Local History and Genealogy Resources
Search the Library's catalog for:
County histories, maps, records of births/marriages/deaths/cemeteries, etc. in Northeast Missouri:
Also look for other counties or names of
individual towns in the
e.g.: edina mo
boone county mo
Special Collections Department
Many useful primary documents in the Library
are listed on the Special Collections Web site:
The following items are also in Special
Collections but a complete description is not yet available on the
Adair County Biographical Index
8 file drawers of family/individual data forms and newspaper clippings, primarily obituaries, collected by P. O. Selby.
Adair County Schools Class Rosters
Mulberry School, 1904-05, 1907, 09
Unidentified School, 1905-09
Adair County Cemetery Sexton Records
Kirksville Churches: Membership Rosters and Directories
Cumberland Presbyterian, 1883
First Baptist, 1916
First Christian, 1931
First Presbyterian, 1928, 1950s-60s
Kirksville Organizations: Directories & Yearbooks
Delta Kappa Gamma, 1949-50, 1953-56, 1964-68
Monday Club, 1963-76
Sojourners, 1947-48, 1978-79
Kirksville city directories 1892+
Kirksville telephone directories: 1921, 1940-49, 1951+
Telephone books for other cities are also available.
1790 - Library has records for
1830-1930 - Missouri
Located on microfilm in the MicroMaterials Area.
Call number: MicroFilm HA 471.5
Click on the year to bring up the record which will identify reels and counties.
* Most of the 1890 Census records, including
Schedule 11 for Missouri, were destroyed by fire around the turn of
the century. There was a Special Schedule that year that was
not destroyed and this is used as a substitute for Schedule 11
(Special Schedule Enumerating the Union Veterans and Widows of Union
Veterans of the Civil War). The Library has the Enumerator's
Schedule 11 for all other years.
1940 and later
Not released for public use. Persons meeting certain criteria may apply for a search of these census records using Form BC-600 "Application for Search of Census Records." There is a fee for the search and for a complete schedule. See the Census Bureau age search Web site for a form and more information.
Availability of Census Records About Individuals. A publication of the Census Bureau which explains what is available in the census materials.
National Archives and Records Administration - Genealogy
Census Bureau Genealogy FAQ
Reference sources to help with research
Truman State University
The University Archives are kept in the Special Collections Department of the Library. Various types of records and publications provide "evidence" of students who attended this institution 1867- present (including student rosters, yearbooks, etc.)
The Echo - Northeast Missouri State and Truman State University yearbooks, 1901+
Call number: Reference LB 1900
Genealogical Research on the Web, by Diane K. Kovacs.
Call number: Reference CS 14 K68 2002
For more information contact the Library Special Collections Department.
General Links for Genealogy Research
American Family Immigration History Center---A
database of 22 million people who passed through Ellis Island and
the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. Although not required to
search, free registration allows access to more of the site.
Ancestry.com---includes entries from Ancestry World Tree, Social Security Death Index, and U.S. Residential Phone and Address Listings.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites---a very comprehensive site with over 41,000 links
FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service
The Genealogy Home Page
National Genealogical Society
The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site---contains over 2 million federal land records issued between 1820 and 1908, provides information on the initial transfer of land from the federal government and associates an individual with a specific piece of a land at a specific time.
RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative