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Billion Graves Adds Supporting Records Feature


The following was written by Billion Graves Staff:

After months of work in response to hundreds of user requests, BillionGraves has added several new features designed to validate and enhance the headstone records found on BillionGraves.

The Supporting Record feature now allows users to upload evidence-based documents that support the BillionGraves records that have been collected through our mobile Apps. This means that users are now able to upload headstones, birth/death, burial, marriage, cremation, and many other types of records WITHOUT NEEDING A SMART PHONE!
Thousands of records are being uploaded every day and are breaking down genealogy brick walls and making connections that once seemed impossible. While working closely with our users and genealogists we found that there were many headstones and burials that just couldn’t be accounted for with our current systems; including unmarked graves, cremation scatterings, destroyed stones, and so on.

Our Supporting Records features eliminate this problem while maintaining the validity and accuracy of the BillionGraves database.

Let’s face it, we’ve all been plagued with headaches caused by incorrect/assumed information in our family trees. BillionGraves’ Supporting Records IS the solution to your problems!

Learn about BillionGraves’ new Supporting Records and how the will change the way you will look at headstones! –> READ MORE

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RootsPoint – A Facebook for the Dead?


RootsPoint is a global community centered around the 1940 US census. It aims to make genealogy accessible to enthusiasts of all ages. Data spans the 110 years before the census (1830-1940) and includes social sharing tools.

RootsPoint is for living people to interact with each others via dead people — essentially a Facebook for the dead.

RootsPoint just launched at RootsTech 2014, on February 6, 2014. The company is a Bronze sponsor for RootsTech and is the sponsor of the RootsTech Unforum.

They are new on the scene, and made their launch of the site here at RootsTech, right now. Always a scary proposition!

The consensus at RootsTech 2013 was that there were four main shared outcomes of the keynote speeches and the various classes offered (some points below thanks to the late Carolyn L. Barkley):


In other words:

  1. The process of collecting, preserving and sharing stories is vital to breathing life into our ancestors.
  2. We need to attract a wider community, particularly the younger generations, to genealogy by insuring that genealogy and family history is an adventure that is affordable, accessible and global.
  3. As the profession seeks to broaden its appeal and attract a younger generation, it recognizes that technology is the mechanism by which that growth will be successful.
  4. The power of the crowd is what is required to accomplish the above processes. We can’t accomplish all there is to do by ourselves.

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Mocavo Adds 20,000 Additional Databases in One Day

The following is from Mocavo:

In October 2013, we announced our Free Forever Revolution and made a commitment to launch 1,000 new databases every day. With the support of the Mocavo Community, we’ve kept our promise by adding more than 150,000 databases to our existing collection in less than four months.

Today, as a thank you to the entire Mocavo community, we are stepping it up and adding more than 20,000 new databases in one day, bringing our total count to all time high – more than 250,000 databases!

Staying true to our mission, you can now enjoy free access to more than a billion of records that will help you discover your story and pass it on.

Search the 20,000 databases we added today

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RootsMagic Produces an Android App

The following is from RootsMagic:


With more and more devices and operating systems becoming popular, we are always asked, “When will RootsMagic be available for _______?” We are working hard to make RootsMagic available on whatever device you use, wherever you go. RootsMagic is already available for Windows and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and even the Mac (with help). Today, we are pleased to addAndroid to that list!

So now all you Android-gadget-groupies can easily take and show off your family history with you wherever you go. RootsMagic lets you carry your genealogy on your Android device! It’s fast, easy, and free.

The app provides many useful features including:
Access your actual RootsMagic files via iTunes or Dropbox – RootsMagic for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch uses your actual RootsMagic files- no conversion needed. You can copy as many files as you want right on your device via iTunes or Dropbox. Users of other genealogy software such as PAF, Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family Tree, and others can convert their files into viewable RootsMagic files using our free desktop software.

Easily search and explore your family tree – Familiar Pedigree, Family, Descendant, and Individual Views help you quickly explore your family tree. You can also search for specific people by name or record number.

View pictures, notes, and sources – All of your RootsMagic data is available inside the app. Touch any name to see more information about that person as well as family members. All of a person’s information is there including notes, sources, and pictures.

