Missouri Periodicals

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The major genealogical periodicals and magazines helpful for Missouri research are:

A helpful index to subjects in 13 periodicals is Robert L. Grover, Missouri Genealogical Periodical Index: A County Guide, 1960-1982 (Independence: Missouri Territory Pioneers, 1983; FHL Book 977.8 B22g.


Missouri State Archives: has newspapers, manuscripts, and etc.

National Archives (Central Plains Region) in Kansas City, MO: has manuscripts.


  • The Missouri Historical Review:  Information about the history of Missouri, and how it effected the people living there. Issues published 1906-2002 are available for free online from the State Historical Society of Missouri (link below): http://statehistoricalsocietyofmissouri.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/mhr
  • The Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal:  Genealogical information for all of Missouri.  They have a surname index and a topic index online. They were produced by the Missouri State Genealogical Association.  Most of their copies are online free or charge. Newer journals not available for free online). Website:  http://mosga.org/index.php
  • PERSI: Index online, but copies of actual records must be ordered.

Web Sites

  • Missouri Digital Heritage Online: has links to different manuscript collections