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Shannon County, Missouri
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Shannon County, Missouri Facts

When was Shannon County, MO Created?
Shannon County was created on January 29, 1841 from Ripley County.

What is the County Seat of Shannon County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Eminence and in addition the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Shannon County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Dent CountyReynolds CountyCarter CountyOregon CountyHowell CountyTexas County.

Shannon County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Shannon County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Shannon 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 Shannon 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 Shannon County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.

Shannon County, MO Census Records

What Shannon County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Shannon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Shannon Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Shannon Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Shannon Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Shannon 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

Shannon County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Shannon County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Shannon County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Shannon 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 Shannon 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 Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Shannon County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Shannon County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Shannon 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.

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Shannon Co. MO Military Records

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