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=== Contact Information  ===
 
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
  
*[http://www.slpl.org/index.asp St. Louis Public Library] card account, calendar, about us, and libraries/hours.<br>
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*[http://www.slpl.org/index.asp St. Louis Public Library] card account, calendar, about us, and libraries/hours.<br>  
*[http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117800.asp Genealogy]<br>  
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*[http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117800.asp For Genealogists] obituary search, recent arrivals, passenger lists, family histories, Heritage Quest, and the ''Gateway Family Historian'' publication.<br>  
*[http://slpl.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/catalog/ St. Louis Public Library Catalog] online. {{WC}}Search by author, subject, ISBN, title, or call number. Also available in [[WorldCat Online Catalog|WorldCat]].<br>
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*[http://slpl.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/catalog/ St. Louis Public Library Catalog] online. {{WC}}Search by author, subject, ISBN, title, or call number. Also available in [[WorldCat Online Catalog|WorldCat]].<br>
*Repository database. <br>
 
*other(s).<br>
 
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
The St. Louis Public Library has an on-line Obituary Index for the years 1880–1927; 1942–1945; 1992–2006.  
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The St. Louis Public Library has an on-line Obituary Index for the years 1880–1927; 1942–1945; 1992–2006. They also have hundreds of published family histories, passenger lists, and access to the Heritage Quest database. The ''Gateway Family Historian'' is published by the Library.<ref>[http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117800.asp Genealogists] in ''St. Louis Public Library'' (accessed 3 February 2016).</ref>
 
 
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
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{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>  
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*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, a great American genealogy collection: censuses, MO federal land sales, penitentiary, St. Louis fur trade, Civil War, passenger lists, plantations, American Indians, city directories, newspapers, [[Draper Manuscript Collection|Draper Manuscripts]], and KY taxes.<ref>William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 67. {{WorldCat|39493985}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> <ref name="MGCAbout">[http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/genlh/about/#microfilm About the Midwest Genealogy Center] in ''Mid-Continent Public Library'' (accessed 5 May 2010).</ref><br>
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*[[National Archives at Kansas City]] federal censuses 1790–1930; selected military service indexes, pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, photos, adoptions, vital records, land, and Indian records.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 67.</ref>
*''such as:'' NARA I
 
*NARA II
 
*National Archives at _____
 
*State Archives
 
*State Library
 
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*<br>  
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*[[Kansas City Public Library Missouri Valley Special Collections]], The '''Missouri Valley Room''' has a great genealogy collection for Missouri and Kansas with biographies, periodicals, genealogies, diaries, photos, scrapbooks, and newspapers of the Kansas City area.<ref name="DB4767">Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.</ref> <ref name="SC">[http://www.kclibrary.org/kchistory/special-collections Special Collections] in ''Kansas City Public Library'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref><br>  
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*[[St. Louis County Library]], a Missouri collection including the [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org National Genealogical Society], and [http://www.stlgs.org St. Louis Genealogical Society] collections, online databases, federal censuses, births, deaths, cemeteries, church records, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, wills, African American records, yearbooks, and access to FHL microfilms.<ref>[http://www.slcl.org/content/online-guide-st-louis-sources-history-and-genealogy-department Online guide to St. Louis sources in the History and Genealogy Department] in ''St. Louis County Library'' (accessed 2 February 2016).</ref><br>
*National Personnel Records Center
 
