How do I find genealogical materials?


  • The University Libraries does not specifically collect in the area of genealogy, but may have some titles of interest.  Check Discover@MU, the large search box on the Libraries' home page, to see what is in the collection. 
  • There may be resources of interest at the University Archives if a family member attended or worked at the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

  • The State Historical Society of Missouri, located in the basement of Ellis Library, has an extensive collection of genealogical materials including Missouri newspapers.
  • The MU Libraries government documents collection may contain information of interest:
    Genealogical Research in Government Documents
  • Try the following online resources:
    • HeritageQuest Online
      HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources and is rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790 through 1930, over 28,000 genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Records, Freedman’s Bank Records and LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set records. Access provided by MOREnet.
    • World's Largest Genealogy Wiki


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