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.
We welcome suggestions and contributions from members and non-members alike. What would make our site better for you? Please submit any ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the latest edition of our newsletter. Feel free to take a look at all the news and events happening with the NWMGS.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
East Hills Library in St. Joseph
This free workshop sponsored by the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society and the State Historical Society of Missouri will provide an introduction to SHSMO and its rich resources for information on Missouri’s northwestern counties. Attendees will also learn about useful physical and electronic resources found at other Missouri repositories and participate in a discussion about the relationship between genealogy and local history.
This class is suitable for beginning to advanced genealogists, as well as those who want to learn how their family history is connected to a time and place. It will be held at the East Hills Library at 502 N Woodbine Road in St Joseph, Missouri. Registration is encouraged by September 18, but not required.
Contact the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society library at 816.233.0524 or email email@example.com to secure your spot!
Thursday, September 24
NWMGS Library - 412 Felix
Joyce Ridge, local historian, will be presenting a program on the colorful and important history of Agency, MO. Please join us for this FREE program.
Snacks and refreshments provided.
Show your passion for genealogy with these unique headstone flash drives! Available in both 8GB and 16GB, they are perfect for your every day needs. 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.
The NWMGS is working to compile information on every soldier from northwest Missouri that served in World War II. The goal is to publish a book in late 2015, preserve the historical information, and share the results online for future generations of researchers.
In January of 1944 the St. Joseph News-Press published a list of nearly 7000 soldiers that were from Buchanan County. In that publication, they also included a call for any missed names, and published them in the subsequent weeks, and included those from the surrounding areas. These lists will serve as the basis of our project. We hope to document what happened to each and every one of them, and need your help.
If you would like to contribute information on the World War II veteran in your family, please fill out the form and send it in. We understand the list is far from complete, so there may be hundreds or thousands of other servicemen to be added.
Can you help us spread the word at your place of worship, place of employment, business or with other groups? We would greatly appreciate ANY help!
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 $5. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with each member clearly identified.