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The following volunteers have gratiously offered to do lookups in Dallas County books. Contrary to what some people assume, the USGenWeb project is staffed by volunteers who do not receive any compensation for their work. County coordinators and lookup volunteers contribute their time and effort as a favor to genealogy researchers.

When sending your request please help them help you by being as specific as possible. They are under no obligation to answer you if your request is too vague or it doesn't conform to these guidelines:

  1. Some people have volunteered for more than one county. Therefore, please make it clear in the Subject line or body of your email that your lookup request applies to Dallas County, Missouri.
  2. Please ask for only one or two specific names, not "all the Smiths", etc. Such requests are excessive both in terms of volunteer time and effort, and in the "fair use" provisions of copyright law.
  3. Please specify the Publication you would like the the volunteer to use. If your ancestor isn't in that publication, the volunteer may consult a similar publication, at her own discretion, as time permits.
  4. Please remember to thank the volunteer for her or his time and effort to help you.

See our list of Genealogy Publications to see how you can get your own copy of many of these valuable resources. If you have many Dallas County ancestors, having your own copies of these publications is cost effective, and it helps to support the research efforts of the organizations such as the Dallas County Historical Society that produce them.

If you would like to volunteer to help do lookups for Dallas County, Missouri, please email

Volunteers Publication
Census Records
1840 Polk Co., Missouri, Census Index
Dallas County was formed from Polk in 1841. Steve can give you the page number from the index for your ancestor. For a scan of the actual census, go to 1840 Polk County census and click on the image for that page.
  1850 Dallas Co., Missouri, Census
Since the 1850 census is on line you can do your own lookups!
1860 Dallas Co., Missouri, Census
1870 Dallas Co., Missouri, Census
  1880 Dallas Co., Missouri, Census Search Engine
You can do your own 1880 census lookups on the LDS site.
1890 Dallas Co., Missouri, Veteran/Veteran's Widow Census
1920 & 1930 Dallas Co., Missouri, Census, Sheridan Township
Please note: Before asking for a lookup, please see if the head of household for your family of interest is in the 1920 and/or 1930 index.
Marriage Records
Dallas County Marriage Records, Book A, (1867 - 1872)
Dallas County Marriage Records, Book B, (1873 - 1880)
Dallas County Marriage Books 3 and 4 (1880 - 1886) (from Volume 12 of Missouri Miscellany)
Dallas County, Missouri Marriage Record Book 5: 1886-1894
Dallas County, Missouri Marriage Record Book 6: 1894-1900
Marriages from The Buffalo Reflex, Dallas County, MO, 1869-1885
Dallas County History Books
  The History of LaClede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, MO
Originally published by Goodspeed, 1889, this searchable version is online in the Missouri: History, Geology, Culture section of the University of Missouri Digital Library. For references to some Dallas County ancestors in this book, see also Excerpts from Goodspeed's History of Dallas County.
Dallas County, Missouri, History
aka The Dallas County Missouri Story (1841 - 1971)
Please note: Before asking for a lookup in this book, please see if the name is in the Index, and give the volunteer the name and page number(s).
Early Days in Dallas County by Elva Murrell Hemphill (1954).
Please note: Before asking for a lookup in this book, please see if the name is in the Index, and give the volunteer the name and page number(s).
Reflexions II: A Pictorial History of The People and Communities of Dallas County, Missouri
Our Religious Heritage,Church History of the Ozarks (1806-1906), by Earl T Sechler, 1961
Teachers of Dallas County
Rural Schools of Dallas County, volume 1
Rural Schools of Dallas County, volume 2
Rural Schools of Dallas County, volume 3
Rural Schools of Dallas County, volume 4
Skinner's The Big Niangua River
Brickley's Dear Old Book of Hattie Thomas
Fowler's Louisburg As I Remember It
Crawford's History of the Mill Creek Mills
Urbana School Yearbook, 1950
Urbana School Yearbook, 1957
Skyline School Yearbook, 1959
Skyline School Yearbook, 1960
Tunas School Yearbook, 1949
Tunas School Yearbook, 1950
Tunas School Yearbook, 1951
Death Records, Notices and Obituaries
Dallas County Missouri Will Record Book I, 1900-1921
Death Notices from The Buffalo Reflex, Dallas Co. Missouri, 1869-1885. (We need a volunteer for Death Notices 1886 - 1891, 1892 - 1895.)
Death Register 1883-1893
(We need a volunteer. Email if you can do lookups.) Missouri Obituaries: 1870-1871 to June 1872, Jan. 1875 to June 1877, and 1880-1881-1882
Probate File Index
Some Obituaries and Funeral Cards of Dallas County, Missouri
(We need a volunteer. Email if you can do lookups.) Abstracts of Wills & Administrative Bonds, Book B, 1871 - 1883 from Missouri Miscellany
Cemetery Records
Note: These cemetery books were compiled by Leni Howe for the Dallas County Historical Society. See our Genealogy Publications for the sections of the county and the cemeteries that each volume covers. The various editions of each volume add new interments.
A Reading of Dallas County, Missouri Cemeteries, Volume One 1834-1977 (northern)
A Reading of Dallas County, Missouri Cemeteries, Volume Two 1834-1977 (central)
A Reading of Dallas County, Missouri Cemeteries, Volume Three 1834-1977 (southern)
Later editions split this into Volume Three (south central) and Volume Four (southern).
A Reading of Dallas County, Missouri Cemeteries, Volume One 1834-1996 (northern)
A Reading of Dallas County, Missouri Cemeteries, Volume Two 1834-1993 (central)
A Reading of Dallas County, Missouri Cemeteries, Volume Three 1996 (south central)
A Reading of Dallas County, Missouri Cemeteries, Volume Four 1996 (southern)
Land Records
Old Plat Book, 1846-1888
Plat Book, 1993
Assessor's Book 1867-68
Military Records
The Civil War Letters of Albert Demuth and Roster Eighth Missouri Volunteer Cavalry
The roster includes name, company, rank, age, enlistment date, place of enlistment and, in many cases, remarks. (Note that the 8th Missouri State Militia (MSM) Cavalry is a different regiment.)
Nine Months in the Infantry Service - The Civil War Journal of R. P. Matthews
This book contains an extensive roster of members of the Phelps Regiment Missouri Volunteers.
Family Genealogy Books
The Junkins Family: The Descendents of Robert Junkins of York County, Maine

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