Genealogy: Missouri, Library and society resource list

Missouri, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  • State-wide Resources
  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (5)

  1. Missouri Historical Society:   http://www.mohistory.org/
  2. Missouri State Archives:  http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/
  3. Missouri State Genealogical Association:  http://www.mosga.org/
  4. Missouri State Library:  http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/
  5. State Historical Society of Missouri:  http://www.umsystem.edu/shs/index.shtml

University Archives and Collections (22)

  1. Avila University:   http://www.avila.edu/resources/womens_religious/womenreligious.htm
  2. Central Methodist University:   http://www.centralmethodist.edu/library/collections.html
  3. Drury University:   http://library.drury.edu/spec.htm
  4. Jackson County Historical Society:   http://www.jchs.org/archives/archives.html
  5. Maryville University:   http://www.library.maryville.edu/librarydir/collect.htm#archive
  6. Missouri Southern State University:   http://www.mssu.edu/spivalib/special_collections/archives/archives.htm
  7. Missouri State University:   http://library.missouristate.edu/archives/index.htm
  8. Northwest Missouri State University:   http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/owens/special.htm
  9. Saint Louis University. Saint Louis Room:   http://www.slu.edu/libraries/pius/directory/archdept.html
  10. Saint Louis University. Vatican Film Library:   http://www.slu.edu/libraries/vfl/
  11. Truman State University:   http://library.truman.edu/departments/specialcollections.htm
  12. University of Missouri, Columbia. Archives:   http://muarchives.missouri.edu/
  13. University of Missouri, Columbia. Museum of Anthropology:   http://coas.missouri.edu/anthromuseum/libarchive.html
  14. University of Missouri, Columbia. Special Collections:   http://system.missouri.edu/spec/
  15. University of Missouri, Columbia. Western Historical Manuscript Collection:   http://www.system.missouri.edu/whmc
  16. University of Missouri, Kansas City. Archives:   http://www.umkc.edu/university_archives/
  17. University of Missouri, Kansas City. Special Collections:   http://www.umkc.edu/lib/spec-col/index.html
  18. University of Missouri, Kansas City. Western Historical Manuscript Collection:  http://www.umkc.edu/whmckc/
  19. University of Missouri, Rolla. Western Historical Manuscript Collection:   http://www.umr.edu/~whmcinfo/
  20. University of Missouri, St. Louis. University Archives:   http://www.umsl.edu/~archives/
  21. University of Missouri, St. Louis. Western Historical Manuscript Collection:   http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/
  22. Washington University:   http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (15)

  1. Cape Girardeau–Cape Girardeau County Archive Center:   http://www.showme.net/CapeCounty/archive/index.htm
  2. Columbia–Columbia FHC: http://www.bocomo.org/LDSFHC.htm
  3. Independence–Mid-Continent Public Library:   http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/branch/ge/
  4. Kansas City–Kansas City Public Library, Special Collections Department:  http://www.kcpl.lib.mo.us/localhistory/
  5. Kansas–Linda Hall Library:   http://www.lindahall.org/collections/histofsci.shtml
  6. Kirksville–Adair County Public Library:  http://adair.lib.mo.us/libraryinfo.html
  7. Ozark—Christian County Public Library:  http://christiancounty.lib.mo.us/
  8. Saint Louis–Saint Louis Mercantile Library:   http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/
  9. Saint Louis–St. Charles City County Library:   http://www.win.org/library/services/lhgen/cinmenu.htm
  10. Saint Louis–St. Louis County Library:   http://www.slcl.org/slcl/sc/sc-genpg.htm
  11. Saint Louis–St. Louis Public Library:   http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/library.htm
  12. Springfield–Springfield-Greene County Public Library:  http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/index.cfm
  13. St. Louis–St. Louis County Public Library, Special Collections:  http://www.win.org/library/services/lhgen/cinmenu.htm
  14. Trenton–The Jewett Norris Library:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~mogrundy/library.html
  15. Warrensburg–Trails Regional Library:   http://www.trailsregional.org/speccoll.htm

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (10)

  1. Black Archives of Mid-America:   http://www.blackarchives.org/ba/scope.htm
  2. Center for the History of Family Medicine:   http://aafpfoundation.org/x563.xml
  3. Church of the Nazarene:   http://www.nazarene.org/archives/index.html
  4. Concordia Historical Institute:   http://chi.lcms.org/
  5. Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center:   http://www.agheritage.org/index.cfm
  6. Jackson County Historical Society:   http://www.jchs.org/archives/archives.html
  7. Missouri Historical Society:   http://www.mohistory.org/content/LibraryAndResearch/LRCGeneralInfo.aspx
  8. National Archives and Records Administration-Central Plains Region:   http://www.archives.gov/facilities/mo/kansas_city.html
  9. Presbyterian Church in America. Historical Center:   http://www.pcanet.org/history/
  10. St. Charles County Historical Society:   http://www.win.org/library/other/historical_society/archivesindex.htm

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. MOREnet (Missouri Research and Education Network) Online Resources:  http://www.more.net/online/index.html

Provides access to several online resources to Missouri’s K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, health care, state government and other affiliated organizations. Resources include EBSCOhost, NewsBank, NetSmartz Workshop, Missouri Resources, and more.

