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Resources for Genealogy & Family History

Genealogy Quick Look

Genealogy Quick Look provides an index to a portion of resources available through the Midwest Genealogy Center as well as inactive pension claims from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Search the index by name and/or date. If you locate a resource, you will have an opportunity to request it from the source organization.

Family History Books

Family History Books is a collection of published genealogy and family history books. The Midwest Genealogy Center is collaborating with the Family History Library program to add scanned images of many books within the MGC collection to this valuable online archive.

Area Libraries, Researchers, Societies

Borrowing Microfilm Not Owned by MGC

This form allows you to place an order for microfilm from other repositories to be sent to the Midwest Genealogy Center or Mid-Continent Public Library branch of your choice.

City Directories and Phone Books

MGC Microform Holdings Guides

Topical Guides

Family History Forms

  • Ancestor Chart (PDF, 17K) - simple four-generation family history chart
  • Family Unit Chart (PDF, 16K) - two-page chart to detail a husband, a wife, and their children
  • Individual Worksheet (PDF, 14K) - worksheet to serve as a guide for biographical information about an individual
  • Six-Generation Chart (PDF, 20K) - simple six-generation family history chart
  • Research Log (PDF, 14K) - log for recording research completed or planned research
  • Research Checklist  (PDF, 285K) - checklist for research on an individual
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