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My Ancestor Was an Author

I didn't know much about a distantly related cousin but decided to use one of Mid-Continent Public Library’s Researc
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My Ancestor Was a Mattress Maker?!

Have you ever wondered what your ancestor did for a living? Were they a farmer, a teacher, or a seamstress?
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Discovering Civil War Ancestors

As the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War winds down, many people are interested in learning if they have a
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Just off the Boat

My youngest daughter came home from school one day very excited that I could help her with a homework assignment tha
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Bob’s Your Uncle…annnnddd my Grandpa?

You ever heard the song “I’m My Own Grandpa”?
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Taxes? Yes Please!

As another April 15th rolls around, taxes are on all our minds.
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Ready Reference and Resource Guides

Ready reference and resource guides are like cliff notes or wikis on specific research subjects.
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Great News on Good Friday!

Governor Jay Nixon just announced that he is releasing the remaining library funding for the current budget year.
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Heartbreak and Joy at Ellis Island

Can you trace your ancestry back to the arrivals at Ellis Island? About one-third of the American population can.
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Coming Home Inspired from a Genealogical Convention

The recent Rootstech/FGS Conference gathered over 28,000 people in Salt Lake City, Utah for one of the largest and m
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Missouri Libraries Need Your Help

On March 18, librarians from across the state accompanied several teenagers to the state capital to voice their opinion ab
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Éirinn go Brách

Irish Americans are the second largest ethnic group within the United States and have created a lasting impression o
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