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Guide to '''Ripley County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Ripley County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized=  January 5,  1833
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|county seat= Doniphan
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|parent county= [[Wayne County, Missouri Genealogy|Wayne]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Butler County, Missouri Genealogy|Butler]]
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|county2= [[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy|Carter]]
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|county3= [[Clay County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clay (AR)]]
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|county4= [[Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy|Oregon]]
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|county5= [[Randolph County, Arkansas Genealogy|Randolph (AR)]]</br><center>[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Eleazer Wheelock Ripley. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ripley, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/13/2018</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Ripley}}
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'''Ripley County Courthouse'''<br>100 Courthouse Square<br>Doniphan, MO 63935<br>Phone: 573-996-3215<br>[http://www.mocounties.com/ripley-county.php Ripley County Website]<br><br>
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Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records from 1833.<br>
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Probate Court has probate records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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| founded year = 1833
 
| founded date = January 5
 
| seat = [[Doniphan, Missouri|Doniphan]]
 
| building image = MissouriRipleyCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Ripley County Courthouse<br> County Courthouse<br>Doniphan, MO 63935<br>Phone: 573.996.3215<br>[http://www.ofrpc.org/county/ripley.html '''Ripley County Website'''] }}
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== Ripley County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
 
  
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=== Ripley County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Ripley}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ripley County, Missouri. Page 397-407 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1833
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1833
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1856
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.</center>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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<br>&nbsp;<br><br>Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records&nbsp;1833; <br>Probate Court has probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ripley County, Missouri. Page 405 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''1860s''' Courthouse burned. <br>
  
== History ==
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'''1898''' Courthouse burned January 1, 1898; some records were destroyed.<br>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1833--'''Ripley County was created 5 January 1833&nbsp;from [[Wayne County, Missouri Genealogy|Wayne]] County. '''County seat:''' Doniphan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Ripley}}
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*'''1833''' Ripley County was created January 5, 1833 from [[Wayne County, Missouri Genealogy|Wayne]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Doniphan<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places in Ripley County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,181,c,ripley.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [https://collections.shsmo.org/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>
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Wikipedia contributors, "Ripley County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Missouri Ripley County Missouri], accessed Nov 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doniphan,_Missouri Doniphan] county seat
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naylor,_Missouri Naylor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardley,_Missouri Bardley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaverdam,_Missouri Beaverdam]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briar,_Missouri Briar]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest,_Missouri Budapest]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr,_Missouri Burr]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carie,_Missouri Carie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_View,_Arkansas_and_Missouri Current View]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doyle,_Missouri Doyle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwoods,_Missouri Flatwoods]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamburg,_Missouri Gamburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatewood,_Missouri Gatewood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn,_Missouri Glenn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handy,_Missouri Handy]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemenway,_Missouri Hemenway]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leibig,_Missouri Leibig]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owenmont,_Missouri Owenmont]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine,_Missouri Pine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poynor,_Missouri Poynor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt,_Missouri Pratt]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski,_Missouri Pulaski]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purman,_Missouri Purman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinsabaugh,_Missouri Sinsabaugh]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torch,_Missouri Torch]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairdealing,_Missouri Fairdealing‡]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxly,_Missouri Oxly]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_River_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Current River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doniphan_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Doniphan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwoods_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Flatwoods]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatewood_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Gatewood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Harris]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Johnson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Jordan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelley_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Kelley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Pine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poynor_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Poynor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Shirley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Thomas]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Union]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varner_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Varner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Washington]
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*West Doniphan
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennett,_Missouri Bennett]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dryden,_Missouri Dryden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinsburg,_Ripley_County,_Missouri Martinsburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Grove,_Missouri Pleasant Grove]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponder,_Missouri4 Ponder]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tucker,_Missouri Tucker]
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Ripley}}
  
'''1860s'''  Courthouse burned. <br>
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=== Bible Records ===
'''1898'''  Courthouse burned January 1, 1898; some records were destroyed.
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{{MO Bible Intro|Ripley}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Ripley}}
  
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Ripley}}
  
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Ripley, Doniphan|place|disp=Doniphan}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Ripley, Kingbee|place|disp=Kingbee}}
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Ripley}}
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Ripley, Naylor|place|disp=Naylor}}
 
