Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society Library – St. Joseph, Missouri The Society promotes the study and research of family history in Northwest Missouri serving: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth counties.
NWMGS collects, publishes and preserves genealogical materials and historical records of our area, assists members by instruction, pools resources and provides its members the opportunity to meet others with similar interests in researching family history so they can share their knowledge and experience with others.
NWMGS collects and occasionally publishes information from other nearby counties including northeast Kansas.
The NWMGS Library has a fairly extensive collection of resource materials, reference books, microfilm, microfiche, CD ROMS for this area, surrounding states and across the country.
For two-and-a-half years members of the Society held bingo nights to earn money to buy a permanent home for the Society and its library. Bazaars and bake sales proceeds were added to the fund and in February 1991, they moved into the present library at 412 Felix Street. In 1994, Marjorie Thompson Caskey of Bella Vista, Arkansas, donated her extensive collection of research books to the library. These books have added much data for the use of the library’s patrons.
Location: 412 Felix Street
Hours: 2pm-8pm, Tuesday; 10am-3pm, Wednesday-Friday; 12pm-4pm on 1st & 3rd Saturday