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Midwest Genealogy Center

3440 S Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1923
+1 816-252-7228
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The place to go for genealogy research

I love the genealogy center. I am a historian and family genealogist. The files available here are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elizabeth J
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Lexington, Missouri, United States
Learn about your past

The Midwest Genealogy library is an amazing facility. They have an amazing set up, staff and... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Laura H
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Independence, Missouri
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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. MGC will remain open during the construction of a new community hall adjacent to the main building which will open late spring 2019.
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2 days ago
“The place to go for genealogy research”
3 Mar 2018
“Learn about your past”
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3440 S Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1923
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+1 816-252-7228
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the genealogy center. I am a historian and family genealogist. The files available here are unbelievable. The staff is helpful and there are plenty of large tables to spread out and work.

Thank Elizabeth J
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Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others and hope you will come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Midwest Genealogy library is an amazing facility. They have an amazing set up, staff and numerous resources. The staff is amazing and always willing to help you. They will help you break down a possible wall or lead you into another option for study....More

Thank Laura H
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Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks so much for your review of MGC and its resources. We appreciate you taking the time to let others know about its "hidden treasures." The staff at MGC looks forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of hosting a table at the Salute to Veterans event here today. This is a very large and newer facility with friendly staff and a lot of great resources.

Thank osanida
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Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thanks so much for taking a moment to comment on our TripAdvisor page and for taking part in Veterans Salute. We hope you come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

My husband and I spend hours here every week. I'm on the computer, doing genealogy research, and he's reading magazines and books on the history of Kansas. The resources here are incredible, and the staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and very helpful. We love going here...More

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Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! It's nice to hear such glowing praise from a regular customer. We appreciate your support of Midwest Genealogy Center and encouraging others to visit.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Upon arrival, they gave us a guest pass and access to computer. The staff was helpful with questions and suggestions. Was not able to find what we were looking for because of limited time. Could have spent days.

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Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a note about your recent visit! We hope you will plan more time to visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The staff was extremely helpful. I was overwhelmed by all the info I found. Looking forward to more research at home.

Thank Donna G
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Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to you return!

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

My wife and I are into genealogy and saw that this place was close to where we were staying, so we had to check it out. Very nice place! The staff was very helpful and you had lots of room to spread out and do...More

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Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

We appreciate you making time during your trip to stop by the Midwest Genealogy Center and taking the time to leave a review. We hope you'll come back and spend more time with us soon!

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

We stopped in here to do a brief search. The facility is clean and the staff is helpful. Very well organized and full of Midwest history.

Thank Beverly2505
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Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor! We hope you will return and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

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Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

We want to let you know how much we appreciate you making a visit to Midwest Genealogy Center in May and taking the time to leave a thoughtful review. It's great to hear that the books you found were helpful in your research and letting...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

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!

Thank AngusChevy
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Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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

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