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Dear Ms. Taylor,
Thanks for posting your request on History Hub!
We suggest that you search our website for tips on how to begin your genealogical research at https://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/start-research/nara-resources.html We also suggest that you search our Census Resources for tips on how to access census records that may are digitized in the National Archives Catalog or available on our partners’ websites and how view them for free at a NARA facility. NARA has census schedules on microfilm dating from 1790 to 1930 but data from recent censuses are not available after 1940 due to the 72-year restriction on access to the Census. Most researchers find it helpful to begin with the 1940 Census and work backwards to locate people in earlier generations.
We also suggest that you search for Missouri vital records about your family on its website at https://health.mo.gov/data/vitalrecords/ This website will provide links to information about births, deaths, marriages and divorces but a search fee may accompany all requests for copies. You may also find information on Family Search’s website at https://www.familysearch.org/en/ or Ancestry’s at https://www.ancestry.com/ There may be fees associated with using these websites. See this website for background information about Lexington, MO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexington,_Missouri
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!