Grundy Gleanings

Our genealogy collection concentrates on the State of Missouri, and states and countries that furnished large numbers of migrants to Missouri. As part of that research focus, we collect printed genealogical materials for various Missouri counties, including family histories, record compilations, county and local histories, and publications of county Genealogical and genealogical societies. One newsletter…
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Douglas County Historical & Genealogical Journal

Our genealogy collection concentrates on the State of Missouri, and states and countries that furnished large numbers of migrants to Missouri. As part of that research focus, we collect printed historical and genealogical materials for various Missouri counties, including family histories, record compilations, county and local histories, and publications of county historical and genealogical societies…
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Happy Days

Ancestry.com includes many data collections of interest to genealogists. One that is likely to interest many of our genealogists is Happy Days, the official newspaper of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps. The CCC was created by Congress in 1933. It provided jobs for unemployed, single men (most 17-25 years of age). These men worked…
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Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets

While DPLA Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture via primary sources, I think they will prove useful for anyone beginning to explore a covered topic. Materials are drawn from the online exhibits of libraries, archives, and museums across the United States…
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Audrain County Area Genealogical Society Newsletter

Our genealogy collection concentrates on the State of Missouri, and states and countries that furnished large numbers of migrants to Missouri. As part of that research focus, we collect printed genealogical materials for various Missouri counties, including family histories, record compilations, county and local histories, and publications of county historical and genealogical societies. One newsletter…
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HeritageQuest Online

If you are actively researching the history of your family, you may already be aware that the Library subscribes to HeritageQuest, a genealogy reference database. Unlike Ancestry.com, however, HeritageQuest can be accessed from home by persons with a valid Library card. If you haven’t accessed HeritageQuest recently either here at the Library or from home…
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Gangs of St. Louis

Gangs of St. Louis St. Louis was a city under siege during Prohibition. Seven different criminal gangs violently vied for control of the town's illegal enterprises. Although their names (the Green Ones, the Pillow Gang, the Russo Gang, Egan's Rats, the Hogan Gang, the Cuckoo Gang and the Shelton Gang) will be familiar to some…
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St. Louis Advertising

St. Louis Advertising Mention "advertising," and just about everyone thinks of New York's Madison Avenue, long the center of the nation's advertising universe. The reality is that advertising is everywhere and has been almost since the inception of the nation. In St. Louis, for example, two early advertising agencies became major players on the national…
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Free Conference!

That's right--this upcoming genealogy conference is absolutely free (they even include a free lunch!). Now, they'll happily accept your generous donation, but that's a matter for you and your conscience to sort out. I'm a presenter at this shindig, mind you, so of course it will be a quality affair..…
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