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Family History Month


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. 

All you need is a Library card to use any of these free resources. Sign up today!

Get Started with Genealogy

Midwest Genealogy Center

Visit the country’s largest free-standing genealogy center. Open daily to the public.

Family History Forms

Download forms and coloring sheets to build family trees and history charts.

Upcoming Events

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Online Genealogy 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Research your family history using more than 12 billion historical documents.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.

Genealogy Resources

Explore all of the genealogy online resources available through MCPL.

Additional Resources

Genealogy Programs

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.

Record Your Family History

Preserve your family stories by recording them at MGC or in your own home.

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