  
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Ripley County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://ripley.mogenweb.org/cems.htm MOGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/ripley/riplcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/ripley.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/ripley.htm MOInterment]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=91 MOGravestones]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20631&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=64&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|456050|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ripley+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Ripley-County?id=county_1487 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
[[Butler County, Missouri Genealogy|Butler]] {{•}} [[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy|Carter]] {{•}} [[Clay County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clay County, Arkansas]] {{•}} [[Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy|Oregon]] {{•}} [[Randolph County, Arkansas Genealogy|Randolph County, Arkansas]]
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=== Census Records ===
<center>{{MORipley, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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{{MO Census Intro|Ripley}}
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*'''1732-1933''' {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
BillionGraves
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=60832 Arnold Cemetery, Harviell]
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=== Church Records ===
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159076 Fairdealing Cemetery, Fairdealing]
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{{MO Church Intro|Ripley}}
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=64713 Gum Cemetery, Harviell]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=64712 Naylor Memorial Cemetery, aka Naylor Masonic Cemetery]
 
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{Census|Missouri}}  
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{MO Church Intro}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Ripley}}
  
*Mabrey, Thomas, fl. 1879. "Current River magazine". The Ripley County heritage - v. 13 (2004) - v. 13, no. 2 (summer 2004).
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{{MO Land}}
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE78723 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
*"Excerpts from the Headlight". The Ripley County heritage - v. 14-15 (2005-2006) - v. 14, no. 2 (June 2005).
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE78837 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
*Gage, Thomas. ''The promise of progress&nbsp;: Ripley County and the lumber industry, 1880-1910. The Ripley County heritage - v. 14-15 (2005-2006) - v. 14, no. 3 (Sept. 2005).''
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE78837 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Ripley}}
  
[[Image:Moripley.jpg|900px|Moripley.jpg]]  
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{{MO History}}
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*Mabrey, Thomas, fl. 1879. "Current River magazine". The Ripley County heritage - v. 13 (2004) - v. 13, no. 2 (summer 2004).
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE78723 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*"Excerpts from the Headlight". The Ripley County heritage - v. 14-15 (2005-2006) - v. 14, no. 2 (June 2005).
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE78837 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Gage, Thomas. ''The promise of progress&nbsp;: Ripley County and the lumber industry, 1880-1910. The Ripley County heritage - v. 14-15 (2005-2006) - v. 14, no. 3 (Sept. 2005).''
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE78837 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Ripley_County Ripley County townships] (Histopolis)<br>  
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Ripley County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Ripley}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Ripley_County Ripley County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Ripley County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Ripley County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{MO Migration Intro|Ripley}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MO Military Intro|Ripley}}
  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
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==== Civil War ====
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{{MO Civil War Intro|Ripley}}
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1911-1938'''  {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company A<br>- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company H<br>- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company K<br>- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company L<br><br>
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'''''Regiments'''''
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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Service men in Ripley County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Ripley County, Missouri:<br>
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company A<br>- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company H<br>- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company K<br>- [[3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)|3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union)]], Company L
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Ripley}}
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*'''1940-1945''' {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1941-1946'''  {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Ripley}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MO Newspapers Intro|Ripley}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Ripley}}
*'''1750 – 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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=== Obituaries ===
*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MO Other Records Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{MO Vital Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
 
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
===== '''''Births''''' =====
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*'''1766-1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
 
 
*1827 - 1935 {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*1851 - 1910 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $  
 
*'''1883''' - Ripley County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C515315}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1889''' - Ripley County Birth Index 1889. Batch {{IGI|C515316}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
 
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
  
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== School Records ===
*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{MO Schools Intro|Ripley}}
*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
 
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1833-1881''' - Ripley County Marriage Index 1833-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515671}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1881-1885''' - Ripley County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515672}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MO Tax Intro|Ripley}}
  
*1867 - 1976 {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Vital Records ===
*1834 - 1910 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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{{MO Vital Intro|Ripley}}
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
 
*'''1885''' - Ripley County Death Index 1885. Batch {{IGI|B515315}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ==
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==== Birth ====
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{{MO Birth Intro|Ripley}}
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
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*'''1883''' Ripley County Birth Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|C515315}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1889'''  Ripley County Birth Index 1889. Batch {{IGI|C515316}} at FamilySearch.
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Ripley}}
  
=== Historical Society ===
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1833-1881''' Ripley County Marriage Index 1833-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515671}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1881-1885''' Ripley County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515672}} at FamilySearch.
  
