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=== ''Jefferson City and Columbia''  ===
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These archives, libraries, societies, and museums preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Missouri.
  
'''[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives Missouri State Archives]'''<br>600 West Main Street<br>Jefferson City, MO 65102<br>Telephone: 314-751-3280<br>Fax: 573-526-7333<br>Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Saturday hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Microfilm and published materials are available in the research room; records from the Archives' stacks should be requested in advance for use on Thursday evenings, Saturdays or holidays
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=== National  ===
  
The holdings of the Missouri State Archives&nbsp;date from 1770 and include: executive, legislative, and judicial records; records of state departments and agencies; land records; military records; state publications; photographic collections; county and municipal records on microfilm; and manuscript and reference collections.  
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[[Image:StLouisNationalArchives.jpg|right|250px|StLouisNationalArchives.jpg]]'''[[National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)]]''' <br>1 Archives Drive<br>St. Louis, MO 63138<br>Telephone: &nbsp;314-801-0800<br>Fax: &nbsp;314-801-9195 <br>E-mail: [mailto:MPR.center@nara.gov MPR.center@nara.gov]<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ National Personnel Records Center]<br><br>
  
Through the [http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/ Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative ]begun in 2007, the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library, in partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri, are assisting institutions across the state in digitizing their records and placing them online for easy access.  
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:The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It is the central repository for both the military and civil services personnel-related records. It maintains military personnel records for servicemen dischared from 1912 to 1952* (*i.e. 62 years after discharge). Records prior to WWI are in Washington, D.C. <br><br>
  
A list of county records on microfilm is available at the following [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/croll.asp link].
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[[Image:Kansas-city3-l.jpg|right|250px|Kansas-city3-l.jpg]]'''[[National Archives at Kansas City]]'''<br>400 West Pershing Road<br>Kansas City, MO 64108<br>Telephone: 816-268-8000 <br>E-mail: [mailto:kansascity.archives@nara.gov kansascity.archives@nara.gov ]<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/ National Archives at Kansas City]<br><br>
  
A helpful guide to the collection is ''A Guide to the Missouri State Archives'' (Jefferson City, Missouri: Missouri Secretary of State, 198-; not at Family History Library). ([http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=A+Guide+to+the+Missouri+State+Archives Worldcat])
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:Collects federal agency and court records for '''''Iowa, Kansas, Missouri''''', and '''''Nebraska'''''. They have all federal censuses 1790-1940 and most indexes, photos, maps, naturalization records, immigration, military records, and federal land records. Specialties include frontier and territorial history, and American Indians of the Northern Great Plains.<ref>William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 67. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref><br><br>
  
'''[http://www.mosga.org Missouri State Genealogical Association]'''<br>P.O. Box 833<br>Columbia, MO 65205-0833<br>Telephone: 816-747-9330
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'''[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]]'''<br>[[Image:Midwest Genealogy Center 1.jpg|right|250px|Midwest Genealogy Center 1.jpg]]3440 S. Lee's Summit Road<br>Independence, MO 64055-1923<br>Telephone: 816-836-5200<br>Fax: 816-521-7253 <br>Internet: [http://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy Midwest Genealogy Center] <br><br>
  
'''[http://www.umsystem.edu/shs/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri]'''<br>1020 Lowry<br>Columbia, MO 65201-7298<br>Telephone: 573-882-7083<br>Fax: 573-884-4950<br>(located at Ellis Library, Univ. of Missouri campus)
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:One of America's most complete genealogical centers including censuses and indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and newspapers. Surrounding states are well represented.<ref name="DB67">Dollarhide and Bremer.</ref> <ref>[http://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy Midwest Genealogy Center] in ''Mid-Continent Public Library'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref> The [[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center|Mid-Continent Public Library]] shares its genealogical materials through interlibrary loan.
  