Lists – Browse lists of your information and view more information about sources, to-do items, research logs, media, addresses, repositories, correspondences, and places.

Tools and Calculators – useful tools to assist you in your research including a perpetual calendar, date calculator, relationship calculator, and soundex calculator.

The app is available right now on Google Play and the Amazon appstore. More information is available at

Written by RootsMagic Staff. Used with permission.

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FamilySearch to Make Millions of Obituaries Searchable Online

The following is from FamilySearch:

Tens of Thousands of Additional Indexers Needed to Help Create an Every-Name Index to Millions of Obituaries

Salt Lake City, Utah—February 7, 2014
—FamilySearch is working with partners and the larger genealogical community to collect, digitize, and index millions of obituaries from the United States (with other nations to follow). This huge undertaking will ultimately make hundreds of millions of names of deceased individuals and information about their family relationships freely available for online research.

Dennis Brimhall, CEO of FamilySearch, announced this new initiative in his keynote speech yesterday as he welcomed record-breaking crowds to the 2014 RootsTech family history conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Brimhall and special guest pirate mascot “Captain Jack Starling” utilized a well-known pirate theme of “dead men tell no tales” and added, “but their obituaries do!” drawing attention to the fact that obituaries tell the stories of people’s lives long after they are deceased. Carrying the theme further, attendees at the conference were invited to volunteer and help unlock the “treasure trove” of precious family information contained in obituaries, which is currently “locked away” in static electronic images and newspapers.

“Estimates claim over 500 million obituaries exist in the U.S. alone,” said Dennis Brimhall, FamilySearch CEO. “The average obituary can contain the names of about ten family members of the deceased—parents, spouse, children, and other relatives. Making them easily searchable online can be an enormous future source for creating our family histories. The number of people who will benefit is incalculable. It could very well be the single largest preservation and access project of its kind, and will no doubt be one of the most used online collections worldwide as it grows.”

The success of the obituary campaign depends on volunteers. The information contained in obituaries requires native language skills and human judgment. The goal for this project in 2014 is 100 million names indexed, which will require tens of thousands of additional volunteers. Without volunteer indexers, these precious records will remain largely unavailable to family history researchers.

Those interested in helping to create this vast database that will be used by family history researchers for generations to come can learn more and volunteer at A training video, indexing guide, and clear project indexing instructions are available to help indexers get a quick start on this adventure.

About FamilySearch
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Stories To Tell

The folks at Stories to Tell are very good friends of mine that I have spent many hours talking with at conferences. When the brain & battery on my van quit at the Family Tree Expo Conference in Sacramento California, my wife Tara and I spent a week with them while our van was being repaired.

Nancy & Biff Barnes, editing & book design

Stories to Tell offers complete services for authors
Help is available at every step, from draft to publication. Creating a book is a fascinating, enjoyable project… when you know how to proceed. Their experienced editors can answer your questions, teach you what you need to know, and speed your book to completion.

Stories to Tell specializes in helping authors through the process, from beginning to end. First-time authors appreciate their guidance, and experienced authors recognize and appreciate the value of their services, saving them time and money while producing a professional book.

Stories to Tell has a great deal of skill and experience to offer authors. Why use an editor? Developmental editing helps with planning and organizing your book. Content editing helps to reorganize and revise a completed rough draft. The last step is copy editing, to correct grammar, syntax, and sentences. They care about their authors, and care about their books. They listen, answer your questions thoughtfully, and use their creativity to produce the best book possible.

Click on over to Stories To Tell

Written by Dale R. Meitzler

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Your search results may not be what they seem.

A while back I got an invitation to a VIP breakfast to be held during RootsTech 2014. The breakfast was to be Friday morning. When I got the invite, I printed it out and put it in a notebook with my other RootsTech paperwork. That was my first mistake. I should have added it to my calendar accessible from my iPhone. Eventually the printout went into my RootsTech bag and then ended up under a table in the FRPC booth. Last night I realized that I didn’t know the event time nor the room number where breakfast was to be held in the Salt Palace – and that email printout from Elaine was in that bag under the table in the locked-up exhibit hall.

