Online Genealogy Databases

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In Library Use ONLY

Start your genealogy searching here: includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more!

Access to Ancestry Library Edition is provided through the generous support of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society and the Friends of the Northwest Branch Library. 

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Original historical documents collection that features military records, city directories, Native American archives, historical newspapers, naturalization documents and much more. 

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HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.  The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. 

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FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. 

Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Equality

This website features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.


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More than 9 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state. 

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 The Missouri State Library promotes the development and improvement of library services throughout the state, provides direct library and information services in support of Missouri state government, and strives to ensure all Missourians have equal access to library services.