::''[http://whmc.umsystem.edu Western Historical Manuscript Collection]''<br>23 Ellis Library<br>University of Missouri<br>Columbia, Missouri 65201-5149<br>Telephone: 573-882-6028<br>Fax: 573-884-0345
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=== State  ===
  
''Note'': Records kept at the state capitol were lost by fires in 1837 and 1911. Several counties in Missouri have also lost records due to fire, war, and other destruction.  
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'''[http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center]'''<br>225 South Skinker Blvd (P.O. Box 11940)<br>St. Louis, MO 63112-0040<br>Telephone: 314-746-4500<br>Fax: 314-746-4548<br>E-mail: [mailto:library@mohistory.org library@mohistory.org]<br>
  
=== ''Kansas City and Independence'' ===
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:They have an excellent collection about early Missouri settlers and immigrants through Illinois<ref name="DB67" />, 90,000 books, periodicals, St. Louis newspapers, fire insurance maps, city directories, St. Louis people, western fur trade, and Missouri history.<ref>[http://mohistory.org/lrc/collections/library Library] in ''Missouri History Museum'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref> The library has an [http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home online genealogy index]. Copies of records can also be ordered online. See: <br><br>
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::*Beverly D. Bishop and Janice L. Fox, ''A List of Manuscript Collections in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society'' (St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society, 1982). {{WorldCat|12053065|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|76126|item|disp=FHL Book 977.8 A3b}}.<br><br>
  
'''[http://www.kclibrary.org/ Kansas City Public Library Special Collections]'''<br>Heart of America Genealogical Society<br>311 East 12th Street<br>Kansas City, MO 64106-2454<br>Telephone: 816-221-2685<br>Fax: 816-421-7484
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'''[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives Missouri State Archives]'''<br>600 West Main Street<br>Jefferson City, MO 65102<br>Telephone: 314-751-3280<br>Fax: 573-526-7333<br>
  
'''[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]]'''<br>3440 S. Lee's Summit Road<br>Independence, MO 64055-1923<br>Telephone: 816-836-5200<br>Fax: 816-521-7253 The [[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center|Mid-Continent Public Library]] shares its genealogical materials through interlibrary loan.
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:A "user-friendly" facility with original [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/croll.asp county records on microfilm] from all counties, photos, census, land, military, and penitentiary records. '''''Databases:&nbsp;''''' births/deaths pre-1910, deaths 1910-1963, soldiers 1812-1918, coroners inquests, land patents, and naturalizations.<ref name="DB67" /> <ref>[https://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/resources.asp#collection Research Room] in ''Missouri Secretary of State'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref> They have an [http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home online genealogy index]. Copies of records can also be ordered online. See: <br><br>
 
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To learn more about the history, record keeping, and available records of Missouri counties, use the 15 inventories of the county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has copies of most of these inventories.  
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::*Missouri State Archives, ''A Guide to the County and Municipal Records on Microfilm'' (Jefferson City, Missouri: Missouri State Archives, [1997]). {{WorldCat|37587452|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|674029|item|disp=FHL Book 977.8 J5g}}.
  
'''[[National Archives at Kansas City]]'''<br>400 West Pershing Road<br>Kansas City, MO 64108<br>Telephone: 816-268-8000
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:Through the [http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/ Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative ]begun in 2007, the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library, in partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri, are assisting institutions across the state in digitizing their records and placing them online for easy access.<br><br>
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=== ''St. Louis'' ===
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[[Image:Missouri State Historical Society.jpg|right|250px|Missouri State Historical Society.jpg]]'''[http://www.umsystem.edu/shs/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri]'''<br>1020 Lowry<br>Columbia, MO 65201-7298<br>Telephone: 573-882-7083<br>Fax: 573-884-4950<br>(located at Ellis Library, University of Missouri campus)<br><br>
  
'''[http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center]'''<br>225 South Skinker Boulevard<br>St. Louis, MO 63112-0040<br>Telephone: 314-746-4500<br>Fax: 314-746-4548<br>  
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:Includes research centers at Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, St. Louis, and Springfield. Good genealogy collection with historic Missouri manuscripts and reference books<ref name="DB67" />, collection of 460,000 books, 500,000 manuscripts, 150,000 archival records, 2,900 maps, databases, art, census, newspapers, oral history, and photos.<ref>[http://shs.umsystem.edu/research/ Collections and Research] in ''State Historical Society of Missouri'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
  
