Joplin Missouri Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Our new building is built and the Family History Center is ready for your genealogy research

Center Contacts and Hours


2101 South Indiana - enter by the east door - Room 104


417 623-6506

E-mail: or

Open Hours:

Wednesday 9am-1pm 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday 9am-1pm.

Holiday Schedule:

Watch for announcements

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:

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Class Schedule:

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Staff Training Meetings:

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Center Resources


  • Hundreds of microfilm/microfiche are on permanent loan to the center 
  • Several books are available for local research.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal: This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  Among them are:  Newspaper archives, Ancestry, Fold3, Heritage Quest, World Vital Records, UK Papers and data and Arkiv (Scandinavian vital records

Hardware and Equipment

  • There are five computers ready to take you to the wonderful world of research.  One of them also is a microfilm reader
  • Print images on our printer for five cents a copy or save images directly to a flash drive---Too Cool!!!

Center Services

Duane, Helen, Karen, Bill, Beryl, Joan, Jim, Ruby, Phil, Kathy or Carolyn are waiting to help you get started with your research, introduce you to the websites, or get you started with FamilySearch/FamilyTree.