I’ve mentioned that the Summer 2007 Research Trip might be to Northwest Missouri. At the moment, the matter of such a trip is on hold for a variety of reasons; however, I thought it would be a useful exercise. My maternal Gines ancestors moved to Kansas City from Shreveport about a hundred years ago. Some might be found in Kansas. So here’s what I would do.
1. Review and organize notes relevant to Northwest Missouri families (Gines, Long, Johnson, Gilbert).
2. Set research goals and priorities (e.g., find parents of Sarah Gilbert Johnson)
3. Use FHL Catalog as a guide to potential resources.
4. Identify, contact local genealogical, historical societies; document repositories, records offices.
I do this to make sure they know I coming as well. And I also use it as any opportunity to confirm hours, policies, extent of holdings.
Clay County Archives and Historical Library
210 E Franklin, Liberty, MO 64068
P. O. Box 99, Liberty, MO 64069
General Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Platte County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.,
P. O. Box 103, Platte City, MO 64079-0103
Museum Address: Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum, 220 Ferrel Street, Platte City, MO 64079
Jackson County (Mo.) Historical Society
129 W Lexington Ave, Mezzanine
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 461-1897, Ext. 305
Jackson County Courthouse
415 E. 12th Street, 2nd floor
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 881-3234 fax
200 S. Main
Independence, Missouri 64050
(816) 881-4473 fax
Platte County Clerk’s Office
415 Third St., Suite 30
Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: (816) 858-2232
Kansas City Public Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Mid-Continent Public Library
Genealogy and Local History
317 W. 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050-2747
Mon – Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library,
625 Minnesota Ave.,
Kansas City, KS 66101.
Kansas State Historical Society
6425 SW 6th Ave
Topeka, KS 66615
Unified Government Clerk
701 N 7th St, Suite 323
Kansas City, KS 6610
5. Determine locations of potential resources. Match resources to locations.
6. Contact repositories, libraries, etc to confirm addresses, resources, hours, and policies.
7. Contact cousins and let them know travel plans
8. Check to see if there are any Random Acts.
Other than making the travel arrangements, what else should I be doing?
April 29, 2007 Sunday at 9:33 pm