::Mailing Address:<br>Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center<br>P.O. Box 11940<br>St. Louis, MO 63112-0040.
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::''[http://whmc.umsystem.edu Western Historical Manuscript Collection]''<br>23 Ellis Library<br>Universi[ty of Missouri<br>Columbia, Missouri 65201-5149<br>Telephone: 573-882-6028<br>Fax: 573-884-0345
  
The library has an [http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home online genealogy index] that can be searched before visiting. Copies of records can also be ordered online.  
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'''''Note:''''' &nbsp;Records kept at the state capitol were lost by fires in 1837 and 1911. Several counties in Missouri have also lost records due to fire, war, and other destruction.  
  
A helpful guide to the society's collection is Beverly D. Bishop and Janice L. Fox, ''A List of Manuscript Collections in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society''(St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society, 1982;([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12053065 Worldcat]) and {{FHL|76126|item|disp=FHL book 977.8 A3b}}).  
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'''[http://www.mosga.org Missouri State Genealogical Association]'''<br>P.O. Box 833<br>Columbia, MO 65205-0833<br>Telephone: 816-747-9330 <br>
  
'''[[National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)]]'''  
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:Missouri First Families Program, publications, researchers, and speakers lists. Thier collection is at the [[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]] above.<ref>[http://mosga.org/cpage.php?pt=12 Library Program] in ''Missouri State Genealogical Association'' (accessed 13 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It is the central repository for both the military and civil services personnel-related records. It maintains military personnel records from WWI to the present. Records prior to WWI are in Washington, D.C.
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=== Regional  ===
  
'''[http://www.slcl.org St. Louis County Library]'''  
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[[Image:Kansas City Public Library Central Branch.jpg|right|250px|Kansas City Public Library Central Branch.jpg]]'''[http://www.kclibrary.org/kchistory Kansas City Public Library Special Collections]'''<br>Central Library<br>14 W. 10th Street, 5th Floor<br>Kansas City, MO 64105<br>Phone: 816-701-3427<br>Fax: 816-701-3401<br>E-mail: [mailto:lhistory@kclibrary.org lhistory@kclibrary.org]<br><br>
  
Their collection includes holdings from the [http://www.stlgs.org St. Louis Genealogical Society], the [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org National Genealogical Society] and parish records from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the Archdiocese of Belleville, Illinois.  
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:Great genealogy collection for the Missouri Valley with biographies, periodicals, genealogies, diaries, photos, scrapbooks, and newspapers of KC area.<ref name="DB67" /> <ref>[http://www.kclibrary.org/kchistory/special-collections Special Collections] in ''Kansas City Public Library'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref> <br><br>
  
'''[http://www.slpl.org/index.asp St. Louis Public Library]''' (City)  
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'''[http://www.slcl.org/genealogy St. Louis County Library]'''<br>Headquarters<br> Tier 5 (top floor)<br>1640 South Lindbergh Blvd<br>St Louis, MO 63131-3598<br>Telephone: 314-994-3300, ext. 2070<br>E-mail: [mailto:scollections@slcl.org scollections@slcl.org]
  