*Ripley County Historical Society,<br> 101 Washington Street,<br> Doniphan, MO 63935;<br> Ph: (573) 996-5298
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==== Death ====
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{{MO Death Intro|Ripley}}
  
=== Library ===
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*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885'''  Ripley County Death Index 1885. Batch {{IGI|B515315}} at FamilySearch.
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  
*Doniphan Ripley County Library<br>207 Locust St.<br>Doniphan, MO 63935<br>Phone: (573) 996-2616<br>Email: naylorlibrary@hotmail.com<br>[http://www.ripleyco.lib.mo.us/content/genealogy-0 Website]<br>  [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doniphan-Ripley-County-Library/117882751615301 Facebook]
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Divorce Intro|Ripley}}
  
The [http://doniphanmissouri.org/the_current_river_heritage_museum_and_gift_shop Current River Heritage Museum] is a resource for history and people who settled this County.
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Web Sites  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MO Libraries Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}
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*'''Doniphan Ripley County Library'''<br>207 Locust Street<br>Doniphan, MO 63935<br>Phone: 573-996-2616<br>Email: [mailto:naylorlibrary@hotmail.com naylorlibrary@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.ripleyco.lib.mo.us/content/genealogy-0 Website]<br>  [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doniphan-Ripley-County-Library/117882751615301 Facebook]
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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=== Museums ===
|-
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{{MO Museums Intro|Ripley}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:ripley+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
| width="20%" | Free
 
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://ripley.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/ripley/ripley.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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*'''The Current River Heritage Museum'''<br>[http://doniphanmissouri.org/the_current_river_heritage_museum_and_gift_shop Website]<br> A resource for history and the people who settled Ripley County.
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Ripley/ RootsWeb resources]  
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Ripley/ Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/ripley/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/ripley-county/ StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Ripley-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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== Societies ==
|-
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{{MO Societies Intro|Ripley}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203291&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Ripley%22 FamilySearch catalog]
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/ripley-county-missouri WorldCat]
 
| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=ripley+county%2C+missouri&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
 
| width="70%" | located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
 
| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Ripley County"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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*'''Ripley County Historical Society'''<br> 101 Washington Street<br> Doniphan, MO 63935<br> Phone: 573-996-5298
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
 
| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
 
|-
 
| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
 
| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
 
|}
 
  
== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MO Websites Intro|Ripley}}
  
<references />
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:ripley+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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*  [http://ripley.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/ripley/ripley.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203411|Missouri|Ripley}}. Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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*  [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Ripley/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Ripley/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/ripley/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/ripley-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Ripley-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MO Research Guides Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{Missouri|Missouri}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
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{{Missouri|Missouri}}
 
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Latest revision as of 22:59, 27 November 2019

Guide to Ripley County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Doniphan
Organized: January 5, 1833
Parent County(s): Wayne[1]
Neighboring Counties
Butler  • Carter  • Clay (AR)  • Oregon  • Randolph (AR)
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriRipleyCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Ripley County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Eleazer Wheelock Ripley. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Ripley County Courthouse
100 Courthouse Square
Doniphan, MO 63935
Phone: 573-996-3215
Ripley County Website

Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records from 1833.
Probate Court has probate records.[3]

Ripley County, Missouri Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1883 1833 1883 1867 1833 1856 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1860s Courthouse burned.

1898 Courthouse burned January 1, 1898; some records were destroyed.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1833 Ripley County was created January 5, 1833 from Wayne County.
  • County seat: Doniphan[5]

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places in Ripley County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Ripley County, Missouri online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.

  • Mabrey, Thomas, fl. 1879. "Current River magazine". The Ripley County heritage - v. 13 (2004) - v. 13, no. 2 (summer 2004).
  • "Excerpts from the Headlight". The Ripley County heritage - v. 14-15 (2005-2006) - v. 14, no. 2 (June 2005).
  • Gage, Thomas. The promise of progress : Ripley County and the lumber industry, 1880-1910. The Ripley County heritage - v. 14-15 (2005-2006) - v. 14, no. 3 (Sept. 2005).

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Carter CountyButler CountyOregon CountyRandolph CountyClay CountyMO RIPLEY.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Ripley County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Ripley County, Missouri:
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company A
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company H
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company K
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (2nd Organization) (Union), Company L

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

  • The Current River Heritage Museum
    Website
    A resource for history and the people who settled Ripley County.

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Ripley County Historical Society
    101 Washington Street
    Doniphan, MO 63935
    Phone: 573-996-5298

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Missouri Digital Heritage. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
  • MOGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • FamilySearch Catalog . Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • RootsWeb resources. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • StateofUS. Free. family history resources and government records
  • Missouri Genealogy. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Ripley, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Missouri. accessed 9/13/2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ripley County, Missouri. Page 397-407 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Ripley County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Ripley County Missouri, accessed Nov 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.