How to Request Vernon County Paid Research
Local genealogy society volunteers conduct
lookups and limited
Vernon County research on behalf of the society at the following rates,
paid in advance. Research fees are used to procure additional genealogical
resources for our local public libraries. Please note that we
do not accept research requests
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE LOOKUPS - $5 when
event date is known (month, day, and year); e.g., obituary, marriage
announcement, birth announcement, etc. The fee covers searching; if an
article is located, it will be copied and mailed at no additional charge.
MARRIAGE RECORD LOOKUPS
- $1 each; include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Send marriage record lookups to Recorder's Office, 100
West Cherry Street, Nevada, MO 64772. Give the names and
date or approximate date of the marriage. Be sure to include
$1 for each requested record and a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Make checks payable to Vernon
Co. Recorder's Office.
Please see online indexes for 1855-1960 marriages at this link.
COPY OF ARTICLE FROM MICROFILMED
NEWSPAPER - $5 each. Provide the 1) year and name of the newspaper as
listed in the abstracted newspaper book index, 2) the name of the individual, and 3)
number. See the
newspaper indexes at this link (This does not include the "Birth & Death Notices from Nevada
Newspapers 1883-1893 Index.")
PAGE FROM "Birth & Death Notices from
Nevada Newspapers 1883-1893 Index" - $5 for the first and $3 for each
additional page ordered at the same time from this book. This is
for a copy of the
abstracted information in the book and is not a copy of the original
newspaper article; we do not lookup original articles from this abstracted
book because the specific newspaper is not indicated.
See this index at
LOOKUP IN 2010
VERNON COUNTY CEMETERY DIRECTORY /
DATABASE - $5
for the first and $3 for each additional name ordered at the same time.
(Member benefit: free to Cedar & Vernon Co, MO Genealogical
Society members. Members can email their requests or mail them to the
PAGE FROM FUNERAL HOME RECORDS - $5
for the first and $3 for each additional funeral home record page ordered at the same time.
1887 HISTORY OF VERNON COUNTY, MISSOURI
- $5 for the first article and $3 for each additional article.
GENERAL RESEARCH -
$10 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours paid in advance.
Only resources that are
indexed will be searched, such as:
--All Vernon County, MO
history books, indexed (1887, 1911, 2005).
history books, indexed.
of Nevada & the area.
--All extant 1830-1940
U.S. Federal Population Census for area that is now Vernon Co.
--Vernon County Probate
Files, beginning in 1855.
--1866 Vernon County,
MO, Qualified Voter List.
--Pre-1909 Birth & Death
Records of Vernon Co, MO.
--Cemetery Directory of
--Newspaper Abstracted Books.
--World War I Missouri
--World War II Men & Women from Vernon
and Vernon County Directories 1890-present, various years.
--Plat Maps, various
years from 1876 to present (if township is known or there is an index).
--County schools book and yearbooks.
--Circuit Court records. (1855-1900
records are temporarily unavailable because they are being processed to be
If you can place your
family in Vernon County and would like to have research conducted,
please send specific detailed information on the family, the extent of
research you would like to have done, and the fee. A minimum 2-hour fee
($20) is required to begin general research. If the desired information is
found in less than one hour, the second hourís fee will be refunded to you.
If additional research time is necessary, you will be advised and your
approval obtained before the additional research is conducted.
requesting general research, please provide us with a list of what
information you already have on the individual(s) so we will not duplicate
that, and we can "see" what this family looks like and know where to look and
what records or additional information might be found here. It will
help our researchers if you will also list where you have found them in the
U.S. Federal census by including census year(s), location(s) and how the
name was spelled.
Society members who conduct research on behalf of the Society are usually at
the Library one day a week. Research requests are handled in the order
in which they are received. Please allow 2-4 weeks for the research to
Mail requests for
research along with appropriate fee and self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Cedar & Vernon Co, MO
218 West Walnut Street
Mail requests for
MARRIAGE RECORDS along with appropriate fee and SASE to:
100 W. Cherry St.
If you have general questions about requesting
Vernon County research,
please contact us via email.
We look forward to assisting
with your research!