Genealogy Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 314
Neosho, Missouri 64850
417-451-4231

E-Mail Address: Genealogy@neosho.lib.mo.us
 
 

1930 Census for the entire state of MO has arrived and  is now available in the genealogy room at the library.


The Genealogy Friends of the Library was organized in 1986.

The current (2002) officers are: Randy Scott, President; Verla Geller, Vice-President; Sandi Peterson, Recording
Secretary; Paula Marbut, Corresponding Secretary; Elmer Geller, Treasurer; Rilla Scott, Genealogy Librarian; Karen Scott, Editor and Carol Wood, Co-Editor of Roots; Margaret Grandy, Genealogy Historian. Vesta Nadine-Severs, as Past President, will remain on the Executive Board.
 

Effective January 1, 2002, membership dues are $12.00 per year (January 1 through December 31) for adults.
Student membership is $8.00 a year (for anyone under the age of 18)
Life membership is $100.00
Your membership helps support the Genealogical Research room in the Library. It helps provide a quarterly publication, Newton County Roots, to each member and over 30 libraries. Membership entitles you to free queries in the publication. If you would like a membership card, please enclose a SASE with your payment and request a card.

There are workshops and special monthly programs the second Monday of each month. Limited individual research assistance (self addressed stamped envelope required) is available to members. The Corresponding Secretary or an assistant will do limited research in their resources for a fee of $7.00 per hour payable to the Genealogy Friends plus copy costs and postage. Zerox copies are 10 cents per page. When requesting research, please include a pedigree chart and/or family group sheet giving as much information as possible in order to aid their search. Additionally, you can contact them by e-mail at mailto:Genealogy@neosho.lib.mo.us

A partial list of Newton County resources is given below. Please indicate the items you would like checked. The cost of copies and postage will be billed to you. However, a deposit of $10.00 (US funds, check or money order) is requested before beginning the search - any additional costs would be billed at the time your copies and information is sent to you. An index card file of surnames of member lines being researched is kept.

Newspapers: Diamond News, Jan. 4, 1951 - Dec. 29, 1966
Newton County News, Aug. 14, 1890 - June 27, 1907
Miner and Mechanic, Oct. 25, 1879 - Dec. 31, 1971
Neosho Daily News, Jan. 1988 - April 1993. No indexes.

Newspaper Obituaries: Incomplete, most between mid 1930s and 1955.

Cemetery Records: Most have been canvassed and indexed.

Census Records: Newton County, 1840, 1850, 1860, indexed
Newton County, 1870 through 1920 on microfilmed, not indexed
Newton County, 1880 Soundex (listing of each family with children 10 years of age and younger)

Neosho City Directories: 1936, 1938, 1940, 1946, 1949, 1952, 1955, 1958, 1961-63, 1969, 1976-79, 1982-84, 1986-89, 1991

Neosho Telephone Directories: 1919-21, 1931-36, 1938-46, 1957-94

Camp Crowder Telephone Directory: 1945

Newton County Birth and Death Records: 1883 and 1884 only

Newton County Circuit Court Records: 1839-1886 on microfilm, indexed

Newton County Deeds: 1839-1887 on microfilm, indexed

Newton County Marriages: 1863-1985 with the exception of years 1914-24. Indexed.

Newton County Probate Records: 1847-1890 with general index.

Newton County Wills: 1865-1920 with index.

Pioneers of the Six Bulls by Larry James: 44 volumes containing cemeteries, family and Bible records, Newton County Poor Farm, Census, etc. Indexed.

Goodspeed's History of Newton and McDonald County, indexed

Bigham Funeral Home Records: 1916-45, indexed.

Thompson Funeral Home Records, Vol. 1: 1928-44, indexed
Thompson Funeral Home Records, Vol. 2: 1945-55, indexed


Publications for Sale

The Genealogy Friends of the Library have special publications for sale including:

1880 Census of Newton County, Missouri: 481 pages, every name indexed. Hard cover...$35.00 plus $7.00 S/H

Records of Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho, MO, 1928-1945, Vol. 1: 117 pages, indexed. Soft Cover...$12.00 plus $1.50 S/H

Records of Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho, MO, 1946-1955. Vol. 2: 96 pages, indexed. Soft Cover...$12.00 plus $1.50 S/H

Index to the  Register of Inmates Received at the Missouri State Penitentiary, Vol. A-B, March 8, 1836 through July 18, 1865. Soft Cover...$10.00 plus $1.50 S/H

The Story of...Stella and More, Book Two. Includes family histories and cemetery listings. 335 pages. Soft cover...$15.00 plus $3.00 S/H

Records of the Bigham Funeral Home, Neosho, Missouri, 1916-1945 - 219 pages, surname index, map, soft cover - $13.00 plus $1.50 postage and handling.

