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“A must for geneologist and research....”

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: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Independence, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A must for geneologist and research....”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Independence is THE place for such research with this resource and the Mormon archives also available close.

Visited March 2014
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Thank James B
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Grove, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great source for genealogy study”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We have found a lot of great background information on ancestors here. They have many obscure and local books and references to even the smallest towns, with stories about the history and perhaps the role of your ancestors in development of the area. The library staff is also extremely helpful in locating the exact information you are looking for.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank James G
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Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“What a great place”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Wish I could have spent days there. They have so much research stuff available for all the states, not just Missouri. We had a hard time finding it but it's a beautiful research library after you get there. Staff is extremely helpful if you ask.

Visited October 2013
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Grand Junction, CO
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Surprise”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Complete public library dedicated to genealogy. Most source material I have had the opportunity to use.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Jim B
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Grangeville, Idaho
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“finding my roots”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Went there to find info to lead me to where my relatives were buried in the late 1800's. Very friendly and helpful.

Visited September 2013
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