No problem… Since Elaine had sent the invitation by email, it would take just a moment to find it in my email, and print out a new copy with the time, and room number. I did a search on Elaine’s name, found an invitation email that said RootsTech and was for a Friday morning VIP breakfast. I noted that the room number was 355. So – I got up early, drove into Salt Lake City, and leisurely found my way to room 355. I took my time, and I was well over 1/2 hour early. Finally arriving at room 355, it was dark and no one was about. I started asking questions of folks and found a man who said that there was a breakfast going on in room 150. Going to room 150, I could quickly see that this was the FamilySearch VIP breakfast alright, but the program was underway, and the room was full of folks. I stood in the doorway a moment, and eventually found a seat. Embarrassed for having come in late, I was thinking that the room number must have changed and that I was the only character at RootsTech that didn’t get the memo. Why, I had an email that clearly stated room #355, and I seemed to be the only person who was hanging out around the door at 355.

I sat down near a young lady who worked for FamilySearch, and we were discussing my situation. She then asked me the question that cleared up what had gone wrong. She asked if I could have printed an old email. I pulled it out, sure that I was going to find that this could not be the case. I looked at the date on the email. Hmmm. 2012. The invite was 2 years old. I had searched my email, found what looked like the info I was looking for, and sure enough… It wasn’t. Embarrassing.

So let this be a learning experience for not only me, but my readers besides. When using the marvelous search capabilities that we have available to use in our email, our hard drives, the various online programs we put data into, and yes – even the cloud storage that most of us use today – be careful that what we pull up is actually what we are looking for – for many documents, emails, and even photos may look alike a first glance.

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Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives

nc342013,000 bound volumes, 22,000 boxes of loose records, and 24,000 reels of microfilm represents the combined holdings of the North Carolina State Archives. Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives is the published guidebook to these collective materials. This guide describes the state agency records, county records, private manuscripts collections, and Civil War materials. Inside you will also find information on CRX records—”county records that came to the State Archives from a source other than an official county custodian.”

The book is organized alphabetically by county. Each county entry  tells when the county was established and other important short facts. For example, here is the Anson County beginning entry:

Anson County—Established in 1750 from Bladen County—Courthouse fire of 1868 destroyed many court records

Each county is then broken into two sections, original records and microfilm records. Listings under each are organized alphabetically by record type. Common records found by series, including bonds, court records, election records, estate records, land records, marriages, divorces, other vital statistics, military and pension records, tax records, wills, CRX records, and other miscellaneous records. Each series lists the actual records and years covered, plus the number of volumes or films available. To assist the researcher, the Archives included a detailed index and 20-page glossary of record types and related terminology.

This guide is the twelfth edition of the guide covering all archive records up to 1 March 2009.

Get a copy of Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives from Family Roots Library. Great for home or local library use.




Map of counties with record losses

County Records

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NGS Research in the States Series: New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County

ngs19Beginning in 1987, the National Genealogical Society began publishing a series of state guides in the organization’s magazine, the Quarterly. These guides were later issued as special publications. The latest version of the series contains revised guides, plus additional states not included in the previous releases. Now, new for 2013, NGS has provided a slight twist to the “States Series” by adding a city and county based guide. Then again, considering the age and overall size of the city in question, it’s no wonder it got its own guide. Just released, and authored by Laura Murphy DeGrazia, is NGS Research in the States Series: New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County.

This time, let me start with the guide’s author. Laura Murphy DeGrazia is a Brooklyn-born New York native. She was raised in Nassau County on Long Island and is a coeditor of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record and is a certified genealogist. She served as president for the board for Certification of Genealogists from 2008 to 2010. Editing was provided by Barbara Vines Little.

For those less familiar with New York; New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County effectively make up the southeastern part of New York State. New York City spans across the western part of Long Island, Staten Island, Manhattan island, several islands in New York Harbor, and the mainland area south of Westchester County. Giovanni di Verrazano is considered to be the first explorer to the area, exploring the area in 1524. Trade began in the area in 1609 through the Dutch East India Company, with the first permanent settlers. The settlement became the City of New Amsterdam in 1653, some 360 years ago.

