General Missouri and Texas County Resources
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Mailing Lists


Topic: A read-only mailing list that will feature abstracted names, dates, events, and other pertinent information to aid researchers in their search for Missouri ancestors (no queries will be allowed). Subscribers with relevant information may send proposed submissions to Leslie (Bridges) Kohler at for evaluation and posting. Also, contact Leslie directly if you'd like to be sent information about possibly becoming a 'posting-team' member.


Topic: A mailing list for any and all researchers of Missouri kin to post roll calls ... surnames they are researching and associated information such as locations and timeframes.


Topic: A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the use of vintage photos in Missouri genealogy.


Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the ghost towns of Missouri.




Note: Births and deaths were not recorded in Missouri until 1910, although for the period 1883-1893 county clerks were required to register births and deaths and some counties kept these records for other years. Any of these records that are still available should be obtained from the county in which the birth or death occurred or from Records Management and Archives Service, 1001 Industrial drive, POB 778, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101.


Texas County Health Department
402 South First St
Houston, MO 65483
(417) 967-4131



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