Historic Independence, Missouri, is rich in genealogy resources including the new Midwest Genealogy Center. Holdings offer extensive microfilm and microfiche sources, including US census records, Civil War histories, Native American records, biographical archives, Black family history records and 60,000 titles of families’ genealogies. The Center offers ample facilities for researchers and oversize parking spaces to accommodate RVs. All resources and classes are free, as are appointments with experts.
Contact Midwest Genealogy Center, 3401 S. Kiger Road, Independence, Missouri; 816-252-7228; www.midwestgenealogycenter.org.
Nearby sources for family history buffs include the Jackson County Genealogical Society Research Library and the Merrill J. Mattes Research Library at the National Frontier Trails Museum. Also nearby the Jackson County Historical Archives and research library, the Family History Center for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints www.lds.org.