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“A great place to spend an afternoon”

Midwest Genealogy Center
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Midwest Genealogy Center, the largest free-standing genealogy library in the United States, is one of the nation's preeminent destinations for researching family history, providing access to almost three-quarter of a million on-site materials, as well as free online resources. Midwest Genealogy Center features 52,000 square feet of space to house all of the free resources and technology needed to research family history whether one's relatives originated in the Midwest or across an ocean. Part of Mid-Continent Public Library, The Center offers free access to microfilm sources, microfiche records, books, directories, and online resources seven days a week and offers free classes and programs throughout the year.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 September 2013

An amazing collection and very helpful staff for those interested in genealogy. Computers are available for public use and there is no charge for their use or for access to the many internet sites. It's an ideal beginning for searching for family history.

Thank sbird311
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

There were many people doing research when we visited. If you are from this area, I bet you would find much information. The staff seemed excellent. We are from Wisconsin, but decided to check it out anyway. My husband found a marriage notation about his grandparents....surprise, surprise.

Thank Judy B
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

This place is incredible for all you genealogy buffs, and every bit as awesome as the mother ship in Salt Lake if you are looking for family members in the US. (Salt Lake has a wider international scope.) Only 5 years old, this facility is gorgeous, well staffed and with free ancestry.com. Great for a novice genealogy buff like me.

3  Thank Penny M
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you want to find out about your family, this is the place to begin your search. Everyone was so helpful.

Thank jtcsac
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

I used to go to the old genealogy library on 24 hwy a lot. The new center is much larger and nicer. For people really serious about genealogy work, this is a great place.

Thank D C
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