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Address: 3440 S Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1923
Phone Number: +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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Absolutely Fabulous

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Patricia C
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Missouri
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Missouri
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139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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182 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Missouri
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186 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

My sister comes from New Mexico to the Kansas City area a couple times a year now. When she comes we visit the genealogy center in Independence, MO. In March 2016 we went looking for more family information. We usually find some needed information when we go. But more importantly the people who work there bend over backwards to accommodate... More 

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Thank DavidA1010
Mary A, Public Relations Manager at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this review

David, we are delighted that you and your sister have enjoyed your visits to MGC. Our staff is always happy to try and accommodate customer's requests for information. We appreciate you sharing this review with other TripAdvisor readers. More 

Independence, Missouri
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I have used the Midwest Genealogy Center on many occasions....There is an abundance of material available. The staff is willing to help you solve problems. The facility is clean and well kept. There is ample parking and local bus service comes to the front door..

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

We are so glad that you find MGC a great resource for your research and look forward to serving you on your next visit. Thank you for posting your review for other TripAdvisor readers to see. More 

Independence, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

I went looking for a missing person. My grandfathers parents were not easy to find I did not that time, but the staff did all that they could to assist me. They were friendly and helped if I had any equipment issues. Any one remember mircofiche machines?

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WGHOF, Marketing Department at Midwest Genealogy Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback! More 

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