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The book Howard County: From Prairie Land to Promised Land which celebrates the bicentennial of the county is now available for purchase. Click here for an order form.  Click here for more information.

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Howard County
Genealogical Society

3rd Wednesday of each month
in the Glenn & Betty Collier Genealogy Center
located in the basement of the library at 2 p.m.
President Harold Kerr

Genealogy Help Sessions

Howard County Public Library
Every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Harold Kerr

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Resources in Fayette

Howard County Public Library
211 S. Main

Tuesday - Friday: 
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - Noon 

  • HoCo Genealogy Room
  • Records
  • Books of Obituaries
  • Genealogy Help Sessions (Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.)

Smiley Library
(Central Methodist University)
411 CMC Square


Sunday: 2:30 - 11 p.m.
Monday - Thursday:
7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m.
(Hours may vary when classes are not in session)

Howard County Courthouse
On the Square


  • County Clerk's Office
    Birth and Death Records 1882 -1892
    Some old one-room school records

  • County Recorder's Office
    Circuit Court Records
    Land Records
    Marriage Records

  • Probate Court
    Probate Court Records

Other Howard County Resources

Howard County Cemetery Information - Karen Boggs

South Howard County Historical Society, New Franklin
Visitor Center contains historical records and has some books for sale.

Glasgow Public Library and Glasgow Museum
Glasgow, MO



Howard County Public Library
Fayette, MO 65248