Biographical Sketches of Newton County Families and Their Neighbors - 224 pages, 110 photographs, over 1,200 surnames, indexed, soft cover - $25.00 plus $3.00 postage and handling; hard bound - $30.00 plus $3.00 postage and handling.

Biographical Sketches of Newton County Families and Their Neighbors, Volume 2 - 224 pages, 105 photographs, 1,225 surnames, indexed, soft cover - $25.00 plus $3.00 postage and handling; hard bound - $30.00 plus $3.00 postage and handling.

1882 Newton County Plat Book, with township maps and landowners, indexed, $10.00 plus $1.50 postage and handling.

1902 Newton County Plat Book, with township maps and landowners, indexed, $10.00 plus $1.50 postage and handling.

Men and Women in World War II From Newton County, photographs with small write up on each individual (not all service personnel) - $7.00 ppd.

Tidbits from Neosho and Newton County, newspaper clippings from around the turn of the century, indexed - $10.00 plus $1.50 postage and handling.

Newton County Wills - $10.00 plus $1.50 postage and handling



 

NEWTON COUNTY ROOTS -- BACK ISSUES

Back issues of our quarterly publication "Newton County Roots" are available for purchase. Below is a listing of each issue and articles that appear therein. If you are interested in obtaining a back issue, please write to the Genealogy Friends of the Library at the address listed above. Pricing is $3.50 per issue.

VOL 1 NO 1
VETERANS OF WWI OF THE USA., INC., NEWTON COUNTY, -- VETERANS OF MEXICAN WAR, NEWTON COUNTY,--- JURORS FOR CIRCUIT COURT, NEWTON COUNTY,--- MEMBERS OF THE "OLD 70 CLUB" --- PUBLIC FUNERAL FOR UNKNOWN DEAD --- POST OFFICES AND POSTMASTERS OF NEWTON CO., JUNE, 1856, --- HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS, NEOSHO, MO 1896-99.

VOL 1 NO 2
THE FLOOD OF 1896, NEWTON CO.---RAILROAD MEETING---CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY OFFICE --- CITY ELECTION---FIRE COMPANY ELECTS OFFICERS---NEWTON COUNTY TEACHERS' INSTITUTE---NEOSHO ATHLETICS---1930 MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS NEWTON COUNTY---INDEX TO 1930 MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS --- STRAWBERRY HARVEST---NEOSHO TEACHERS ELECTED --- 1907 SENIORS OF NEOSHO HIGH SCHOOL --- 1908 NEOSHO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

VOL 1 NO 3
LIST OF ALL PATRONS FOR THE 1882 NEWTON COUNTY ATLAS --- COMMERCIAL CLUB ELECTION --- NOTICE OF WAREHOUSEMAN'S SALE OF GOODS -- PIONEER OZARK WOMAN VISITS HARVEST SHOW -- REPORT OF BERWICK CENTER SCHOOL -- NEWTON CO. TEACHERS AT THE SPRINGFIELD STATE NORMAL SCHOOL --- HONOR ROLL GRADUATES, NEOSHO HIGH SCHOOL 1917 --- NEOSHO HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS, 1917, --- TEACHERS OF NEOSHO PUBLIC SCHOOL --- ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR NEOSHO CHAPTER #192 --- 1931 NEWTON COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS.

VOL 1 NO 4
LIST OF PATRONS FOR THE 1882 NEWTON COUNTY ATLAS --- LOOKING BACK - NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS -- ROLL OF HONOR OF BUILARD POINT SCHOOL-- CELEBRATION OF THE 70TH BIRTHDAY OF CAPT. J. M. RITCHEY-- TEACHERS IN NEOSHO SCHOOL 1914 -- CERTIFICATES FOR TEACHERS, 1901 WEST BENTON SCHOOL, 1915 -- INDEX TO MARRIAGES BOOK A-1, 1863-1866 A-C -- THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH --- SURNAME INDEX FOR 1989

