Ray County Genealogical Library
The Ray County Genealogical Library is located in the Ray County Museum,
901 W. Royle, Richmond, Missouri.
Open: Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 3 pm
Call ahead or email to make sure that the day you plan to visit, the museum will be open.
Resources in the Ray County Genealogical Library, maintained by the Ray County Genealogical Association
A microfilm reader is available, without the capability to copy.
There is NOT internet access.
Photocopies are: .15 (8 1/2 x 11);; .20 (8 1/2 x 14);; .25 (11 x 17);; 1.00 (Color: 8 1/2 x 11);; 1.20 (Color 8 1/2 x 14);; 1.25 (Color 11 x 17)
Ray county biographies (1881 & 1973)
Census index (all but 1920 & 1930)
Index of those buried in which cemetery
Cemeteries (all known cemetery transcriptions are being updated at this time (2011)
Maps and Atlas's
Marriage records on microfilm 1821 - 1998
Index to the Land Records of Ray County
School Year Books
Coal Mine Records
Histories of towns in Ray County past and present
Several Misc. books pertaining to Ray County
Few tax records
Few 1800 Election poll books transcriptions
States - Almost all 50 states.
Resources (various how to books for doing your genealogy research)
Family History Books (a very extensive collection of compiled family history books, donated to us)
Quarterlies published by other Genealogy and Historical Societies.
Census (all for Ray County, except 1930)
Newspapers (not all newspapers for Ray County)
Marriages (all up to 1998)
First 20 years of the Ray County Circuit Court
Coal Mine Records
All of our correspondence are filed in our "family folder files". These files may contain not only letters of those researching certain families, but family group sheets, copies of census, wills, land records, and copies of correspondence to those researching their ancestors.
Note: not all files contain these items.
Ray County Genealogy & History