The Northwest Branch houses the Local History and Genealogy Department. The collection holds more than 7,500 items related to genealogy and the local history of Missouri, Jefferson County and other communities.
· 4,500 print sources
· 3,000 rolls of microfilm
· 600 historic photos
Genealogy research can be conducted by examining records such as census, marriage and death records. Other sources available include family histories, pension records, city directories and community histories.
Branch staff can perform searches of up to 5 names in any indexed genealogy materials held by the Northwest Branch for a $10 non-refundable fee. This fee, which must be paid at the time of the request, includes the cost of copies and postage. Make check payable to Jefferson County Library.
Submit requests in writing to:
Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch
5680 State Road PP
High Ridge, MO 63049
Researchers are always welcome to visit the library, use our materials, and make their own copies. Black and white copies are 20¢ per page, color copies are 50¢ per page.