VOL 2 NO 1
LOOKING BACK, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS -- NEWTON COUNTY BIRTHS, 1883 -- CLOVER LEAF SCHOOL -- CENSUS ENUMERATORS -- LOCUST GROVE SCHOOL -- NEOSHO IMPROVEMENTS -- OAKWOOD CHRISTIAN CHURCH-- INDEX TO NEWTON CO. MARRIAGES A-I 1863-1866, H-Y -- NEOSHO HERALD -- NEWTON COUNTY RURAL TEACHERS, 1928-1929 -- CENTRAL GRADE SCHOOL 1891 -- CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH

VOL 2 NO 2
NEOSHO COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE; SCARRITT COLLEGE -- DEMOCRATE PRIMARY ELECTION, MAY 10, 1898 -- POLL BOOK OF THE ELECTION NOV 6, 1900, CENTENNIAL NOTES 1859-1869 -- IOOF CEMETERY -- INDEX TO MARRIAGES BOOK 2-A 1867 - 1872 A-D-- HISTORY OF THE NEOSHO METHODIST CHURCH

VOL 2 NO 3
INDEX TO MARRIAGES BOOK 2-A 1867-1872 E-M -- IOOF CEMETERY BURYING GROUND CERTIFICATES --- CAMP MEETING NEWS, 13 JULY 1899 -- POLL BOOK OF ELECTION OF 6 NOV 1900 FARWELL PARTY HELD AT CENTRAL SCHOOL 18 APRIL 1930

VOL 2 NO 4
INDEX TO MARRIAGES BOOK 2-A 1867-1872 N-Y -- POOL BOOK OF THE ELECTION 6 NOV 1900 -- SURNAME INDEX FOR 1900

VOL 3 NO 1
NEWTON COUNTY MARRIAGES 1872-1879 -- OBITUARY INDEX, A-C-- MONA OSBOURN'S SCRAPBOOK -- A CHAT WITH RYLEN RUDY

VOL 3 NO 2
OBITUARIES INDEX, D-H -- MONA OSBOURN'S SCRAPBOOK -- A CHAT WITH RYLEN RUDY -- NEWTON COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS 1872-1879, CHEROKEE GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH -- RESEARCHING GERMAN ANCESTORS -- SOURCES FOR NON-INDIANS IN INDIAN TERRITORY

VOL 3 NO 3
NEWTON COUNTY MARRIAGES 1872-1879 -- OLD CEMETERIES REVISITED, FARNEY, BAYHAM JAMES CARVER GRAVE -- A CHAT WITH RYLEN RUDY-- OBITUARIES INDEX , H-P-- NEWTON COUNTY ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD

VOL 3 NO 4
NEWTON COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS -- ROSTER - CO. E 16TH MO INFANTRY -- OLD CEMETERIES REVISITED: MT. COMFORT -- NEWTON COUNTY 100 YEARS OLD

VOL 4 NO 1
NEWTON COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS -- OLD CEMETERIES REVISITED: THE CULP FAMILY CEMETERY -- 1920 THE YEAR OF THE CENSUS

VOL 4 NO 2
GIRL GRADUATE - CLASS OF 1908 -- NEWTON COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS 1878-1879 -- OLD CEMETERIES REVISITED: THE OLD POWERS CEMETERY

VOL 4 NO 3
OUR NEIGHBORS IN McDONALD COUNTY, 1876 -- 1876 MISSOURI STATE CENSUS OF McDONALD COUNTY, INDEX -- MOSES KEY - IMMIGRANT -- THE CLYMER-GILMORE FAMILY

VOL 4 NO 4
OLD BETHPAGE--VETERANS AND WIDOWS PENSION LISTS

VOL 5 NO 1
NEWTON COUNTY BIRTHS 1883-1884 -- IVIES OF NEWTON COUNTY -- OLD CEMETERIES REVISITED - IVIE CEMETERY.

VOL 5 NO 2
NEWTON COUNTY BIRTHS 1883-1884 -- THE BENTONS SINCE 1731 -- FOCUS ON FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS -- MORSE: PIONEER NEWTON CO. FAMILY

VOL 5 NO 3
DIAMOND HIGH CLASS OF 26 -- DIAMOND CHRISTIAN CHURCH, EST. 1879 -- THE CARVERS OF DIAMOND -- NEWTON COUNTY BIRTHS, 1883-1884 -- DIAMOND AND ITS PEOPLE -- MAN BEHIND THE MONUMENT

VOL 5 NO 4
MEN AND WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II FROM NEWTON COUNTY -- THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES WWII -- MAIL CALL WWII -- NEWTON COUNTY BIRTHS 1883-1884 -- THE HOME FRONT (CAMP CROWDER)

