The Audrain County Area Genealogical Society is dedicated to assisting individuals with an interest in genealogical and family history by providing educational programs, seminars, formal classes and volunteer assistance.  We have a large collection of books, publications, newspapers, microfilm, original tax books, and other resources to help you in your research.   

We are located in the lower level of the Mexico-Audrain County Library.   The collection is open to everyone who wishes to use it but making an appointment with one of the volunteers is highly recommended to help you in your search and with our large collection.  

Library Hours:   (Winter Hours)
Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
*The Genealogical Society closes 30 minutes before the library does.

The Society tries to have volunteers available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  You may call (573) 581-4939 to see if a volunteer if available or email to make other arrangements. 

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Call for Board Members & Volunteers
Our Society is in need of volunteers to help staff the collection and to serve as Board Members.  Volunteers help visitors in finding resources, researching queries, and making copies for the society.  Boardmembers meet every other month of the year (no meetings in July, August or December) and help establish policies, collection additions, and help with other procedures and duties. 

Any member is able to volunteer either in the collection or on the Board and help is available to teach volunteers where things are in the collection, how to fulfill queries and how to serve on the Board. 

Please consider volunteering your time to help our organization grow. 
Please consider donating items to help our organization.  We are needing the following:

* Pencils & Pens
* File Folders
* Plastic Magazine Holders
* Pencil Sharpner
* Stamps
* 2" Binding Combs (Black)

The Audrain County Area Genealogical Society is a 501 (c) 3 (not-for-profit) organization and all donations are considered tax deductible.
*Staplers & Staples
*Boxes of Copier Paper
*Glue Sticks (prefer Scotch Permanent Acid Free)
* 6x9 Brown mailing envelopes
* Copier Toner IF-Q2612A & CCI-E31/40
The Kansas City Star

Some records, such as the Topeka desegregation court case, are of fundamental importance to the nation.

Others, like the papers of a farmer sent to Leavenworth prison for having four half-pints of whiskey during Prohibition, are less so.

But they all are being treated like treasure as the National Archives and Records Administration this week leaves the relative obscurity of the Bannister Road Federal Complex. Documents that would fill about 25,000 file cabinet drawers are moving to a more conspicuous and more convenient home just west of Union Station. The staff will occupy the new space starting Friday.

The Central Plains Region of the archives has long been a vital resource for scholars and genealogists. But officials wanted new quarters to establish a greater profile and to increase (continued here...)
National Archives New Headquarters in KC Will Offer Galleries for Exhibits
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