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Ancestry Library Edition is only available for in-library use. Research your family history with this enhanced library version of Search the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940 as well as immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records.

Fold3 Military Records

Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.


Search thousands of family and local history books and the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940. Census records can be searched by name, place of birth, age, ethnicity, and more. HeritageQuest Online also includes Revolutionary War records and the Freedman’s Bank.

NewsBank (St. Joseph News-Press 1999 to present) (Missouri Newspapers 1808-1994)

Sanborn Maps

A digital collection of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps from 1867-1970 for Missouri communities.