VOL 6 NO 1
DIVORCES NEWTON COUNTY 1865-1901 -- EARLY SETTLERS -- 1840 CENSUS NEWTON COUNTY TOWNSHIPS -- POST OFFICES & POSTMASTERS NEWTON CO. 1851

VOL 6 NO 2
DIVORCES NEWTON COUNTY 1865 - 1901 -- SLAVE SCHEDULE NEWTON COUNTY 1850 AND 1860 -- WENTWORTH, MO -- 1840 CENSUS, NEWTON COUNTY TOWNSHIPS

VOLUME 6 No 4
CHRISTMAS TREES by Mary Lousie Davis --- DIVORCES, NEWTON COUNTY 1865-1901, --- TIPTON FORD --- 1994 MEMBERS & SURNAMES

VOLUME 7 No 1
1850 NEWTON COUNTY, MO CENSUS INDEX -- NEWTONIA by David Weems --- WILL BOOK 2 INDEX, NEWTON CO. 1888-1902

VOLUME 7 NO 2
IN MEMORY OF MARY LOUISE DAVIS --- REMINISCENCES-NEWTON COUNTY NEWS 1891-1892 --- RITCHEY --- 1890 SPECIAL CENSUS, NEWTON CO, MO

VOLUME 7 NO 3
REMINISCENCES, NEWTON COUNTY NEWS 1891-1892 (continued) --- JUNE (the community) --- 1890 SPECIAL CENSUS (continued)

VOLUME 7 NO 4
REMINISCENCES - NEWTON COUNTY NEWS 1891-1892 (continued) --- JOLLIFICATION (Jolly) --- 1890 SPECIAL CENSUS (continued)

VOLUME 8 NO 1
REMINISCENCES - NEWTON COUNTY NEWS 1891-1892 (continued) --- 1890 SPECIAL CENSUS (continued) --- TOURING GRANBY

VOLUME 8 NO 2
1890 SPECIAL CENSUS (continued) --- MEMORIES OR EARLY SENECA HISTORY --- IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION RECORDS, NEWTON COUNTY

VOLUME 8 NO 3
SCALPING OF MRS. BARBARA MCKENNY --- JOHNSON AHNENTAFEL CHART --- IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION RECORDS, NEWTON COUNTY (continued) --- BIBLE RECORDS - EDWARDS FAMILY

VOLUME 8 NO 4
IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION RECORDS, NEWTON COUNTY (continued) --- OBITUARY - HANNAH KINNEY --- NEWTON COUNTY MISSOURI

VOLUME 9 NO 1
INDEX NEWTON COUNTY MO WILLS, BOOK 1 --- JOURNAL OF JAMES A. FERTIG --- NEWSPAPER ITEM - MILTON L. ROBB

VOLUME 9 NO 2
POLL BOOK GENERAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 1940 -- JOURNAL OF JAMES A. FERTIG (continued) --- AROUND THE COUNTY - THE PINE LOG WAR

VOLUME 9 NO 3
CENTRAL SCHOOL --- JOURNAL OF JAMES A. FERTIG (continued) --- GERMAN BAPTIST BRETHREN CHURCH --- RESEARCHING ON THE INTERNET --- U. S. RAILROAD RETIREMENT

VOLUME 9 NO 4
THE REST OF THE STORY . . . --- JOURNAL OF JAMES A. FERTIG (continued) MEMBERS & SURNAMES LIST

VOLUME 10 NO 1
RESEARCH HELP - OUTDATED MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY --- NEWTON CO. MO 1880 CENSUS, NEOSHO TWP. (partial list)

VOLUME 10 NO 2
1916 NEOSHO HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK --- ALUMNI OF NEOSHO HIGH SCHOOL 1888 - 1915 --- WORLD WAR 1 RECORDS

VOLUME 10 NO 3
NEWTON COUNTY CEMETERY LISTING AND MAP --- EIGHTH & NINTH GRADE GRADUATING CLASSES OF 1914 --- LATIN TERMS --- PERSONS ENTITLED TO PILGRIMAGES TO WAR CEMETERIES --- SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - HAAS --- MISSOURI STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOOKS ON CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS --- MAGAZINE ARTICLE ON NEWTON COUNTY FROM 1875 --- DEFINITIONS.

