Welcome to the home page for the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society!
Our new and improved site is here to provide you with the most up-to-date information about the Society. You can also find us on Facebook.
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Here is the latest edition of our newsletter. Feel free to take a look at all the news and events happening with the NWMGS.
Summer 2018 Newsletter
The Pumpkin Song
The Pumpkin Song is a tradition handed down in the King family, presumably via their North Carolina roots. If you've ever heard this song, or a version of it, please let us know. If you are a registered member of the NWMGS you can read the story about this song in the Spring 2016 edition of The Journal.
Headstone Flash Drive
Show your passion for genealogy with these unique headstone flash drives! Buy one for each surname and write directly on the soft surface for a permanent reminder of the contents of each drive. White-out not included - only shown for size reference. "RIP" is on one side, "Genealogist until the end" is on the other. 8GB is only $10, 16GB is $13 and 32GB is $17!
State Hospital #2
The NWMGS receives many questions about the State Hospital #2, as there were literally thousands of people who passed through her doors as either patients or employees. We are happy to offer assistance to those researching in this particular area. There is a process by which some records can be obtained, and a wonderful booklet about the hospital itself, which was produced by the St. Joseph Museums, Inc. The booklet is an easy read, 24 pages, soft cover and just $8. You can pick one up at the NWMGS library during any of our open hours. Not in the immediate area? We'll be happy to mail one to you ~ just include an extra $1 for shipping & handling.
A complete list of the probate files available at the NWMGS for Buchanan County is now available. This list was several years in the making. Each of the boxes of files were gone through, one at a time, and our old index was updated. That process alone took almost 5 years. Then we began the task of retyping the entire list and adding all the new names we ran across, and verifying the spelling of many others. At last we have a finished product to be proud of - with over 43,000 names!! If you would like to take a peek at the contents of any one of these files, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org The file is 2.78MB so it may take a minute to load . . . be patient. Remember to check all possible spellings!
Probate Index for Buchanan County
Five Generation Photos
Do you have a five generation photo you'd like to share? If so, we would love to publish it in our Journal and share it with other members. Send the photo to email@example.com with each member clearly identified.