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Genealogy Resources

Resources to use for genealogy and local history research.

Local Genealogy Resources

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Below are online resources for genealogy research that are free on the internet, subsidized by the Missouri State Library or funded by Dade County Genealogy Society.

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A comprehensive database of American genealogical and historical sources, dating back to the 1700s, including primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

Fold3® provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

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Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full-text for over 400 regional (U.S.), national (U.S.), and international newspapers, and full-text transcripts from television & radio news shows. 

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A database of digitized historic American newspapers from 1777-1963 that cover a wide range of languages and ethnicities from each state. The US Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present database holds information about American newspapers published since 1690.

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Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for ancestors and famous persons from around the world. Find details about cemeteries and individual memorials for many people buried in those cemeteries. Memorials generally include birth, death and burial information and may include pictures, biographies, family information and more.

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A collaborative collection of information about Missouri history online from the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library, and institutions across the state. Provided curricula enable educators and students to develop a greater appreciation for the rich heritage of Missouri.

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A growing collection of digitized historic newspapers from around the state of Missouri dating from the 1800s-1900s that are keyword-searchable. Maintained by The State Historical Society of Missouri.

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Resources for beginner and experienced genealogists. Includes collections of census, military, immigration, naturalization, and land records, as well as information on how to search and access records relevant to the researcher.

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A center that collects, preserves, and makes public information about Missouri history. Its online collections include an extensive newspaper archive, Missouri manuscripts, oral histories, and thousands of maps and photographs.

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An online collection of animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, and games for pre-K through 3rd grade. Includes a growing selection of books in French and Spanish.

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