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RESEARCH Genealogy

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Databases:

Access to these databases was purchased for you by the Springfield-Greene County Library.

Ancestry Library Edition
Census records and indexes, vital, church, military, and many other types of records. (in library use only)
Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
Census records, state records, city directories and historical primary source documents from pre-U.S. Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War.
HeritageQuest Online Included in Research Pro search
A great resource for census data, family records, local histories and Revolutionary War pension records.
PERSI from HeritageQuest
An index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.
Springfield News-Leader Included in Research Pro search
Index and full-text of the Springfield News-Leader since 2002.
Worldcat Included in Research Pro search
Search for family and local history books owned by libraries worldwide.

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Community and Conflict:  The Impact of the Civil War in the OzarksCommunity and Conflict
The Impact of the Civil War in the Ozarks. Photographs, journals, business and personal letters and other artifacts, 1850-1875.
O'Reilly General (Army) Hospitalof Springfield, MissouriO'Reilly General (Army) Hospital of Springfield, Missouri
A collection of 194 photographs, a map, and history of this wartime facility.
Greene County RecordsGreene County Records
Abstracts and indexes of a number of court and other records.
Black Families of the OzarksBlack Families of the Ozarks
A genealogy guide to Southwest Missouri's black families from the 1820s to the 1950s.
Moser's Directory of Towns, Villages and Hamlets Past and Present of MissouriMoser's Directory of Towns, Villages and Hamlets Past and Present of Missouri
An annotated gazetteer of place names of populated places.
Missouri Digital HeritageMissouri Digital Heritage
Digitized collections for other Missouri areas.
Historical Markers of Springfield and Greene County: A Project of the University ClubHistorical Markers of Springfield and Greene County
Photos, text and related information for 21 historical markers. A Project of the University Club.
The Frisco: A Look Back at the St. Louis-San Francisco RailwayThe Frisco
A Look Back at the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. Photographs, postcards, employee magazines and more.
Historical Postcards of Springfield, MissouriHistorical Postcards of Springfield, Missouri
113 postcards display a variety of themes and periods.
The Turnbo ManuscriptsThe Turnbo Manuscripts
800 tales of life in the early days of the Ozarks.
Community and Conflict:  The Impact of the Civil War in the OzarksGreene County History
Histories of Greene County, Missouri, available in full text.
Regional PeriodicalsRegional Periodicals
Full text of three Ozarks periodicals: OzarksWatch, Bittersweet, and White River Valley Historical Quarterly.
The Max Hunter CollectionThe Max Hunter Collection
An archive of more than 1600 Ozark Mountain folk songs. This site is a joint project of the Missouri State University Department of Music and The Library.
The Ethnic Life Stories ProjectThe Ethnic Life Stories Project
Giving the Springfield community a window to its diversity through the life stories of more than 30 ethnic elders.

Sites selected by the information experts at the Library...

  • Cyndi's List
    A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
  • FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service
    Maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon Church). Provides access to catalog of the Family History library, the Ancestral File (database of family trees submitted by hundreds of thousands of people), and most of the International Genealogical Index.
  • Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1956
    Complete index for 1910 - 1964. Images of certificates are available for 1910-1964.
  • RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative
    The "oldest and largest free genealogy site," with invaluable links and archives searchable by surname, location or subject.
  • Social Security Death Index
    Name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962.

ARTICLES & RESEARCH GUIDES
for Genealogy...

ARTICLES

Genealogy

Lying in Wait: Locating Ancestral Remains

Locating an ancestor's burial place can be difficult, espcially if you don't know where to begin. Find out how to locate burials locally or across the country, and learn some tricks to get past genealogical roadblocks.

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