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Address: 3440 S Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1923
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+1 816-252-7228
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Midwest Genealogy Center, the largest free-standing genealogy library...

The Midwest Genealogy Center, the largest free-standing genealogy library in the United States, is one of the nation's preeminent destinations for researching family history, providing access to almost three-quarter of a million on-site materials, as well as free online resources. Midwest Genealogy Center features 52,000 square feet of space to house all of the free resources and technology needed to research family history whether one's relatives originated in the Midwest or across an ocean. Part of Mid-Continent Public Library, The Center offers free access to microfilm sources, microfiche records, books, directories, and online resources seven days a week and offers free classes and programs throughout the year.

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I chipped my brick wall at MGC

I spent a couple of hours at the Midwest Genealogy Center and was greeted by a friendly staff to show me around. I began my search upstairs in the books by state then by county. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fireauntx
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Friendswood, Texas
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Friendswood, Texas
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent a couple of hours at the Midwest Genealogy Center and was greeted by a friendly staff to show me around. I began my search upstairs in the books by state then by county. I found one 2 line reference to my brick wall person which gave a fathers name. I don't think I would have found this on... More 

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Thank Fireauntx
Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sure wished I lived closer to this resource center! I did join for a year to access online databases and dig around. Super helpful staff. What a gem!

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Thank AngusChevy
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and review! We hope you are able to visit us again soon! More 

Independence, Missouri, United States
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326 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Early morning and time to vote. Arrived two hours before the opeing and visited with a bunch of fellow citizens. Great experience.

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Thank Pbaglaw
Missouri
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151 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have done genealogy work for years and love having this location so close. When I had visitors from out of state recently, who were on a genealogy quest of their own, I was able to take them to the center and explain their project. Within five minutes they had a copy of the certificate they needed. Prior to leaving,... More 

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Thank Patricia C
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this review

Tricia - Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience with other potential visitors to Midwest Genealogy Center. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I would like to come back and take advantage of the resources they have4 and the many classes that are available

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Thank Sherie C
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Missouri
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a new state of the art Genealogy Library. They have books, maps, computers, every possible way to research your ancestors. You can use their computers to access Ancestry.com, but it is more limiting that a paid subscription, but you can see the majority of items. Microfilm files and places to plug in your laptop or tablet. Wonderful Desk... More 

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Thank Sherri S
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoy visiting Midwest Genealogy Center! More 

Independence, Missouri
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have been to this library quite a few times. The employees are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They offer excellent classes on genealogy as well.

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Thank csylvstr
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

dallas
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were here for just a short time, but with the help of personnel there, we found some great information on our family. The entry is fee. You sign up to use a computer (most have ancestry.com) and pay only .10 cents per copy. You could spend hours here. They are open until 9:00 pm most nights. What a lovely... More 

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Thank janeflash
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It will be helpful to others searching their family history. We hope you will return soon to continue your research! More 

Redding, California
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Amazing collection of genealogy information. The staff is extremely helpful with getting you started and kept checking to see if we needed more assistance.

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Thank Carol R
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this review

Carol, thanks so much for your review. We enjoy working with our customers and look forward to your return! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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239 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

This library is a beautiful facility with tons of information inside. If you're looking to investigate the history of your family, this place has so many resources. I know I could spend months in here browsing and reading. The staff is very helpful as well!

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Thank jeh15343
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting MGC! We're so glad you have recommended our library to others to use for researching their family history. We look forward to serving you in the future. More 

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