Digital Library Collections (4)

  1. Virtually Missouri:  http://www.virtuallymissouri.org/
  2. University of Missouri Digital Collections:    http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/collections/
  3. University of Missouri Digital Library:    http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/
  4. Digital Collections By Subject:   http://bcdlib.tc.ca/links-subjects.html

 

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Genealogy: Xxxx—Library and society resource list

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

State-wide Resources

University Archives and Collections

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections

Digital Library Collections

Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (5)

Missouri Historical Society:   http://www.mohistory.org/ 

Missouri State Archives:  http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/ 

Missouri State Genealogical Association:  http://www.mosga.org/ 

Missouri State Library:  http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/  

State Historical Society of Missouri:  http://www.umsystem.edu/shs/index.shtml  

University Archives and Collections (22)

Avila University:   http://www.avila.edu/resources/womens_religious/womenreligious.htm

Central Methodist University:   http://www.centralmethodist.edu/library/collections.html

Drury University:   http://library.drury.edu/spec.htm

Jackson County Historical Society:   http://www.jchs.org/archives/archives.html

Maryville University:   http://www.library.maryville.edu/librarydir/collect.htm#archive

Missouri Southern State University:   http://www.mssu.edu/spivalib/special_collections/archives/archives.htm

Missouri State University:   http://library.missouristate.edu/archives/index.htm

Northwest Missouri State University:   http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/owens/special.htm

Saint Louis University. Saint Louis Room:   http://www.slu.edu/libraries/pius/directory/archdept.html

Saint Louis University. Vatican Film Library:   http://www.slu.edu/libraries/vfl/

Truman State University:   http://library.truman.edu/departments/specialcollections.htm

University of Missouri, Columbia. Archives:   http://muarchives.missouri.edu/

University of Missouri, Columbia. Museum of Anthropology:   http://coas.missouri.edu/anthromuseum/libarchive.html

University of Missouri, Columbia. Special Collections:   http://system.missouri.edu/spec/

University of Missouri, Columbia. Western Historical Manuscript Collection:   http://www.system.missouri.edu/whmc

University of Missouri, Kansas City. Archives:   http://www.umkc.edu/university_archives/

University of Missouri, Kansas City. Special Collections:   http://www.umkc.edu/lib/spec-col/index.html

University of Missouri, Kansas City. Western Historical Manuscript Collection:  http://www.umkc.edu/whmckc/

University of Missouri, Rolla. Western Historical Manuscript Collection:   http://www.umr.edu/~whmcinfo/

University of Missouri, St. Louis. University Archives:   http://www.umsl.edu/~archives/

University of Missouri, St. Louis. Western Historical Manuscript Collection:   http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/

Washington University:   http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (15)

Cape Girardeau–Cape Girardeau County Archive Center:   http://www.showme.net/CapeCounty/archive/index.htm

Columbia–Columbia FHC: http://www.bocomo.org/LDSFHC.htm

Independence–Mid-Continent Public Library:   http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/branch/ge/

Kansas City–Kansas City Public Library, Special Collections Department:  http://www.kcpl.lib.mo.us/localhistory/ 

Kansas–Linda Hall Library:   http://www.lindahall.org/collections/histofsci.shtml

Kirksville–Adair County Public Library:  http://adair.lib.mo.us/libraryinfo.html 

Ozark—Christian County Public Library:  http://christiancounty.lib.mo.us/ 

Saint Louis–Saint Louis Mercantile Library:   http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/

Saint Louis–St. Charles City County Library:   http://www.win.org/library/services/lhgen/cinmenu.htm

Saint Louis–St. Louis County Library:   http://www.slcl.org/slcl/sc/sc-genpg.htm

Saint Louis–St. Louis Public Library:   http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/library.htm

Springfield–Springfield-Greene County Public Library:  http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/index.cfm 

St. Louis–St. Louis County Public Library, Special Collections:  http://www.win.org/library/services/lhgen/cinmenu.htm 

Trenton–The Jewett Norris Library:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~mogrundy/library.html 

Warrensburg–Trails Regional Library:   http://www.trailsregional.org/speccoll.htm

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (10)

Black Archives of Mid-America:   http://www.blackarchives.org/ba/scope.htm

Center for the History of Family Medicine:   http://aafpfoundation.org/x563.xml

Church of the Nazarene:   http://www.nazarene.org/archives/index.html

Concordia Historical Institute:   http://chi.lcms.org/

Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center:   http://www.agheritage.org/index.cfm

Jackson County Historical Society:   http://www.jchs.org/archives/archives.html

Missouri Historical Society:   http://www.mohistory.org/content/LibraryAndResearch/LRCGeneralInfo.aspx

National Archives and Records Administration-Central Plains Region:   http://www.archives.gov/facilities/mo/kansas_city.html

Presbyterian Church in America. Historical Center:   http://www.pcanet.org/history/

St. Charles County Historical Society:   http://www.win.org/library/other/historical_society/archivesindex.htm

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

MOREnet (Missouri Research and Education Network) Online Resources:  http://www.more.net/online/index.html 

Provides access to several online resources to Missouri’s K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, health care, state government and other affiliated organizations. Resources include EBSCOhost, NewsBank, NetSmartz Workshop, Missouri Resources, and more.

Digital Library Collections (3)

Virtually Missouri:  http://www.virtuallymissouri.org/

University of Missouri Digital Collections:    http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/collections/ 

University of Missouri Digital Library:    http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ 

Digital Collections By Subject:   http://bcdlib.tc.ca/links-subjects.html