VOLUME 10 NO 4
THE RYLEN RUDY COLLECTION --- NEWTON COUNTY, MO DEATH REGISTER, 1883-1885

VOLUME 11 NO 1
"THE BROWN BAG BOOKS' --- McDONALD COUNTY RESEARCHING --- 1850 NEWTON, LAWRENCE AND McDONALD COUNTY MORTALITY SCHEDULES

VOLUME 11 NO 2
JONATHAN "CAPTAIN" BUZZARD --- FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF NEOSHO RECORDS --- 1860 NEWTON AND McDONALD COUNTY MORTALITY SCHEDULES --- THOMAS RAY GREER

VOLUME 11 NO 3
CHURCH OF CHRIST, BURKHART CONGREGATION RECORDS --- BURKHART CEMETERY RECORDS --- TRACING THE CRIMINAL --- ARTICLE ON THE BOX FAMILY --- ARTICLE ON THE HUTCHINGS FAMILY

VOLUME 11 NO 4
ARTICLE ON THE OSBORNE FAMILY (127 YEARS AGO) --- NEWS FROM DECEMBER 1880 --- OLD RURAL MARTIN CEMETERY --- INTERMENT OF BILL JILES --- OLD OCCUPATIONS

VOLUME 12 NO 1
THE FAMILY FILES (ELLIOTT, CRAIG, BELL, SMITH, DAVIS, WATSON) --- NEWS FROM THE 1800'S --- ABSTRACT EXCERPTS --- RAWLINS OBITUARY --- STILL BIRTH RECORDS (1883-1885)

VOLUME 12 NO 2
DIGGING UP ROOTS (BURRESS FAMILY, CRAIN FAMILY) --- G. W. CARVER, MARIAH WATKINS HEADSTONES --- RATLIFF FAMILY --- RATLIFF FAMILY PHOTO --- 1900 NEWTON COUNTY NEWS --- 1900 MINER AND MECHANIC --- MCDONALD COUNTY TIDBITS --- FROM THE PINEVILLE NEWS 1880 --- 1875 LOCUST BOUNTY? --- 1870 NEWTON COUNTY MORTALITY SCHEDULE

VOLUME 12 NO 3
BUZZARD CEMETERY --- RACINE APOSTOLIC CHURCH CEMETERY --- PHOTOGRAPH OF STUDENTS AND TEACHER OF FREEDOM SCHOOL TAKEN ABOUT 1907 --- NEOSHO TIMES NEWS DEC 7 1944 --- SEARCHING LAND RECORDS --- NEWTON COUNTY NEWS AUGUST 20, 1890 --- DAILY MINER & MECHANIC SEPTEMBER 27, 1879 --- JOHN MITCHELL WILLIAMS --- ABSTRACTS FROM THE PINEVILLE NEWS JANUARY 1881-APRIL 11, 1884 --- A PAGE FROM MISSOURI STATE PRISON RECORDS AND LOCAL BAD BOYS --- CAMP CROWDER TELEPHONE BOOK

VOLUME 12 NO 4
DURHAM FAMILY --- SAMUEL & SARAH SMITH --- ALFRED SANFORD DAVIS --- PINEVILLE NEWS - 1880'S --- CATTLE TALES - 1890 --- NEWTON COUNTY NEWS DECEMBER 27, 1901

VOLUME 13 NO 1
DESCENDANT OF WASHINGTON LIVES AT GOODMAN --- DEATH BOOKS OF MARY ELLEN DURHAM-ROBERTS --- THE PINEVILLE NEWS APRIL 22, 1885 - JANUARY 17, 1890 --- MINER AND MECHANIC DEATH NOTICES & ITEMS OF INTEREST 1879 --- QUERY CONCERNING ANN CARROLL (NEE SHELTON?) --- THE NEOSHO TIMES JANUARY 10, 1901

VOLUME 13 NO 2
FIRST 500 NAMES FROM THE WWI REGISTRATION LIST OF NEWTON COUNTY --- THE END OF A NEOSHO BOY'S DESPERATE CAREER - THE NEOSHO TIMES JANUARY 3, 1901 --- THE WELKERS OF NEWTON COUNTY -- A LONG WAY FROM HOME WILLIAM WYATT PATTON JR. --- MINER AND MECHANIC DEATH NOTICES & ITEMS OF INTEREST 1879 (continued)

VOLUME 13 NO 3
EARLY SHERIFFS OF NEWTON COUNTY --- NOAH GALLEMORE --- NOTES FROM KAY HIVELY

VOLUME 13 NO 4

BURKHART CEMETERY RECORDS - ADDITIONS & CORRECTIONS --- DESCENDENTS OF WILLIAM CORNER