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Polk County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Headquartered in Bolivar, Missouri, United States of America

Archives

There will be a $5 - $10 search fee--see below for more information


HINTS ON USING THE INDEXES:
Use your web browser's FIND feature to search for a particular name.

The pages will be updated periodically--please check the date at the bottom of each page to
see when the most recent update has taken place.

Polk County Circuit Court Records Index 1835-1900
Now available for research!
These are records of individuals committed
to state hospitals and sanatoriums.

Obituary File Index
updated September 2010


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Microfilm Index at the PCGS Library
updated October 2010


PROBATE RECORDS AVAILABLE AT PCGS on microfilm

Will Book Index


Archives Holdings Index
updated 1 May 2009

jump right to A-K or L-Z or Open Shelves Holdings
INDEX of the Polk County History Book #1
Click here to check the index of History Book


Archives Holdings Index
Use your web browser's FIND feature to search for a particular book or resource.


Jump right to
files A-K or L-Z

Archives Open Shelves Holdings
Books on the regular shelves on the archives floor of the PCGS Library.
They can be browsed through by visitors anytime the library is open.

The archives holdings listed in the index above must be accessed through the
PCGS archivist.


At this time the majority of records in our archives are from Polk County, though there are some from other counties.

The types of records available include the following:

  • Abstract of Judgments
  • Apportionments and Numerations
  • Bond Books
  • Case Account Books
  • Circuit Court Record Books
  • City Licenses
  • Consolidated Back Tax Books
  • Consolidated Land and Back Taxes
  • County Court Execution Docket
  • Diploma Records
  • Land Assessment and Tax Books
  • Plat Books
  • Real Estate Assessment and Tax Books
  • Register of County Farm Patients
  • Richard Saye, Justice of the Peace Docket
  • School Enumerations
  • School Records
  • Selective Service Records WWII
  • Teacher Certificates
  • Witness Fees

Most of these records cannot be photocopied, so research sheets for abstracting are available upon request.
For questions about the archives, please contact PCGS at
info@pcgsmo.com

New archival shelving in southeast corner of top floorbefore it was filled up with wonderful records and now!


All Indexes Updated as of April 2009

RESEARCH PRICE CHART



RECORD TYPE
SEARCH FEE
COPY/IMAGE FEE
POSTAGE FEE
*Discount
  
In-House Search
includes these resources:
  • Ancestry.com or other website
    print-out*
  • Cemetery Books
  • Census/other books
  • Family Files (file cabinets)  
  • Family Histories^
    (indexed & non-indexed)
  • Library Holding book
  • Marriage Records
$5.00

$0.50 per page

Five (5) sheets/pages
included with fee;
more than 5 pages = 
large envelope, $3.00

members--
0.25 cents
per page

       *print outs for those with no access to Internet resources
       ^Will NOT copy entire book


RECORD TYPE SEARCH FEE COPY/IMAGE FEE POSTAGE FEE *Discount
 
Archival Book / *Collection
$5.00
0.50 per page
if item can be copied safely;
otherwise 0.50 per page
of transcription or digital image
--no photocopies
if it will damage the item

Five (5) sheets/pages
included with fee;
more than 5 pages = 
large envelope, $3.00

n/a

*Will NOT copy entire collection


RECORD TYPE SEARCH FEE COPY/IMAGE FEE POSTAGE FEE *Discount
 
Court Case

$10.00

First 5 (five) pages included
-- $0.50 per page thereafter
n/a
n/a
 

Probate Record / *Will
(on microfilm)



$10.00 First 5 (five) pages included
-- $0.50 per page thereafter
n/a n/a
*Probate files may or may not include a will. Many people died without making a will.


RECORD TYPE SEARCH FEE COPY/IMAGE FEE POSTAGE FEE *Discount
 
Obituary
Price depends on
number of obits
requested:
1-5 = $5.00 each 
6-10 = $4.00 each
10+ = $3.50 each

n/a (included with search
& retrieval fee)
n/a (included with
search & retrieval fee)
bulk discount
 
* Death Notice
$2.50
n/a (included with search
& retrieval fee)
Send SASE
with payment

(self-addressed
stamped envelope)
n/a
* A death notice differs from an obituary; it usually only includes two or three lines of print.


RECORD TYPE SEARCH FEE COPY/IMAGE FEE POSTAGE FEE *Discount
 
Newspaper / Other Microfilm
$5.00
$0.50 per page

Five (5) sheets/pages
included with fee;
more than 5 pages = 
large envelope, $3.00

members--
0.25 cents
per page
 
Deed/Land Record


$5.00
(offsite search)


Price will be
whatever the charge
is per copies

at courthouse
or other facility


Five (5) sheets/pages
included with fee;
more than 5 pages = 
large envelope, $3.00

n/a
  Marriage
$5.00
(offsite search)
Price will be
whatever the charge
is per copies

at courthouse
or other facility

Five (5) sheets/pages
included with fee;
more than 5 pages = 
large envelope, $3.00

members--
0.25 cents
per page
 
Cemetery visit/picture
$5.00
(offsite search)
$2.00 per picture
large envelope or
photo mailer, $3.00

n/a



PCGS pictures available on Flickr.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcgsmo/
See below for links to particular photo albums.

Annual Group Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcgsmo/sets/72157622475932100/

Renovation of the Polk County Genealogical Society Library:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcgsmo/sets/72157622476798784/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcgsmo/sets/72157623168128195/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcgsmo/sets/72157622353434765/

Genealogical Conference Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcgsmo/sets/72157622478103268/


Our resources cover the following Southwest Missouri towns and counties:
Counties of... Towns of...
Cedar Greene Bolivar, MO Halfway, MO
Dade Hickory Buffalo, MO Humansville, MO
Dallas Polk Dadeville, MO Springfield, MO


Fair Grove, MO plus others


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