Genealogy Department has two microfilm reader/printers and two computers
reserved for genealogy research. A copy machine is available
in the Library. The copy machine can also scan to a personal USB drive.
Free wireless internet service is available at the Nevada Library.
addition to the extensive collection of Vernon County items, the Library
has an increasing number of resources pertaining to the surrounding
counties as well as the entire State.
area cemeteries are maintained, and many are not. If you are planning
to visit cemeteries with which you are unfamiliar, please see the
cemetery maintenance and accessibility information on this website. In
many cases the
Vernon County, Missouri
Cemetery Directory 2010
can provide you with the approximate location of a specific gravestone
within the cemetery. Keep in mind that there are ticks, poison
ivy, etc., in this area.
is located on the lower level of the Library building. A variety of
books pertaining to the Vernon County region can be purchased at the
Museum. The Museum also has numerous resources for family history
research. It is recommended that you email the Museum in advance of your
trip to verify their hours and provide information on the individuals
you are researching. During their closed-season you can arrange
for family history research.
The Vernon County
Courthouse houses the offices of the County Clerk, County Assessor,
Recorder of Deeds, and Circuit Court Clerk (as well as other offices).
Offices open at 8:30 a.m., are closed for lunch from 12 noon-1 p.m., and
close for the day at 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Marriage Records and Land Records are
with the Recorder's Office on the first floor. (Please note that the
ground floor is the "basement," and the first floor is up one flight of
stairs. An elevator is available.) Many of the microfilmed county
records are also available in the Library Genealogy Department.
selection of restaurants and fast-food facilities is available near the
Library and Courthouse, and Nevada has several motels for your
convenience. Please check online for locations and additional