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  1. The Records and Archives Division of the office of the Secretary of State is responsible for managing both current and historical records of the state to ensure those records are accessible to Missouri citizens. It is also responsible for assisting local governments in records preservation and management. http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/ Research Room: http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/resources. State Library: http://www.sos.mo.gov/library View full record
  2. Mission Statement: The Missouri State University Libraries, a singular entity, provides information resources, services, and spaces to advance the University’s purpose to develop educated persons. Infused by MSU’s statewide mission in public affairs and our commitment to inclusive excellence, we provide fundamental support for teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activities, and service. We meet information needs of the university community, the Springfield metropolitan area, the Ozarks, the State of Missouri, and diverse social, cultural, and scholarly communities across the nation and the world. https://libraries.missouristate.edu/ View full record
  3. Mission Statement Dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of its members and the public in the study of family history, genealogical records and the principles of sound genealogical research. https://mosga.org/ View full record
  4. The State Historical Society of Missouri is the premier research center for the study of Missouri state and local history. Founded in May 1898 by the Missouri Press Association and established as a trustee of the state a year later, SHSMO collects, preserves, and publishes materials that enhance research and support learning opportunities in the study of the Midwest. http://shsmo.org/ View full record
  5. The Union Cemetery Historical Society (UCHS) was organized in 1984 under the guidance of the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department. Its original purpose was to collect data about historic Union Cemetery and to gather biographical information about the people buried here. As a result of those efforts, the UCHS published “Tombstone Inscriptions” in 1986, a hard-bound book that lists many of those who rest in the cemetery. The UCHS also published a series of 10 pamphlets containing collections of obituaries and biographical sketches gathered mostly from microfilm copies of old newspapers. In some cases these death notices and/or obituaries are the only records we have of individuals buried in Union Cemetery. The files in the Sexton’s cottage provide access to the cemetery burials. They contain a wealth of genealogical and biographical information collected my members of the UCHS and/or donated by visitors. The society’s mission has expanded over the years to include partnering with the KCMO Parks and Recreation Department to preserve and protect Union Cemetery’s grounds as well as its records. To this end the UCHS has overseen tree planting, headstone restoration and re-setting and fund raising to enhance the beauty and security of the cemetery. The society also provides guided and self-guided tours of the cemetery as well as speakers for civic and other organizations in the Kansas City area. http://www.uchskc.or...-union-cemetery If you have a genealogy question, would like to know Sexton cottage hours of operation, become a member of the UCHS, or to volunteer to help the UCHS in its mission to preserve and protect Union Cemetery for future generations, please call 816-472-4990. View full record
  6. The town of New Santa Fe (or Little Santa Fe, as some call it) stood at the junction of the Santa Fe Trail and State Line Road, now southwest Kansas City. The little village had great historical significance in the development of western commerce in the 19th century. New Santa Fe was a little post village situated on the west line of Missouri, about midway in Washington Township. The village developed about the farm of John Bartleston, who erected a cabin in the forest along the Santa Fe Trail in 1833 and subsisted on hominy and potatoes. Within a few years, a community known as Little Santa Fe developed. Wagon caravans laden with merchandise for the Mexican and California trade paused here before pushing westward. In 1851, Little Santa Fe was incorporated as New Santa Fe. About this time the village's troubles began. Located on the line between a free and a slave State, it suffered from the Border War of 1855-60, the Civil War, and the depredations of the bands of outlaws who came after the war. Finally, the isolation of the village from the railroad reduced it to little more than an historic site. (1941 Missouri: A Guide to the "Show Me" State, Missouri State Highway Department) http://www.newsantafe.org/ Historical Society of New Santa Fe State Line Road at Santa Fe Trail (Approximately at 122nd Street and State Line Road) Kansas City, Missouri 64145 View full record
  7. Since its founding in 1974, Historic Kansas City (HKC) has been the only greater Kansas City nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the area’s heritage, neighborhoods and historic built environment. Through advocacy, public policy, outreach and educational programming, HKC is an advocate for, and participant in, the thoughtful and meaningful preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods. The organization is financed through memberships, corporate and foundation gifts and public grants. HKC maintains a professional staff guided by a Board of Directors. Our Missions: To demonstrate the economic and cultural value of preserving the built environment To preserve endangered buildings of historical, cultural or architectural significance To promote the continued use of older buildings through conservation, restoration or adaptive reuse in a manner that maintains the integrity of the building’s design and materials To encourage stabilization and conservation of older neighborhoods To educate the public about the historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Kansas City’s built environment To provide opportunities for the public to be actively involved in historic preservation http://www.historickansascity.org/ We’re always happy to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us by address: 234 W 10th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105, phone: 816-931-8448, fax: 816-931-8558, email: hkcf@historickansascity.org. View full record
  8. You may be missing out on some terrific genealogy resources and services right in your own back yard, so to speak, so listen up! For many years, the Johnson County Library (JCL) and the Johnson County Genealogical Society (JCGS) have had a close, supportive relationship. The library maintains a mid-size genealogy collection, including items owned by the library as well as items owned by JCGS, all housed side-by-side on library shelving in the west-central area of the Central Resource Library (CRL). The focus of the collection is on Kansas and Missouri, plus on areas from which our ancestors came into Kansas and Missouri. Those include: the New England states, the Mid-Atlantic states, the Ohio Valley, the southeastern states, and the Midwest. Such items may include family histories (donated), passenger lists (Germans to America, Italians to America, etc.), county histories, indexes to vital records, some DAR materials, etc.. Items are generally arranged by state, and may include various county resources that may have been purchased or donated. Donations from individuals have certainly added some valuable resources to the department. http://jcgsks.org/ Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month except October and December. 2015 brings a big change to our ususal meeting space due to remodeling at the library. The monthly meetings will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 7100 Hadley Overland Park, KS (about one block east of Antioch on 71st St.) Mailing Address Johnson County Genealogical Society and Library, Inc. P.O. Box 12666 Shawnee Mission, KS 66282-2666 Email General Inquiry: info@jcgsks.org View full record
  9. The Jackson County Museum, 327 New York, Holton, Kansas is an 1880's period tinsmith brick building with its original tin ceiling. Museum theme: Westward, Ho! Exhibits: covered wagons to the barbed wire era. Displays: Buffalo Bill, Carrie Nation and the Barnes brothers baseball career. Other Displays: a country school room area, World Wars I & II memorabilia, quilts, fashions, dolls, license plates and tools. https://sites.google.com/site/jchsks/ Visit us during Second Saturdays Museum open every Friday May through October - other times by appointment Contact Us: By phone: 785-364-2316 By email: jacohistsoc@gmail.com In person: Jackson County Museum 327 New York, Holton KS Fridays: 10 am - 4 pm May through October By mail: Jackson County Historical Society 216 New York Holton KS 66436 View full record
  10. The Society's regular meetings are held at the JCGS Library (1111 W. Pacific, Independence, MO) at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in September, October, April, and May. During the winter months of November, December, February, and March, the regular meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. The programs are designed and speakers selected to help members research and preserve their family's history; the public is welcome. http://www.jcgs.org/ By telephone: 816-252-8128 By mail: Jackson County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1133 Independence, MO 64051 View full record
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