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Cedar & Vernon County, MO Genealogical Society

218 West Walnut Street, Nevada, MO 64772






Please note:  All Vernon County on-line indexes and resources have been moved to the Vernon Co USGenWeb site at   Society newsletters from 2003-2011 remain on this site and can be searched using the search field at the bottom of this page.


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Cedar & Vernon County, MO Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 10 a.m.

Nevada Library Meeting Room

212 W. Walnut St., Nevada, MO


Find Your Ancestors in Tax Records

Tax records can often place ancestors in a particular place and time when census records are not available.  Tax records will often state a father-son relationship and can provide an approximate year of birth based on when a young man first appears on the rolls.  You will learn why you should not ignore tax records.  The various types of tax records will be reviewed and explained. 


DNA mini-seminar:  We will look at some charts that will approximate the relationship of a DNA match based on the number of shared centimorgans – please see  

   Following the DNA session, Nancy will assist anyone needing help in downloading their test results and transferring them to and  You can bring your personal laptop, or bring your account passwords to accomplish the transfer.  If downloading your data from ancestry, you will need access to your email. 


Inclement weather policy:  If either the Nevada or the El Dorado Springs schools are closed, there will NOT be a genealogy meeting.  Please note that the Nevada Public Library will be closed if the Nevada Schools are closed due to weather.


Each month the genealogy society presents information that will help with your research.  Support your local society with your presence at meetings and with your annual membership.  The Nevada Library Genealogy Department is open to researchers during all regular Library hours.  Wi-fi is available if you bring your personal device.  Two computers in the Genealogy Dept. are available exclusively for genealogy research.  A $25 12-month library card can be obtained at the circulation desk if you live outside of Nevada, or a free limited guest pass can be obtained each month. 



The Society is headquartered at the Nevada Public Library and meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 10 a.m. with a brief business meeting followed by a program pertaining to some aspect of genealogy research or history.  Meetings are alternately held at:

-- Nevada Public Library Meeting Room, 212 W. Walnut Street, Nevada, MO.

-- Cedar County Library Meeting Room, 808 S. Main Street, El Dorado Springs, MO.


Unless otherwise noted in the meeting notice above or monthly newsletter, the locations of the monthly meetings are:

Jan. - Nevada, MO - The History of the W.F. Norman Corp & W.F. Norman, my 1st Cousin 3x Removed

Feb. - El Dorado Springs, MO - Timelines

Mar. - Nevada, MO - Tax Records

Apr. - El Dorado Springs, MO

May - Nevada, MO

Jun. - El Dorado Springs, MO

Jul. - Nevada, MO

Aug. - El Dorado Springs, MO

Sep. - Nevada, MO

Oct. - El Dorado Springs, MO

Nov. - Nevada, MO

Dec. - El Dorado Springs, MO, Christmas Luncheon & program



New Book expected from publisher by Nov 11:

Remember our Veterans

The book Remember our Veterans, will be available at the Veterans Day Parade in Nevada on Nov. 11, 2016. It contains over seventy Vernon County and local veteran stories and pictures, and about 300 veterans' service records compiled from obituary files. The proceeds from the book will go to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mount Vernon, Missouri.

The cost until after Veteran’s Day is $30. After that it will be $35 with $5 added if to be mailed.

Checks should be made to: Veteran Book/Neoma Foreman and mailed to 14695 S C Hwy, Walker, MO 64790





The Walker Herald

Walker, Missouri

Extant Issues Transcribed

1892-1923, 1924-1926, and 1927-1931


In 1882 S. J. Preston began publishing the Walker Herald, a weekly journal sold by subscription, and continued its publication until two weeks before his death in 1931. Neoma Foreman was given permission by Preston's family to transcribe the extant issues of the newspaper and publish those transcriptions in three volumes. Each of the three volumes is fully indexed.  A “21st Century Award” from the Missouri State Genealogical Association helped fund in part the publication of the books.  The 3-vol. set can be purchased for $50.00 (includes Media Mail shipping/handling) by mailing check or company purchase order to the Cedar & Vernon Co MO Genealogical Society at the above address.  Comb bound cardstock covers, 8 1/2 x 11 format.  Sample page at this link.  

   1892-1923 - 190 pages includes index

   1924-1926 - 178 pages includes index

   1927-1931 - 216 pages includes index

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