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Grand Genealogy Journey: My Kansas City Families

The Gines Family My closest relatives in Kansas City would be in the Gines family, descendants 0f Richard and Sylvia Gines of Shreveport, Louisiana, (who, as far as anyone knows, never set foot in Kansas City).  Two of Richard and Sylvia’s  sons, William Edward Gines (1898-1955) and Henry William Gines (1903-1980) left Shreveport in 1920 and headed for Kansas City.  …Continue reading →

Missouri Does It!

Missouri has completed its death certificate project. Images are now available for the years 1910 through 1957. This is a remarkable accomplishment achieved by state employees and volunteers. Additionally, the entire Secretary of State’s site, including the Missouri Archives, has been re-designed. Go to the Missouri Archives site here.


Once again, in our Credit-where-Credit-is-Due Department: 1. Congratulations to Missouri, whose State Archives has now added images for the year 1935 to its Death Records project. This project is rapidly closing its gaps! 2. Thanks to the Local History Department of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries, which outdid its usual great service by responding to my request for a scanned …Continue reading →

Missouri Death Certificate Project Now Includes 1934

Just 1935 through 1944 remain to be added. Check it out at http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/

Thanks Again, Missouri

I really believe in giving credit where credit is due. On May 20, 2007, I wrote to the Missouri State Archives to request copies of the original log of death certificates concerning Eliza Jane Long (died 1885) and Pauline Long (died 1886). My requests were received on May 24, 2007. On June 4, 2007, I received a notice from the …Continue reading →

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