West Central Missouri Genealogical Society and Library, Inc.

705 Broad St.

Warrensburg, MO 64093-2032

West Central Missouri is the Genealogical Society covering Lafayette County. They publish an excellent quarterly, "The Prairie Gleaner" which allows free queries as well as having several helpful articles in each issue. Individual membership is $12.00 per year. Membership also includes workshops, meetings, and other activities of the West Central Missouri Genealogical Society and Library, Inc.. The Counties covered are Bates, Benton, Cass, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Pettis, St. Clair and Saline, as well as Lafayette.

The Missouri Archives has much information available by mail It is .50 a page for microfilm and a dime for photocopies. They have a book listing what they have for what counties.

Missouri State Archives P.O.Box 778 Jefferson City MO 65102

If you make a request, enclose a SASE, and a check marked vouchers. If they have the record you want they will send it to you and give you change in vouchers.

Military Records are free, as long as they are for your ancestor. This was a list of what they have on microfilm for the counties...They also have the indexes to the Federal Census for Missouri, and census records, which I find helpful, if I just have a family or two in a county, I don't have to order the film. They have more records than just what is on this list, They are very helpful. Just ask if you don't see something. My only advice is, wait a week after the first request before sending the second because they won't do two at a time. Round trip varies between one week and three weeks.

Lafayette County, Missouri Courthouse

P.O. Box 416

Lexington, MO 64067

Ms. Patsy Olvera, Recorder of Deeds for Lafayette County, has graciously shared several interesting historial items on the County with me. She and her dedicated staff have done much to make research in Lafayette County easier and more enjoyable for we genealogists. We are lucky to have them!

Bureau of Vital Records P.O. Box 570 Jefferson City, MO 65102

ObitFinder from 1,200 newspapers

Find a Grave   You can search by state or name.

Online Missouri Death Index

Gene Stark's Index of Names for all Gen Web Sites (includes all Lafayette County lines)

The Genealogist's Index to the World Wide Web

World Gen Web

URL for locating counties within states

This site which has historical panoramic map view of lots of cities.

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