Built in 1982 to house and protect the collections begun by Mary Miller Smiser and a strong corps of volunteers* on a shoestring budget, the library now has modern facilities (including web access) for genealogical research and study of the county's rich history and people. The archives of county government are also accessible here.
* Volunteers are very welcome. Please contact the curator, Lisa Irle, at 660-747-6480 (1-4pm) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collections — Included in our research library are newspapers, county records, family files, maps, school yearbooks, tax records, probate files and many other resources for researchers who are discovering their family history or the history of the region. This is not a lending library, but it is often possible to make photocopies (or digital photos) of the original source.
Databases – among the information compiled by the volunteers of the JCHS are: Warrensburg Residence Database; Warrensburg Business Database; Index of Plat maps from 1877 and 1898; Obituaries
Research Procedures – Members (details for joining below) have free and unlimited use of our facilities for research with the assistance of our trained volunteers.
- Non members visiting during our open hours pay a usage fee of $5 per afternoon.
- Copies range from .25 to $1.00 depending on the type of copy requested. Color photos are higher.
- If unable to visit our library, research requests are welcome. Each information item searched is $10, which must be paid before our volunteers begin the search. To contact our volunteers email to: email@example.com or use regular mail if you prefer.