Genealogy Drop-In

Are you curious as to who is on your family tree? But aren’t sure where to start? Don’t worry. We can help you learn the skills needed to answer those questions.  

Genealogy Drop-In | 2nd Monday of each month | 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Camdenton Library

This class is designed to provide support and assistance with the library’s online genealogy databases and help with your family research.  For more information, don’t hesitate to contact John at (573) 346-5954 or fill out the form below:

Local Resources

National and Other Resources

  • 1940 Census 
    • Full access to the 1940 census images and 1940 census maps and descriptions.
  • Castle Garden
    • Offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892.
  • Cyndi’s List
    • Directory to genealogical resources on the internet.
  • Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive
    • Trace your roots with their searchable database containing thousands of identified and mystery photos for genealogy enthusiasts looking for long-lost families.
  • Death Indexes
    • This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, will and probate records, and cemetery burials.
  • Digital Library on American Slavery
    • Detailed information on approximately 80,000 individual slaves, 8,000 free people of color, and 62,000 whites – both slaveowners and non-slaveowners – extracted from legislative and county court petitions, wills, inventories, deeds, bills of sale, depositions, and court proceedings.
  • Ellis Island
    • It covers 17 million passenger arrivals through the port of New York between 1892 and 1924.
  • Emigration & Immigration Records & Links
    • Includes passenger lists and naturalization records.
  • Family History Archives
    • The Family History Library actively digitizes its family histories, local histories, and other collections to make them searchable and available online to researchers worldwide.
  • Family Search
    • FamilySearch is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people discover their family stories.
  • Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies
    • Includes a Resource Directory map that is a great starting point for doing family research in eastern and central Europe.
  • Find a Grave
    • Collection of 77 million grave records. Many include photos of headstones and family photos.
  • Genealogy.com
    • Genealogy.com is a source for family history buffs to find genealogical research originally posted in GenForum.
  • History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy
    • A Beginner’s guide to researching their ancestry.
  • The Library of Congress: Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers
    • Newspaper collection that has grown to more than 4.8 million digitized pages, plus a directory of historical US newspapers and archives of where you can find copies today.
  • Library and Archives Canada
    • Includes images of border entry records from 1908 to 1935, searchable census (187, 1881, 1891), vital records, and military, land, and immigration records.
  • LostCousins.com
    • Family history website able to match cousins researching the same ancestors.
  • National Archives
    • Holdings of US government documents, including military service records and immigration records.
  • Newberry Library
    • Information on how to use the Newberry Library for genealogical research.
  • Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
    • The Atlas presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes (dated to the day) in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.
  • Online Searchable Military Records & Databases
    • A list of links to online USA military records and indexes for genealogy research. The listings are in alphabetical order by name of war.
  • Rootsweb
    • RootsWeb is a  free genealogy community that uses online forums, mailing lists, and other resources to help people research their families.
  • UK National Archives
    • Search records held by UK National Archives and their records on partner websites.
  • USGen Web Project
    • The USGenWeb Project is led by a group of genealogists who share a desire to create free online resources for genealogical research. This resource is a network of over 3,000 linked websites that include state and county resources along with photos, maps, transcriptions, historical documents, helpful links, and more.

Genealogy & Obituary Request Forms

Genealogy Request

Obituary Request