Please address all correspondence to
Ray County Genealogical Assn.
901 W. Royle St.
Richmond, MO 64085
If you feel that you have not received a timely response from us please e-mail: email@example.com
GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY HOURS
Normal hours for the Genealogical Library are Wednesday through Saturday 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Genealogical Library is CLOSED the second Saturday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Ray County Museum is open the same days and hours.
Genealogical Monthly Program
October 12, 2013
Program to be announced
Everyone is welcome to attend
Held at the Ray County Museum.
901 W Royle
THE GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM during our meetings.
- The Summer issue ofThe Ray County Reflections
has NOT been mailed.
- We had a very successful Genealogical / Historical Beginners Workshop in September. We had a packed house and
hope that everyone learned a lot of information and had a good time. A huge thanks goes to Lelsie Wyman from Taney
County, Missouri who gave the program.
- We have received several membership dues for the year 2013. We appreciate the timely payment. We also would like
to thank those who gave a donation to help us keep the cost of membership at the rate of $15.00 for the year.
- We enjoy meeting researchers who come to our Genealogical Library. Volunteers enjoy helping and when a researcher
is "related" to one of us it is enjoyable to meet a distant cousin.
- If you plan on making a trip to our Genealogical Library we are always pleased when we are handed family group
sheets, copies of wills, probate, land records, etc. to add to our family files.
- Monthly Genealogy Meetings are held, with the exception of May, on
the second Saturday. Each meeting begins with a short business meeting to inform our members and guests what the
Association has accomplished or what is in the works. This is followed by a program. We have speakers educating
us in the field of genealogy or a topic that the members and guests may enjoy pertaining to Ray County history
or American history. Some meetings we have a show and tell. After the program refreshments are provided. Everyone
is welcome to attend. You do not need to be a member to attend our general meetings.
TWO NEW BOOK FOR SALE
Ray County, Missouri Marriage Records 1850 - 1858 $10.00
Ray County, Missouri Marriage Records 1858 - 1868 $ 7.00
-Both books provide date of marriage, groom, bride, page number the record is found in the original book and who
If any extra information was provided in the marriage book it is listed also.
We strongly recommend a visit to this historic building, which was opened as the
County Poor Farm in 1910. Later it became the Elm Park Nursing Home and in the early 1970's, the county allowed
the Ray County Historical Society to display donated items. The Ray County Museum is owned by Ray County, which
funds several of the expenses for the building. The Ray County Historica l Society displays of each "theme"
room, with artifacts pertaining to the history of Ray County, the United States, and ancestral artifacts of those
who came before us to this county are worth the time to view. If you do not have a connection to Ray County, and
you enjoy antiques a tour is worthwhile !!!
-The Genealogical Library is staffed by Board Members of the Ray County Genealogical Assn. Some who have been involved
for over 15 years.
- Do you have a family web site with connections to Ray County? If you would like for us to put a link on our web
site to yours please email us.
- Please help support your Genealogical or Historical society and or both in the locations that your ancestors
settled. If not for them it would be hard to tell where information about your ancestors would be stored.
Note: The Ray County Genealogical Assn. does not have Internet access at the Ray County
Museum where the Genealogical Library is housed. Our e-mail is monitored by me and any questions of information
that needs to be researched at the Genealogical Library may take a while to be completed. If extended research
is required a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope is appreciated when writing to us with a research request. Cost of
copies and postage is required if information is mailed.