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.

Creating Genealogy Heritage Albums

Heritage albums are a great way to preserve family history. We’ll work together to compile and organize our family heirlooms, pictures, family stories, and family trees in heritage album formats.

Night Before Christmas Carol

Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night. On this evening in 1843, he creates his holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol."

Traveling West Point Trunks

From the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War, hear the stories of the fighting men and women that fill the trunks of West Point graduate Major Ernest Poff. Come hear, see, and touch these pieces of history.

Genealogy Blogs

Family History Library Digitization Project

The Midwest Genealogy Center has an on-going cooperative project with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah to digitize many of the MGC’s copyright-free materials.

The Jews of Russia

The twenty-six maps included in this book reflect the history of the Jewish people with special dedication to the Jews of Russia. These maps not only depict places, countries, cities, etc., but they include a timeline of Soviet Jewry.

Books From Beyond... MGC

While researching at the Midwest Genealogy Center, have you ever found that we did not have a certain book on your family? There is a way you can still get it (for free!), and it is called WorldCat, which stands for World Catalog.

Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Files

New on the Midwest Genealogy Center’s microfilm shelves - Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency: Criminal Case Files. Pinkerton’s was in existence for almost 150 years, from 1857-1999. During that time, their private investigators pursued some of the nation’s most notorious criminals. The case files contain correspondence, reports from operatives, mug shots, reward notices, and wanted posters.

Garment Museum Display at MGC

Did you know that there is a Garment District Museum in Kansas City?  Did you even know that we had a "garment district" at one time? 

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