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This is the largest geneaology library in Bates County. It features an extensive digital collection, and DSL is available. Open year-round; free admission.
Brookfield Public Library provides a site for both local history and genealogy research. Public computers and free Wi-Fi avaiable.
We house marriage records, land records, and probate records from the time the county formed in 1822. We also have family files for many early settlers here. Find cemetery records for major and even small family burial grounds; also, we have files for businesses and communities up to about 1900. We have more than 10,000 photo images scanned and indexed. For research, we charge $5 per day or $15 per year, plus the cost of copies. We are an all-volunteer organization not funded by any government entity.
County records are maintained at this facility in downtown Carthage.
This state-of-the-art facility features comprehensive genealogy research materials and databases, a computer lab, free parking, and a patron lounge. Part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system. Closed holidays and preceeding Sundays.
The Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center houses the premier regional history collection documenting St. Louis, the state of Missouri, the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the Louisiana Purchase Territory and the American West. Staff can assist you with the library, archives and photographs, media, and objects collections. Materials must remain on premises; they are not available for checkout.
The Missouri State Archives, created in 1965, is the official repository for all state records of permanent value. The Archives identifies, collects, preserves, and makes available the permanent and historically valuable records of Missouri's state and local governments. With documents dating from 1770, the archives are an outstanding facility for genealogical and historical research.
Located in the James Kirkpatrick Building, two blocks west of the Capitol.
Explore the region's history by viewing our exhibit galleries, attending programs, or researching your family history. This state-of-the-art facility houses more than 60 million pages of historical records dating to 1815. We have 10 public-access computers for research.
The facility has holdings of value for genealogy research, among them:
The Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society serves the counties of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth.
Check out the Index of Library Resources on our website to see a partial listing of what is available at the library. Feel free to stop by to do your family research.
Closed January and February.
With four branches, the historic St. Joseph Public Library provides convenient locations throughout St. Joseph. The Downtown Library, 927 Felix St., offers an extensive genealogy and local history collection. Along with books, audiobooks, music and movies to check out, we also offer newspapers, magazines, internet computers and wireless access.
The State Historical Society of Missouri offers Research Centers on the four campuses of the University of Missouri system (Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis) with the Columbia Center housing the administrative offices and art galleries. SHSMO collections include reference materials, newspapers on microfilm, maps and photographs, manuscripts, genealogical resources, and a significant art collection.
This 82,000-square-foot library features a gift shop, café, story garden, extensive genealogy research area, periodicals, computers, Wi-Fi and library services. One of 10 branches of the Springfield-Greene County Library District.
This unique 36,000-square-foot library with a transportation theme featuring memorabilia, pictures, a replica of a covered bridge, gift shop and café, computers, Wi-Fi and library services, along with a genealogy department. One of 10 branches of the Springfield-Greene County Library District.
The West Plains Public Library Genealogy Room, located inside the library, offers numerous resources for genealogical research and study. Information on: Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
Items on microfilm include: 1890 Union Veterans and Widows (for various Missouri counties) and 1890 Special Civil War Schedule Seven and Enumerations: Union Veterans and Widows of various Missouri Counties. Also available are West Plains Gazettes, 1944-1947; West Plains Journal Gazettes, 1945-1953; West Plains Daily Quills, 1907-the present.
Books and publications on American Genealogy, Howell County Post Offices, Area Histories, County Histories, News Letters, Journals, Family Histories, Cemetery Records, Ridgerunners, Gazettes and Zizzer Annuals are available as well.
The room also has Howell County Histories, Statistics and Marriage records; Cherokee Census; Arkansas Census; Howell county census 1850-1930; Howell County News, 1898-1907; and Howell county Gazettes 1898-1944.
A person can use the resources of the genealogy room without being a member of the library with the exception of Heritage Quest, for which you have to have a current library card for access.
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