New York long served as a major port of immigration, seeing a great cultural diversity. Main among the immigrants were Africans (both slaves and freemen) British, French, Germans, Irish, Jews, Scandinavians, and many other European nationalities. Large, diverse, and old (as far as old gets in America), it’s no wonder New York City is worthy of its own research guide in the NGS States Series. Like any good genealogical guide, this book is broken down into sections, offering historical and research relevant data, along with listings of key sources for continued research.


Table of Contents


  • History and Settlement
  • Migration
  • Economy
  • Jurisdictional Changes

Archives, Libraries, and Societies

  • National Archives at New York City
  • New York State Archives
  • New York State Library
  • New York City Department of Records: Municipal Archives
  • New York Public Library: Research Libraries
  • New-York Historical Society
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B)
  • Local and Special Interest Libraries and Societies

Major Resources

    • Aids to Research

Atlases, Gazetteers, and Maps

  • Biographical and Genealogical Compilations
  • Business Records
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Name Lists
    • Federal Censuses
    • State Censuses
    • Local Censuses
  • City, County, and Community Directories
  • City-, Town-, and Village-Level Research
  • County-Level Research
  • Court Records
  • Ethnic and Religious Group Resources
    • African Americans
    • Germans
    • Irish
    • Italians
    • Jews
  • Historians: Borough, County, City, Town, Village, Community
  • Immigration Records
  • Land Records
  • Military Records
    • Militia and Colonial Wars
    • American Revolution
    • War of 1812
    • Civil War
    • Spanish-American War
    • World War I
    • World War II
  • Naturalization Records
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals
  • Probate and Administration Records
  • Religious Records
  • Tax Records
  • Vital Records
    • Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
    • Divorce Records
    • Adoption Records
  • Voter Records
  • Conclusion


The NGS States Series guides are an excellent resource for state by state research. Available guides, including NGS Research in the States Series: New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County, are available from Family Roots Publishing.

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Jamestown People To 1800: Landowners, Public Officials, Minorities, And Native Leaders

gpc35062013’s newborns become teenagers in 2026. That same year the United States will celebrate its Sestercentennial birthday. To a child twelve more years may seem a lifetime, to us adults, such years come with increasing speed. Yet, even with our nation’s 250th year in sight, the first, permanent English settlement established on this continent is already over 400 years old. Approaching its 400th year in 2007, the National Parks Service commissioned a “collaborative study know as the Jamestown Archeological Assessment.” This wide-spread, multidisciplinary study involved scientists, historians, librarians, and technologists form a wide field of studies. This study provided the first comprehensive ‘reconstruction of property ownership and land use from the first decade of establishment’ through modern times. Martha W. McCartney was an active participant in this study. Using information gathered from the study, she has put together Jamestown People to 1800: Landowners, Public Officials, Minorities, and Native Leaders.

This books contains a comprehensive  collection of short biographies on the people living in and doing business with Jamestown, from its establishment through 1800. The biographies fall into two main categories, landowners and residents (slave or free) of Jamestown, and public officials. Officials include “governors, members of the Council of State, and burgesses, and Native American leaders who visited Jamestown through 1699.”  These collective biographies contain more than 100 Native American leaders, plus another 100 plus Africans and African Americas. Many were slaves.

Here is a sample of a short entry:

Thomas Crust: Thomas Crust came to Virginia in 1620 and on January 24, 1625, was an indentured servant living in household of John Southern in urban Jamestown (VI&A 237)

A longer sample:

John Curtis (Curtys): In August 165 John Curtis, a surveyor and resident of Lancaster County, took the required oath. Throughout the 1660s he performed surveys for county residents and began speculating in real estate, sometime generating income by leasing his land to tenants. By 1656 Curtis had commenced serving as a justice in Lancaster County’s monthly court, an office he held for many years. He made numerous court appearances as the late Abraham Moone’s administrator, and in 1657 he became a Lancaster Parish vestryman. In May 1659 Curtis was elected to the assembly and represented Lancaster County in both sessions that were held in 1660. In September 1660 he and his wife, Anne, disposed of a piece of land, and the following year he sold a large parcel in Westmoreland Count. In 1669 John Curtis obtained from the Lancaster County court a license that allowed him to keep a tavern. When applying, he noted that he lived on a major road. Curtis died intestate sometime prior to September 13, 1671, at which time Richard Robinson began serving as administrator of his estate (LEO 36; Lancaster County Deeds &c 1652-1657:253, 284; 1654-1661:141, 147; 1661-1702:382-383, 390; 1656-1661: 81, 129; Order Book 1656-1666:1; 1666-1680:1, 104, 200, 206; Northumberland County Order Book 1652-1665:315; Westmoreland County Deeds and Wills No. 1[1653-1671]:199-200).

