Here are all of the things that don't fit neatly into any of the three other sections of our web site. It is an eclectic collections of links, references, photos and pages. If you have any questions, let us know.
- Howell County Families (certainly not complete)
- Howell County Place Names (Very helpful information)
- Howell County Funeral Homes
- Howell County American History & Genealogy Project
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Depots in Howell County
- Indian Tribes
- Ozarks Genealogical Society
- Fire Museum of Missouri (Willow Springs)
- The Turnbo Manuscripts (A study of Ozarks history & culture)
- Civil War Docs (not Missouri specific)
- Online Newspapers in Missouri
- Western Historical Manuscript Collections in:
- The Lewis & Clark Trail
- Bureau of Land Management
- GenWeb Sites
- Genealogy Research Sites **
- West Plains Public Library
There have been a number of books written about the Ozarks and some of them have a direct reference to Howell County. Others will give you a good reference for the life and times of your ancestors. Here are a few titles. If you know of others, please let us know and we'll add them here.
- Biographies & History of Pomona, Howell County Missouri 1894-1981 by Mary Louise (Snyder) Groman
- Ozark Pioneers, Their Trials and Triumphs by Bob Hinds
- Way Back in the Hills, the story of a boy's colorful childhood in the Ozarks, by James C. Hefley
- Home Grown Stories & Home Fried Lies by Mitch Jayne
- Ridge-Runner, From the Big Piney to the Battle of the Bulge by Norten Dablemont as told to Larry Dablemont
- Willow Springs and Surrounding Communities 1869-1969 Centennial by Ella Horak
- A Living History of the Ozarks, by Phyllis Rossiter
- Bald Knobbers: Vigilantes on the Ozarks Frontier, by Mary Hartman and Elmo Ingenthron
- Bright Glowed My Hills, by Douglas Mahnkey
There is a Message Board at Rootsweb with over 25 million posts on more than 198,000 boards. You may want to check there, using a specific surname to find others who are also researching the same line.
* If you have documents or records regarding your Missouri family and would like to preserve them for future researchers, please submit them. Read the information on this page carefully.
** In most cases, we have listed only those sites that do not require a membership or the payment of a fee to access information. Some sites, such as Ancentry, do require an annual membership fee, but will often offer free trials. As such, they may be of value to you.