Digital Jackson County and Kansas City Plat Books, 1886-1925
July 15, 2011
A library’s collection is usually considered to be the books in the library, and patrons have to visit the library to see that collection. In this 21st century, however, the library is now able to share the resources we have in our branches digitally through the Internet.
The Midwest Genealogy Center is full of genealogy and historical resources that are now being digitized and made available through a cooperative project, the Missouri Digital Heritage, which includes almost 7 million records from more than 50 institutions across the state.
The first of the Midwest Genealogy Center’s Digital Collection are four indexed Jackson County and Kansas City plat books, 1886-1925. Plat books are a treasure trove for genealogists, providing land ownership information on ancestors. These plat books are also excellent resources for tracing back the ownership of land you may own now. The digital collection includes actual, exact, and complete images of the plat books, and name indexes were completed by volunteers at the Midwest Genealogy Center.
Enjoy this digital collection from the comfort of your home, your iPad in the park, or even in the library!
Midwest Genealogy Center