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McDonald County Genealogy Society

In association with the McDonald County Library, we list information and resources here that is of use to persons researching their ancestors from McDonald County, Missouri U.S.A.

For more information, please contact:
Retha Mitchell, genealogy specialist
McDonald County Library
808 Bailey Road
Pineville, Missouri 64856

The McDonald County Library has a good selection of Genealogy  material, 
including some very rare records that are specific to McDonald County!

Looking for a particular genealogy book?  Search our book collection online.
Need other information? Email or call 417-223-4489 and ask for Retha.

New for 2010: McDonald County Marriage Records from 1865 to 2009

Thanks to Kenny & Amey at the McDonald County Recorder's Office and Bruce at the McDonald County Library, we've complied a complete Index of all Marriage Records from 1865 to 2009 - now available online to search and/or download to your computer!

This index includes all marriage licenses issued in McDonald county from October 1865 to December 2009, with instructions on how to order printed copies of the original record kept on file at the County Recorder's office. The index can be viewed online, organized by the husband's last name; or the entire index can be downloaded onto your computer in a spreadsheet format.

A great resource for genealogists and historians!

The McDonald County Library Obituary Database Project

ALL OBITUARIES are available to search in a simple text format here.

(To make it easier to search, this database has vital information only… Names, maiden names, dates, cemeteries, and newspaper of record.
If you need a copy of the entire, original obituary, please contact the library staff.)

We’re very excited about this project, as it makes searching for information about your McDonald county area ancestors much, much easier.

See if we have your ancestors online

Area Cemetery Information:

McDonald County Cemeteries - A partial listing of the Cemeteries in McDonald County, hosted by the US GenWeb / Missouri GenWeb projects.

AHGP Missouri Cemetery Transcription & Photo Project - A different partial listing of the Cemeteries in McDonald County, hosted by the American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP).

ePodunk offers a McDonald Co. Cemetery List, which also provides some useful maps to help you locate the actual cemeteries.

Please also visit these useful sites:

The McDonald County MOGenWeb site -

McDonald County Historical Society -