The Genealogy/Local History Section is now part of the main library

Library hours:  Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Resources Available in Genealogy/Local History include:

    • GFOL  Application for membership click here
    • Federal Censuses for Missouri on microfilm (including 1930)
    • Newton County newspapers on microfilm beginning 1869
    • Newton County marriage records
    • Obituary file - Cemetery listings - Maps, as well as reference materials for other Missouri counties

Genealogy Help


Ancestry Library Edition  this link only works in the Library    Paid for by the Genealogy Friends of the Library

 Heritage Quest

 Missouri Death Certificates

 Newton County Historical Society

 Find a Grave

 Plat Books of Missouri

 Newton County Historical Society obituaries 

 Cyndi's List



 Land Office Records

 Civil War Soldiers


 National Archives Genealogy Links

 Family Tree Magazine 101 Best Websites

Ship passenger lists 

Good article about Tracing you Family Roots

Native American Genealogy Sources

Access Genealogy
Search indexes to removal rolls, includes a beginner's guide to American Indian genealogy

Cyndi's List
links to Indian censuses, cemetery records, tribal mailing lists, vital records and gazetteers

Footnote - subscription required
search or browse Dawes enrollment cards and Indian census rolls, 1885 to 1940

National Archives and Records Administration
- free search, charge to order records
Dawes Rolls database

Oklahoma Historical Society - free search, charge for copies of records
1890 territorial census, applications for enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes, land lottery records

RootsWeb - free
tribe-specific mailing lists, message boards, databases, records and research guides