These short biographies go on and on, for 465 pages, plus an index.

McCartney’s gained access in her research to obscure records few know about or have access to. Her research covers both public and government records, as well as private archives. Together, these records were used to create a rich and detailed description of the population in early Jamestown.

About the Author

“The author of the acclaimed Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary, Martha W. McCartney is the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s National History Award. Her prize-winning history, Jamestown: An American Legacy was published by the National Park Service in 2001. In 2010 her book Hanover County, Virginia: Nature’s Bounty and Nation’s Glory was nominated for the Library of Virginia’s Virginia Literary Award for best nonfiction work.”




Sources and Abbreviations


Jamestown’s History

Biographical Dictionary



This fascinating volume, Jamestown People to 1800: Landowners, Public Officials, Minorities, and Native Leaders, is available from Family Roots Publishing; Price: $39.15

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Historical Family Connections


While each family is unique and wonderfully individual, all our stories are connected to specific events in history. Historical Family Connections’ goal is to link individual families to historical events in which their ancestors have participated.

Hundreds, even thousands of our families shared the same experiences, and now their stories can be linked to history through beautifully hard bound books full of photos, quotes, time sensitive maps, and descriptive circumstances that made each era distinctive.

The journey begins with you. The insight you have will help create an heirloom that your family will always treasure. Simply fill out the historical family connections guide to the best of your knowledge and the Historical Family Connections staff will incorporate this information into their researched data that links your ancestor to history.

Once Historical Family Connections rebuilds the time and place, the people in charge, and the action, you will have a story to share. Then your children and your children’s children will know how their family helped make history.

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Check Out the Crowley Company Scanning Equipment


The Crowley Company specializes in high-performance scanning, duplicating and processing equipment & software to suit most preservation and records management needs.

One of the first firms in the capture industry, The Crowley Company (dba Crowley Micrographics) has embraced – and often shaped – changes in scanning and digitizing technology. Complemented by a full array of cutting-edge software, technical support and supplies, Crowley’s hardware division is well-respected as a one-stop, multi-vendor solution for a wide variety of advanced image conversion requirements.

Understanding that digital and analog scanning equipment represents a significant investment of an organization’s resources, The Crowley Company works with each client to ensure that the equipment desired fits the intended and projected use. Crowley’s goal is to provide digital and analog solutions which offer the highest return on investment for technology, operator ease and efficiency and overall production. Whenever possible, models are selected for their ability to be upgraded in the field, allowing clients to react quickly to industry innovations without having to start from scratch.

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Butterfly Kisses

The Butterfly Kisses booth is to our left at RootsTech.


Their company provides services in the field of digital photo retouching and restoration.

  • Family Photos
  • Engagement Photos
  • Resume Photos
  • Face Book Photos
  • Canvas Signs
  • On line Dating Profiles
  • Passports
  • Baby Announcements
  • Obituaries
  • Heirloom Restorations

Your Photos… Only Better
Your Photographs mean a lot to you. They represent memories and evoke special feelings from your life. Sometimes they present you and your family to others. It’s only natural that you want your photos to look as good as your memory of them.

At Butterfly Kisses DPR, we use color calibrated state-of-the-art equipment to deliver high resolution, high quality photo retouching.

The folks at Butterfly Kisses (Brian and Karen Anderson) want to share in the joy of the precious moments you have captured by making them look their very best. Learn more about what they do by checking out the website.

Click on over to Butteryfly Kisses

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RootsTech 2014 is Underway!

RootsTech 2014 is now open. It looks to be quite a production this year. The morning General Session is underway now with keynote speakers Dennis Brimhall (President & CEO of FamilySearch International), Annelis van den Belt (of DC Thompson Family History), and Ree Drummond (of The Pioneer Woman website). The exhibit hall is set to open at 10 am. I counted over 170 additional speakers that are to speak during the conference. Although Rootstech itself is the next 3 days (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), they sponsored what was called an Innovator yesterday afternoon. I had planned to attend a few sessions of it, but found myself doing last minute work in setting up our booth.