*LC
 
*FHL
 
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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''<u>St. Louis CITY offices</u>:&nbsp;'' In 1876 St. Louis '''City''' separated from St. Louis '''County''', but retained all of the original St. Louis County records prior to 1876.
*County Vital Records Office  
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*City Vital Records Office  
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*[http://www.stlouiscityrecorder.org/ St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds and Vital Records Registrar] has births 1825-1909, and 1920-present; marriages 1766-1931; deaths 1825-1960, and 1965-present; land 1877-present; adoptions, cemetery records, French and Spanish colonial records, orphanages, licenses and trademarks, veterans discharges, and will indexes, including county records before 1876.<ref name="Eichholz">Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 396. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.stlouiscityrecorder.org/ St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds and Vital Records Registrar] (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
*County Archives
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*[http://stlouis-mo.gov/data/address-search/index.cfm St. Louis City Assessor] has real estate and property tax records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT : Everton Publishers, 2002), 406. {{WorldCat|50140092|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <ref>[http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/assessor/assessor-administrative.cfm City of St. Louis Assessor's Office - Administrative] in ''City of St. Louis, Missouri'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
*County Orphan's Court  
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*[http://www.stlcitycircuitcourt.com/Probate/Probate%20Resource%20Room.pdf St. Louis City 22nd Circuit Court] probate records 1804-2000; civil, criminal, and family court.</ref> <ref>[http://www.stlcitycircuitcourt.com/Probate/Probate%20Resource%20Room.pdf 22nd Judicial Circuit Probate Division Resource Room] in ''22nd Circuit Court St. Louis, Missouri'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
*County Probate Court  
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*[http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=3502 U.S. Customs House], St. Louis, has immigration and naturalization records.<ref name="SLCHW">[http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/BirthandDeathCertificates St. Louis County Vital Records] in ''St. Louis County, Missouri'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
*County Recorder
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*County Coroner
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''<u>St. Louis COUNTY offices</u>:''
*U.S. District Court
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*County and local historical societies
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:*[http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/BirthandDeathCertificates St. Louis County Office of Vital Records], Berkeley, has all Missouri births since 1920, St. Louis ''County only'' births 1883-1910; all MO deaths since 1980, and St. Louis ''County only'' deaths 1883-1910.<ref name="Eichholz" /> <ref name="SLCHW" />
*County and local genealogical societies
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:*[http://www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/CountyCouncil/CountyClerk St. Louis County Clerk], Clayton, has births 1877-1910.</ref> <ref>[http://www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/CountyCouncil/CountyClerk St. Louis County Clerk] in ''St. Louis County, Missouri'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
*Public Libraries
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:*[http://www.stlouisco.com/LawandPublicSafety/CircuitCourt/CircuitClerk St. Louis <u>County</u> Recorder of Deeds], Clayton, has marriages and land records since 1876, and military discharges. Marriage, court, and land records of St. Louis County '''prior to 1876 are only available''' via the [https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/recorder/ St. Louis <u>City</u> Recorder of Deeds and Vital Records Registrar].<ref name="Eichholz" />
*Museums and heritage societies
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:*[http://www.stlouisco.com/LawandPublicSafety/CircuitCourt/ St. Louis County Circuit Court Clerk], Clayton, has court records since 1876, and divorces.</ref> <ref>[http://www.stlouisco.com/LawandPublicSafety/CircuitCourt/ St. Louis County Circuit Court Clerk] in ''St. Louis County, Missouri'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:''''' [Chattam], [Durham], and [Franklin]  
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:*[http://www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/CountyDepartments/StLouisCountyCircuitCourt/probatecourt St. Louis County Probate Court], Clayton, has probate records and an online index.<ref>[http://www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/CountyDepartments/StLouisCountyCircuitCourt/probatecourt St. Louis County Probate Court] in ''St. Louis County, Missouri'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
*State Vital Records Office
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:*[http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/MedicalExaminer St. Louis County Office of the Medical Examiner], St. Louis, has selected death records.<ref>[http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/MedicalExaminer St. Louis County Office of the Medical Examiner] in ''St. Louis County, Missouri'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
*State Historical Society  
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*State Genealogical Society  
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''<u>Mixed City and County of St. Louis repositories</u>:''
*University Libraries
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*Church archives
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*[http://www.claytonhistorysociety.org/ Clayton Historical Society], Clayton, collects artifacts and documents.<ref>[http://www.claytonhistorysociety.org/ Clayton Historical Society] (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
*Repositories in '''''surrounding states (or provinces):''''' [SC], [TN], and [VA]
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*[http://www.lutheranhistory.org/ Concordia Historical Institute], St. Louis, Department of Archives and History of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
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*[http://www.diocesemo.org/ministries/diocesan/communications/diocesan-archives/ Episcopal Diocese of Missouri Archives], St. Louis, a library, extensive document and photograph collections, and parish registers.
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*[http://www.gahs-stlouis.org/ German American Heritage Society of St. Louis] exploring and preserving heritage.<ref>[http://www.gahs-stlouis.org/ German American Heritage Society of St. Louis] (accessed 7 March 2014)</ref>
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*[[Missouri History Museum Library]], St. Louis, has regional history sources, St. Louis, Missouri, the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the Louisiana Purchase, American West: indexes, guides, catalogs, photos, genealogy workshops. Many records of Missouri settlers from Illinois.</ref>
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*[[National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)]], St. Louis, federal government employee and military personnel records starting 1917.<ref name="DB134">Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.</ref><br>
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*[http://archstl.org/archives Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis Office of Archives and Records] parish christenings, confirmations, marriages, and deaths.  
