Touring around the FGS2011 Exhibit Hall has been wonderful this afternoon.I have had the opportunity to stop and talk to several different people. One was Dennis Northcott. We had the most delightful conversation.
Dennis works at the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center in St. Louis. He told me a few stories about documents he discovered in his job as an archivist. I wish I had family from the St. Louis area so I had a reason to dig into the records there. But I do not. I plan to stop there anyway on my next trip to St. Louis and take a look around.
Do you know the Missouri History Museum has a genealogy section on their webpage? They were listed as one of Family Tree Magazines 2010 Best State Websites. You can search their website for information by surname, address, business/corporate or sources. While the collection is heavily geared toward St. Louis and surrounding county information, if you had family that lived in Missouri in the early to mid-1800s, you may find information at the library and research center.
Do you recognize Dennis Northcott’s name? He compiled and published many books about the GAR death rolls. You can learn more about those books at Northcott Genealogical Publications.
The Museum and Library are located at 225 South Skinker in St. Louis. The research center is open Tuesday – Friday noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Have you visited the Missouri History Museum and Library? If you have, what did you think of it? What great things did you find? Let me know. I’ll post about my visit there later this fall.