I am writing this from booth #1164 in the back of the exhibit hall. Family Roots Publishing has just one booth in the hall this year – where I am exhibiting the books that Family Roots Publishing publishes (the German Map Guides, Dollarhide books, etc). Sales of any of these items are actually being made at the Maia’s Books booth #931. We also have a large display where we are selling books in the Heritage Room of the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel across South Temple.

I plan to spend a lot of my time explaining to folks the advantages of joining us at the 30th Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour this next December.

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NGS Research in the States Series: Missouri

ngs06Beginning in 1987, the National Genealogical Society began publishing a series of state guides in the organization’s magazine, the Quarterly. These guides were later issued as special publications. The latest version of the series contains revised guides, plus additional states not included in the previous releases. NGS Research in the States Series: Missouri was written by Pamela Boyer Porter and Ann Carter Fleming.

“Missouri was the land of the Osage and their rival tribes. The jumping-off place for Lewis and Clark’s expedition of discovery. The early home to French trappers, mountain men, and Spanish garrisons and churches. In the wake of the American Revolution, it was the siren call for frontiersmen and land-hungry farmers out of British America. By teh mid-1800s, it was the gateway to the West for thousands of migrants headed for the gold mines of California, for the unspoiled new lands of Oregon, and for the trade riches offered by the Santa Fe Trail. Hundreds of thousands passed through or stayed a while, leaving traces for descendants who seek their records. This guide is intended to familiarize researchers with the state’s original and published resources, as well as the repositories that preserve this material.”

In the following words of the authors, the real purpose of this book is uncovered:

“People of every hue, creed, occupation, and origin left their tracks on Missouri’s hills, plains, and prairies. Their footprints are found throughout the state’s archives, libraries, and government offices. To study Missouri families, however, one must know the history of the state; and one must understand its records and their access”

This guide, as are all the state series guides, provides the researcher with the understanding of available resources and how to access these repositories.

Both authors are native Missourians with strong backgrounds in research, writing, and lecturing. Both are certified Genealogists and Certified Genealogical Lecturers. Pam has served on the boards of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Missouri State Genealogical Association. Ann is a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and is the course coordinator at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and has served on many other boards in the past.


Table of Contents

History and Settlement

Archives, Libraries, and Societies

  • Missouri State Archives
  • State Historical Society of Missouri
  • Western Historical Manuscript Collection
  • National Archives and Records Administration
    • National Archives–Central Plains Region
    • National Civilian Personnel Record Center
    • National Military Personnel Record Center
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • Other Libraries
  • Other Societies

Major Resources

  • Aids to Research
  • Atlases, Gazetteers, and Maps
  • Biographical Guides
  • Cemetery Records
  • Censuses and Census Substitutes
    • Colonial Censuses
    • Federal Censuses
    • State Censuses
    • Miscellaneous Censuses
  • City and County Directories
  • City-Level Research
  • Court Records
    • County-Level Courts
    • District and State-Level Courts
    • Federal Courts
  • Ethnic Records
    • African Americans
    • Native Americans
  • Land Records
    • Colonial Grants
    • U.S. Land Distribution
    • State-Level Land Records
    • County-Level Land Records
  • Military Records
    • Militia and National Guard Service
    • War of 1812
    • Indian War
    • Mormon War
    • Iowa or Honey War
    • Mexican War
    • Civil War
    • Civil War (Postwar Activities)
    • Spanish-American War
    • World War I
    • Other Military Actions
    • Military Records: Benefits
  • Naturalization Records
  • Newspapers
  • Religious Records
  • State Records
  • Tax Records
  • Vital Records
    • Adoption Records
    • Birth and Death Records
    • Marriage and Divorce Records
    • Miscellaneous “Vital Records”
  • Voter Registration
  • Women of Missouri
  • Conclusion


These guides are an excellent resource for state by state research. Available guides, including NGS Research in the States Series: Missouri are available from Family Roots Publishing.

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