Midwest Genealogy Center Building
The Midwest Genealogy Center opened in June 2008. The largest free-standing public genealogy library in the United States boasts 52,000 square feet of resources for family history researchers.
Unlock the treasure chest that holds the resources at MGC. This detailed tour of our collection will uncover how to use our periodicals, city directories, microfilm, federal, state, and county records, maps, archives and much, much more!
Take a walk around MGC and learn about all the wonderful resources available for genealogy and history research. Each department will be explored as we tour the building, displays, periodicals, microforms, special classes and events, rare books, full book collection, maps, and archived materials.
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