Monday, June 9, 2008

Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri

One of the Nine Libraries to visit before you die.

So says Family Tree Magazine, about the opening of the all new Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, near Kansas City, Missouri.

Built at a cost exceeding $8 million in public funds, the Midwest Genealogy Center at 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system. The spacious, 50,000-foot center is meant to serve an audience well beyond serious researchers.

Once its shelves are filled, the facility will feature tens of thousands of family history books, local history items, rolls of microfiche and maps, along with computers and printers.

A few of the features are:
Oversized parking spaces for recreational vehicles.
Padded seats and lots of desks.
Classrooms where genealogical issues can be discussed.
A small dining area.

Link to the full story in the Kansas City Star:

Here is A map to the area:

While in Independence you would should also visit the Harry S. Truman Library Museum.

Readers of this Genealogy Miscellanea Blog are encouraged to report in, if you have additional knowledge of this fine facility. do so by leaving comments under this posting.


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1 comment:

R said...

I have been to the Midwest Genealogy center several times and it is a great resource. You can also find other Midwest Genealogy online at And I am also avaialable to do research at the Midwest Genealogy Center and the Kansas City Branch of the National Archives should anyone need assistance. You can email me