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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Visitor Services Representative

Poplar Heights Farm, Bates County, Missouri

 

Poplar Heights Farm is a living history farm and nature conservancy located in Bates County, Missouri. Butler is the seat of Bates County, located on the western border of state.

     

Click on the People button in the site’s contents list to learn about the farm’s history and read biographical sketches of members of the families who developed the farm. The Heritage section of the website contains a discussion of the farm’s German-American heritage. There is also a report on early stonecutters of western Missouri, which you can access by clicking on the Stone Cutters button in the Research section of the website.

     

To access the Cemeteries of Bates County website, click on the Research link and then on the cemeteries link in the last paragraph. More than 40 Bates County cemeteries have been transcribed and uploaded to this website. To find the cemetery’s page, hover over the letter grouping containing the initial letter in the cemetery’s name. This will bring up an alphabetical list of cemetery names within that grouping. Click on the desired cemetery’s name to open a new page with photographs and an alphabetical listing of burials in the cemetery. In some cases, there will be more than one page for the cemetery. For example there is often a separate page containing the history of a cemetery. The data fields in the alphabetical burial listings include name, relationships/notes, birth date, and death date.

     

As noted on the cemetery pages, if the individual’s name is highlighted, Poplar Heights Farm has additional information on that individual. Types of materials in their holdings include obituaries, biographies, photographs, news stories and other family history information. The site has provided both a postal address and email contact information.

 

Audrain County Area Genealogical Society, Missouri

        

Audrain County is located in eastern Missouri. Mexico is the county seat. The Audrain County Area Genealogical Society is “dedicated to assisting individuals with an interest in genealogical and family history by providing educational programs, seminars, formal classes and volunteer assistance.” The society currently has one cemetery database available on its website, for the Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico. Click on the Cemetery Lists link to access it. The database is an alphabetical list to the burials in the cemetery. If you would like information on any name on the list, you may contact the Audrain County Area Genealogical Society directly.

     


Posted by Valerie Beaudrault at 11/03/2010 04:09:56 PM | 


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