Passed away on the 27 Dec. 2000. Nicholas was my mother's heart. He and I enjoyed horseplaying and generally cutting up. We can't believe he is gone but he will never be forgotten. WE MISS YOU NICKO!
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This page last updated 06 Jan. 2008
Carter County sits at the Southeast corner of the Missouri Ozarks. Most of
the county is within the Mark Twain National Forest. The beautiful Current
River runs through the middle of Carter County. The entire Current river
that runs through Carter county is part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Carter County has the distinction of being one of the poorest counties
in the State of Missouri. The timber industry and tourist industry are the
two main sources of income for this county. Even this is not enough to raise
the income level of families in the area.
Carter County was organized March 10, 1859, from Oregon, Reynolds, Ripley
and Shannon counties. The county was named for Zimri A. Carter, pioneer
settler. The county seat is in Van Buren.
If you have research resources in Carter Co., Mo, and would like to share
them with others, please consider letting me post them here. Or would
you volunteer to do lookups for others? If so, please let me know.
Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.
Carter County Addresses (Snail Mail)West Carter County Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 309
Van Buren Mo 63965
(Meets 4th Tuesday of each month except December)
Dues $12 year
Phone 573-323-4315 Carter County Courthouse (where to send for marriage records, etc.)
Clerk of Circuit Court
P.O. Box 578
Van Buren Missouri 63965$1.00 fee per page for copies
Other Genealogy Links
USGenWeb Project Links to all 50 States and their counties, archive records, and to
the Worldwide GenWeb Project
Cyndi Howell's List of Gen Sites - The most genealogy related links on the Internet -
over 29,250 worldwide in 90 different categories
Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia - The Rolla Mo link covers the
southern part of Missouri - a lot of old records that no one else would keep (old store
records, employer records, family records)
Newspaper Source at the Missouri State Historical Society in Columbia MO- They have
a large selection of Missouri newspapers on microfilm from the early 1800's to present
Missouri Vital Records A good description of birth, death, marriage records available at
the State level in Missouri also lists what is available at the county level and connects to
other Research Links
NAIL National Archives Information Locator (Lot of Archives on-line)
Helpful FAQ's for Genealogists (Frequently Asked Questions on such subjects
as Social Security Numbers, etc) Also connects to other Research Links
Judy helped to critique the FAQ on Social Security
USGenWeb Archives Projects
PLEASE VISIT THESE SITES TO SEE THE MAJOR ARCHIVES PROJECTS BEING
WORKED ON TO BE AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCHERS ON THE INTERNET If you have
the resources and time, check the sites to see how you can help to make the projects a reality.
Tombstone Transcription Project To get cemetery records on-line - check out this site
for cemetery records and also if you own records and would like to transcribe them to be put on-line,
check out this site to volunteer.