy or family history related sites.