The St. Louis Public Library has an on-line Obituary Index for the years 1880–1927; 1942–1945; 1992–2006.  
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:Their collection includes holdings from the [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org National Genealogical Society], [http://www.stlgs.org St. Louis Genealogical Society], African American Research Collection, Jewish Genealogical Society, parish records from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and the Archdiocese of Belleville, Illinois.<ref>[http://www.slcl.org/genealogy Genealogy and local history] in ''St. Louis County Library'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
For further information regarding the St. Louis Library, see George Gambrill, ''Genealogical Material and Local Histories in the St. Louis Public Library, Rev. ed.'' (St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Public Library, 1965; ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/432954 Worldcat]); {{FHL|237839|item|disp=FHL book 977.866 A3s}}; {{FHL|237839|item|disp=FHL book 928060}} items 7-8, 1965/66 catalog and 1971 supplement).
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[[Image:STLCentrallibrary.jpg|right|250px|STLCentrallibrary.jpg]]'''[http://www.slpl.org/index.asp St. Louis Public Library]''' (City)<br> Central Library<br>1301 Olive Street<br>St. Louis, MO 63103<br>Telephone: 314-241-2288 <br>E-mail: [mailto:webref@slpl.org webref@slpl.org]<br>Internet: [http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117800.asp Genealogy]<br><br>
  
=== &nbsp;Missouri Online Records  ===
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:The St. Louis Public Library has an on-line Obituary Index for the years 1880–1927; 1942–1945; 1992–2006. See:<br>
  
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::*George Gambrill, ''Genealogical Material and Local Histories in the St. Louis Public Library, Rev. ed.'' (St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Public Library, 1965) {{WorldCat|432954|item|disp=At various libraries (Worldcat)}}. {{FHL|237839|item|disp=FHL Film 928060 items 7-8; Book 977.866 A3s}}.<br><br>
  
=== Web Sites  ===
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[[Image:St Louis Mercantile Library.jpg|right|250px|St Louis Mercantile Library.jpg]]'''[[St. Louis Mercantile Library|Saint Louis Mercantile Library]]''' <br>University of Missouri - St. Louis<br>Thomas Jefferson Library Building<br>One University Blvd.<br>St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4400<br>Telephone: 314-516-7240 or 314-516-7247<br>Fax: 314-516-7241<br>Internet: [http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/ St. Louis Mercantile Library]<br><br>
  
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Missouri in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.  
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:Early newspapers, railroads, inland waterways, county records, biographies, and genealogies. A premier library for Missouri research.<ref name="DB67">Dollarhide and Bremer, 67.</ref><br><br>
  
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:  
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'''[http://thelibrary.org/lochist/ Springfield-Greene County Library]''' <br> The Library Center<br>4653 S. Campbell Ave.<br>Springfield, MO 65810-1723<br>Telephone: 417-616-0534<br>Fax: 417-883-9348<br>E-mail: [http://thelibrary.org/contact.cfm Ask a Librarian] form.<br>Internet: [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/collections.cfm?aid=925&lid=62 Guide to Local History and Genealogy Department Collections]<br>
  
'''USGenWeb'''  
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:Substantial genealogy for southern Missouri. Censuses, religious and church histories, city directories, U.S. Civil War, online death certificates 1910-1958, births, marriages, land, probate, cemeteries, clippings, newspapers, American Indians, maps, and periodicals.<ref name="DB67" /> <ref>[http://thelibrary.org/lochist/collections.cfm?aid=925&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lid=62 Guide to Local History and Genealogy Department Collections] in ''Springfield-Greene County Library District'' (accessed 15 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ USGenWeb.com] A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
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'''[http://thelibrary.org/research/res_guide.cfm?aid=680&lid=50 Ozarks Genealogical Society Library]''' <br>534 West Catalpa (PO Box 3945)<br>Springfield, Missouri 65808<br>Telephone: 417-831-2773 <br>Internet: [http://www.ozarksgs.org/index.php/research Research]<br>
  
'''Roots-L'''  
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:Substantial genealogy for southern Missouri. Missouri and other states' materials, large collection of genealogical periodicals, maps, family histories, and over one dozen special collections compiled by area researchers. Special Collections records focus on family histories with an emphasis in the southwest Missouri geographical area.<ref name="DB67" /> <ref>[http://www.ozarksgs.org/index.php/research Research] in ''Ozarks Genealogical Society'' (accessed 15 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa Rootsweb.com] A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.
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=== Outside Missouri  ===
  
