Tipton Missouri Family History Center

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Tipton Missouri Family History Center

Our Family History Center serves an area for several central counties in Missouri surrounding the city of Tipton in Moniteau County.  Surrounding counties include: Morgan, Cooper, Cole, Benton, and Miller - and we can help sometimes with counties a little farther out.  We are open two days a week with computers, wireless internet access, and have consultants who can assist at other times as needed.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location on Map: Location Map

Address: 31469 Highway 5 S, Tipton MO 65081 - in the country, about 2 miles south of Tipton on Hwy 5; or about 13 miles north of Versailles on Hwy 5.

  • The southwest entrance as you come into the church parking lot is the easiest way to enter the Family History Center. All signs relating to the Family History Center are posted on the door.
  • Mailing Address is: P.O.Box 579, Tipton, Missouri 65081
  • Language: English

Phone: 660-433-5872 to leave a message

E-mail: MO_Tipton@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours: March 17, 2020: Due to the temporary Church closings in effect, our Family History Center is CLOSED until further notice. However, assistance by phone is available - please call 573-377-4800 or 660-668-4509 if you need help or have questions. Leave a message (if necessary) with your name, phone number, and the best time to call - and we will return your call. We apologize for the inconvenience! November 2020 update: We are preparing to gradually re-open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 660-668-4509 or 573-377-4800 for more information or to schedule an appointment.[edit | edit source]

Holiday Schedule and Closings: We are often closed during the weeks of major holidays - Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, July 4th, etc.

We are occasionally closed unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness, please call ahead to be sure we are open before driving any great distance.

We are also closed the first weekend in April and October for our worldwide General Conference.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Book Collection: -- We have several volumes of Missouri history and a good working relationship with Historical Societies in Moniteau, Morgan and other surrounding counties.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to many premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. We can also show you how to access a variety of research databases and software online from your home or other locations.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 3 computers networked to 2 printers (1 color); and local wireless internet access for your laptop, phones, tablets, etc.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

We have staff who can assist you from the very beginning with pedigree and family group sheets; those who can assist you with most types of on-line research; and those who can help you learn to use Personal Ancestral File (PAF) or other genealogy software, and how to use FamilySearch.org's FamilyTree and research functions effectively. All assistance is free (there is a charge for paper copies or for CD copies).

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Call us for specific local resources and the times they are available.

Links[edit | edit source]

(We are working on this, more will be coming soon)

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.


Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

Please contact Treava Snyder (at 660-668-4509 or 660-221-6618) if you have a special interest or talent; or if you would like to volunteer in some other way at the center. We can always use additional help.