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.

Researching Your German Ancestors

Do you have a German ancestor in your family tree? Learn the basic methods for completing German genealogy research.

Hang on Harry: The 1940 Election and Harry Truman’s Remarkable Victory

Join author and filmmaker Terence O’Malley as he uses clips from his documentary to tell how Harry Truman squeaked out a victory after running his first Senate race without the financial backing of political boss Tom Pendergast.

Lewis and Clark in the Kansas City Area

In June 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition spent three days at Kaw Point at the confluence of the Kaw and the Missouri Rivers. Hear the story of these adventure-packed days.

Genealogy Blogs

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? 

Caught Between Three Fires

Author Tom A. Rafiner will be at the Midwest Genealogy Center on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. to present his new book, Caught Between Three Fires: Cass County, MO., Chaos, & Order No. 11, 1860–1865.

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