'''FamilySearch™'''  
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[[Image:Old Harrison Co Courthouse in Marshall, TX.JPG|right|250px|Old Harrison Co Courthouse in Marshall, TX.JPG]]'''[[Harrison County Historical Museum|Harrison County Historical Museum]]''' <br> Old Harrison County Courthouse <br>117 East Bowie (P.O. Box 1987) <br>Marshall, Texas 75671<br>Phone: &nbsp;903-938-2680 <br> E-mail: [mailto:info@harrisoncountymuseum.org info@harrisoncountymuseum.org]<br>Internet: [http://www.harrisoncountymuseum.org/ Harrison County Historical Museum]<br><br>
  
*[https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.
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:A key repository for locating selected early '''''Missouri&nbsp;''''' and '''''Texas&nbsp;''''' settlers. This was a center for Missouri Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. It has a great collection of family folders, books, letters, diaries, journals, and surname lists.<ref name="DB67" /> <ref>[http://harrisoncountymuseum.org/our_collection Our Collection] in ''Harrison County Museum'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
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'''Miami, Oklahoma''' also has significant association with southern Missiouri heritage and genealogy.<ref name="DB67" />
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Contents

United States go to Missouri go to Archives and Libraries

These archives, libraries, societies, and museums preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Missouri.

National

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National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
Telephone:  314-801-0800
Fax:  314-801-9195
E-mail: MPR.center@nara.gov
Internet: National Personnel Records Center

The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It is the central repository for both the military and civil services personnel-related records. It maintains military personnel records for servicemen dischared from 1912 to 1952* (*i.e. 62 years after discharge). Records prior to WWI are in Washington, D.C.

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National Archives at Kansas City
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: 816-268-8000
E-mail: kansascity.archives@nara.gov
Internet: National Archives at Kansas City

Collects federal agency and court records for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. They have all federal censuses 1790-1940 and most indexes, photos, maps, naturalization records, immigration, military records, and federal land records. Specialties include frontier and territorial history, and American Indians of the Northern Great Plains.[1]

Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center
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3440 S. Lee's Summit Road
Independence, MO 64055-1923
Telephone: 816-836-5200
Fax: 816-521-7253
Internet: Midwest Genealogy Center

One of America's most complete genealogical centers including censuses and indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and newspapers. Surrounding states are well represented.[2] [3] The Mid-Continent Public Library shares its genealogical materials through interlibrary loan.

State

Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center
225 South Skinker Blvd (P.O. Box 11940)
St. Louis, MO 63112-0040
Telephone: 314-746-4500
Fax: 314-746-4548
E-mail: library@mohistory.org

They have an excellent collection about early Missouri settlers and immigrants through Illinois[2], 90,000 books, periodicals, St. Louis newspapers, fire insurance maps, city directories, St. Louis people, western fur trade, and Missouri history.[4] The library has an online genealogy index. Copies of records can also be ordered online. See:

Missouri State Archives
600 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: 314-751-3280
Fax: 573-526-7333

A "user-friendly" facility with original county records on microfilm from all counties, photos, census, land, military, and penitentiary records. Databases:  births/deaths pre-1910, deaths 1910-1963, soldiers 1812-1918, coroners inquests, land patents, and naturalizations.[2] [5] They have an online genealogy index. Copies of records can also be ordered online. See:

Through the Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative begun in 2007, the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library, in partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri, are assisting institutions across the state in digitizing their records and placing them online for easy access.

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State Historical Society of Missouri
1020 Lowry
Columbia, MO 65201-7298
Telephone: 573-882-7083
Fax: 573-884-4950
(located at Ellis Library, University of Missouri campus)

Includes research centers at Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, St. Louis, and Springfield. Good genealogy collection with historic Missouri manuscripts and reference books[2], collection of 460,000 books, 500,000 manuscripts, 150,000 archival records, 2,900 maps, databases, art, census, newspapers, oral history, and photos.[6]
Western Historical Manuscript Collection
23 Ellis Library
Universi[ty of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri 65201-5149
Telephone: 573-882-6028
Fax: 573-884-0345

Note:  Records kept at the state capitol were lost by fires in 1837 and 1911. Several counties in Missouri have also lost records due to fire, war, and other destruction.

