October is Family History Month, and there’s no better time to begin preserving your family’s story. Whether you choose to research online or onsite, the Library can help you get started.
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Get Started in Person
Midwest Genealogy Center
Visit the country’s largest free-standing genealogy center. Open daily to the public.
Record Your Family History
Preserve your family stories by recording them at MGC or in your own home.
Family History Forms
Download forms and coloring sheets to build family trees and history charts.
Newspapers.com Library Edition
Find historical newspapers and clippings from the 1700s to 2000s.
MyHeritage Library Edition
Research your family history using more than 12 billion historical documents.
Historic Map Works Library Edition
Explore more than 1 million maps, atlases, nautical maps, and city directories.
Make a research breakthrough, discover resources, or attend an upcoming event.
MGC Online Classes
Learn about using resources such as Ancestry Library Edition and more.
Genealogy Quick Look
Search indexes for MGC resources and the US Railroad Retirement Board.