Genealogy Research

Genealogy RoomGenealogy Room shelves

Microfilm and Other Historical Documents are available for research purposes. A computer with internet access and a Digital Microfilm Reader are available in the room.

The Digital Microfilm Reader has very high-quality image, scanning, editing, emailing, and printing capabilities. We currently have 172 rolls of microfilm available for viewing from 15 different sources with some newspapers dating back to the early 1850’s.
Items to utilize while in the Genealogy Room:
 • Cemetery Records
 • County Histories
 • Family RecordsGenealogy Room tables
 • Funeral Home Records
 • Marriage Records
 • Obituary Records
 • Plat Books
 • Micro-Films (Printable micro-film list)
 
Please feel free to search the library’s Online Card Catalog for available resources.
 

Need more assistance?

Please do not hesitate to contact the Library Director, Rochelle McCaulley, in regards to free local assistance for your research pursuits.
 

Local MuseumMicrofilm reader

The Ray County Museum also has genealogy services and resources too!
901 W Royle St, Richmond, MO 64085
(816) 776-2305
Open Wed. – Sat.: 10 am – 4 pm
 

Online Library Resource

Online database offers an incredible collection of census materials, local history books and indexes for genealogists.
 

Other Online Resources

The largest free-standing public genealogy library in the United States boasts 52,000 square feet of resources for family history researchers.
 
Missouri death certificates.