Missouri State Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 833
Columbia, MO 65205-0833
Telephone: 816-747-9330

Missouri First Families Program, publications, researchers, and speakers lists. Thier collection is at the Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center above.[7]

Regional

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Kansas City Public Library Special Collections
Central Library
14 W. 10th Street, 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-701-3427
Fax: 816-701-3401
E-mail: lhistory@kclibrary.org

Great genealogy collection for the Missouri Valley with biographies, periodicals, genealogies, diaries, photos, scrapbooks, and newspapers of KC area.[2] [8]

St. Louis County Library
Headquarters
Tier 5 (top floor)
1640 South Lindbergh Blvd
St Louis, MO 63131-3598
Telephone: 314-994-3300, ext. 2070
E-mail: scollections@slcl.org

Their collection includes holdings from the National Genealogical Society, St. Louis Genealogical Society, African American Research Collection, Jewish Genealogical Society, parish records from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and the Archdiocese of Belleville, Illinois.[9]

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St. Louis Public Library (City)
Central Library
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: 314-241-2288
E-mail: webref@slpl.org
Internet: Genealogy

The St. Louis Public Library has an on-line Obituary Index for the years 1880–1927; 1942–1945; 1992–2006. See:
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Saint Louis Mercantile Library
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Thomas Jefferson Library Building
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4400
Telephone: 314-516-7240 or 314-516-7247
Fax: 314-516-7241
Internet: St. Louis Mercantile Library

Early newspapers, railroads, inland waterways, county records, biographies, and genealogies. A premier library for Missouri research.[2]

Springfield-Greene County Library
The Library Center
4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810-1723
Telephone: 417-616-0534
Fax: 417-883-9348
E-mail: Ask a Librarian form.
Internet: Guide to Local History and Genealogy Department Collections

Substantial genealogy for southern Missouri. Censuses, religious and church histories, city directories, U.S. Civil War, online death certificates 1910-1958, births, marriages, land, probate, cemeteries, clippings, newspapers, American Indians, maps, and periodicals.[2] [10]

Ozarks Genealogical Society Library
534 West Catalpa (PO Box 3945)
Springfield, Missouri 65808
Telephone: 417-831-2773
Internet: Research

Substantial genealogy for southern Missouri. Missouri and other states' materials, large collection of genealogical periodicals, maps, family histories, and over one dozen special collections compiled by area researchers. Special Collections records focus on family histories with an emphasis in the southwest Missouri geographical area.[2] [11]

Outside Missouri

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Harrison County Historical Museum
Old Harrison County Courthouse
117 East Bowie (P.O. Box 1987)
Marshall, Texas 75671
Phone:  903-938-2680
E-mail: info@harrisoncountymuseum.org
Internet: Harrison County Historical Museum

A key repository for locating selected early Missouri  and Texas  settlers. This was a center for Missouri Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. It has a great collection of family folders, books, letters, diaries, journals, and surname lists.[2] [12]

Miami, Oklahoma also has significant association with southern Missiouri heritage and genealogy.[2]

Online Records

links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

References

  1. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 67. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Dollarhide and Bremer.
  3. Midwest Genealogy Center in Mid-Continent Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  4. Library in Missouri History Museum (accessed 7 March 2014).
  5. Research Room in Missouri Secretary of State (accessed 7 March 2014).
  6. Collections and Research in State Historical Society of Missouri (accessed 7 March 2014).
  7. Library Program in Missouri State Genealogical Association (accessed 13 March 2014).
  8. Special Collections in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  9. Genealogy and local history in St. Louis County Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  10. Guide to Local History and Genealogy Department Collections in Springfield-Greene County Library District (accessed 15 March 2014).
  11. Research in Ozarks Genealogical Society (accessed 15 March 2014).
  12. Our Collection in Harrison County Museum (accessed 7 March 2014).