Here you'll find information about the work we are currently focusing on. The problem isn't coming up with ideas -- we have lots of those. But, as with any group, there are never enough helpers. If you see something that interests you and you can contribute, or have an idea for something you'd like to work on that we haven't thought of, just let us know!

Family Tree Websites

While many folks create or upload their family trees to sites like, or some folks just like to display their family research on their own personal site, with their own flair and style. We are happy to share these links with you.

If you would like to share your personal family tree site, let us know!

We thank Sharon for giving us the idea!

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 with each member clearly identified.

Gentry County Book

We are compiling information for a Gentry County book, including historical photos and family histories. And we need your help!

If you have pictures of banks, churches, schools, businesses, etc. that can be included in the general history section of the book, we would greatly appreciate you sharing them with us. Please note that if the picture was taken after 1923, in order for us to publish the photo it must be one that YOU have taken, or know who did, so we can be sure that no copyright is violated.

Would you share the story of your Gentry County family? There is no charge to submit the history of an individual or family, up to 500 words. All the details can be found on the attached flyer, but if you have any questions, please feel free to email them to us!

Brochure with all the details

World War II Veterans

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.

Honor Roll, page 1

Honor Roll, pages 2 and 3

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!

World War II Flyer

WWII Veteran Information Form

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