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Midwest Genealogy Center

3440 S Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1923
+1 816-252-7228
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I chipped my brick wall at MGC

I spent a couple of hours at the Midwest Genealogy Center and was greeted by a friendly staff to... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Fireauntx
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Friendswood, Texas
Terrific Genealogy Resource!

Sure wished I lived closer to this resource center! I did join for a year to access online... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
AngusChevy
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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The Midwest Genealogy Center, the largest free-standing genealogy library in the United States, is one of the nation's preeminent destinations for researching family history, providing access to almost three-quarter of a million on-site materials, as well as free online resources. Midwest Genealogy Center features 52,000 square feet of space to house all of the free resources and technology needed to research family history whether one's relatives originated in the Midwest or across an ocean. Part of Mid-Continent Public Library, The Center offers free access to microfilm sources, microfiche records, books, directories, and online resources seven days a week and offers free classes and programs throughout the year.
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3440 S Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1923
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+1 816-252-7228
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

I spent a couple of hours at the Midwest Genealogy Center and was greeted by a friendly staff to show me around. I began my search upstairs in the books by state then by county. I found one 2 line reference to my brick wall...More

Thank Fireauntx
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Sure wished I lived closer to this resource center! I did join for a year to access online databases and dig around. Super helpful staff. What a gem!

Thank AngusChevy
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and review! We hope you are able to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 18 December 2016

Early morning and time to vote. Arrived two hours before the opeing and visited with a bunch of fellow citizens. Great experience.

Thank Pbaglaw
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have done genealogy work for years and love having this location so close. When I had visitors from out of state recently, who were on a genealogy quest of their own, I was able to take them to the center and explain their project....More

Thank Patricia C
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Tricia - Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience with other potential visitors to Midwest Genealogy Center. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 8 October 2016

I would like to come back and take advantage of the resources they have4 and the many classes that are available

Thank Sherie C
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thank you for your visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a new state of the art Genealogy Library. They have books, maps, computers, every possible way to research your ancestors. You can use their computers to access Ancestry.com, but it is more limiting that a paid subscription, but you can see the majority...More

Thank Sherri S
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoy visiting Midwest Genealogy Center!

Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have been to this library quite a few times. The employees are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They offer excellent classes on genealogy as well.

Thank csylvstr
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were here for just a short time, but with the help of personnel there, we found some great information on our family. The entry is fee. You sign up to use a computer (most have ancestry.com) and pay only .10 cents per copy. You...More

Thank janeflash
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you for your review! It will be helpful to others searching their family history. We hope you will return soon to continue your research!

Reviewed 19 May 2016

Amazing collection of genealogy information. The staff is extremely helpful with getting you started and kept checking to see if we needed more assistance.

Thank Carol R
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Carol, thanks so much for your review. We enjoy working with our customers and look forward to your return!

Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

This library is a beautiful facility with tons of information inside. If you're looking to investigate the history of your family, this place has so many resources. I know I could spend months in here browsing and reading. The staff is very helpful as well!

Thank jeh15343
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

Thanks for visiting MGC! We're so glad you have recommended our library to others to use for researching their family history. We look forward to serving you in the future.

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