Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, Missouri – Booth #113

April 23rd, 2019 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, Missouri – Booth #113

The Midwest Genealogy Center, part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system in the Greater Kansas City area, located at 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road in Independence, Missouri.  Hours:  Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.  816-252-7228

Just a three-hour trip west of St. Charles, the Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC) is the largest, free-standing public genealogy library in the United States, providing access to almost three-quarters of a million on-site materials. With a building two stories tall and 52,000 square feet full of family and local history resources, this library is certainly a research destination for genealogists.

MGC’s collections offer resources for genealogy research that span the United States and countries around the world. MGC also houses a uniquely expansive circulating collection (available for interlibrary loan!) and almost completely open stacks. You’ll find access to databases, scanning and digitization stations, oral history recording kits, microfilm reader scanners, and more.

Directions:  From I-70, exit at Lee’s Summit Road (exit 14) and turn north. Follow Lee’s Summit Road one mile then turn left. The Library is immediately to your left.

Visit MGC librarians at Booth 113 and follow us on Facebook:  @MCPLMidwestGenealogyCenter  or  Twitter:  @MGCgenealogy


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