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Ray County Reference Books and Lookup Volunteers

If you own any Ray County books, whether listed or not, and will do look-ups, please let me know. If you know of any other published Ray County resources, please let me know this also. As you can see, volunteers are needed.

Feel free to request a look-up from the following books. Please limit your request to one name per request. Please put RAY COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line of your request to ensure the message is not overlooked or accidentally deleted. In the first line of the message please put the name of the book in which you are requesting the lookup.

If you request a lookup, don't forget to thank your volunteer for his or her time.

Title Author Look-up Volunteer
I have Cemeteries of Crooked River Township and Grape Grove Township in Ray County and I would like to do lookups for others.

These are from my good friend and great genealogist, Schelby Holliday. I would be honored to donate or do look ups to benefit others in their search for ancestors.

Lisa McCole
I live in Lawson, Ray County, Missouri. I am willing to take photographs of cemeteries in Ray County. . Jennifer Zunker
Illustrated Historical Atlas of Ray County, Missouri Cheryl McAfee
History of Ray County, Missouri(1881) .
Ray County History, Missouri (1973)   .
Kentuckians in Missouri Stuart Seely Sprague Clara Bennett
Missouri Pioneer Book contains the Ray County Assessor's List for 1821.

The names listed were copied from the original records in the Assessor's office in the Ray County Court House at Richmond. At the time of this tax list 1821 Ray County covered all of the areas now included in the counties of Clay, Carroll, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Worth, Caldwell, Daviess, Harrison, Livingston, Grundy, and Mercer.

Joan Graham Atkinson
Membership of Old Union Christian Union Church for the years: 1853 to 1940 Lisa Smalley
Voter Registration Records, 1868 for: Fishing River Polk, Richmond, Knoxville, Grape Grove, Camden Townships Lisa Smalley
I now have access to 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1920 census. I am more than willing to do one name lookups, not all people with same last name either: One first and last name :) Birth year and place along with full name would be neccesary along with any last name spelling variations. Judy
Federal Census Returns: 1840, 1850

Joan Graham Atkinson

1821 Tax List Joan Graham Atkinson
Missouri Marriages before 1840 by Susan Ormesher

Joan Graham Atkinson

O'Dell, Rowland, and Riffe Cemeteries Tombstone readings Cheryl McAfee
Tinney Grove Cemetery in Cemetery Records of Ray County, Missouri, vol. 1 Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry Virginia Burke
Riffe and Union Cemeteries of Ray County, Missouri.

Please make note that Mr. Randall is not in Missouri and can not do actual searches or transcriptions, only from what is listed in the book.

Please make the mailing address for me at Oneirish58@MyFamily.com and the name of Robert Randall. Be sure to put "Cemetery lookup" in the subject line of the mail.

Robert Randall

Ms. Atkinson has the following Ray County Cemeteries listings and is willing to do look ups.

Brasher Cem, Orrick; Thomas A Brown Cem, Richmond; Craven Cem, Camden; Brockman/Hudgens Cem, Camden; Cooper Cem, Camden; Crowley Cem, Rayville; Craven Cem, East Camden; Joshua Dale Cem, Richmond; Felix Wild Cem, Grape Grove; Haynes Cem, Richmond; Hickory Grove Baptist Cem, Richmond; Jacobs Cem, Richmond; Lavelock, Hardin; Millville Cem, Grape Grove; New Hope Cem, Richmond; Nuckols Cem, Grape Grove; Pleasant view, Elmira; Plainview Cem, Polk; Richmond City Cem, Richmond; Stokes Cem, Camden; Sanderson Cem, Richmond; Todds Chapel Cem, Richmond; Union Cem, Lawson

Joan Graham Atkinson

The following is a policy statement on lookups:

USGenWeb, MoGenWeb and RootsWeb do not wish to be party to any copyright violations. Lookup requests should be limited to one name, or perhaps two if it is a married couple. Information given will be minimal, for example if it is a cemetery lookup, the information will be the name of the cemetery and the dates on the headstone. Please do not ask for "everybody with X surname" or an entire family group, or for hardcopies to be mailed; the volunteers have been asked not to comply with such requests. If you feel there is enough material in the book to warrant it, ask the volunteer how you might purchase your own copy.

If you see a book listed for lookups that you hold the copyright to and do not want it used, please notify the county coordinator and it will be removed.

Wording of this policy statement provided courtesy of Susan Potts.

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