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This page contains links to the resources available for researching Hickory County families that are not currently online. These are the more "traditional" research resources-published histories and volumes of records, microfilms, archives, journals courthouse information. Please email me if you have suggestions for additions.

County Histories
Local Resources
Other Books
State Resources


Family Group Sheets

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Published County Histories

  • Goodspeed's History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade, and Barton Counties. Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Reprinted 1977 with index.
  • Wilson's History of Hickory County, F. M. Wilson, 1907. Reprinted by The Index, 1978, 1987 [order from The Index, P.O. Box 127, Hermitage, MO 65668; current mail order price is $27.50, tax and postage included] INDEX of Wilson's History
  • History of Hickory County, Missouri by B. B. Ihrig, The Printery, 1970. INDEX now posted.
  • Roots of Hickory, by Harold Vogel.

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Other Books About Hickory County...or parts of the county

  • Dawn of Wheatland, Jerry & Joyce Briggs, The Printery, 1970.
  • History and Tragedies of Hickory County, A. T. Donovan, 1957. [See INDEX to this book.]
  • Family Histories of Hickory County, Volumes I and II. Hickory County Historical Society
  • The Slicker War, Clarke Thomas and Jack Glendenning.
  • Preston United Methodist Church, History and Memories, 1877-1977
  • Weaubleau, The First 100 Years by the Weaubleau Centenniel Committee.
  • Tales of Old Hickory County, Fact and Fiction, by Opal Stewart Butts, ca. 1966.
  • Forty Leven Stories About Forty Leven People, York and York, ca. 1976.
  • History of Hickory County Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ), Sechler, 1950.
  • A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, Past and Present, of Hickory County, Arthur Paul Moser.

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Local Resources--what's available in Hickory County

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Other Places in Missouri to find Hickory County Information
  • The Polk County Genealogical Society, located in Bolivar, has a research library. Check their website for hours of operation and contact information.
  • In Springfield, about 50 miles south, there are two good genealogy libraries, The Ozarks Genealogical Society operates a library and publishes a quarterly periodical, Ozar'kin (1979-present). On the south side of Springfield is the Springfield-Green County Library, which contains a wonderful Local History & Genealogy room. Check their website to see the breadth and depth of genealogical resources available.
  • North of Hickory County, the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence (just East of Kansas City) includes a large collection of materials, both in print and on microfilm, of Missouri resources.
  • In Jefferson City, the state capitol, are the Missouri State Archives, which contains both paper and microfilmed records from Hickory County. Check their Local Records County Inventory Database to see what specific records they have available.
  • The State Historical Society of Missouri is located in Columbia, on the University of Missouri campus. They have both a sizeable library of Missouri historical and genealogical published works AND Missouri's Newspapers on Microfilm collection. Microfilmed newspapers can be requested through interlibrary loan to use at your local library. Available Hickory County Newspapers are listed here.

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