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Midwest Genealogy Center

3440 S Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1923
+1 816-252-7228
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Fantastic facility

Had the pleasure of hosting a table at the Salute to Veterans event here today. This is a very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
osanida
,
Independence, Missouri
via mobile
Can't Say Enough Great Things About this Marvelous Genealogy Center!

My husband and I spend hours here every week. I'm on the computer, doing genealogy research, and... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
baeb47
,
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.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3440 S Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1923
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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!

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

Thank baeb47
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.

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.

Thank Grandpoppy35055
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.

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
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!

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

Thank tomemt4u
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!

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
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!

Reviewed 19 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

Thank Fireauntx
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

Reviewed 25 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
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

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

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.

Thank Pbaglaw
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....More

Thank Patricia C
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

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!

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