Springfield-Greene County Library Center

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Springfield-Greene County Library Center

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

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The Library Center
4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810-1723

Telephone:[1]  417-616-0534
Fax:  417-883-9348

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Map and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The Springfield-Greene County Library Center collection for southern Missouri includes censuses 1830-1930, access to subscription databases like Ancestry, HeritageQuest, and Fold3, church histories, directories 1878-2006, online deaths 1910-1964, online deeds 1833-1877, online Greene county histories, births, marriages, probate, local newspapers 1881-2006, maps, fire insurance maps, plat books, 53 active and 40 inactive genealogical periodicals, high school and college yearbooks, photos of landmarks, and cemetery transcripts. In addition, they have material on the effects of the Civil War on Greene County. The Lena Wills professional genealogist and columnist collection is found here. The Native American collection includes tribes of Missouri, the Dawes Rolls, the Guion Miller Rolls, and other Cherokee sources.[3] [4]

Genealogy workshops are offered on a regular basis.

The Library Center houses part of the Ozarks Genealogical Society collection, but a large portion is still in the OGS Library.

Also, the Library Station branch houses the Marilyn S. Hodges collection—more than 350 books covering North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia genealogy, as well as a portion of Dr. William K. Hall’s Index to Items of Genealogical Interest, a printed source which covers births, deaths, marriages, divorces, engagements, and anniversaries that appeared in Springfield newspapers.[4]

Guide[edit | edit source]

Guide to Local History and Genealogy Department Collections including censuses, Missouri research, city directories, Civil War, genealogies, newspapers, Native Americans, maps, and periodicals.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Springfield-Greene County Library Center, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

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Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Local History in Springfield-Greene County Library District (accessed 24 March 2016).
  2. Locations and Hours in Springfield-Greene County Library District (accessed 24 March 2016).
  3. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 67. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Guide to Local History and Genealogy Department Collections in Springfield-Greene County Library District (accessed 15 March 2014).
  5. Research in Ozarks Genealogical Society (accessed 15 March 2014).
  6. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 394. WorldCat 55947869; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 9th ed. (Draper, UT : Everton Publishers, 1999), 231. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  8. List of Available Records in Greene County Archives and Records Center (accessed 23 March 2016).
  9. Home in United States Courts Western Missouri (accessed 23 March 2016).
  10. Introduction to Family History Centers in Family History Research Wiki (accessed 29 February 2016).
  11. The Hulston Library in Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Missouri in National Park Service (accessed 15 March 2014).
  12. Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.
  13. Special Collections in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  14. Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Information in Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (accessed 3 March 2016).
  15. Vital Records in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 2 Feb 2016).
  16. Online guide to St. Louis sources in the History and Genealogy Department in St. Louis County Library (accessed 2 February 2016).
  17. Genealogists in St. Louis Public Library (accessed 3 February 2016).
  18. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  19. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  20. Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.