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*[http://www.stl-aahgs.com/ St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society] collects, preserves, and publishes genealogical and historical records.<ref>[http://www.stl-aahgs.com/ Home] in ''St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
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*[https://www.stlgs.org/ St. Louis Genealogical Society] has a collection of 20,000 books, journals, maps, and CDs at the St. Louis County Library (previous).<ref>[https://www.stlgs.org/ Home] in ''St. Louis Genealogical Society'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
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*[[St. Louis Mercantile Library]], early newspapers, railroads, inland waterways, county records, biographies, and genealogies. A premier library for Missouri research.</ref><br>
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*[[St. Louis Missouri Family History Center]] has [[Family History Center Portal|premium online services]] for free, can offer research suggestions, and can order genealogical microfilms from the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City.<ref>[[Introduction to Family History Centers]] in ''Family History Research Wiki'' (accessed 29 February 2016).</ref>
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*[http://brodskylibrary.org/collection.php Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library], St. Louis, comprehensive source for Judaica. 23,000 books.
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*[http://www.moep.uscourts.gov/ U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri], St. Louis, civil/criminal/bankruptcy court records.<ref>[http://www.moep.uscourts.gov/ U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri] (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
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''<u>Outside of St. Louis</u>:''
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties in Missouri:&nbsp;''''' [[Franklin County, Missouri Genealogy|Franklin]], [[Jefferson County, Missouri Genealogy|Jefferson]], [[St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Charles]], [[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Louis County]], ''Independent City:&nbsp;'' [[St. Louis City, Missouri|St. Louis City]], '''''counties in Illinois:&nbsp;'''''[[Madison County, Illinois Genealogy|Madison]], [[Monroe County, Illinois Genealogy|Monroe]], and [[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair]]
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*[http://www.cofchrist.org/visit-library-and-archives Community of Christ Library and Archives], Independence, books, periodicals, letters, and diaries of the of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints/Community of Christ.
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*[[Missouri Bureau of Vital Records]], Jefferson City, central registry of Missouri births and deaths since 1910; marriages and divorces since 1948.<ref>[http://health.mo.gov/data/vitalrecords/ Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Information] in ''Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services'' (accessed 3 March 2016).</ref>
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*[[Missouri State Archives]], Jefferson City, has court, land, military, death records, federal censuses, county and municipal records, photos, penitentiary, and manuscript records. Birth and death record index since 1883 is online; birth records 1883-1895; marriages 1827-1937.<ref name="VR">[http://www.kclibrary.org/kchistory/vital-records Vital Records] in ''Kansas City Public Library'' (accessed 2 Feb 2016).</ref>
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*[http://www.centralmethodist.edu/library/moumcarchive.php Missouri United Methodist Archives], Fayette, historical materials on Methodism in Missouri emphasizing ministers.
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*[[Ozarks Genealogical Society Library]], Springfield, has Missouri and other states, a large periodical collection, and special southern Missouri family records.</ref> <ref>[http://www.ozarksgs.org/index.php/research Research] in ''Ozarks Genealogical Society'' (accessed 15 March 2014).</ref>
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*[[Springfield-Greene County Library Center]], for southern Missouri: censuses, church histories, directories, Civil War, online deaths 1910-1958, births, marriages, land, probate, cemeteries.</ref> <ref>[http://thelibrary.org/lochist/collections.cfm?aid=925{{amp}}lid=62 Guide to Local History and Genealogy Department Collections] in ''Springfield-Greene County Library District'' (accessed 15 March 2014).</ref>
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*[[State Historical Society of Missouri]], Columbia, census, maps, newspapers, online tools, oral history, photos, historical manuscripts, and reference materials.</ref>
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*[[Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Library]], Republic, find ancestors who served in the U.S. Civil War.<ref>[http://www.nps.gov/wicr/planyourvisit/library.htm The Hulston Library] in ''Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Missouri'' in ''National Park Service'' (accessed 15 March 2014).</ref>
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''<u>Outside of Missouri</u>:''
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding states:''''' [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries|Arkansas]], [[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Iowa]], [[Illinois Archives and Libraries|Illinois]], [[Kansas Archives and Libraries|Kansas]], [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Nebraska Archives and Libraries|Nebraska]], [[Oklahoma Archives and Libraries|Oklahoma]], and [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].
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*[[Harrison County Historical Museum]], Marshall TX, a key repository for '''''Missouri&nbsp;''''' and Texas settlers. A major center for MO Confederates. Family folders, books, letters, diaries, journals, surname lists.</ref> <ref>[http://harrisoncountymuseum.org/our_collection Our Collection] in ''Harrison County Museum'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref>
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*[[Newberry Library]], Chicago, genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and Britain.<ref name="DB39">Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.</ref>
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{{Wikipedia|St. Louis Public Library}}
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===

Latest revision as of 11:54, 20 September 2020

St. Louis Public Library
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  help@slpl.org

Address:[1]

Central Library
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Telephone:[1]  314-241-2288
Fax:  314-539-0393

Hours and holidays:[2]  Mon-Thu 10-9; Fri-Sat 10-6; Sun 1-5 (1st floor only); Holidays

Map, parking, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The St. Louis Public Library has an on-line Obituary Index for the years 1880–1927; 1942–1945; 1992–2006. They also have hundreds of published family histories, passenger lists, and access to the Heritage Quest database. The Gateway Family Historian is published by the Library.[3]

Guides[edit | edit source]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the St. Louis Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

St. Louis CITY offices In 1876 St. Louis City separated from St. Louis County, but retained all of the original St. Louis County records prior to 1876.

St. Louis COUNTY offices:

Mixed City and County of St. Louis repositories:

Outside of St. Louis:

Outside of Missouri:

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St. Louis Public Library

Sources[edit | edit source]

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  5. About the Midwest Genealogy Center in Mid-Continent Public Library (accessed 5 May 2010).
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