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Genealogy Resources

Resources to use for genealogy and local history research.

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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. 

Freely Available Online
Chronicling America
Historic American newspapers from 1777-1963 that includes the US Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present.

Find A Grave
Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for ancestors and famous persons from around the world.

Missouri Digital Heritage
Digital collections from the Missouri State Archives, Missouri State Library, and other institutions across the state.

Missouri Digital Newspaper Project
Digitized historic newspapers from around the state dating from the 1800s-1900s maintained by The State Historical Society of Missouri.

National Archives
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.

State Historical Society of Missouri
Materials in a wide range of formats about all aspects and periods of Missouri history.

 Stars and Stripes Newspaper
Materials about the civil war newspaper.

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